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Great Google posts #46

Going Google with Primary Students: “Choose Your Own Adventure” in Google Slides – Imagine Easy Solutions

One of the culminating tasks I wanted my students to engage in involved creating interactive “choose your own adventure”stories. This activity allowed my students to incorporate many of the language literacy skills (reading, writing, media, oral) they learned during the school year, as well as the technological skills they gained & refined, particularly their knowledge around GAFE.

33 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the Classroom

34 Interesting Ways* to use Google Docs in the Classroom (*and Tips) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google's My Maps in Your Classroom

Richard Byrne says "One of things that I introduced in the workshop was the idea of having students collaborate and create multiple layers on a map. Directions for doing that included in the slides embedded below."

Google Maps & Earth - More Than Social Studies

Challenge Activities: 1. Locate a significant landmark and attempt to view it in Streetview. Save the location in your Google account. Share the location with a friend. 2. Measure the shortest dist...

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Students

Richard Byrne says, "This evening I gave a short webinar presentation on my five favorite Google tools for social studies teachers and students. "

New templates in Google Docs: designed by experts, made for you

The Google blog says, "We launched a collection of templates in Docs, Sheets and Slides in September to give your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the extra polish they deserve. Today, we’re adding to that collection with new templates designed by five experts in their fields. All templates are available on the web and on Android and iOS."

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive

Customize your Google Drive with these six useful Chrome extensions.

Google Drive's new updates are every neat freak's dreams

Google Drive released a few improvements that make it easier for users to organize their folders.

Creating Interactive Choose Your Own (Google) Adventure Stories

A fond childhood memory of mine was going to the library once a week to check out some of my favorite types of books – the Choose Your Own Adventure series. They were created by Edward Packar…

7 Google Tricks to Learn During Spring Break! | Shake Up Learning

  Pinterest 7 Google Tricks to Try During Spring Break! Who’s ready for Spring Break? I know I am! Spring Break is a great time to relax, vacation, spend time with loved ones and recharge. It is also a great time to sharpen your saw! So I have put together this quick list of Google tricks …

Tips for Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios - Daily Genius

Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What is A Digital Portfolio? […]

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

How To Turn A Google Doc Into A Website

Using the application OverDRIVE, you can not only transform a Google Doc into a website, but you can also edit the site by simply editing the original Doc. T...

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer [infographic] | Shake Up Learning

  Pinterest 5 Steps to Becoming a Google Certified Trainer One of the most common questions I receive is about how to become a Google Certified Trainer. So I have put together an infographic detailing the five steps to becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer. I have been a Google Certified Trainer for a couple …

10 Reasons why Google Apps are Changing the Classroom

We live in a world where the answer to unanswerable questions is ‘Google It’. This turn of phrase is becoming about as common as technology itself. It has become so common that we don’t even think ...

3 Updates to Google Classroom You Need to Try - The Gooru

  Click here to watch this video on on YouTube Google is very good at listening to user feedback and they add requested features to all of their apps often. Recently they made three major updates to Google Classroom that ..more ›

Your students can create virtual reality expeditions

Virtual reality is on the verge of gaining a foothold in schools thanks to affordable viewers like Google Cardboard. And with more VR apps appearing every day, it’s likely that immersive VR expeditions will eventually become an engaging way for students to explore everything from historical landmarks, distant planets, oceanic locations to the human body.

Google Sheets – The basics

Google Sheets is a wonderful spreadsheet program which can make your working life so much easier. So, what can it be used for? Calculations The number one use is manipulating data. Data is entered …