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Using Google to Engage Students in Active Learning

The workshop about Google tools was conducted at
2. CELL conference on April 16, 2016 at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh
1. CARD conference at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY November 6, 2015



Enchanting the Disenchanted: Employing Google Tools, Collaboration & Co-Teaching to Increase Student Engagement

Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook is all about teaching with less reliance on the textbook with an emphasis on using technology and creative teaching ideas.

LeadandLearn - Google Apps

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The Best Ways to Use Google In the Classroom

Maybe you're using Google for your personal email or to look someone up, but have you considered the many ways you can use this web search engine in the classroom? Since was first registered as a domain name in 1997, it has become a ubiquitous source of information.

PDF file with interesting ways to use Google docs in the classroom

Creating Classroom Discussions with Google Sheets

Here is an easy way to get started using spreadsheets in your classroom. I use Google Sheets to have students enter in their voice on a discussion topic. I can project the entire spreadsheet to the board and see students entering their answer in live time.

Google Docs

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can:

  • Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
  • Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents
  • Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
  • Add and respond to comments
  • Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
  • Protect your documents with a 4-digit passcode
Meet Google Drive - One place for all your files

Google Drive is a free way to keep your files backed up and easy to reach from any phone, tablet, or computer. Start with 15GB of Google storage - free.

Google Spreadsheets & Forms in the Classroom

What is so special about Google spreadsheets and forms? What do these tools give you that you can't get with a regular spreadsheet program? Use these resources to find out how Google spreadsheets...

Introduction to CloudLab Spreadsheet Fundamentals - CloudLab Spreadsheet Fundamentals

Tips and tricks how to enhance google docs with add-ons

Doctopus - New Visions CloudLab

Install Doctopus in a few clicks on any Google Sheet from the Sheets Add-ons gallery. Once installed, you can launch Doctopus from any other Google spreadsheet in your Drive -- allowing you to easily re-use your rosters and class folders in new assignments! Always start each Doctopus assignment with a fresh Google Sheet.

Gone Google Story Builder

Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

Google Keep Tutorial

By making notes in a variety of formats, such as quick notes, dictation, and even pictures, you and your students will never have to wonder where that reminder note went missing ever again! Demo

How to load and use

Moving Forward: Take using Google Docs

Have you ever had your students watch a YouTube or Ted Talk video and asked them to take notes? I personally always prefer to type up my notes, but it is hard to do while watching a video. Here is a way that will allow students to do that easily.

Art Project - Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

Meet Google Drive - One place for all your files

Google Drive is a free way to keep your files backed up and easy to reach from any phone, tablet, or computer. Start with 15GB of Google storage - free.

Part of quest for becoming a better teacher

The Tools to Flip Your Classroom Shelf | edshelf

A collection of educational technology curated by Jake Duncan

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

Chrome Extensions for Educators

50+ Chrome Extensions for Educators Jake Duncan Please feel free to click File > Make a Copy to make any edits you'd like, add new extensions, or remove any extensions that you do not feel are valuable, and please share with others.

Google Apps in Ed

Teachers: How are you using Google Apps? For your students, with your students, for yourselves? Please add your ideas/links to resources/Twitter name/anything else you' like to add. Would love links to actual examples of use if available. Thanks for your input! Google Docs (Word Processing)

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

Teachers want to help students improve. But many teachers struggle this time of year. We want to stay positive, but sometimes we wonder if we make a difference. We want simple tools that are easy to use. This month's top blog posts here on the Cool Cat Teacher blog are a reflection of all of [...]

Google for Education

It's Back to School for many students and teachers around the world. To help you get your year off to a good start, we've packed this newsletter with many tips and tools. You've told us that you want more ideas for class, so now every newsletter will have an expanded "Teacher tools" section.