Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. While coaching a teacher in Palm Springs, I developed a digital notebook using Google Slides that teachers can use to facilitate a book club or literature circle unit.

Creating Digital Notebooks with Google Slides

Catlin Tucker

A simple alternative to creating a digital notebook using a website creator is to use Google Slides to create digital notebooks for each unit. Below are tips for setting up a digital notebook with Google Slides. Create a new Google Slide deck in your Google Drive.

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Here are 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers by Teachers!

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts

Shake Up Learning

How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts. How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios.

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion. Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more.

Use Google Slides to Create Video Reflection Journal


Using a Google Chrome extension like Screencastify , students can quickly and easily record their screens as they discuss their work. Screencastify provides two choices, YouTube and Google Drive. In Google Slides, students should navigate to the appropriate slide.

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Google Education On Air FAQ

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Education On Air May 8 & 9 & Here’s Your FAQ. Google Education on Air, an online conference for teacher, administrator, and IT professional development. Your questions will be answered by the Google for Education team and the speakers.

Bibliographies and Citations made easy with EasyBib Add-on in Google Docs.

Inquire and Inspire

I''ve gone through years of post-secondary education and tons of classes and professors who grilled me top to bottom about my citations and not doing them correctly. I wonder if the days of teaching our students about proper MLA or APA citations for bibliographies are gone?

Google launches Applied Digital Skills


Google just launched Applied Digital Skills , designed to help your students succeed online and prepare for their careers. If yours is a Google using or Google Classroom school, this is going to be a perfect match.

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

I tested Urkund inside Google Classroom, however it integrates with most modern Learning Management systems including Blackboard, Moodle, and more. Urkund only partners with secondary districts and post-secondary education institutions.

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

One study by the University of Toronto 1 suggests that students who have laboratory exposure typically dominate high school science fairs, such as Intel, Google, and Siemens. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

Google World Wonders Project - bring the wonders of the world to life

Educational Technology Guy

Google, one of my favorite resources for education with tons of great apps and resources , has another great resource for education. The Education page has teacher guides (free PDF download) for primary and secondary school, along with historic sites organized by class and topic.

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Create Multiple Chrome Profiles to Use Multiple Google Accounts – from Ben Sondgeroth


As more schools adopt Google Apps For Education (GAFE), increasingly teachers and students are dealing with multiple Google Accounts – one for work/school and one for personal use. Google has a way to make this possible that is built into Chrome.

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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation

TeachThought - Learn better.

Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation. The Google Generation has a universe of information, right there on a little pinch-and-zoom screen. In fact, if users can Google answers to the questions they’re given, they’re likely terrible questions.”

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Teach Like the Tonight Show: Internet Pop Quiz with Google Slides (Teacher Edition)

Shake Up Learning

The post Teach Like the Tonight Show: Internet Pop Quiz with Google Slides (Teacher Edition) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This is a game probably best for the secondary classroom and adults, although I’m sure it could be adapted for the younger grades as well.

Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Goal Setting with Student-Created Vision Boards in Google Slides! Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides! Google Slides or Google Drawings stand out as obvious choices when it comes to G Suite. I created an example using Google Slides and the Unsplash photos add-on to show how easy this activity can be. – Track goals in Google Keep.

Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

What it is: Photomath is an app available on the App Store and Google Play. With Photomath , students can scan a math problem and learn how to solve it with step by step instructions and an answer.

Now a Google Certified Educator


I learned that it is possible to become a Certified Google Educator and thought, “I love to use Google tools for Education. My ego was quickly deflated when I learned that the Google Certification test was 3 hours long and notoriously challenging.

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

Kiddle – This is a kid-friendly, Google Safe powered search engine. Boolify – The best thing about this Google Safe powered search engine is the way it teaches learners how to correctly use a search engine and how to refine their searches.

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GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Be Internet Awesome into the classroom: With Be Internet Awesome , Google gives you a complete set of tools to empower you to encourage digital citizenship and safety online.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. This is similar to how up-to-the-minute traffic data helps Google Maps find the fastest routes.

International Travel: A Good Reason to Have Two Google Accounts


So I experimented, and here’s what I found out: setting up a second Google account solves the problem. That makes it possible to factory reset a device, then install only the bare minimum of applications on it and sign in with that second Google account.

10 Time-Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

Google Chrome is the browser of choice, and there are many keyboard shortcuts to help you and your students navigate the web. You can find a complete list of Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts here for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. Tip #4: Use Google Keep.

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Google Certified Innovators Academy Reflection- Sydney


Cross-posted from Brian's Blog It is has been just a few weeks since the Google Certified Innovators Sydney 2017 cohort graduated. For me this is the opportunity the Google Certified Innovators program offered.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

Students also examined artifacts using Google Arts and Culture online. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot. It keeps me busy and thoroughly exhausted. I miss it.

Starting with Soil: Organic Exploration App

iLearn Technology

Tips: Starting with Soil is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Why Google Vault is the essential backup tool for every Google district

eSchool News

Google Vault can help GAFE districts search and retain important data — even if it’s been deleted. More than 50 million teachers and students are using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) across the globe. One of the most undervalued tools in this arsenal is Google Vault.

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Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

Tips: Seesaw also has Google App integration, if your school uses Google in Education, they can login with the same Google login they use for everything else! What it is: Seesaw is the first truly student centered/driven digital portfolio tool that I’ve seen.

Google Search Results to Include Student Outcomes Data from College Scorecard


Next time users search for a college or university in Google, they’ll get more than a map and logo for the institution in the right-hand side of their browser. Department of Education, Google has incorporated data from the College Scorecard directly into its search results. Hundreds of millions of students and families pursue their college questions through Google, where trillions of searches are made every year,” Secretary of Education John King writes in a Google blog post. “By

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Tips: Flipgrid integrates seamlessly with other education products you are already using including WordPress, Canvas, Teams, Google Classroom, One Note, Edmodo, Schoolology, Blackboard, Sway, Brightspace, and Power school.

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom

eSchool News

During a virtual reality session at TCEA 2017, three educators shared their experience using Google Expeditions with students. Most students at the secondary level will have their own devices, and those who don’t can share or borrow school-owned devices.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

There is also a paid account option that includes some additional features that would be ideal if you use Google Classroom and would like to access ready-made assignments on DOGO. What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate.