List Headline Image
Updated by Fiona Beal on Jul 17, 2016
Fiona Beal Fiona Beal
10 items   1 followers   0 votes   837 views

Useful Google in Education posts this week #63

Control Alt Achieve: Comparing Countries with Google Maps

Recently I came across a neat website called “The True Size Of” which is built on top of Google Maps. The site does a great job of helping users compare the real sizes of states and countries, relative to each other. This can help students get a better idea of how large other countries really are and improve their understanding of the world.

Instructional Fluency: 10 Reasons to Use Google My Maps

The following ideas for using Google My Maps are based on an activity that uses Google Forms to collect student work and Sheets to upload data to My Maps.

8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome | Shake Up Learning

Writer says, " Yep, I’m talking about Google Chrome again! One of my favorite little features in Google Chrome is called incognito mode. Incognito mode is a clean window that is not automatically logged into anything, and it doesn’t save your history or save cookies. It will …"

6 ways Google Hangouts can make any teacher’s life better

Google Hangouts are easy to use and help people and classrooms get connected easily. Some of its features can be game-changing!

Social Studies Methods and Technology: Google Forms Quizzes: Self-grading, Auto-feedback, Data-analyzing Quizzes

Happy days are here again. Google Apps for Education has released their yearly summer toys for teachers to play with and this year they have really delivered. The best of these new toys, in my humble opinion, is the increased functionality of Google Forms to include a quiz option.

How to use Google tools in Project-Based Learning - Daily Genius

When you think about some of the key features of Project-Based Learning (PBL), what do you think of? PBL should be student-driven, with a real-world connection. It should be core to learning, include structured collaboration, and have a multifaceted assessment. Giving students a real problem to solve, getting them engaged in their work, having them work with …

5 Creative Ways to use Google Slides - Synergyse

The writer says, "Dare I say it: PowerPoint? PowerPoint has become a dreaded word in my circle of teachers. Though PowerPoint was once the highlight of the Office Suite, Google Slides has become more than just a replacement for the 1990s hit. The difference can be find..."

Google Cast for Education - Deep dive with Google

The Google Product Manager and Program Manager explain Cast for Education and answer questions during a deep dive on a HOA. Google Cast for Education is a fr...

Instructional Fluency: 10 Tips to Becoming a Google Drive Pro

The writer says, "Using Google Drive takes a little bit of practice and letting go of bad habits. Naming files randomly and not using the tools of the software are only a couple of the habits many desktop publishers need to forget. Here are some of the things I do daily to ensure my time is used efficiently, and the people relying on me have what they need, when they need it."

Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After the release of Google Cast, a screen sharing tool for teachers to use in classrooms, Google announced the launch of a new platform called Project Bloks. This is a research project whose purpose is to help kids learn about coding and, more specifically, physical coding. The purpose, as Google stated, is to ‘to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.’