NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

One-Stop Shop: Online Docs, Sketches, Spreadsheets ... Your Classroom

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

This course will prepare you to take your classroom to the next level using a host of Googletools.  You'll learn how to create and share Google documents and spreadsheets online, access your documents from anywhere on any computer, import your existing documents, and organize your work into folders. You'll also be guided through publishing your documents, and you'll learn how to collaborate online with other users in real time.  Using Google Earth  you’ll  fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.. Finally, using Google SketchUp, you'll quickly learn that there's no limit to what you can create.


As a result of participation in this course, students should:

  1. Understand how technology is being used in classrooms to extend student learning.
  2. Understand why it is necessary to use technology in your classroom.
  3. Discover how to use technology to engage and empower students.
  4. Design curriculum that integrates technology in meaningful ways.
  5. Develop a working knowledge of the following Google tools: Document, Spreadsheets, Earth and SketchUp.

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