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Updated by Fiona Beal on Apr 04, 2016
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Great Google posts for teachers #49

Still Printing Worksheets? Use Google Drawing…

Teachers if you are still creating printalbe worksheets Google Drawing is perhaps the easiest Google APP for Education (GAfE) component to use. My preference is to go paperless and GAfE offers a va…

Increase Student Experience with 360* Videos, a project from Mrs. Dickinson

My students need 9 sets of Cardboard to use with the Google Cardboard App on their personal devices. The Cardboard is essential to the full virtual reality experience. Each day, my students are using technology to further their education, whether it be through the use of Chromebooks, or completing tasks using their mobile devices, we look for new ways to solve...

Ditch That Textbook

Our brains like words. But they really love images. The brain works in images. When we talk, our brains change the information we’re receiving into images to encode it and make it available for recall later. A powerful way to take advantage of that is visual notetaking — recording ideas using both images and text.

20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

Maps are a fundamental part of everyday life. Even if we don’t pull paper maps out of our car glove compartments anymore, we still rely on GPS and digital directions.Maps cross all content areas and grade levels. By creating custom MyMaps, students can see the content they've studied in a new light.

The #Google Hashtag Dictionary: The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 1

Below are some of the most common hashtags, and the ones I find most useful in finding Google resources and other Google Apps enthusiasts. Search for the ones that interest you, and on the platforms that appeal to you and see what’s there.

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

As you probably know, keeping up with Google is a challenge for anyone. That’s why I have put together The Guide to Keeping Up with Google! In Part 2 of this guide, I am going beyond the hashtags to share who I follow on Twitter for all things Google. Twitter is a fantastic resource for learning and is a mainstay of my PLN. Below are some of my favorite Google enthusiasts to follow on Twitter, as well as some of Google’s very own twitter accounts and Googlers, where they share the latest updates and tips. There are more than 50 Twitter accounts on this list! Follow these accounts on Twitter to find the latest Google Apps for Education resources, ideas for classroom application, tutorials, and more!

15 Creative Ways to Get The Most Out of Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is just one of many programs available that allows you to connect with friends and family through video chat. Unlike many other video chatting services, Google Hangouts (available on Android, iOS, or as a web app) offers features, communities, and the option for public accessibility that make it useful for creative conversations not only with your…

Control Alt Achieve: Addressing student cheating in Google Apps

The writer recently recorded a one-hour webinar on this topic. In the video training we take a look at cheating as well as possible options to help address the issue. These include non-technology options, as well as technology tools and resources that can help prevent or investigate cheating.

Google Docs: Create Authors with ePub - Teacher Tech

Create authors of your students by having them create books in a Google Doc and downloading it as an ePub. The digital book can be distributed. Google ePub

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Richard Byrne says, "As I've written many times over the years, creating videos is one of my favorite classroom projects."

Google Forms a Magical Tool

Imagine a student who does poorly on assessments all of sudden turning it around. Could it be possible for this child to receive 100% all the time? Why of course they can! Especially if the assessm…

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