The time has come again for us to share our great Google resources from 2017 that you might have missed on our blog. We have many remarkable posts on topics such as Chrome tips and tricks, HyperDocs in the classroom, and free Slide templates.
- The Power of Add-Ons: Save as Doc – Manage Form responses with the Save as Doc add-on.
- Transform Your Classroom into a Game Show – Gamify your classroom with this great add-on.
- TCEA Responds: Connect with Google Certified Administrators – Connect and collaborate with other Certified Administrators through the online communities mentioned in this post.
- Getting Serious with Android (Part 1) – Take your Android skills to the next level by exploring developer blogs and newsletters.
- Getting Serious with Android (Part 2) – Discover useful forums and YouTube playlists that will help you as you create your first Android app and enter the wonderful world of coding.
- Getting Serious with Android (Part 3) – Add to your Android-developer bag of tricks by taking advantage of these podcasts and Google+ communities.
- TCEA Responds: Podcasting Resources – Capture audio with these Android apps.
- TCEA Responds: Recording Speakers – Record and edit a speaker’s voice with this Android app.
Chrome | Chromebooks
- 10 Chrome-ifying Tips and Tricks – Power up your Chrome browser usage with these tips and tricks that require no extensions or add-ons.
- Animated GIFs: Education in Motion – Create an animated gif using this fantastic extension on your Chrome browser.
- Beautify and Protect Your Virtual Home: Google Chrome Browser – Discover some new Chrome add-ons that will beautify your screen, help you be more productive, and protect your privacy while online.
- Enhance Accessibility with Chromebooks – Explore a few accessibility apps and extensions for Chromebooks.
- New Chromebook Features – Explore new Chromebooks available for education that will make it easier to take advantage of classroom learning opportunities.
- Math Tools for Chrome – Examine powerful math tools that your students (and you!) can use with the Chrome browser.
- Two New Features in Google Classroom – Individualize learning for both students and adults with these two new features in Classroom.
- Differentiation with Google Digital Task Cards – Explore ways of creating digital task cards using Slides and Drawing in order to differentiate learning in your classroom.
- Google Lets Me Finally Be an Artist! – Check out the Auto Draw program and how it can help students in the classroom.
- Quick, Draw! with Google – Discover how Quick, Draw! can be used with your English Language Learners.
- Explore Google Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams – Incorporate livecams in the classroom by exploring Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams.
- Forms Smackdown: Google vs Microsoft – See how Forms stacks up to Microsoft Forms and discover features of each.
- Give Thanks with Google Forms – Pick up ideas on how to use Forms for Thanksgiving classroom activities.
- Managing All of Your Email – Organize and sort your emails with these mobile device apps and organizers.
- Provide Custom Email Updates for Parent Communication – Provide personalized parent communication using Gmail in three easy ways.
G Suite Curriculum
- Free G Suite Curriculum – Teach digital literacy skills to students with the new and free curriculum from Google.
- Empower Learners with the 5E Model and Hyperdocs – Mix in HyperDocs with the 5E Model in order to engage and empower new learning in your hyper-connected classroom.
- HyperDocs in Elementary – Organize content for student learning, collaboration, and creation in your elementary classroom with HyperDocs.
- Research Tools for Young Learners – Help students hone their thinking and reasoning skills with this wonderful HyperDoc.
- TCEA Podcast: HyperDrawings with Joli Boucher – Empower students to develop a variety of skills with HyperDrawing activities.
- Checklists: Scaffolding Metacognitive Awareness – Help students develop awareness of their thinking processes and keep track of tasks with the checklist feature in Keep.
- Digital Bulletin Board Smackdown – Learn how Keep compares to other digital bulletin boards.
- Researching and Sharing with Google Tools – Ensure that student research is valid with these two free Google tools.
- Creative Commons: Make OER Copyright Simple – Get insight about Creative Commons copyright licenses and how to create or remix content found when searching.
- Fact Check Now Available in Google – Discover how you can “certify” that news returned from a search has (or has not) been checked for accuracy and truth.
- Keeping Your Google Account Safe and Uncluttered – Keep your account safe and free from unneeded authorizations with this simple procedure.
- A New Type of Writing Prompt – Encourage students to write with this emoji writing prompt generator.
- Easily Analyzing Student Data with Google Explore – Easily decipher data with Explore.
- TCEA Responds: New Google Sites ePortfolios – Explore the pros and cons of Sites as a digital portfolio solution.
- Engage Students with Google Slides Q&A – Actively engage students in the classroom by utilizing the Slides Q&A feature.
- Fabulous Presentations with Google Slides – Create moving and engaging Slides presentations in order to get your message across.
- Makin’ It Merry – Celebrate the holiday season with animated gifs in Slides.
- Slide into the New Year with Student eBooks – Allow students to create eBooks using Slides.
- Free Templates for PowerPoint/Google Slides – Download gorgeous, free templates for Slides in order to beautify your slide presentations.
- More Free Presentation Templates – Find the perfect template that can be used with Slides in order to ensure that your presentation is a powerful story that resonates with your audience and achieves your desired goals.
- Twitter Takeaways: Five Google Tips – Learn tips on how to use Twitter to discover great resources.
- Three Tips for Google Suites Updates – Stay current with updates and new possibilities for Google Suites for Education with these great resources, webinars, and videos.
- Take Storytelling to New Heights with This Free App – Have students showcase their brilliance and creativity with this amazing free storytelling tool.
- The Latest Google Update – Check out a number of very nice updates that G Suite has added to their products.
- Three Tips for Google Suites Updates – Stay current with updates and new possibilities G Suite for Education with these great resources, webinars, and videos.
Various Google Tools
- Five Tools for Creating Global Perspective in the Classroom – Help expand students global perspective and connect them to the real world with these tools.
- Transform Learning with Text to Speech – Use the built in text-to-speech capabilities in Docs and Keep with students in the classroom.
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