“One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.” By Washington Irving
Google has many great free tools that you can use in the classroom. Below are a few of my favorites:
Flippity: You can make flashcards in google spreadsheets with step by step directions. You can even add YouTube videos on the flashcards!
StoryBuilder: Have students create stories or explanation and watch the animated video of their writing experience also an other way to present information!
Google Connected Classrooms: Take students on virtual field trips using Google+ Hangouts, students have the opportunity to ask questions of the museum and zoo experts that are leading the virtual field trips. You can find schedules of the virtual field trips and links to the past recordings.
Google a Day: Have your students work on a challenge problem based on ‘Google a day’ when they finish work early or as a class during transitions. (Secret: I like just doing them myself)
Google Scholar: Have your students use this free accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across many different publishing formats and disciplines.
Google Translate: Translate your document into any language, great way to help parent communication.
I also wanted to share this document again of all the ways you can use Google Doc’s in the classroom. I would love to know your favorite Google tools as well.