The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

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These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, we talk about infusing lessons with […]. How can we hear from every student in the classroom?

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Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

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Google Slides makes this possible. Ed Tech collaborative slide presentations shared google slides shared presentation activity student collaboration digital ideasPart of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections.

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45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students. This week I asked the group to share one of their favorite Google tips , and you know what, they didn’t disappoint! Google Certified Trainer.

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Supersize learning with Google Sites (GTT035)

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Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu google edu google sites google teacher tribe gttribe portfoliosIn the not-too-distant past, if we wanted to get information out to the masses, it was expensive. Website development was costly and slow.

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!


” These were the sounds that could be heard in my classroom when we tried Google Expeditions this week! Tagged: edtech , education , GAFE , google expeditions , teaching , tech , technology , virtual reality , VR. “Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!”

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Google Chrome extensions galore! 50+ for the classroom

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Google Chrome extensions turn your Chrome web browser into a veritable Swiss Army knife of versatile options. DitchBook Twitter chat bitmoji chrome extensions ditchbook g suite google chrome googleedu grammarly gttribe onetab screencastify twitter chatRecord a video of your screen.

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Caption This! A fun, deep-thinking Google Drawings activity

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Ed Tech caption this constructivism depth of knowledge edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google classroom google drawings visual thinkingThis post is co-authored by Ditch That Textbook’s Matt Miller and Laura Steinbrink. Laura is a high school English teacher and tech coach from Plato, Missouri. Check out her blog, Rockin’ the Boat, at

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CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

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Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? Related: CK-12 information and resources Google for Education Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

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Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Google Drawings doesn’t fit into a nice, neat box like that. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite google apps for education google drawings graphic organizers infographics visual notetakingThey correlate nicely with the Microsoft Office products we used for years and years.

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Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

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Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu gafe google apps for education google teacher tribe podcastsI love listening to podcasts. They’re kind like personalized radio. I can pick shows that I like and listen to them whenever I want.

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Google Classroom Time-Savers (GTT042)

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Google Classroom has helped tons of teachers around the world manage their classrooms and their assignments digitally — and it’s made our lives much easier in many ways. There are ways, though, that we can make our Google Classroom lives even easier than that!

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11 tips for creating stop motion in Google Slides

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Creating stop-motion animation with Google Slides is easy! He's a Google for Education Trainer and a self-proclaimed spreadsheet nerd. Ed Tech google slides animation stop motion animation google slides stop motion slidesThese tips will help your animations look phenomenal! This post is written by Jake Miller, a tech integration specialist from Ohio. Find him on Twitter (@JakeMillerTech) and at his blog, A note from Matt.I […].

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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.

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Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology ela elements of story g suite for education google drawings google slides gsuiteedu language artsA teacher sent me a link to a video recently.

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Mobile Learning with Google (GTT032)

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Google Teacher Tribe cell phones edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google teacher tribe googleedu gsuiteedu gttribe mobile learningStudents carry these high-tech devices to school in their pockets all the time. Cell phones.

Tapping into creativity with Google Drawings (GTT036)

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Google Drawings is like a blank slate. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, Wanda Terral talks about lots of cool ideas to let students work visually with Google Drawings. Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite g suite for education google drawings google teacher tribe googleedu gttribeIt’s a simple digital sheet of paper just waiting for your images and text.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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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 [.].

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Rock these creative Google Slides templates in class (GTT034)

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It’s nice to have some ideas to help kickstart our creative thinking when it comes to using Google Slides in non-traditional ways. Ryan has created some amazing Google Slides templates that you can […].

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New Google Sites + Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

New Google Sites + Google Classroom New Google Sites is finally out! Since New Sites is essentially a new product it does not have all the features of Classic Google Sites, but be assured more features are coming. Advanced Classroom Google Sites classroom google sites

Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers

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Google Forms is a great tool for surveying others and collecting data from them. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms gsuiteedu time management time saversBy using Forms in that way, it can save us tons of time. It can save us even more time when we survey ourselves. I can hear your response to that one … Wait, Matt … survey ourselves? Have you gone [.].

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A creative art lesson: Enter The Doodle 4 Google Contest!


Doodle 4 Google is a great idea. It is a contest where your pupils must come up with an inspirational idea or vision and turn it into a ‘Google Doodle’ The theme for this year is the future. education art creativity Google Google doodle learning lesson ideas teaching

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Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class

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Ed Tech comic strips Google Apps google drawings google slides googleedu gsuiteedu metacognition student-centered classroom visual thinkingWe (Cori and Matt) are betting that comics are a memorable part of your childhood, whether they were the color comic strips in the Sunday newspaper or comic books. If not, then it was probably animated comics — cartoons! They’re visual. They’re colorful.

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.


We used a brilliant app called Google Keep. Watch my video tutorial on how to use Google Keep: My class combined notes, pictures and doodles to write-up the experiment. Have you used Google Keep? Recently, my class did a science experiment, where we explored how rain falls.

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Google Slides: First Slide

Teacher Tech

Read the First Slide Google Slides make a great platform for a daily journal. If the first slide is their newest journal entry you can try my First Slide Google Slides Add-on. The post Google Slides: First Slide appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets Slides addon G Suite google sheets slides spreadsheetsHave students add a new slide… at the top… each day.

Google Apps for the iPad and iOS (The COMPLETE list!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Apps for the iPad and iOS (The COMPLETE list!) Google Apps for iOS. The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc.). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad.

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Google Slides: Frayer Model

Teacher Tech

Frayer Model in Google Slides The Frayer model is a graphic organizer to help students make connections with vocabulary words. Here is a template in Google Slides. Using Google Slides allows each student to add a slide, put their name in […]. The post Google Slides: Frayer Model appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides templates google slides template

Create a low-cost, printed school yearbook with Google Slides

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By using Google Slides and local printers, some schools are creating low-cost, gorgeous yearbooks instead. She's a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. Ed Tech cheap school yearbooks google slides yearbooks inexpensive school yearbooks slides yearbookYearbooks that cost $100 or more are out of reach for many students. This post is written by Jennifer Scott, an English teacher and technology leader from California. Find her on Twitter at […].

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

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Mind-blowing Google tricks with Jake Miller (GTT033)

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When Ohio tech integration specialist Jake Miller shares his Google tricks on social media, they’re enough to catch your eye. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, you’ll get plenty of both.

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If Google Forms Can Google It… It’s Obsolete

Teacher Tech

Google Forms Auto Predicts Your Answer Choices Google Forms came out with 6 updates to making Google Forms Quizzes. One of the updates is Google Forms will guess your correct answer and wrong answers! The post If Google Forms Can Google It… It’s Obsolete appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Intermediate google

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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Get Google Certified with @shakeuplearning

Teacher Tech

Shake Up Learning Wants to Help YOU Get Google Certified! Guest blog post by Kasey Bell Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Whether you are brand new to using Google in the classroom, or a seasoned expert, I can help you reach you Google Certification goals.

A great lesson idea: Go on a Google Hunt!


Recently, as part of our maths unit on shape, my class went on a Google hunt! My class were studying quadrilaterals and after teaching them the definition of each one, they had to find real life examples on Google.

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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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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. GEG takes place both online and offline, and provides a space for educators to build relationships, collaborate, and learn through Google+ communities and hangouts or in-person events and workshops.

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Get ready for the NEW Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

This past week during the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago, Google made quite a few announcements that will impact you this fall when you return to school. The most notable announcements involve Google Classroom. Google is re-thinking how content is organized in Classroom.

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Google Sheets: Alternate Colors

Teacher Tech

Alternate Colors in Google Sheets To help your eyes when viewing a spreadsheet of data, try alternating the colors. The post Google Sheets: Alternate Colors appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheetsIt is wicked easy!! Format Menu Highlight the data range or columns you wish to alternate colors on. Then use the Format menu and choose “Alternating colors.”

Google Drive: Press V

Teacher Tech

Press V to Toggle Grid View List view or Grid view in Google Drive. The post Google Drive: Press V appeared first on Teacher Tech. Drive Google Intermediate Keyboard Shortcuts drive google keytipsBoth are helpful! List view shows a text list of your documents. Grid view shows a visual tile of your documents. Toolbar Icon There is a toolbar icon to toggle list view and grid view. It is the 4 squares under […].