Gmail, Google Drive, and Chrome have become the go-to apps in many schools.
It is important to understand the basics of Google in order to maximize it for your classroom. The big three tech tools that should be the first on your list to learn are: Gmail, Google Drive and Google Chrome. Today we’ll cover a few of the most important reasons we love encouraging teachers and school administrators to use Google for their students.
Expert trainer, Shervette Miller-Payton discusses what you need to know about using Google tools in her training video 20 Hidden Google Tricks for Schools and Classrooms. She shows you some of the reasons we love encouraging educators to use Google tools for and with their students.
If you are a member of the Teacher Learning Community, you can watch Shervette’s teacher training now to earn your CEUs.
First up is Google Drive. We love the option to write documents, build spreadsheets, and make forms with this awesome tech tool. If you need inspiration on the design of your projects, Google Drive offers a huge library of templates to help get you started.
- Clearly – an ad blocker that helps to filter through the distractions that happen when surfing the web.
- Turn off the lights – the rest of the screen turns black when launching a YouTube video in your classroom.
- Task Timer – helps you with time management.
- Pocket – gives you a way to save articles that you find while surfing, for later reading.
- Rapportive – helps you get social media information from your email contacts.
More about the video’s presenter:
After teaching high school literature and composition for 14 years, Shervette Miller-Payton now serves as an assistant principal where she continues advocating transformative technology and authentic assessments. She earned her B.A. from Mercer University, her M.Ed. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Ed.D. is in progress at the University of Georgia. You can find Shervette on Twitter or Voxer @ATLTeacher.