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 are housed on eReadiness.com.


Online Instructor Resources Include:

  • 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
  • School License: License includes unlimited lifetime access to the eText for up to 250 students annually. Call or email for larger school license pricing.
  • District License: License includes unlimited lifetime access to the eText for up to 1,000 students annually. Call or email for larger district license pricing.
  • Instructor Resources: Included free for unlimited number of instructors; lifetime access.
  • Format/Delivery: eText is in PDF format. eText and student/instructor resources can be uploaded to any LMS or accessed through eReadiness.com.



Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E (Print) - Min. 15 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-626892-29-3
© 2018
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 288
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Spiral Bound

Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E (eText - Lifetime School License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626892-30-9
© 2018
Page Count: 288

Learn-by-Doing: Google Apps, 2E (eText - Lifetime District License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626892-31-6
© 2018
Page Count: 288

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