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Are you interested in learning how Google Drive and Google Docs can help you organize your ESOL classes and communicate with your students? In this interactive Zoom session, we will explore how to use basic features of Google Drive and Docs, such as creating folders, creating documents from templates and from scratch, and setting editing privileges for learners. 

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College 1-2 days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and the Zoom session. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers of adult ESOL learners of any level
  • ESOL teachers new to using Google Drive and Docs

Google Drive and Google Docs can help you organize your ESOL classes and communicate with students. In this interactive 2-hour Zoom session, you will learn some practical ways to integrate Google Drive and Docs into remote (synchronous and asynchronous) and in-person ESOL instruction. We will explore how to use basic features of these Google applications when leading a class, facilitating small group discussions, or tutoring one-on-one:

  • Creating class folders in Google Drive
  • Accessing the Google Docs Blank Document and Template Gallery options
  • Creating documents from scratch and from a template
  • Setting, modifying, and sharing editing privileges
  • Using the Comments feature in Google Drive


  • You will need to have access to a Gmail account for this training. If you do not currently have a Google account, you can create one free of charge. (
  • Although Zoom is mobile-friendly, you will greatly enhance your experience by participating on a laptop or desktop computer. 
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Create and share class folders in Google Drive and documents in Google Docs
  • Interact with ESOL students and collaborators by using the Comments and Chat features within Google Docs (for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching)
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners