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Welcome to Applied Digital Skills, Google’s free project-based online video curriculum that teaches practical digital skills for real-life application.

Digital skills help people use tools and applications to complete projects or tasks on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Digital skills allow for easier communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking through technology...

...And play an important role in preparing students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

In a project-based curriculum, students are given meaningful challenges to help them solve real-world problems. Applied Digital Skills has easy-to-follow instructional videos that guide students to create their own project from scratch using applications like Google Docs or Google Sheets.

Depending on the lesson, students create their project independently or work collaboratively in a group... ...And the project can be anything from a job resume, To a presentation about a topic.

Lessons are also relevant to your learning goals, like exploring career paths or obtaining financial literacy. Most projects are easily adaptable, so you can adjust them to fit your subject area or to align more with what you are currently teaching. Because students work at their own pace, you can provide individualized instruction as they need it.

Each lesson includes options like transcripts, And closed captions.

Each lesson also comes with helpful resources, like lesson plans, which include tips and questions to guide the class as they work.

Plus, when you connect your Applied Digital Skills account with Google Classroom, you can import classes, track student progress, and create assignments.

Visit the Help Center for more details about Classroom integration.

You can get started using Applied Digital Skills in just a few steps, and you don’t need a strong technology background to use the curriculum in your classroom.

In this series of videos, you will… Explore the Applied Digital Skills curriculum and teacher resources, Test out a project from one of the lessons, Create a class, And learn how to plan and teach your first lesson.

Over one million teachers and students in classrooms all over the world love Applied Digital Skills, and we’re excited to share it with you! Let’s get started!


Welcome to the "Getting Started with Applied Digital Skills" video series. In the next seven videos, we'll take an in-depth look at Applied Digital Skills resources available for teachers and learn how to use sample activities and themes in a classroom setting.