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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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. I’m kind of a geek.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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.

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

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.

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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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

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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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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.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

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Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. GEG empowers educators around the world to expand their social and professional networks, and gain skills to deliver the best possible education through open technology. Related: Google for Education Resources.

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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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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

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Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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. Visualization of Branching in Google Forms.

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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 --.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts.

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

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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. Who is using the technology? How much variety with the technology is there?

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 [.].

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+.

The Guide to Google Drive Sharing – FREE eBook

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The post The Guide to Google Drive Sharing – FREE eBook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A Teacher’s Guide to Sharing Files in Google Drive. Do you ever get confused by all the options for sharing in Google Drive and G Suite for Education?

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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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. 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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. google Google for Educators

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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. Google Classroom Resources. Just use the GAFE tag on their blog and see all the latest Google Classroom news.

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.