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21 Google Apps for Education Resources

Posted by on January 24, 2014

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

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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