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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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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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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 Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

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Going to technology professional development on a weekend actually sounds like fun to me. When you make it tech PD that’s Google-focused, I’m going to look forward to it for weeks. If you’ve never been to a Google Apps for Education Summit and you have any interest in Google in [.]. I’m kind of a geek.

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Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

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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!)

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 [.].

Learning With Technology

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One teacher prefers google sites. This also leads to students spending a lot of time learning technology instead of learning with technology. That they can focus on quality learning, not learning every new technology is out there. Does this happen in your school or district? Another blogger. A different teacher prefers Edublogs. There is a difference.

How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

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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.

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” [.].

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

10 Google Slides activities to add awesome to classes

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At one point, creating a PowerPoint presentation to show to the class was cutting-edge classroom technology. 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 [.]. Those days are gone, and now, online presentations enable so much more for students.

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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 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 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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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

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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Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

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I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

Google Classroom Student Quick Guide

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Alice Keeler''s blog has been a great find for me as she posts a lot of items about Google apps, especially Google Classroom. She created a great Student Quick Guide for Google Classroom. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google classroom Google for Educators You should definitely check out her blog. Go here to view it: [link]. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

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Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. Google for Education Today we are pleased to announce the launch of Google Educator Groups (GEG), a program supporting communities of educators who learn, share, and inspire each other to meet the needs of their students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond.

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Infographic with Google Search Tips

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Google is a very powerful search engine, but the way you search makes a huge difference in your results. The infographic below has some great tips on becoming a Google Search Power User. Google for Education Resources: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Check it out and share with your students.

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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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Google Launches Guide to Activating Technology in Schools

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Google has just launched an excellent site to help teachers, administrators and technology staff get started using technology effectively in school. Here is a short video about it too: Related: Google for Education Resources. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators

The Benefits of Educational Technology

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Most of you reading this will agree that educational technology can help teachers and students - it provides benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more. But, sometimes it''s hard to convince others that the expense of technology is worth it and hard to show the benefits. Here''s an older article I wrote about this: The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

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In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. I began looking at technology after the purchase. How could we help school leaders better understand the technology they purchased and could they determine how effective it was really being used in the classroom. By the students?

35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

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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.

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

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Google+ is Google''s social network. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators google I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups.

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs

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Just like most software, Google Docs has keyboard shortcuts available. Google has a great support article with all of the Google Docs keyboard shortcuts , by OS, listed. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for Educators

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

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With new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. The smartphones that many students carry in their pockets are much more powerful than the technology [.]. Ed Tech collaboration edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education social media video chat

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. What are yours?

10 innovative Google lessons from the EduOnAir Conference

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Technology isn’t the genius in education, but it can be the catalyst for amazing things. 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 youtube

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 [.].

Google Tips - 78, and counting, Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google

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Google has a great resource, Google Tips , that provides quick, easy tips for using Google Products. This is a great resource for anyone, especially schools using Google apps. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators Click on the card to get more info.

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