Earth's Summit: Everest Base Camp from Google Street View
3 Things You Can Use Google Apps for Education For Right Now: Part 1
1. Create a Shared Folder in Google Drive
Creating a shared folder is easy and allows you to share collaborative and non-collaborative docs to your colleagues and students. This way all of your course work, syllabus, NEASC Reports, etc. can be shared and edited all within Google Drive. Watch this short video to learn how to create a shared folder in Google Drive.
2. Sharing a Course/Homework Calendar
Creating a a Google Calendar is easy and allows you to communicate important dates, events or assignments. The district and building calendars, such as YMS Events, Drama Calendar, Athletics Calendar, etc. will be created by the domain administrator, however, teachers can create secondary calendars for their own learning environment.
This allows teachers to easily communicate to their students and parents what is expected and share due dates. The calendar can then be shared to the team or teacher's individual web page. Students and/or parents then have the option to subscribe to the calendar so that they will get immediate notification when a new assignment or event is published to any of their devices. Watch this short video to learn how to create a shared Google Calendar.
3. Use a Google Form with Your Students
Google Forms is a great tool that allows you to poll or question your intended audience to check for understanding. Creating a quiz using Forms is a snap and the immediate feedback is what truly empowers Google Forms as a formative assessment tool. All of the responses will be published into an easy to sort and read spreadsheet all within Google Drive. Using advanced tools, you can even sort information for grades if you choose. Watch this short video to learn how to create and share a Google Form.
New Google Links for Teachers
Short video tutorials explaining ways in which we can make technology work within our classroom to make life easier, increase productivity or enhance a lesson.
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The newly enhanced Google Street View. Explore new areas of our planet right from a first hand view. Now go underwater, to the top of the highest peaks, and even in restricted areas.
News, tips, and thoughts from the Google Drive team
Actual footage from the Mars landing.
New Links to Try in Class
A fun way to learn about representative democracy.
Interactive games with global and environmental awareness.
Track recently headlines in national publications regarding Earths climate changes all within an interactive map.
Online free photo editing! Easy to use and free - enhance, edit and transform your photographs using the coolest effects and tools available anywhere!
Engaging online practice for both science and math in grades 4 - 10 customized to what is taught each week.
Drag, drop and listen to create some amazing harmonies and beats.
Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR)
An info-graphic of applications that fit into the four domains of the SAMR model. Click the image to the left to enlarge.
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