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Our 2016 Google Resource Roundup

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Written by Diana Benner

2016 was a big year for Google and education. Make sure you know all of the resources that came out this year before heading into 2017.

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is here and soon 2017 will be upon us. However, before we jump ahead to 2017, let’s review some of the great Google resources from 2016 on our blog that you might have missed. From Google to Chrome to Android and all of the tools in between, these are resource-rich posts that you simply must read!



Two Great Google Calendars for the Classroom – Learn about two great Google Calendar tools for both teachers and students.




Add New Fonts in Google Docs and Windows– Add new fonts to your Google Docs.


Wondrous Ways to Use Google Drawings – Learn about different ways you can use Google Drawings in your classroom.





Make Thinking Visible: Google Hangouts for Educators – Learn how Google Hangouts can help promote visible thinking for you and your students.

Music Lab

Why You (And Your Students) Must Try the Chrome Music Lab – Experience how the Chrome Music Lab can spark creativity, innovation, and experimentation in your classroom.


Digitizing Your Memories with PhotoScan – Learn about a free app from Google that makes it a breeze to quickly digitize old photos.


The Remarkable Research Tool – Use Google’s Research tool to make student research projects more meaningful.


Bend It Like Beckham, er… Google Sheets! – Learn how to enhance Google Sheets with add-ons.



Google-Animated Book Display for Your Library – Use Google Slides to create an animated book display to feature your school library’s new books or collections.


Miscellaneous Google Tools

As we move into 2017, don’t forget to stay tuned to more fabulous posts on our 2016 EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blog! In addition, be sure to join our email list to ensure the hottest new content gets delivered to your inbox.


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About the author

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development at TCEA
Diana specializes in leadership development and all things Google. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government.
Diana earned Masters of Education in Educational Technology from Texas State University – San Marcos. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Spanish and the other in Political Science, from Texas State.

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