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Great Google posts this week #37

After looking through all the Google posts that were shared to various subscriptions recently, these are some that have caught my eye so far.

7 Features of Google Keep for You To Teach With

Google Keep is an easy way to take quick notes, create to-do lists, or save important information. You can describe Google Keep as “digital post it notes.” Google Keep is great for teac…

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases | eSchool News | eSchool News

The sale of Chromebooks has surged in the U.S. K-12 education market, with the devices now making up 51 percent of sales for the first time.

Instructional Fluency: 4 Google Apps to Share Lesson Plans

Here are four Google apps that work well for sharing lesson plans. It's important to note, however, that each app is geared for a slightly different audience. For example, a lesson published for sharing with colleagues may not be the format students and parents want to read.

Using Google Drawing across the curriculum

I have long been a fan and user of Google Drive and all the apps have to offer.  It wasn't until recently, however, that I showed any favor to Google Drawing.  In my recent round of technology inte...

5 Hidden Features in Google Apps That Everybody Should Be Using | The Gooru

Every application in the Google Apps suite has it’s own deep feature set. Even when you think you have them all mastered, they surprise you with a few more hidden away tricks. Whether you are trying to ignore a group ..more ›

Instructional Fluency: 5 Steps to Crowdsourcing with the Drive App

Get involved in the exploration of the content as we learn – the key to engagement.

Instructional Fluency: 10 Google Classroom Routines that Work

Interesting routines for Google classroom

Here is How to Create A Google Plus Collection for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Plus has recently introduced an interesting new feature called Collections which is basically a curating tool that resembles Pinterest. You can easily create collections where you can organize and group posts by topic. ‘Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.’

A Great Resource from Google to Help Teachers Professional Growth ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google for Education has this excellent free handbook to help teachers and educators with their professional growth. It provides interesting resources and materials designed specifically to empower teachers and transform their teaching strategies through the effective use of technology. For instance, the section on Training and Courses, which we want to bring to your attention in this post, features a number of key courses for teachers, IT administrators and trainers. All of these courses are available at Google for Education Training Centre. Here is a short overview of what to expect from these courses.

How This Teacher Used Google Docs to Improve Her Students’ Writing - Education Post

All teachers are accustomed to receiving feedback. One suggestion I’ve been hearing more lately is to use more technology: try finding uses for the document

Design the Perfect Internal Newsletter in Google Slides | The Gooru

  Click here to watch this video on on YouTube An internal newsletter is a great way to update your organization on internal news and events. Unfortunately, a Google Doc is not ideal for the fancy formatting and intricate styling ..more ›

Share Individual Tabs In Google Sheets | The Gooru

I have received a number of emails asking me how to share a single tab of a Google Sheet without sharing the rest of it. As simple as it sounds, Google does not have a direct way to do this. ..more ›

Free Technology for Teachers: Fake or Real? - A Fun Google Search Challenge

There are three parts to the Real or Fake challenge. In the first part students have to decide if a picture is real or fake. The second part of the challenge asks students to determine the validity of a Trip Advisor review. The third aspect of the challenge tasks students with determining the authenticity of quotes posted in social media memes.

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

Here's a quick round-up of updates to services available within your Google account.

Free Technology for Teachers: Pin Featured Posts in Blogger - Feature a Student Blogger

You can now select posts to be featured on the home page of your Blogger blog. To do this you simply have to select the featured posts gadget in your Blogger layout. Once you have added the featured posts gadget you can select a blog post to appear in the gadget. You can place the gadget at the top of any of the columns in your blog's template.