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!
- Apps for Fun Over the Holidays – Learn about some Android apps that will help you relax and unwind over the winter break.
- Get More from Your Android Tablet and Phone – These seven tips that will help you get to know your Android device.
Two Great Google Calendars for the Classroom – Learn about two great Google Calendar tools for both teachers and students.
- The Cherry on Top? Google Add-Ons – This great Chrome add-on, Save As Doc, that will help you better manage the data you receive.
- Add-Ons: Accent Marks and More – See how to add accent marks and type Spanish characters on your documents.
- Chrome Apps You Can’t Live Without – Discover new Chrome apps, from note-taking to screen capturing, that can supercharge your Chrome browser.
- Four Tools Every Administrator Should Be Using – Learn about some Chrome apps and extensions that will help every administrator.
- It’s a Chrome World! – Discover Chrome add-ons and extensions that will be powerful tools in any teacher’s tool belt.
- Check Yes or No: Add Polls to Google Classroom – Create polls in Google Classroom in order to create fast formative assessments.
- Classroom Smackdown: Google vs. Microsoft – Learn about some of the features and benefits of Google Classroom.
- Updates to Google Classroom – Find out about the two important updates to Google Classroom, scheduling assignments later and keeping parents in the loop.
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.
- Five Google Drive Tips You Should Try – Discover about five great tips to master Google Drive.
- Three Easy Ways to Backup/Migrate Your Google Drive Data – Learn three ways to back up your Google Drive data.
- Doing More with Google Forms – Do more with Google Forms by utilizing add-ons.
- Take Advantage of the Power of Google Forms for Perfect Rubrics – See how to use Google Forms to create rubrics to assess student projects.
- Gmail Tips to Save You Time – Discover some Gmail tips that will save you a lot of time.
- I Didn’t Mean to Send That Email! – Learn how to retract emails that you didn’t mean to send.
Make Thinking Visible: Google Hangouts for Educators – Learn how Google Hangouts can help promote visible thinking for you and your students.
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.
- ePortfolio Solutions with Google and Microsoft – See how you can use Google Drive and Google Sites as an ePortfolio solution.
- TCEA Podcast #2: ePortfolios with Yvonne Clark – Learn how one teacher is using Google Sites as an ePortfolio solution for her students.
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.
- Free Templates for PowerPoint/Google Slides – Discover about some free and easy-to-download templates that will beatify your Google slide presentations. (Our most popular blog of all!)
- Google Templates for Students – Learn about some great Google Doc templates that will help your students get started on projects.
Miscellaneous Google Tools
- App-Smashing Google Tools – Combine Google tools, such as Sites, Forms, and Sheets to solve real-world scenarios.
- Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School – Use Google Slides and Google Drawings as classroom icebreakers.
- Four Lesser-Known Google Tools You Should Try Today – Find out about four lesser-known Google tools, such as Google Keep and Build LEGO with Chrome.
- GAFE Tools for the Busy Teacher – Learn about five Google add-ons that are guaranteed to save you time and energy in the classroom each day.
- Google-ize Your Digital Citizenship – Learn about ways you can use Google tools to teach digital citizenship in your classroom.
- Google It: It’s Elementary! – Learn how an elementary teacher can approach a lesson using a suite of Google tools.
- I’m a Google Jedi! – Discover how the TCEA Google Academy turned one of our participants into a Google Jedi.
- Invaluable, In-Class Flipping Ideas with Google – Learn more about the in-class flipped model and how you can utilize Google tools to try the in-class flipped model approach.
- Rock Solid Science Apps – Learn about some Google Play apps that will help supplement your Science curriculum.
- Tools to Help You Better Communicate with Parents – Learn how you can use tools such as Google Forms, Google Hangouts, and Google Classroom to better communicate with parents.
- Updates to Google Classroom, Forms, and More – Learn about updates to Google Hangouts, Google Classroom and more.
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.