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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms)

There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a ton of Google tools that you should try out. But not all of them are relevant to your classroom. What’s a teacher to do? See Also: 6 little-known Google tools you should try today First, check out the graphic we worked hard on making for you. Google Tools Teachers Should Try (And How To Use Them In Classrooms) Scroll the whole way down this VERY long visual for links and more! Links And Other Information Privacy and Security Tools Ensure your students’ (and your!) Google Drive Take your classroom paperless, collaborate, and share easily with this one stop for all of your documents. Docs/Sheets/Slides Easy to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools for classroom work and professional development. Forms

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