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Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education is a suite of tools designed to make teachers, students, and administrators more effective at communicating and sharing information and resources. Below is a chart of the apps, the purpose of each app, and resources that you can use to better learn how to use these apps.

 

Google App

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Purpose/Ideas

Resources

 

Drive

Cloud-based storage for files and folders; sharing resources with others

 

Share almost any kind of files with students and have them share files with you.

Drive and Docs - Level 1 Training
http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/drive/level1

 

Drive and Docs - Level 2 Training

http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/drive/level2.htm

 

Google Classroom

    

Blended learning platform that allows sharing of announcements and assignments. Also allows students to turn in assignments online and for teachers to grade and return them online.

Google Classrooom 101 Video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26iyyQMp_g  

 

Docs

Create documents

 

Create worksheets, fliers, newsletters, and other items and share them directly with students via Drive or Gmail

A great beginner’s guide for using Docs

 

https://docs.google.com/a/hendersonisd.net/document/d/1IGkU53HWujBSPyxM5hU9S4t1dKgvz1nHW6DGtJOgQ3U/edit

Gmail

Web-based email

 

Communicate with one student or parent at a time or a whole class of students or parents.

Learn Gmail at http://learn.googleapps.com/gmail

 

The basics of Gmail  - Part 1

http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/gmail/level1.html

 

The basics of Gmail integration at school and in the classroom

http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/gmail/level2.html

Sheets

Create spreadsheets

A great beginner’s guide for using Sheets

 

https://docs.google.com/a/hendersonisd.net/document/d/1Ncl_7RCpUpp9SCd6eFq1hartk2-Qv54HAdCVUvP7DSU/edit

Slides

Create presentations

A great beginner’s guide for using Slides

 

https://docs.google.com/a/hendersonisd.net/document/d/1pEOAamcYDstEbl1yEhIN74RbYhYOA_fQ8lAc77y_0u8/edit

Forms

Create surveys, questionnaires, quizzes, and other ways to collect information

Great ideas for using Google Forms with students
 

http://gettingsmart.com/2013/09/4-new-ways-use-google-docs-forms-students/

Drawing

Create drawings and images

Google’s guide for creating a drawing

 

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179740?hl=en&ref_topic=1361611

Calendar

Store and share important dates and events

Learn Google Calendar at http://learn.googleapps.com/calendar

 

The basics of Google Calendar

http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/calendar/level1.html

 

Level 2 calendar training

http://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/calendar/level2.html