Thursday, March 10, 2016

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Integrate with Google

Google Apps for Education make my life so much easier and more productive. More and more web tools are seeing the power of working with Google. Besides the great apps and extensions available in the Web Chrome Store, tech tools are now integrating with Google Drive and Classroom.

Here are a few:

1. Gale Databases - I know I have blogged about this before, but it is worth mentioning again. Gale now has a sign in to Google option for saving your research. Highlight, annotate, and download the articles to your Google Drive. The article will appear in its own folder with the article, highlights, notes and a citation. Genius!

2. EDpuzzle - Take a video clip and insert questions for students to answer as they watch. Import your class rosters from Google Classroom and share the videos with your students.

3. Quizizz - Create a digital assessment and share with students through their Google Classroom integration feature. Students get a direct link to the quiz and the teacher can see their Google account login in addition to nickname student uses. Track student progress in Google Classroom.

4. Nearpod - Teach via interactive lessons in Nearpod and share with student via Google Classroom.

Google also integrated their Calendar into Google Classroom giving teacher's the option to embed the calendar into their class blog or website. With the one Google Sign-in for many web sites, there are fewer username/passwords to remember!

Check out these additional sites from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Very Good Educational Websites That Are Now Integrated with Google Classroom


  1. This is a SUPER blog post for all teachers who use GAfE! I'm gonna share this on Scoopit & with my teachers. Thank you, Jen!
    @GwynethJones - The Daring Librarian

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