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10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

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The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Ed Tech add-ons coding edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom gsuiteeduAlice is one of the only people I know personally who codes for [.].

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Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for education google drawings infographicsInfographics are everywhere. I first started noticing them on the front page of USA Today as a journalism major in college. As Pinterest became more popular, the long, tall infographics have begun popping up everywhere. They summarize information succinctly.

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Google Classroom: Summer EdTech Challenge

Teacher Tech

Tweet One of the things that can be a little confusing about Google Classroom is that the teacher side does not match the student side. It will be easier for teachers to understand how students interact with Google Classroom if the teachers participate in a Google Classroom class as a student. Using Google Classroom for […]. Classroom Google classroom google

12 tips for using Google Apps with young students

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There’s a common misconception with students and Google Apps: sometimes, they’re just too young to use them yet. Regardless of their age, her students use Google Apps. No, more specifically, her students thrive with Google Apps. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom technology in elementary school

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Deep learning with Google tools: 20 ideas

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It’s so easy (maybe too easy) to do shallow, superficial work with Google tools. Google’s got [.]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google classroom google docs google slidesOne one day, we’ll do this activity. The next day, we’ll use a different tool to do a different one. What if we want to investigate a topic thoroughly instead of going “a mile wide and an inch deep”?

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

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If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe Google Apps google classroom time managementIt helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly. But, like anything else, there are tricks that can help you do the same work in less time. They make you more efficient [.].

NEW Google Sites: 10 things teachers must know

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I’m heavily invested in Google, being a Google Certified Innovator, using Google tools all the time and suggesting them to teachers. (No, No, that’s not the confession yet …) I’ve had great things to say about so many Google products over the years. Except one: Google Sites. I have a confession to make. I think “despise” [.].

10 ways Google Keep can help streamline life at school

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google keep organizationFor a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It can get littered with them pretty easily. The worst is when I would take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school.

6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

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When my students and I work with Google Apps, there are two common struggles that we face: 1. Options for slide templates are scarce (and the ones in Google’s directory aren’t very good). Ed Tech creative commons edtech educational technology gafe google google apps for education google maps

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7 big Google changes and how they help educators

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Tens of millions of students and teachers worldwide use Google tools in the classroom. When new features or changes happen with Google products that affect education, it’s a big deal. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google calendar google classroom google keepIn recent days and [.].

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

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Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Ed Tech assessment creative teaching data collection edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google formsEveryone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance.

5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

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One huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteeduEverything you assigned had to go to every student. Deliver assignments to small groups? Differentiate to subsets of students? Until now.

The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses

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For years, educators have been using Google Forms to gather data, assess learning and create fun techy learning experiences. Recently, Google Forms got a facelift, and even more recently, it added some new features. Ed Tech edtech educational technology flubaroo gafe google apps for education google forms

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Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom. I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom application. Google Classroom is a very robust tool that can make differentiating digital assignments a reality. UPDATED January 24, 2017!)

The Magic Automatic Lesson Planner with Google Forms

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Ed Tech automation edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms lesson planningTraditional lesson plan books have their limitations. Being paper-based, they’re not searchable and they’re not easily shareable. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search quickly for a specific lesson plan instead of flipping back page by page? How about being able to share lesson plans with others without making photocopies? You can use [.].

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10 Google Slides activities to add awesome to classes

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Google Slides, the Google Apps solution to PowerPoint, opens this classroom staple up to vast possibilities. With real-time collaboration, connection to other Google Apps and [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe global classrooms google apps for education google slides youtube

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10 Google Apps tips EVERY teacher should know

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Most of us have worked for years with Microsoft Office before Google Apps was unveiled. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency google Google Apps shortcuts

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

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Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. Google Classroom does make working with student work more efficient — but only if you understand how [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe google apps for education google classroom

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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

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But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google slidesSo often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience.

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How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Updated Differentiation with Google Forms! There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms. Note : The original post was inspired by a comment I received during my “ Digital Differentiation with Google Apps ,” session at the Texas Google Summit in Brenham, Texas.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. Edtech developers should take note. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps? To see this principle in action, consider contrasting examples in GPS navigation.

250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources

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The post 250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Classroom Resources for Teachers. I’ve been curating Google Classroom tips and resources on Pinterest (also embedded below), which now includes over 250 Google Classroom tips, tutorials, and resources for teachers. What is Google Classroom? Amazon.

12 ways to use Google Classroom’s newest features

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In fall of 2014, Google released Classroom to anxiously awaiting teachers. Google released a handful of useful updates to Classroom recently and some others in the last few months that let teachers and students do even [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroomIn a year’s time, those teachers put Classroom to work, with students turning in more than 70 million assignments.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Links.

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20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google apps for education mapping mymapsMaps are a fundamental part of everyday life. Even if we don’t pull paper maps out of our car glove compartments anymore, we still rely on GPS and digital directions. Without maps, we’re lost. Maps touch practically every content area [.].

10 innovative Google lessons from the EduOnAir Conference

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It was a given that the Education on Air Conference, put on by Google for Education, would produce a long list of great ideas and tools that can be leveraged for impressive learning experiences. Ed Tech edtech education on air educational technology gafe google apps for education youtubeRight after the conference happened on [.].

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network. I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators google Take a look and try some out.

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12 ways to use Google Cardboard in your class

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google cardboard mobile learning virtual reality vrVirtual reality used to be the thing of science fiction books and movies. Now, it’s inexpensive, works with the technology we carry in our pockets, and can transform us to real and imaginary places.

Meet Google Keep, and 6 ways it can help schools

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google keep organization For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It’s littered with them. The worst is when I take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school.

EdTech Trend: Google Cardboard

Class Tech Tips

Wearable technology, including Google Glass or the newly launched Apple Watch, has made the news for years. Teacher Tools google cardboard wearablesHere’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe even talked about it in this TED Talk.

10 key takeaways from Google’s Education on Air conference

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When Google decides to put on a free online conference, it’s a huge event. I was fortunate to present “Ditch your textbooks with Google Apps” to [.]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education youtubeThe 2015 Education on Air conference featured tens of thousands of registered educators from 185 countries. They had more than 100 sessions to choose from in the two-day event.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Next page: edtech trends 6-10: Better content, small data and neuroscience). With every new year comes new ideas.

Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

My Paperless Classroom

Google Slides just might be the perfect fit. The post Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. EdTech Innovations Google Education Google SlidesAre you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project?

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger

TeacherCast

Of all the choices put in front of us, one… Editorial TC Blog Blogger Google Google Classroom Google Sites Justin Birckbichler Robert Pennington Sam Patterson

35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. Are you using Google Classroom? Click To Tweet.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers! I am not an expert on virtual reality or Google Cardboard and Expeditions, but I am a connected educator and I have found some amazing resources to help you learn more about these amazing tools.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

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There are toolkits with information and resources for developing and deploying technology initiatives, information on choosing the right device for your schools, software and apps, curriculum, news, research, and blogs from educators and edtech leaders. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. edtech educational technology free resources k12blueprint planning project management