21 Google Apps for Education Resources

gafeHere’s a great list of resources if you’re using Google Apps for Education in your classroom. And–if you have the SL lesson plans for Google Apps for Education (i.e., the one in the 5th ed. of the 6th Grade Technology Curriculum–due out any day), here are links to the sites in the print book. For updates, bookmark this link:

  • 100,000 stars: Browse the galaxy
  • Blogger: Blogging tool for students and teachers
  • Calendar: Keep your students on the same page with due dates
  • Docs: Collaborative writing
  • Drive: Cloud storage (similar to Dropbox or Sky Drive)
  • Flubaroo: A free tool that integrate with Google Apps to help grade assignments
  • Forms: Create surveys, quizzes, and collect information
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth: Go anywhere on earth virtually
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Play Books: Online access to millions of texts
  • K-12 Search Engine: Custom search engine that finds high quality K-12 resources
  • Map Maker: Create a map, or update a map of a specific destination
  • Maps: Explore, create and collaborate with mapping tools
  • MIT App Inventor: Create your own Android App easily!
  • Search and Scholar: Research and analyze sources from books, websites, other
  • Sheets: Collaborative spreadsheet used to input/analyze data
  • Sites: Create a webpage or site (easy to use and collaborative)
  • SketchUp: Create and explore 3D Models
  • Slides: Collaborative presentation editor (similar to PowerPoint)
  • Tour Builder: Use Google Earth to create an online tour of anywhere in the world
  • Translate: Fee online translation tool for any text
  • YouTube EDU: Access and view educational content



Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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