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30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools - Ditch That Textbook

30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools - Ditch That Textbook
4. Shared presentations Create a presentation with one slide per student and give students permission to edit it. Then assign an activity — some quick Internet research, a writing prompt, an image search to find an example, etc. When they’re done, show the presentation on a projector. It’s student work instantly on display. 5. This goes for any creative student work — poetry, video, visual art, etc. Kick this assignment up a notch with a Google Earth and Slides appsmash! 6. When you add a speech bubble or thought bubble to an image, you let students speak or think for the subject of the photo. Select a set of pictures that either introduces your current lesson focus or is key to your subject for the lesson and let students caption them as a group. 7. This idea comes from Jennifer Scott, an English teacher, and technology leader in California. To create a unified look, students create Layouts with Image templates. A layout like this… …becomes this. 8.

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