The purpose of this guide is to give you a better understanding of how Google can be used by teachers and administrators for curriculum mapping and lesson planning. Google Workspace for Education is a popular option in many schools, which is why this guide is in front of you right now.
There’s a reason you reach for a screwdriver when tightening the handle on your kitchen cabinet, a whisk when you’re making a fluffy omelet or a paintbrush when you’re retouching your wall. They’re the right tools for the job. For a lot of educators, Google is the right tool for curriculum mapping and lesson planning. But how do you know it’s the right tool for you or your school? Determining this is especially important when you’re planning everything from the standards you need to achieve this year to the details of each individual lesson.
In the pages that follow, we’ll dive into the apps and tools that Google offers educators, how they can be used in your classrooms, and the benefits and challenges of the platform. Before we dive too deep under the hood, let’s first take an introductory look at curriculum mapping and lesson planning.
Chapter OneIntro to Curriculum Mapping and Lesson Planning