Introduction

Technology integration can redefine a classroom on multiple levels. This unit looks at developing an engaging learning environment by creating interactive, self-directed learning experiences for students. The activities in this unit take familiar tools, get you to look at them through a unique lens, and use them to create your own interactive lessons. You’ll also learn how to find other high-quality content and applications to enrich your curriculum.

What Will You Learn?

In this unit, you’ll learn:

  • How you can make static instructional videos interactive
  • To use the YouTube Editor to create interactive videos where students can be self-directed learners
  • To utilize multiple Google tools simultaneously to meet the needs of each individual learning situation
  • To create interactive lessons in Docs, Slides, and Forms
  • The specific steps you can take to decide the quality level of a source
  • How to integrate outside, high-quality applications into your classroom to enrich curriculum

If you already know this material, feel free to skip to the Unit Review at the end.

What Products Will We Cover?

Throughout this unit, we’ll be using these products. You don’t have to master them, but if you’ve never used them before, take a moment to get familiar with them. For help, click the icons below.

What Skills Will You Need?

Throughout this unit, we’ll ask you to do tasks that require the following skills. Don’t worry; we’ll show you where to learn each skill here AND again in each lesson.


Insert Shapes, Images, and Other Objects in Slides

Add Cards to Your YouTube Videos

Card reports

Go to a Page Based on an Answer in Google Forms