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Google Classroom Tips [Infographic]

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Great infographic from the Google for Education team with some helpful Google Classroom tips to help you prepare for the school year.


UPDATE:
Lots of interesting changes to Google Classroom recently. Make sure to check out our comprehensive online course on Google Classroom by Google in Education guru +Allison Mollica. The course will help you get up to speed with ‘Google Classroom’ and features video lessons with an online quiz after each video chapter to test your knowledge. The course is being updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes. Get access here: http://goo.gl/ddspKc

How I Passed the Google Educator Qualification Exams

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For those who want to qualify for the Google Teacher Academy program or for those who want to become a Google Certified Trainer, one of the required application requirements is to pass the Google Educator individual qualification certification which consists of five online exams (4 required and 1 elective).

Even if you are not ready yet to hold Google Apps training outside your school district, getting the Google Educator status can benefit your professional development as a teacher. The entire process of preparing and taking the exam can greatly impact your understanding of Google Apps and how you can integrate it in the classroom.


I recently completed my Google Educator status last May so I thought of sharing some of the things that helped me pass all five exams. Note that these tips were all based from my own experience so what worked for me might not work for you. I’m not going to share you shortcuts on how to pass all exams in one go. If that is something you want, I suggest join…

Using Google Keep in the Classroom

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If you are one of those who implement BYOD or allows students to access smartphones/tablets in the classroom, here’s a Google tool you might consider introducing to your students.


Keep is a note taking service from Google announced March of last year. It quickly lets you save notes on things you want to remember including voice notes, to-do lists, and pictures. It is available both as a Google Drive web service and a free mobile app you can download from Google Play.

Since it is a Google product, anyone with a Gmail or a Google Apps account have access so there is no need to create a separate login. Although it lacks features like creating folders for your notes or adding tags, its simplicity makes it a perfect tool for students especially the younger ones.

Below are reasons including tips why it is a better productivity service for students.

1. Quickly save what’s on your mind

When Google Keep was first launched, it didn't get the attention it deserved. Many compared it to services…

Gmail - The Apps Show - Ep. 8

New Google Classroom Features!

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Quick video screencast using +TechSmith's Snagit.  (I need a new headset, sorry for the audio).  Overview of the new features ~ about page and how teachers now have access to student work while they are constructing not only after they turn it.  Great stuff! :)

+Allison Mollica


UPDATE:

Lots of interesting changes to Google Classroom recently. Make sure to check out our comprehensive online course on Google Classroom by Google in Education guru +Allison Mollica. The course will help you get up to speed with ‘Google Classroom’ and features video lessons with an online quiz after each video chapter to test your knowledge. The course is being updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes. Get access here: http://goo.gl/ddspKc