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Updated Edition of Bestseller

Google Tools Meets Middle School

  • Michael J. Graham - Westside High School, Jonesboro, AR (Principal), Harrisburg Middle School, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Jason Borgen - Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District, Vice President, Board of Director, CUE, Inc.


September 2017 | 224 pages | Corwin

Become a master of 21st century learning for your students

Google Apps and Chromebooks have become ubiquitous in classrooms, but how can you thoughtfully and seamlessly integrate these tools into day-to-day teaching to prepare your students for the jobs of the future? Filled with actionable instruction ideas, the newest edition of this bestselling book includes:

  • Step-by-step tutorials on how to use the Google Apps for Education suite so students can create, collaborate, and share their work
  • How each tool can impact student learning, promote 21st-century skills, and meet and exceed ISTE NETs, Common Core, and other standards
  • New and updated classroom examples, teaching tips, and sample lessons to help you use these tools most effectively

The exciting second edition will invigorate veteran teachers to implement new strategies while helping novice teachers get familiar with crucial technology components students need for success for high school and later in life.

"Graham and Borgen have hit the nail on the head! They have compiled extensive resources to provide the teachers with a one-stop location to move technology integration forward in a school or district."
Tim Landeck, Director, Technology Services
Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville, CA


"Given the fact that Google now dominates the edtech market, mastering the tools in the G Suite for Education is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity for 21st-century educators.  The authors have written a comprehensive instructional work the covers the full range of Google tools -- from Gmail to Google Drive and beyond. Pedagogy, lesson ideas, and helpful tech tips round out a book that will surely be a must read for any forward-thinking educator."
Dr. John Davenport, Middle School ELA and History Teacher
Portola Valley School District, Portola Valley, CA

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Becoming a Master of Learning
Key Features  
Future Ready Learning  
Instructional Standards  
Pedagogy  
Features of G Suite for Education  
Google User Experience  
Why Google?  
Summary  
Resources  
 
2. G Suite for Education: Overview
Key Features  
The Apps  
The Cloud  
Share  
The Domain Administrator: Behind the Scenes  
Resources  
 
3. Google Classroom
Key Features  
Setting Up Your Class  
Class Activities  
Grades  
Communicate With Parents  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
Resources  
 
4. Google Documents
Key Features  
Google Docs Basics and State-Mandated Testing  
File Menu  
Edit Menu  
View Menu  
Living Documents  
Insert Menu  
Tools Menu  
Table Menu  
Add-ons  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
Resources  
 
5. Google Slides
Key Features  
Slides and Communication  
Accessing Presentations  
File Menu  
Insert Menu  
Slide Menu  
Format Menu  
Example of Student Work  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
Resources  
 
6. Google Sheets
Key Features  
Standards for Mathematical Practice  
File Menu  
Edit Menu  
View Menu  
Insert Menu  
Format Menu  
Data Menu  
Tools Menu  
Add-ons  
Auto Fill  
SAMR Implications—Transformation Instruction  
Summary  
Resources  
 
7. Google Forms
Key Features  
Advantages of Forms  
Creating a Google Form  
Editing a Google Form  
Settings  
Administering the Form  
Responses in Google Forms  
Google Forms Menu in Google Sheets  
Uses for Forms  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
Resources  
 
8. Google Drawings
Key Features  
Graphic Organizers  
Share Versus Publish  
File Menu  
View Menu  
Flowcharts  
Drawings as Assessments  
Graphical Toolbar  
Insert Menu  
Edit Icons  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
Resources  
 
9. Google Drive
Key Features  
Accessing Drive  
Managing Drive  
Search  
Download Google Drive  
SAMR Implications—Transforming Instruction  
Even More  
Summary  
 
10. Even More Google
Key Features  
Search  
A Google a Day  
Google URL Shortener  
Google Chrome  
Maps  
Scholar  
Communication  
Hangouts  
Summary  
Resources  
 
Index

"Graham and Borgen have hit the nail on the head! They have compiled extensive resources to provide the teachers with a one-stop location to move technology integration forward in a school or district.

 

By matching specific state standards with technology tools and resources, this book fills a common gap for the educator in the time of CCSS."

Tim Landeck, Director, Technology Services
Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville, CA

"Given the fact that Google now dominates the edtech market, mastering the tools in the G Suite for Education is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity for 21st-century educators.  Providing teachers with the knowledge they need to do so, however, can be a challenge.  That is unless one has readily available a handy, detailed, and easy-to-read guide to everything Google.  Just such a resource has been produced by Borgen and Graham.  The authors have written a comprehensive instructional work the covers the full range of Google tools -- from Gmail to Google Drive and beyond -- and does so in a format and style that makes their slim volume eminently accessible to its target audience . . . teachers.  Yet Google Tools Meets Middle School offers so much more.  Pedagogy, lesson ideas, and helpful tech tips round out a book that will surely be a must read for any forward-thinking educator."

Dr. John Davenport, Middle School ELA and History Teacher
Portola Valley School District, Portola Valley, CA
Key features

The new edition will include:

  • Provides step-by-step tutorials on how to use the Google Apps for Education suite.
  • Describes how each tool can impact student learning, promote 21st century skills, and meet and exceed several types of standards: ISTE NETs, Common Core, and other standards.
  • Offers completely new and updated classroom examples, teaching tips, and sample lessons aligned to standards to help teachers begin to use these tools effectively.
  • Lessons and considerations specific to middle school classrooms.

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