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Useful Google in Education posts this week #83

Have a holly jolly time in Santa’s Village — now open

Santa's Village is now open with new educational games and experiences for all Each day until the sleigh takes off, we’ll unlock a new experience that’ll get even the biggest grinch into the holiday spirit.

Impact Portraits: success stories with Google for Education

Google engaged Evergreen Education Group on a 16-month investigation of schools worldwide to see how Chromebooks and G Suite for Education support teaching and learning. Evergreen found that when technology was combined with four key factors -- planning, professional learning, patience and support -- schools realized significant positive outcomes in the form of improved student achievement, transformed instruction, and enhanced student and teacher engagement. The Impact Portraits highlight each district’s instructional technology strategy and key results.

5 Ways to Avoid Disasters When Collaborating in Google Drive

5 Ways to avoid disasters when students are collaborating in Google Drive "Some teachers I have worked with in the past have been hesitant to introduce their students to the collaborative component of Google because they are worried students will delete each others' work, get off task or are afraid one student will do all of the work. Therefore, here are 5 ideas that will help your students avoid these types of disasters when students are working on the same assignment:"

Education on Air: Unleashing creativity in the classroom

We want students to connect, communicate, collaborate and think critically. Eleni will share examples of this while encouraging student voice, brainstorming,...

Creating Interactive Images with Google Drawing

In this tutorial, I will be explaining how to transform your Google Drawings into interactive images!

Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

Google tools can make classrooms more efficient, effective and interesting. Here are nine tricks to add to your repertoire.

Gsuite for Education vs. Office 365 for Education: Which Is Better For Your Classroom? — Emerging Education Technologies

Which of These Evolving Productivity Suites is Best for You and Your Students? We can Help you Decide. Being a teacher is about making decisions. You have the responsibility of shaping young minds into knowledgeable and decent human beings that

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher

The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...

Build Your Own VR Field Trip

Chris Tucker is an assistant principal at Western Boone Jr/Sr High. He has a passion for providing personalized learning for teachers and students. 

3D History: Exploring the world with Virtual Reality & Google Cardboard

There’s nothing quite like being part of several thousand social studies teachers – all hanging out together in Washington D.C at the #NCSS2016 conference. It doesn’t get much bet…