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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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”?

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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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20 Google Apps activities for classroom innovation

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Google Apps for Education has made new ideas and activities possible in classrooms all over the world. One of the best parts about the entire Google Apps suite is that teachers and students can use these versatile tools to create their [.].

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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.

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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. 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]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

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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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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]. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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).

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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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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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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.

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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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

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+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators google

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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 [.].

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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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for Educators

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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Google Classroom resources for Educators

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Google Classroom new resource for teachers to manage classes, assignments, student work, and to communicate with students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google classroom Google for Educators

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators

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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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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. 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.

Google Classroom Essentials Infographic

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This Google Classroom essentials infographic shows some of the key items in Google Classroom. Check out the student guide to Google Classroom. I also have over 90 blog posts on Google Classroom at [link] Please feel free to use this graphic […].

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

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Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google applications Google for Educators training

Google Classroom: Header Template

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Create a Header for your Google Classroom You can add your own custom header to Google Classroom. I make a lot of Google Classrooms and I was feeling like adding my Bitmoji to mix it up. The post Google Classroom: Header Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Draw Google classroom drawing googleTo do that I had to make my own image. Template alicekeeler.com/gcheader Change the Background Color The default in […].

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey. I always like to use Google Maps.

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?

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 Classroom + Google Forms = Magic

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It is now significantly easier to utilize Google Forms in Google Classroom. Simply attach a Form using the Google Drive attachment option when making a post. For the teacher, Classroom provides a link right in the stream to view the results in Google Sheets.

Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

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Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. curriculum Evernote google drive Google for Educators

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Google Hangouts Resources for Educators

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Google Hangouts free chat and video conferencing. Integrates with other Google apps too. Google Hangouts Google Hangouts By: Google Need : You need a G+ account to use it. Abilities: text-based chat, video chat, receive phone calls, accessible on any device/computer and, screen share, remote desktop connect, connect to Google Drive, live broadcast stream your video chats with Hangouts On Air and much more! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Wrong: Google Doc – Instead: Google Forms – 5 TIPS

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Not a Google Doc, Use a Google Form Do you find it fun to open up 30 of anything? Having students fill out a Google Doc is not fun for the students to fill out and it’s not fun for you to look at the students work. The post Wrong: Google Doc – Instead: Google Forms – 5 TIPS appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Intermediate google

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

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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.

Google launches new security tools

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Google recently launched a new Devices and Activity dashboard that gives you a view of all the devices that have accessed your Google account. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators security

Get Things Done: 24 Google Doc Tips For Productivity

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Google Classroom Chrome Extension

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TweetRecently Google Classroom came out with the ability for websites to have a share to Google Classroom button. With the click of a button teachers can assign Flat to their music students right to the Google Classroom stream. Chrome Classroom Google classroom extension google

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.