GAFE Reference Guides

Have a question about Google Apps? Of course you can Google your question and search for the answer, however Google’s education training center provides in-depth reference guides covering all of their apps. Below, are links to detailed walkthroughs of Drive and Docs, Gmail, Calendar, and Sites. Each guide contains step by step directions and screenshots, allowing you to learn GAFE inside and out and at your own pace.

Google Drive & Docs- Powerful storage, organization, and collaboration; word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, data collection, and drawings

Sharing, Privacy, and Publishing
Docs and Drive
Google Drive on the Web

Gmail- Free and accessible from any device, no ads, powerful search tools, and more

More With Messages
Advanced Organization
Managing Tasks
Offline and Mobile Access to mail
Chat Instantly in Mail

Sites- Fully customizable websites, no HTML coding experience needed, 10GB of storage, collaboration features

More Use Cases for Sites
Create, Format, and Customize a Site
Choose Page Types
Manage Pages in a Site
Embed Documents, Gadgets, Media, and Other Google Tools
Share, Publish, and Protect a Site
Use Sites to Manage Your Class
Gadget Gallery and Development

Calendar- Organize appointments, meetings, share with students and parents, integration with Drive and Hangouts

Add Appointments and Events
Add People to Calendar Events
Create and View Calendars
Share Calendars with Individuals, Groups, and More
Publish and Integrate Calendars
Plan a Course Curriculum and Schedule
Calendar Labs
Other Ways to Access Google Calendar


Please note: Anyone who wishes to become a certified Google Educator is advised to use these guides as study materials as he or she prepares to take the Google Educator exams. Educators must pass the exams for Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Drive & Docs, and one elective course (choices are Chrome Browser, Chromebooks, Tablets with Google Play for Education)  with a minimum score of 80% in order to earn their certification. Exams can be purchased individually, or as a bundle package for $60.00. Each 90 minute exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. Once an exam is purchased you will have 90 days to complete it. Google encourages educators who are interested in applying for the Google Teacher Academy to first earn their Google Educator certification. Educators can also pursue becoming an authorized Google Education Trainer.


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