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#87 Useful Google in Education posts

5 Uses for Google Keep Beyond Note-Taking

Google Keep has been quietly storing our grocery lists and random musings since 2013, but since then it’s evolved to handle much more than daily task reminders and phone numbers of friends. Here are 5 extra features you can make use of next time you launch the app.

Choose Your Own Adventure/Dichotomous Key

Choose Your Own Adventure with Forms bit.ly/ArmstrongFormAdventure. Who doesn't remember the Choose Your Own Adventure stories they read as a kid? "If you want to go through the red door, flip to page 28. If you choose the blue door, flip to page 42". Now Google Forms make it easy to create these stories online. Come and see how 13 year olds have imagined an altered course of history through the adventures of Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs. See how easy it would be for you to implement these types of stories in your own classroom.

Teachers Visual Guide to Google Keep

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017

17 Challenges for Teachers in 2017! 2017 is upon us, and there are so many new and exciting advances in technology coming our way. I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom.

Top Educational Google Sheets Add-ons of 2016

In yesterday's post we published our personal list of what we think are some of the best Google Docs add-ons for teachers. In today's post, we are sharing with you another similar list but for Google Sheets. There are tons of educational tools to install on your Google Sheets to empower it with extra functionalities that are not available through the Sheets standard features. For this year's top of Google Sheets add-ons we nominated the following:

Just in Time! G Suite Holiday Tools
  1. Santa Tracker Play games with elves in jetpacks, rolling gumballs, sleighs powered by rockets and Google Cardboard and more...
Future-focused learning with Google Expeditions — Tomorrow's Learners

After having it on my list of things to try for a while, I finally got to try Google Cardboard in conjunction with Google Expeditions. Instantly

Hyperdocs with Mrs. Knox

Hyperdoc...what's that? A hyperdoc, simply put, is an organized workspace for individuals or collaborative groups. Have you ever trie...

Take it Up a Notch: Teacher and Peer Feedback on YouTube

Students are immersed in a culture of video. Youtube attracts more eyeballs than ANY cable station. Watching educational videos is one way ...

Learning Vocabulary w/Google Drawings

How do you get students to internalize learning vocabulary words? This was a discussion I had with a colleague. Sometimes the simplest activity with a “techno twist” can be the one whic…