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Google resources

Are you keen to access the latest NSW Department of Education endorsed resources to support your digital classroom journey with Google tools? This is your one stop shop for everything G Suite!

Start here:

  1. Want to get started with Google G Suite tools? Access the 'Learning on demand' site and jump straight to the 'Google' section.
  2. Check out the Getting started with technology page and explore the resources on Google Classroom and Drive.
  3. Become a master of the key applications Google Docs and Google Classroom to give you a solid digital classroom foundation. 
  4. Check out the range of Google G Suite events and webinars on our T4L events page and enrol in one today!
  5. Join the Google G Suite Yammer group to ask any questions and see examples of best practice.

Start here

  1. Begin to plan your school's digital future by using the resources in the Schools Digital Strategy.
  2. Consider scheduling a call with a Google for Education expert to discuss your school's journey with Google.
  3. The key application to assist with starting your school's digital journey with Google G Suite is Google Classroom, discover the power of this digital learning tool. 
  4. One G Suite tool that is particularly useful to school leaders is Google Forms. Discover its potential as a community and staff surveying tool as well as its power in assessment. 
  5. Additionally there are some DoE specific professional learning resources access the 'Learning on demand' site and jump straight to the 'Google' section.
  6. Join the Google G Suite Yammer Group to ask any questions and see examples of best practice.


Do you want to engage Google G Suite for Teaching and Learning in your classroom?

Start here:

  1. Want to get started with Google G Suite tools and optimise your digital capacity? Access the 'Learning on demand' site and jump straight to the 'Google' section.
  2. Keen to take your classroom activities with technology to the next level? 
    1. First, make sure you are familiar with the key G Suite application Classroom
    2. Next consider how you might use Google G Suite tools to:
      1. Build better presentations with Slides.
      2. Get your students creating websites with Sites.
      3. Brainstorm ideas with Jamboard.
  3. After developing your skills, access these Teaching and learning resources to incorporate G Suite tools directly into your classroom. (Note these resources may require modification)
  4. Next, join the Google G Suite Yammer group to ask any questions and share and see examples of best practice.
  5. Finally, take your skills to the next level and access the Google Teacher Centre, where you can extend your learning and more.

Are you keen to use Google G Suite for admin and management?

Start here:

  1. Want to get started with Google tools with a focus on Productivity? Access the 'Learning on demand' site and jump straight to the 'Google' section.
  2. Key to Google G Suite is the inbuilt collaborative features. Explore how these tools can assist you and your school's admin and management:
    1. Google Sheets a collaborative spreadsheet tool.
    2. Google Forms a way to streamline assessment and feedback.
    3. Google Classroom a whole class admin and management solution.
  3. Join the Google G Suite Yammer group to ask any questions and see examples of best practice.


Do you need help or assistance implementing G Suite or Chromebooks in your school?

Start here:

  1. To discover the range of Google G Suite services available in the NSW DoE visit this intranet site
  2. If you are keen to implement and manage Chromebooks in your school access this intranet site for tips and tricks to get you started. 
  3. To receive assistance with technology in your school, including help with devices and infrastructure, contact EdConnect to be connected with your local field support team.

Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions from teachers across NSW:

  1. What device can I use to access G Suite? Any internet-connected device with an internet browser can access G Suite.  The most broadly compatible browser is Google Chrome. If you do not have that installed, then download it here or on managed devices (check with your computer coordinator). There are also Chrome Apps available for iOS and Android devices.
  2. How do I log in to G Suite? In the staff portal, select ‘My Learning Tools’, click on G Suite (Google Apps for Education). 
  3. My @det.nsw.edu.au email won't let me in! For all G Suite applications use your ‘username@education.nsw.gov.au’ to sign in. This email is only used to sign in. It does not have an ‘email inbox’ attached to it.
  4. How do I get my students to log in to G Suite? Students will needto log in to their portal then click on the ‘show more’ in the ‘Learning panel’.

Do you have a question that wasn't answered? Make sure you jump in to Yammer today and ask away. T4L G Suite experts are often on patrol!


The T4L Google expert team run regular webinars - check out our events page for upcoming sessions. Recordings are available below:

28/04 - Recording link: Listen back to the G Suite for Education Q&A

05/05 - Recording link: Listen back to the G Suite for Education Q&A

12/05 - Recording linkListen back to the G Suite for Education Q&A

14/05 - Recording linkListen to the G Suite for Education Q&A

19/05 - Recording linkListen to the G Suite for Education Q&A

21/05 - Recording linkListen to G Suite in the HSIE Classroom

2/06  - Recording linkListen to Google tools for assessment K-2

3/06  - Recording linkListen to Google tools for assessment 3-6

10/06  - Recording linkListen to Google tools in the Languages Classroom


Note the T4L Team know this is only a small window in to the available resources for G Suite in the classroom, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back soon as we start to build out this page and add more information, resources and links to build your G Suite journey!