Google Apps for Education

Leveraging Web 2.0 tools like Google Apps is a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century. But how do you choose the right tool that will enhance classroom learning and not be an afterthought or add on? We’ve put together some best practices for Google Apps for Education.

Collaborate

  • Students, colleagues, and professionals can share ideas, give feedback, produce meaningful products and more!
  • Collaborate on a singular document (versus sending multiple versions back and forth via email)
  • Upload and convert document files (up to 2 MB)
  • Work together synchronously or asynchronously

Share

  • Documents can be made private, public or shared with just a few people
  • Google accounts aren’t required for everyone to collaborate
  • Information is stored in the cloud and can be accessed 24/7

Use the Templates App

  • Free templates include teacher and student planning tools, evaluations, rubrics, newsletters and more!
  • Add copies of your favorite templates to your Google Drive!

Use the search feature

  • Quickly find current and older docs with the Google Doc search engine
  • Search for documents by titles, authors, etc.

Organize

  • Create folders to organize all of your documents
  • Organize folders by topic, class, student, etc.
  • Color code folders

Google Apps for education

Google Apps for Education: want to learn more?

Not sure how to get started with Google Apps in your classroom? Join Powerful Learning Practice for a month’s worth of Google Apps 101 eCourses where you will:

  • Learn how-to create and collaborate with Google Docs for professional and classroom use
  • Evaluate how Google Docs can enhance curriculum
  • Discuss pros/cons of private and public viewing of information
  • Confer on value of Google Apps versus Microsoft Word, Corel Word, etc.
  • Create engaging lessons and activities with Google Docs
  • Learn how-to create and collaborate with Google Presentations for professional and classroom use
  • Evaluate how Google Presentations can enhance curriculum
  • Discuss pros/cons of private and public viewing of information
  • Confer on value of Google Presentations versus Powerpoint, Hyperstudio and other multimedia software
  • Create engaging lessons and activities with Google Presentations

These courses are scheduled back to back for a full month of learning. You can also take one or the other, but both courses will give you the full learning experience!

Google Docs 101 starts October 14 – Enroll now

Google Presentations 101 starts October 28 – Enroll now

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