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Google Tools Meets Middle School
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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.
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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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1


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