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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas. Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize education. With its highly collaborative, online/offline format — and its attractive price tag (free!) — many schools, businesses and other organizations are ditching their expensive, clunky software for this powerful suite of tools. The way that Google Apps is interactive and easy to share is powerful. There’s so much you can do with these apps in class to get students — AND teachers — working together. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. What are other ways to use Google Apps to help students, teachers and others at schools collaborate? (For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links, “like” Ditch That Textbook on Facebook and follow @jmattmiller on Twitter!) Related Google Apps "GAFE Smashing" activities -- Part 1: Dynamic Docs In "Ed Tech"

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26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps This guide will teach you to be as tech-savvy as your students. It is meant to acquaint you with Google Apps’ major features and is loaded with best practices and lots of helpful, actionable tips to optimize your investment in Google Apps and improve your students’ learning experience. It’s appropriate for school IT admins, teachers, principals, and anyone else interested in learning more about Google Apps for education.

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A Wonderful App for Students to Showcase Their Learning August 21, 2015 30hands is an excellent app to use with students in class. You can use it for a wide variety of purposes from creating demos and tutorials to crafting visually appealing presentations and videos. Students can use it to create multimedia productions showcasing their learning in the form of a slideshow with audio narration, or through an audio-enhanced image portfolios to mention but a few examples. Given its intuitive interface and simple layout, 30hands can be used with different age groups. 30hands is also great for digital storytelling. Students can add images and draw slides then arrange them by a simple drag and drop.

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With Google gaining strength in schools, here are some ways to incorporate Google apps to build collaborative practices in your classes. This page offers suggestions as to how match an app to a collaborative practice. The site also offers some insight into how to incorporate educational technology as a content tool instead of being so reliant on textbooks. by chedwards Oct 10