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7 Ideas for Using Google Sites

Yes! Another G Suite tool that can be utilized by your students! In this post, I want to share with you 7 ideas for using Google Sites in your classroom. Google Sites seemed to be on the backburner when it came to updates to G Suite. Now, it appears that Google is giving it the love it needs! It was only about two years ago that the first facelift happened. For a while, it was called New Google Sites, but I think we can forget about that name since we have Classic Google Sites. Google Sites allows you to easily

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Updating the Literature Circle Roles

This past week, I have been working with a teacher who is looking to enhance one of her novel units. In the past, she has used literature circle roles, where each student is assigned a particular task in the group, such as vocabulary finder, illustrator, discussion director, etc. She still wanted to keep those three roles but wanted to make them more meaningful because, let’s be honest, the vocabulary finder copies the definition from a Google search and has no idea what it means, the illustrator draws some stick figure picture, and the discussion director asks basic questions. So, read

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8 Ideas for Using Google Forms

  I love G Suite tools! They have been a game changer in my teaching career, and I wish I had access to these from my first year! Besides that, they just keep getting better! Google Slides is one of my favorite G Suite tools, but Google Forms is close behind. When you first think aboutGoogle Forms, you are most likely thinking about conducting a survey to get opinions. While you can certainly use it to collect this data, the real power behind Google Forms is how you utilize your data and make technology work for you! Check out some ideas

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8 Things to Try with Google Slides

I love Google Slides! I have learned from my professional learning network (PLN) so many different uses for it! When I first came over to Google Apps for Education (now known as G Suite), I just believed that the products were the same as Microsoft Office. Slides was to PowerPoint as Docs was to Word. But when these products become more innovative with collaboration and cloud storage, the potential uses for these products increases dramatically! Here are eight different things for you to try with Google Slides. I created an infographic about 8 different ways to use Google Slides in

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Collaborating with Google Hangouts and Skype

One of the greatest advancements in technology is the ability to video conference with anyone from all over the world! With high-speed internet and a variety of hosts, it is easy to connect with people from around the world, and it seems like it is going to be a more natural thing for our students as technology further develops. While meeting in person has its own benefits, you are limited by a variety of factors. As I work with teachers, my hope is to get them to try some activities that break down the four walls of their classroom and

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Virtual Tours with Google Tour Creator

In case you haven’t heard, Google has added another amazing tool for users called Google Tour Creator. Google Tour Creator allows users to create a virtual tour using 360-degree images as well as adding points of interest on the 360-degree image, similar to what you might experience in a Google Expedition. This seems that with this step, Google will eventually provide people the opportunity to create their own expeditions. How to do it You can get started at the Tour Creator site. From here you can create a tour. Just give it a name and some details and you are

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