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Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E

Hands-on Lessons and Assessments


Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E introduces students to the many tools and features of Google Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, and Sites. Using step-by-step, screenshot-based instructions, students learn key Google Apps skills in an order ranging from basic to intermediate.

Each unit concludes with students using the powerful collaboration features of Google Apps, where they will share documents, post comments, and work together to create and edit projects. With fun, relatable themes that keep students engaged and make learning come to life, this textbook serves as a great introduction to the most popular Google Apps.

  • Designed and formatted for today‚Äôs interactive, visual learner
  • Teaches students basic to intermediate Google Apps skills
  • Lesson content is customized with school and workplace themes
  • Includes over 35 easy-to-follow lessons
  • Each new lesson reinforces previous skills learned
  • Students are guided through each lesson with screenshots and visual cues
  • Online Instructor Resources include Unit Performance Assessments and Lesson Solutions
  • Students learn the benefits of sharing and working collaboratively
  • Perfect for schools using G Suite for Education
Table of Contents (Condensed)

Curriculum Guide 

Unit 1: Google Drive
1.1 Getting Started with Google Drive
1.2 My Summer Vacation


Unit 2: Gmail
2.1 Getting Started with Gmail
2.2 Emailing Your Instructor
2.3 Project Meeting


Unit 3: Google Docs
3.1 Popular TV Shows
3.2 Blueberry Muffin Recipe
3.3 Office Memo
3.4 Superhero Bios
3.5 U.S. Presidents
3.6 Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
3.7 Street Signs Poster
3.8 Digital Citizenship Report
3.9 Block Style Letter
3.10 Emoji Story

Unit 4: Google Sheets

4.1 Top 20 Apps
4.2 Seltzer Water Sales
4.3 Exam Grades
4.4 College Mascots
4.5 Social Media Users
4.6 College Football Attendance
4.7 Ice Cream Facts

Unit 5: Google Slides
5.1 Coffee Shop Menu
5.2 Seven Day Forecast
5.3 Parisian Vacation
5.4 Top Five Colleges
5.5 Design Tips

Unit 6: Google Forms
6.1 Restaurant Experience Survey
6.2 Restaurant Experience Survey 2
6.3 Internship Application
6.4 Business Etiquette

Unit 7: Google Drawings
7.1 Pool Party Flyer
7.2 Timeline of Future Technology
7.3 Doggie Daycare Logo
7.4 Tic-Tac-Toe

Unit 8: Google Sites
8.1 Personal Finance
8.2 Personal Finance 2
8.3 Personal Finance 3


New in the 2nd Edition
  • Updated screenshots, content, and projects
  • Lesson Overviews introduce and explain the features and skills
  • Addition of two engaging new units: Gmail and Google Sites
  • Final project in each lesson is a collaboration activity between two students
  • New skills include formatting columns, inserting a table of contents, using the Explore feature, applying the Translate tool, and much more
Online Instructor Resources

The Online Instructor Resources for Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E include Lesson Solutions and Unit Performance Assessments, which reinforce student learning and challenge them to demonstrate their Google Apps skills by creating a variety of documents.


Resources for this textbook are housed on our interactive digital eLearning platform, eCTE

Online Instructor Resources Include:

  • Teacher Edition eText (5 Year License)
  • Lesson Solutions
    • Lesson Solutions demonstrate what student work should look like in order to simplify grading for instructors.
  • Unit Performance Assessments and Solutions (Units 3-8)
    • Unit Performance Assessments allow students to demonstrate the skills learned in each unit by creating a specific type of document, such as a menu or a sales report.
eText License Information

eTexts are housed in our interactive digital eLearning platform, eCTE.  

  • Each eText license code, once redeemed, is valid for 1 year or 6 months from the date of first log in
  • One license code is required per student
  • Unused license codes do not expire and can be redeemed at any time
  • A minimum order of 10 license codes is required
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