Thursday, December 2, 2021

Prep for Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam: Google Docs


The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam has gone through some changes recently. In the past, it was 20 questions multiple choice and 11 performance tasks. The current iteration is 35 multiple choice questions based off of scenarios. Questions will ask you to choose between 1-5 correct answers. These questions require you to be familiar with the features and functionality of each Google Workspace for Education App. 

For Google Docs, you need to be familiar with the following features and functionality.

- The various ways in which to leave a comment

- The various functions of Smart Chips (This is a relatively new feature)

- Potential uses of Google Docs as method of gathering feedback

- Potential use in a group project or differentiation of learning

Click here to go through some Google Docs Practice Scenarios on Quizizz Lessons. These scenarios are NOT the same as the test, but similar. If you understand the skills demonstrated in the videos and can answer my checking for understanding questions, you will be prepared for the Google Docs portions of the Level 1 Exam.

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  1. This is so helpful! Will you continue this for the other requirements on the exam? I would be very interested in seeing these as well. Thank you!