Google Search, Google Help Center, and Google for Education Help Forums are online resources could you use when you want to search for how to do something with a Google tool.

  • Google Search bar: This is near the top of the results page, where you can see your query and modify it or enter a new one.
    • Ads: Appear in the right-hand column and sometimes at the top of the results in a colored box. Marked “Ads,” so you can easily identify them as paid results.
    • Natural results: Below ads that are not paid for by anyone, and can’t be bought.
    • Filters: These links are at the top navigational menu, just below the search bar – more explained below on these. Filters: When you complete a Google search, there are a number of filters you can apply to your search to narrow your results. These filters appear below the search box. With filters, you can narrow your search results to images, videos, maps, shopping, and more by clicking on one of these filters.
    • Knowledge Graph: When you search for a person, place, or thing Google may show this special information box on the right-hand side of the screen.
    • Modifiers: You can use special characters and words to get more specific search results; these are referred to as Modifiers. For example, if you use a hyphen (-) before a word in a query it will exclude results that contain this word. This is a great poster you could include on your class site/blog or hang in your room to teach students about the important role these modifiers play in searching.
    • Search Tools: To refine your search further, click on Search tools and you can filter results by where or when they originated.
  • Google Docs: smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Ability to customize thousands of fonts, links, images, drawings, and tables. By using Google Docs, a teacher can see the entire writing process so that feedback can be more meaningful. To access and review the revisions in a Google Doc click the File menu, then select See revision history. The revision history will color code the revisions made by each student to view contributions made by several students in one collaborative Google Doc. Revision history an important feature to utilize during group activities to keep students accountable, to allow the teacher to assess the work of each student individually, and to help students track their progress.  Google Translate works in Google Docs. Using Google Docs and Google Drive for collaborative learning gives teachers the tools to Facilitate collaboration, and Monitor progress, Check for understanding and provide feedback to students. When sharing a Google document, you can enable others to edit, view, and comment. Google Docs allows for one version of a document, meaning you never have to compile different revisions from group members. You can easily share documents using a URL instead of attaching a document to an email. If you have a file saved on your desktop, upload the document from your desktop to Google Drive and use the built-in feature to automatically convert it to a Google Doc.
  • Google Sheets: spreadsheets for analyzing, visualizing, and charting data. Google sheets app allows you to analyze data and Google Forms allows you to create a digital questionnaire to collect entries from users. The unique function ignores duplicates in a list and returns a single instance of each item. A line chart can be used to represent trends over time. When you want to share the results with another teacher, but not allow the teacher to alter the data enable Protected Range and Protected Sheet. The =unique(E: E) function will create a compressed list of standards to assess. Comparing the line graph and pie chart feature set, Both can be shared publicly and Both can pull data from multiple sources. Both can be customized. You can organize and share student data with teachers, thus making the conversation about students, not teaching.
  • Google slides – Shared slide decks are a great way to model real-time collaboration and capture both the individual and collective voice of the group. Share a slide deck with the teachers and assign a slide to each participant. Ask them to include their name, area of interests, strengths, and needs. By browsing the slides, the participants will learn a lot about their peers and build long-lasting connections with each other.
  • YouTube – Building context for your training sparks the interest of your participants. Empower the teachers to be learners along with their students by sharing videos from classrooms and students around the world. This provides a huge global impact in a classroom. Also, curate strong examples of classroom instruction or inspirational videos to help your community as they develop their comfort with technology integration, and you can invite each participant to subscribe to your channel to stay connected to your future curations. You can design video tutorials or curate videos on YouTube to help teachers build confidence with technology skills. Online video hosting and sharing. YouTube is an ideal place to host the video content that students are creating. Investing in creating a channel allows students to have a professional video presence and build an audience of followers to share their work with. Embed the video on a Google slide deck share the video with your substitute teacher. When collecting video links in a Google Doc, you can use the playlist feature on YouTube instead to organize videos by topic allows teachers to make notes about each video and allows teachers to share a group of videos at once. The drawbacks to using a textbook are that they can become out of date and don’t have interactive components or links to current events. YouTube playlists allow a teacher to put together a collection of videos on a specific topic. One benefit of augmenting a course textbook with digital resources is Increases student engagement. Students can become partners with the teacher in augmenting the textbook by building a Google Site of current events that link to the curriculum, suggesting YouTube videos that connect to the course content and generating online flashcards or study guides with links to external content. You can find video resources from professional speakers who record and share their own public performances. Channel and Playlists are filters that can be applied to a YouTube video search. Channels such as Khan Academy, Crash Course and Veritasium National Geographic are great examples.  Restricted Mode filters out inappropriate content and Restricted Mode is connected to Google SafeSearch. Easier to read captions (if enabled), decreased distraction, and easier for students to see are benefits to using full-screen mode when presenting a video to a classroom of students. Embed the video on a Google Form will help you to best gauge the compliance of your class by allowing you to include some comprehension questions.
  • Google+ – Connect your learners in meaningful ways through a Google+ Community. By inviting teachers to a private community and modeling online engagement, you will empower each teacher to understand his/her digital voice. Use this platform to facilitate closed discussions around teachers’ goals and add clarity to the ongoing conversation. Create a private community for educators to collaborate on common goals or grade level objectives. For some, this may be their first step into educational social media use, and by using Google+, you are providing a safe setting for that experience.
  • Google Classroom – By utilizing Google Classroom in your training, teachers can participate as both instructors and students. This unique interaction allows teachers to become familiar with its functions and understand how it can be valuable to their students. Posting announcements, providing links to training materials, including assessments, engaging in two-way communication, and providing feedback, will model the effective uses of Google Classroom for teachers and inspire them to do the same in their own classrooms. Organize your training sessions in Google Classroom so teachers can experience the benefits of having a digital classroom. Organize alL training sessions in Google Classroom to use a Google tool that will easily transfer to classroom use and gives teachers personalized feedback during and after training sessions. Google Classroom helps to organize their work into folders. Some teacher can be reluctant to school or organizational leaders, resistant to change, lack confidence, and are apathetic.
  • Google Forms: quick & easy surveys to gather information. You can only input data into a Google Sheet through a Google Form. -False. Text, Dates, and numbers are types of data you can collect with Google Forms. Google Keep creating to-do lists shared with many people. If you want to collect group data quickly, a good choice would be Google Forms. Real-time editing and commenting collaborative features of Google Docs help facilitate group work. Setting clear expectations, Aligning to the learning goals, Ensuring everyone the opportunity to participate, and Choosing the best digital tool for the job can help improve the success of a collaborative learning experience? Revision history. synchronous discussion? Options for questions in Google Forms include Objective Questions, Subjective Questions, Images, and YouTube Videos. When you click Send Form on a Google Form, the options for sharing are an auto-generated public URL, Posting directly to social media channels, an auto-generated URL, and inviting only specific people to view your form. The destination options for storing and viewing responses to Google Forms is to store in a new spreadsheet and store in an existing spreadsheet. Have people fill out a Google Form rather than simply sharing a Google Doc to collect responses because there’s the option to use a number of different question formats (like multiple choice, true/false, scales, etc.) with Google Forms. You do not need a Google account to fill out a Google Form, but you do to edit a Google Doc. All Form responses are saved in a Google Sheet and the results are easier to see. Google+ Polls and Google Forms can be used to gather numeric data on student views.
  • Google Slides: a presentation tool that makes it easy to tell stories. To engage learners with Google Slides: Use images and videos to connect main ideas for greater visual comprehension. Create engaging Google slides you can: Include links on slides to relevant information, Use shapes and lines to direct the viewer’s attention to essential information and Include images with captions. Use Slides for review and can go to additional resources outside of the presentation. To make the presentation more graphically appealing and extending the learning experience for students.
  • Google Drawings: Graphics, logos, and flowchart creation with shapes, text, and images
  • Gmail: Email, contacts, tasks, and communications. When creating a filter in Gmail, one action you can apply to incoming messages is to attach a label. A benefit to using labels in Gmail is: You can apply more than one to any message. You can search messages by the label and you can color code labels to find messages more efficiently. Which title below is one of the section titles given in a ‘priority inbox.’ Starred. You can search Gmail using the following criteria: Sender, Subject, Content, and Attachment.
  • Google Calendar: Scheduling, calendars, and appointments. Google Tasks integrate well with Google Calendar and Gmail. Although you can add dates and reminders to both Google Tasks and Google Keep notes, Google Keep allows you to add photos and Google Keep can set location-based reminders. You can distribute an agenda for a meeting by adding the agenda to your Google Calendar invitation as a shared Doc. Meeting resources, such as projectors, laptops, and even rooms, can all be booked through Google Calendar.  All events on a calendar will receive the default notification setting unless otherwise changed. A Google Calendar can have a distinct color option, a default notification reminder, and a unique name. Gmail Tasks allow for Multiple task lists. The reminders in Google Calendar are called Notifications.
  • Google Keep Note: a user can add pictures to notes, color code notes as needed, and remind the user of when an item needs to be addressed. Google Keep reminders will automatically show up on your Google Calendar when assigned.- false. In order for a task to appear on a specific date in your Google Calendar, you must: assign the task a due date. You can invite someone else to Google event by entering their email address in the Add Guests field.
    Create an event invitation in your Google Calendar. Students can join a Classroom class by joining using a class code and by accepting a teacher’s invitation.
  • Google Hangouts: Live video conferencing and messaging available on an app on your phone or tablet. Google Classroom allows teachers to post announcements to the Stream. If your school uses G Suite for Education, the maximum number of participants in a Google Hangout is 15. Move your cursor to the left edge of the video call window to reveal the menu, then click the Screenshare button to share your screen with other participants during a Hangout.  The benefits to using Hangouts with your students are students are able to find answers from other students before relying on the teacher for an answer, Students receive real-time feedback even when they are away from the classroom, You can monitor the conversations of many groups from your one device, and You can share announcements and important information with your students even after they have left the classroom. The mobile Hangouts app gives you the opportunity to mute conversations so that you are not constantly receiving notifications. Hangouts can be accessed in all of the following ways EXCEPT Gmail, Google+, and Chrome extension. When you delete a Hangouts conversation in your Hangouts list, the conversation is still visible for any other person involved in the conversation until they also delete the conversation from their Hangouts list.  Click on the other person’s name in your Gmail chat list to initiate a Google Hangout.
  • Hangouts On Air: Students can use Hangouts on Air to broadcast their conversations and presentations on YouTube so that anyone can watch. There are even audience participation features such as Q&A and an Applause App. Hangouts can help students practice good online communication. Google Hangouts On Air allows for an unlimited number of people to watch a Hangout.  The primary reason to use Google Hangouts On Air vs. Google Hangouts for professional development sessions is Hangouts On Air are recorded and can be shared on YouTube.
  • Personal Website: Nothing beats the ease of public access of a personal website: It’s a place to present and share student work that does not require users to have an account on a specific platform.
  • Google Sites: Web page creation and publishing. Users can not set unique page-level permissions for different pages within a site. False. To create a Google site you must: Go to and click the red “Create” button. You can customize your Google Site with fonts and colors, footers, a URL address, display language, and all events must be put on the user’s personal calendar as well as any other calendars they create. – False. Google Sites can most easily pull in content from just about every other Google product.Student-created videos can be shared using: Google Sites, YouTube, and Student discussions can be facilitated through Google Groups. Maintaining a Google Site as a class site is valuable because you can communicate easily.
  • Google Groups: Group communication and web forums are a more effective means of communication than creating a contacts group inside Gmail because Google Group has one custom email address. Send limits are Basic Permission settings in a Group include anyone can ask, Only invited users, and Public. When creating a Google Group, selecting the ‘Email list’ group type allows users to interact with the group through Email. One way to share your group and increase participation is by inviting members directly through email.  You can use a Google Group email address or Individual student email addresses to share an app purchased through the Google Play for Education Store with students. You can browse and filter apps by Cost, Grade Level, and Intended Users. A Google Group web forum where students participate at various times throughout the day. Video Hangouts, Google Docs comments, and Google Groups web forum are all great for projects remotely.You can use Google+ to create an online social media community. The easiest way to gather information from your community members is to create a: google form AND Hangouts On Air can be used to host a live Q&A event. The maximum number of editors on a Google Doc is 50. You know that having students discuss the materials they are learning is one of the best ways to have them contextualize, understand, and apply what they know. You’re ready to take it to the next level by driving the discussion online, and Google Groups seems to be a good choice. Groups are not time-bound so you can use the same Group for future classes. Classrooms will likely change with each class.Tou can have posts sent directly to your email with Groups and you can reply via email as well. Getting feedback and input from the public is important in giving students a voice. Some tools are much better to use in this case than others.  To create promotional videos for your community event, you could consider using which of the following tools: Hangouts On Air and YouTube Editor. Video Hangouts are a great option for holding synchronous discussions, but there are other tools, too. Consider Google Classroom, Chat Hangouts, and Google Groups. Place them in order from most to least effective when trying to hold synchronous discussions.Chat, Classroom, Groups. Google+ Communities can be restricted to your domain is one benefit of using a Google+ Community rather than a Blogger blog to promote discussion inside your school community?
  • Google Chrome: Internet browsing
  • Google+: Online communities and social networking. When participating in a Google+ community, you can post videos, links, and documents to share with others, and create polls to gather information from other members. Participate in threaded discussions.
  • Google Maps/Earth: Interactive maps and satellite imagery
  • Blogger: Publishing blogs. Traditionally, writing that happens in class is solely between the student and the teacher. As soon as you share writing with a larger audience, the process changes. That’s what Blogger can do as a writing platform. YouTube, Hangouts on Air, and Blogger can be used for audience participation. Using the “comments” feature in Blogger can be a powerful tool for students to give and receive constructive feedback. To make sure all feedback is appropriate and not spam, what are your options to moderate comments? Opt-in to approve each comment before it’s posted by receiving an email notification. Require “word verification” before a comment can be posted.



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