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Got Google? Great Google Resources for the Classroom

Got Google? Great Google Resources for the Classroom

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Hi all -- I know many of you many already use Google apps in your classroom, but I thought I'd share the best resources I've come across lately on Twitter: :: 10 Reasons to use #Google Apps in your school :: RT @ChrisLAtkinson: Google Docs Become More Student-Friendly :: Google Earth for Educators- (Many Resources) :: How 2 get #Google Edu Apps up in your school/district. :: Google for Educators-Classroom Activities Question: How are you using Google in your classroom? What apps do you like best? And are any of you having a hard time making the case to your IT admin to use Google apps? Please share. I'd love to help.

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Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Just came across this 33-page guide: Google For Teachers Guide:

From the comments, it seems to be very well received by educators.

Ivan Tamayo's picture
Ivan Tamayo
Assistant Principal

I have not used Google docs before, but I have been checking it and it looks very interesting, I think I am going to try to use it.

Sam Plumlee Jr.'s picture
Sam Plumlee Jr.
District Systems Administrator/ directing technology for the district

The tools Google offers for education are very interesting. But I am looking for information on the end results of its use. Is it making a difference in the grades and retention levels of students. Are schools showing marked improvement because of these tools? Are educators that arent very tech savy going to use these tools. Are they easily integrated across a school district?

Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Came across this really cool blog post on how to use Google Forms and Google Docs to create a test/quiz that grades itself!

Check it out -- very cool --plus, no paper and all based in the cloud!

Jon Moore's picture
Jon Moore
11th and 12th grade English teacher from Shepherd, Montana

I recently discovered the simple ability to create flashcards/simple quizzes by inserting the Word Study Gadget. It allows a variety of options for vocab review. Very easy and effective. We used the multiple choice tool with Promethean activexpressions for a quick formative assessment.

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