Full course description
Commitment: Proficiency-Based (estimated 6-8 hours per course, 1 - 2 hours per application within the course)
Number of Semester Units of Professional Development Graduate Level Credit (non-degree applicable) from University of the Pacific: 1 unit
Instructors: SCCOE Academic Technology Specialists
As educators, we strive to integrate technology into our instruction every day. But how often are we actually learning in an online setting? Now, we invite you to be a professional online learner and participate in SCCOE’s Professional Innovation Pathways. Each course and academy focuses on a unique digital theme, relevant research, and best practices of digital learning.
This is the home for courses that will introduce you to Google's critical thinking applications - Google Forms, Sheets, Search, and Safety Center.
This collection allows you to develop your knowledge and skills in one application, two or all four depending on your interests and needs. Only interested in Google Forms? Use the Modules link in the left sidebar of Canvas to access that module. Want to take Sheets now and Search later? Great, return back to this Critical Thinking collection when you are ready, no need to enroll again. For each individual module you complete, you will earn an open badge.
This collection provides you with why each application supports sound pedagogy in your learning environment, opportunities to explore the application, and a chance to demonstrate your competency using the application.
If you choose to complete all four applications you have an opportunity to delve deeper into classroom implementation. The implementation module is required to earn the Deepening Critical Thinking micro-credential and apply for university credit.