Here are some ideas on how you can use Google tools with your students:
1. Encourage your students to read more by creating a Google Form to record their reading records. Add a section for parents to get involved! Responses are automatically recorded in a Google Sheet. Here's an example:
2. Post a question in Google Moderator that gets your students thinking. This works well with group reading. Have them vote on the best responses and continue the discussion in class. Here's an example:
3. Use Google Hangouts to connect to a guest speaker or reader for a lesson.
4. In the beginning of the year, create a Form to survey your students’ interests and try to tie them into your lessons.
5. Use Google Drawing during your geometry unit. Have student create pictures using as many different shapes as they can. They can share them with classmates and ask them to label the shapes. Here's an example:
6. More ideas for using Google in your classroom: Lesson Plans
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Google as a Teacher Productivity Tool