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Useful Google in Education posts this week #61

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms (EdSurge News)

Google Classroom currently has more than 10 million active student users, according to Jonathan Rochelle of the Google EDU team—which means that one in six classrooms in the United States use it, he says.
But apparently 10 million isn’t enough for Google.
Just in time for the annual ISTE conf

Copy Full Folders in Google Drive

This quick tutorial will show you how to copy folders in Google Drive using the add-on copy folder

Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best

"Today at ISTE, we’re announcing four more ways for these everyday heroes to engage their classes and empower their students using Google tools. Look out for a deeper dive on each of these launches on the blog throughout this week. 1) Bring curriculum to life: introducing the Expeditions app 2)Empower student-driven classrooms: Google Cast for Education 3)Accelerate the feedback loop: Quizzes in Google Forms 4)gnite student creativity: creative apps on Chromebooks

Control Alt Achieve: 9 Awesome Add-ons for Google Forms

EricCurts 'In this post we will take a look at 9 of my favorite Add-ons for Google Forms, as well as how to install them.

See below for all of my resources on the topic including a detailed 1-hour video training where I demonstrate all nine of the Add-ons, as well as a slideshow, directions, and overview of the Add-ons.'

6 things I learned in 3 hours at Google Teacher Academy

Part of my excitement from Google Teacher Academy was collecting ideas to share with you! Here are some useful ones as I reflect.

Give feedback faster with Quizzes in Google Forms

On Monday, we announced four new ways to help teachers engage their classes using Google tools. In this post, we’ll dive deeper into one of these tools: Quizzes in Google Forms . If you are at ISTE in Denver, visit us at booth #2511 in the expo hall to learn more and demo our new tools.

The Complete Guide to Google Certifications! FREE EBook Download!

  Pinterest Google Certifications Explained! This is your complete guide to all of the Google Certifications for Educators: Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and Google Certified Innovator. This guide will help answer all of your questions and clarify the differences between all of the certification options. In this …

Creative apps on Chromebooks

We’re on a mission to discover Chromebook tools that foster skills of the future, so we’re making a collection of creative apps available for Chromebooks at ...

Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: What's a Google Form Good For? (Part 1) Student Work

Google forms are my secret weapon as a teacher. This is part one of ways I use Google Forms with my students because there are too many options to fit into one post.

Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: Group Creator: Group Students Fast, but Not Random

"I want to have my students work in groups and with partners as often as possible, but the process of making their groups or choosing their partners took me a long time. I kept looking for a digital solution that would speed up the process for me, but I could never find one with the features I wanted. Then I figured out how to make a group creator that works for me and I'm also sharing it with you."