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In this Zoom session, we move beyond gaining a basic familiarity with Google Doc features to integrating these features into engaging ESOL instruction. These features facilitate English learners’ digital literacy skills by enhancing their ability to find, create, organize, evaluate, and share information in a digital format.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers of adult ESOL learners of any proficiency level
  • ESOL teachers with experience using Google Docs

During this 2-hour facilitated Zoom session, you will explore features of Google Docs that will allow you to create and adapt learning experiences for ESOL students during in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous instruction. The presenter will model and participants will practice how to:

  • Create and format tables (for teachers and learners to organize and present information)
  • Use the Explore feature and add citations (for learners to conduct and support research)
  • Insert links and images to a text (for teachers and learners to expand upon a text)
  • Accept/reject suggestions so they become part of a final draft (for teachers and learners to collaborate)
  • Browse and install Education Add-ons (for learners to explore and navigate websites)

These features will facilitate English Learners’ digital literacy skills to find, create, organize, evaluate, and share information.


  • 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 from a laptop or desktop computer. 
  • We will send you a Zoom link a few days before the session.
    Learning Objectives

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

  • Successfully accomplish the following in Google Docs:
  • - Create and format tables to organize and present information
  • - Use the Explore feature and add citations to a text
  • - Add links and images to a text
  • - Accept/reject suggestions so they become a part of a final draft
  • - Browse and install Education Add-ons
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

By registering for this Beyond the Basics course, you are acknowledging an understanding of the concepts discussed in the Beginner session:

  • Creating class folders in Google Drive
  • Accessing the Google Docs Blank DocumentTemplate Gallery options
  • Creating documents from scratch or from a template
  • Setting/modifying/sharing editing privileges
  • Using the Google Docs Comments feature

We will move forward in this session with the expectation that all registrants have the above skills and will not need to review them during the session. If any of these tasks are unfamiliar to you, we invite you to register for Fostering Digital Literacy Using Google Drive and Docs- for Beginning Users on January 12, 2023. 

08/16/2023 - 10:00 am to 08/16/2023 - 12:00 pm

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