Classroom Technology Suite

Discover how to create a classroom website in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. You will learn to build an interactive classroom website with text, images, videos, and more. By course completion, you will also have a firm understanding of Google Workplace application best practices for further classroom success! 
48 Course Hrs
Starting  April 12, 2023
Offered in partnership with your preferred school

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Course code: B14516

Getting Started with Google Workspace

In a classroom environment—using Google Workspace, a web-based suite of applications designed for different types of work—can significantly increase your productivity. These apps can increase creativity, critical thinking, and communication in a classroom setting. Google Workspace training can also be beneficial as you look to deepen your understanding of working with others, including teammates, volunteers, students, and more. In this Google classroom course, you will learn about the many free apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Contacts, Calendar, Meet, and Chat) that Google makes available on the web and how to put them to work for your classroom! Upon course completion you will have the Google classroom training needed for future success!

Creating a Classroom Website

Learn how to create a classroom website in this fun, easy-to-understand course covering Google Classroom for teachers. In no time, you will build an interactive site with text, images, videos, and more. We will cover how to create an engaging website that visitors will want to come back to repeatedly. You will see how creating a classroom website will help with the home-school connection every teacher strives for. Finally, you will discover how simple it is to create a classroom website and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

What you will learn

  • Design a classroom website that aligns with classroom needs
  • Identify features that support the functional purpose of the classroom website
  • Evaluate features on how they support the functional goals of a classroom website
  • Implement an interactive component into a classroom website
  • Send and receive mail with Gmail
  • Manage appointments and contacts
  • Schedule and host video meetings
  • Create business documents, presentations, and spreadsheets

How you will benefit

  • Become a more effective and dynamic teacher by creating your own website
  • Learn to keep your students safe when surfing the web
  • Implement a great communication tool in your classroom by creating a blog and teaching your students about blogging
  • Master multiple types of professional online communication
  • Create business letters and reports that help you shine in writing
  • Build spreadsheets that help people understand financial data
  • Enhance your speeches and presentations with attractive supporting graphics

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led online course
  • 48 course hours
  1. Getting Started with Google Workspace
    1. Learning Your Way Around Google Workspace
    2. Send and Receive Email with Gmail
    3. Learning More About Gmail
    4. Using Google Calendar and Contacts
    5. Real-Time Communication with Meet and Chat
    6. Managing and Sharing Files
    7. Getting Started with Google Docs
    8. Doing More with Google Docs
    9. Getting Started with Google Sheets
    10. Doing More with Google Sheets
    11. Getting Started with Google Slides
    12. Combining and Sharing Content from Multiple Apps
  2. Creating a Classroom Website
    1. Planning a Classroom Website
    2. Designing Your Website
    3. Organizing Your Website
    4. Adding Links and Resources
    5. Multimedia Elements
    6. WebQuests
    7. WebQuests Continued
    8. Blogs
    9. Student Engagement
    10. HTML
    11. Going Live and Maintaining Your Website

Brad Semp

Brad Semp, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a global corporation, a lifelong entrepreneur, and a former professor of Bachelor and Master of Science ourses in Internet Marketing. Dr. Semp is active on social media platforms to engage with prospects and customers, expand relationships, and grow businesses. He routinely coaches other entrepreneurs and business owners and consults with Fortune 500 organizations on how to design and implement effective social media systems, strategies, and tactics

Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100 schools in addition to working with the students herself.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: Mac: macOS El Capitan 10.11 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 10+, openSUSE 15.2+, or Fedora Linux 32+ running on an Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE3 capable
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Other:
    • Google account (can be created in course)
    • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.