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#123 Useful Google in Education posts this week

Posts about using Google applications in the classroom

How to Make New Google Sites Templates

The New Google Sites doesn't have a template feature that I know about, so I use the ability to copy chunks of design content from one page to another and between sites. This video explains how to make and use templates to save time and maintain design consistency.

Chrome Extension: Save to Google Drive - Teacher Tech

When you save everything to Google Drive you have access to it on your mobile device, your computer, or even a friends computer. No more “oh it’s on my other computer, I’ll get it later.” The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you get things into Drive. Install the extension and then right click on things on the web to your Google Drive.

This teacher has her kindergarteners building web pages on Chromebooks

Kindergarten teacher Christine Pinto shares tips and tricks for using Chromebooks in the kindergarten classroom. How to sit, log in, and mistakes to avoid. Vicki: When I was at ISTE this past summer, I heard so much about Christine Pinto @PintoBeans11 and #GAfE4Littles. People are really getting excited, Christine, about using Google Apps for Education with really young kids. First of all, how do you define “Littles,” and what can you actually do with Google Apps and young children?

Hyperdocs: How to's and Tips for Teachers Who Want to Start Using Hyperdocs

isa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle. Vicki: Today we have Lisa Scumpieru @LScumpieru, who’s a first grade English teacher from Maryland, and we’re talking Hyperdocs.

3,000+ Google Street Views for Your Classroom - Class Tech Tips

What type of video, images and media are you using in your classroom? I’ve shared lots of favorites when visiting schools and presenting at events this year. One of the resources I love to highlight is an awesome website from Google Arts and Culture. There are so many fantastic resources on this site to dive into but I absolutely love the Google street views for your classroom!
There are over three thousand Google street view experiences to choose from on this special section of their website. It’s pretty easy to naviagate by using the search bar at the top of the screen. All you have to do is type in a keyword then look through the resources that appear after your search. Just scroll down to where “museum views” pop up to view the Google street view experiences. You’ll find that many of these resources include links to extra information to incorporate into a lesson too.

How to Use Google Voice Typing. Created August 2017

This Video will show you how to use Google Voice Typing in Google Docs. Created August 2017

Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides | Ditch That Textbook

teacher sent me a link to a video recently. I think it was probably from Teachers Pay Teachers, and she asked, “How do you make something like this in G Suite?” The video showed a document with three columns and a bunch of words at the bottom. The words at the bottom were moveable. Students sorted the words into the three columns and turned it in.

Free Technology for Teachers: Improvements in Google Classroom

Google Classroom has released a few updates recently that are small, but make it a little easier to use. Let's take a look at three of them. Google incorporates suggestions from users on how to make the product better. Make sure you let the Google Classroom team know if you have any suggestions for changes or improvements. Decimal Grades You are no longer restricted to using whole numbers when entering grades. This is very helpful when students earn partial credit for an answer.

Google Forms: Quick Start Guide - Teacher Tech

Please feel free to utilize this resource with students and teachers in trainings on Google Forms. Please do not republish this graphic to your blog.