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Updated by Fiona Beal on Aug 21, 2016
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Useful Google in Education posts this week #68

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet Classroom Cheat Sheet This is a great cheat sheet with hyperlinks that lead to tutorials

What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?

Google Drive is much more than an online file cabinet. It's loaded with free tools students can use for serious academic work. Let's look at what it can do. Continue Reading →

A peek behind the curtain: Google Teacher Academy

The day has finally arrived. At 3:12 p.m. EST, I’ll be flying out of Indianapolis International Airport en route to Austin, Texas, home of this round of the Google Teacher Academy. I’m so excited about what I’ll be able to learn there, and I’m excited to turn around and share like crazy with you afterward. [...]

6 Easy Steps for Setting Up Google Portfolios

Digital portfolios are a cinch to create using templates from Google Sites.. A site that could go hand in had with this one is

4 New Education Features from Google That Can Help Teachers

Updates to a variety of platforms could make classroom technology use a bit easier. Here are four..

Engaging Students Through Google Maps

We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education. Google Maps has grown significantly over the years. It is now so much more than a way of finding your route from A to B and because of this expansion of uses and tools, Maps is a really valuable resource to use in the classroom. Here are 5 effective ways to use the program to engage children in lessons:

8 Tips To Effectively Use YouTube in eLearning - eLearning Industry

How To Effectively Use YouTube in eLearning. Check 8 Tips To Effectively Use YouTube in eLearning,

The Electric Educator: Google Sites for Portfolios and Project

Google Classroom has quickly become one of the most popular classroom management tool for teachers- a task formerly handled by Google Sites (for me anyway). So what about Sites? Does it have a place in the classroom? Absolutely! Google Sites is an ideal tool for student portfolios and projects. Don’t ask your students to create a poster board project or (another) presentation. Instead, ask them to build a website!

Note: there is a NEW version of Google sites that is currently in development. All of the examples below are using the old Google Sites. Not all of the tools listed below are [currently] compatible with the NEW Google Sites.




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EdTechTeam GAFE Tips Posters - Google Drive

These are all the EdTeam's GAFE poster tips on a variety of topics

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