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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

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gafe-train-fiHow Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

by TeachThought Staff

Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.

(If we wanted to over-read into the metaphor, we could even wonder if she’s using the momentum of the train as a criticism of Google’s business practices and their “railroading” of smaller app developers, but we’re crazy and Sylvia isn’t, so…)

Give Sylvia a follow on twitter, and see below for her itemized description of how Google Apps for Education can be used in your classroom.

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

1. Google Drive 

Get on board if you want a place to store all of your digital files and access them from any device in the world.

2. Google Docs

Get on board if you want to collaborate on document and editing, then share with the world.

3. Google Slides

Get on board if you want to create great slideshows that you can collaborate on and share.

4. Google Forms

Get on board if you want to collect data assess & monitor student progress.

5. Google Sheets

Get on board if you want to manipulate data and keep track of it.

6. Google Drawings

Get on board if you want to create great visuals for your projects.

7. Google Hangouts

Get on board if you want to bring the world into your class

8. Google Plus

Get on board if you want to connect with other educators around the world.

9. Google Chrome

Get on board if you want to add functionality to your browser with apps and extensions.

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sduckworth

Hi there, thanks for featuring my drawing (no criticism of Google intended in any way)! Noticed a couple of typos in your article:
1) #4: Google Forms: … data asses (!) …
2) #6: Google Drawing should be: Get on board if you want to create great visuals for your projects.
Sylvia

Mark Allen

Lovely graphic, but Google Classroom means it needs redrawing (sorry, Sylvia!) Classroom is now the first tool teachers should consider in the GAfE ecosystem, and indeed means that now they don’t need to become expert in Drive unless they want to.

Abel Journeyman

Just wish to say your article is great, and timely too.

The clarity in your post really shows your expertise on using Google Apps for Education.

With your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.