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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 gsuiteedu

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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.

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.

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Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

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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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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 [.].

Google’s buried treasure: 18 hidden tricks and tools

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Google is a behemoth. As such, it’s easy for newer Google tools — and even some that have been around for a while — to slip through the cracks. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education technology integrationWith all of its tools and apps and programs and initiatives, there’s no way to keep tabs on everything.

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).

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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. Students are creating and collaborating, researching and sharing.

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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.

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 forms

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.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology terms

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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 [.].

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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 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

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?

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 [.].

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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 slides

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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.

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 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?

250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources

Shake Up Learning

The post 250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Classroom Resources for Teachers. So whether you are new to Google Classroom, or ready to take your skills to the next level, there is something in here for you.

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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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. All Grades All Subjects Blogging Edtech Tool Tuesday Teachers Tech Tips Technology

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. Visualization of Branching in Google Forms.

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep! Get the Google Keep CHEAT Sheet. Using Google Keep in the Classroom.

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.

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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.

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.

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 youtube

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

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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+.

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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.

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!

7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom

eSchool News

Edtech is making is easier and more efficient to help students at every level, and to bring even the most timid of learners out of their shells. 7 Ways Edtech Boosts Student Confidence in the Classroom. Next page: 3 more ways edtech boosts student confidence).

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.

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

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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