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What's New in Google - February 2024

Catch up on everything new in Google Workspace for Education from February 2024, and see great ideas and resources! This includes lots of new Google updates and Google resources for your…  learn more

Activities with Google Drawings

Google Drawing is a part of Google that you might not use often, but once you start experimenting with it, the classroom possibilities are endless! Google Drawings gives…  learn more

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Google Education Center

Learning never stops. Start your journey with training courses Learn basic and advanced skills across Google tools with free of charge online training courses designed for educators of…  learn more

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Google Arts and Culture

So many fun things to see, explore, and experiment with. Explore more art coloring books and color your way through the palettes of famous paintings and cultural images.  learn more

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GOOGLE SITES’ NEW PAGE AND CREATE A THEME FEATURES

If you work with Google Sites enough, you’ll realize that you can move pages around with ease. You can group them one under another to avoid the overwhelm…  learn more

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TechNotes: DRAWING FOR LEARNING WITH GOOGLE CANVAS

Artistic editors and apps abound online, but have you taken a look at Google Canvas? In a stylus-powered classroom, this simple tool provides students lots of options. Use…  learn more

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TechNotes: GOOGLE TIPS AND TRICKS

A collection of activities and tools to use with your students today.  learn more

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Google for Education: Back to School 2022

Kick off the school year with lessons that help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized while learning new technology skills.  learn more

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Google for Education on YouTube

Google for Education is about learning for everyone, anywhere. Subscribe to our channel for product news and updates, resources, and ideas. We believe that every student and every…  learn more

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How to Layer Images in Google Docs

Have you ever been frustrated with getting images in the exact location you want in Google Docs? These new features make this so much easier and give you…  learn more

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5 Useful Google Features for Teachers

Here are 5 helpful tips for your favorite Google tools! These hidden features will help you and your students be more productive and creative while using Docs, Gmail…  learn more

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Google Slides Tips & Tricks for Teachers

Ideas for how to use Google Slides in the classroom, tips and tricks for how to format Google Slides, how to add text, audio, video, and hyperlinks to…  learn more

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Five Google Scholar Features Students Should Know How to Use

Watch this video to see five key features of Google Scholar that students should know how to use.  Richard Byne Jul 29, 2021  learn more

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Tech & Learning: Google Education Tools and Apps

Google Classroom is the most popular digital tool in education, due to its cost (free!) and the multitude of easy-to-use apps and resources related to it. TL EditorsJune 15,…  learn more

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Google Applied Digital Skills: Digital Teaching Tools

Use our creative, video-based lessons in the classroom or remotely to prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow  learn more

Slides Mania

Free creative PowerPoint templates and Google Slides themes -Much more than presentations-  learn more

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Google for Education Updates You Need to Know!

Google for Education just announced some AH-mazing updates! In this video, I will give you an overview of everything that has been released and things that are coming…  learn more

How Create Your First Google Site

How to create your first website using Google Sites.  Richard Byrne Feb 28, 2019  learn more

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GOOGLE DRIVE BINGO: EXPLORE 25 GOOGLE DRIVE TIPS

One of my favorite Google tools? Google Drive. It’s a phenomenal mixing board for getting things done, saving files, and more. If you have a Google Workspace for…  learn more

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GOOGLE FORMS: NEW FEATURES FOR FORMATTING AND CUSTOMIZATION

Google forms just got better. Most of us have come to rely on Google forms. They are a great way to collect information, check for understanding, poll a…  learn more

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100+ Google Quick Tip Videos for Teachers!

There are 100 video tutorials available on the Shake Up Learning YouTube channel! Here’s a handy Google Doc with each video categorized by application. Kasey Bell  learn more

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Slides Mania: Tips and tricks for Google Slides

Wondering how to take Google Slides to the next level? Here you’ll find some useful tips and tricks to up your slides game.  learn more

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Best Google Forms Templates for Teachers

2010-2022 Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, by Med Kharbach Pre-designed templates are ready-made forms you can appropriate for a wide variety of purposes. You do not have to…  learn more

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Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103

In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use the Google Chrome web browser or Chromebooks. (This is Part 1 of a 4-part series…  learn more

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30 Fantastic Free Google Slides Templates and Themes for Teachers

Google Slides is free, easy to use, and offers so many cool options! These Google Slides templates are all also free, and they give you endless ways to…  learn more

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Google Maps: My Maps

Create and share custom maps with Google My Maps. Draw Add points or draw shapes anywhere. Search Find places and save them to your map. Import Instantly make…  learn more

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The 12 Days of Chrome-mas 2022

With the holiday season here, I am excited to share some of my favorite tips and tricks for the Chrome web browser! I will be doing this in a…  learn more

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Use Google Scholar to Learn About Inventors and Inventions

Google Scholar includes an option to find patent filings and read them online. Using that feature is a neat way to learn about inventions and inventors.  Richard Byrne …  learn more

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Applied Digital Skills: Digital Lessons & Curriculum

Google for Education. Collections are lessons organized around a common theme. Students can complete any number of lessons in any order.  learn more

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Applied Digital Skills: Teacher Resources

Google for Education.  Everything you need to teach digital skills.  View guides, teacher stories, example projects, and more  learn more

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Google Earth Project

Eight Projects in Google Earth that you can do with your students in history or geography.  Created by Jennifer Wyatt  learn more

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Teaching Students how to “Google It” to Learn Online Research Skills

These units are a great opportunity to collaborate with the classroom teachers. Each class the students will need a new question to research. You could easily pull in…  learn more

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57 Google Earth & Maps Tutorials for Teachers and Students

In my playlist of 57 Google Earth and Maps tutorials you'll find directions for everything from the basics of navigation to creating historic map overlays to mapping datasets and…  learn more

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Google Earth Education

Google’s Geo Tools aren’t just about geography. You can use them to trace Marco Polo’s journey through Asia, to explore the architecture of Barcelona, to measure how Alaska’s…  learn more

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THE BEST GOOGLE FONT PAIRINGS + MORE DESIGN TIPS FOR TEACHERS

The fonts that appear in your font dropdown are actually just a fraction of the available fonts in Google’s font collection, and it’s super easy to add more.…  learn more

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Google Drawings Resources

Control Alt Achieve. All of my resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt…  learn more

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How to use Google Drawing with Elementary Students

Google drawing is a free software by Google. It allows users to easily create diagrams and charts.  Users can collaborate with each other in real time by using…  learn more

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Google Groups

Google groups is a great resource for crowd-sourced answers. No matter what the topic, there's an answer – and group – out there. Want to quickly start a…  learn more

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Google Kid Space

A kids mode with content to help children discover, create, and grow, available on select Android tablets.* Designed with kids’ curiosity in mind Whether it’s animals or art projects,…  learn more

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Experiments with Google: Web VR Experiments

Web VR brought virtual reality to the web, making it easier for anyone to create, enjoy, and share VR experiences. The next phase of this evolution is WebXR,…  learn more

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How to Print a Google Form

Google Forms are a digital solution for collecting data, however, sometimes you need either the form or the results on paper. You can use the built in features…  learn more

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71 Google Slides Tutorials

In my playlist of Google Slides tutorials you'll find everything from the basics of using Google Slides to using the image editing tools in Google Slides to adding…  learn more

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10 Google Earth and Maps Activities for Math Lessons

Here are directions for measuring perimeter and area in Google Earth. Doing that is one of many ways to incorporate Google Earth into mathematics lessons. Making that video…  learn more

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Control Alt Achieve

Over time I have created quite a few help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics and other educational technology topics. Although these resources can be…  learn more

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Ditch That Textbook: Google Ideas

Don't know what to do with all those Chromebooks? Or laptops? Or digital devices? The apps in Google's G Suite can unlock creative, collaborative learning. We have TONS…  learn more

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Four Dozen Google Forms Tutorials

In a video that I published earlier this year I mentioned that the vast majority of my videos don't get more than a few hundred views. But there are some…  learn more

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Supercharge Google Forms with Add-ons

Google Forms is already a very powerful, full-featured program that allows you to create forms, surveys, polls, quizzes, and more.  Thankfully Google allows people to create Add-Ons that can…  learn more

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Google Applied Digital Skills: Back to School 2023

Kick off the school year with lessons that help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized while learning new technology skills.  learn more

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11 Ways to Teach Math with Google Drawings

Google Drawings is one of my favorite parts of the Google Drive suite, even though it seems to often get overlooked. Perhaps that is because Google itself hides the…  learn more

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How to Measure Perimeter and Area in Google Earth

Google Earth is a tool that people often think of as being something that’s only useful for social studies lessons. However, there are many areas in which Google…  learn more

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Ten Ways to Use Google Earth in Your Classroom

Google Earth is available to use in your web browser, as desktop software, as an iOS app, and as an Android app. All versions can be found at google.com/earth.…  learn more

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CS First: Teach Computer Science & Coding to Kids

A computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn. A curriculum for every classroom. Students learn through video-based lessons, with different themes like…  learn more

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CREATE EMOJI MASHUPS IN SECONDS WITH THESE EMOJI MAKERS

TCEA TechNotes. Wish you had an easy way to create emojis? Sure, you can find them everywhere on the web. But what about creating your own emoji darlings…  learn more

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Google Tools and Activities for Art Education

Google tools and activities can offer many ways for students to be creative when making art. Although there is no replacement for getting your hands dirty with finger…  learn more

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Study Skills and Learning Strategies

Google Applied Digital Skills. These lessons help you learn effective study skills and techniques to prepare for projects, tests and exams.  learn more

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A Complete Guide to the 15+ Google Workspace Apps

Want to unlock the full potential of Google Workspace? Here's a comprehensive overview of the most useful Google apps to boost your productivity. Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)…  learn more

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Google Slides 101: Tips and Tricks Every Teacher Needs To Know

Google Slides is a favorite teaching tool for many educators, both in person and online. With a huge selection of free features and options, this powerhouse allows teachers…  learn more

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12 GOOGLE DOCS FEATURES TO INFUSE STYLE, EFFICIENCY, AND FUN

TCEA TechNotes. These quick and breezy Google Docs features are destined to provoke delightful “wow” reactions from both you and your fellow document adventurers! Your documents will captivate…  learn more

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71 Google Slides Tutorials for Teachers and Students

In the Google Slides tutorials, you’ll find everything from the basics of using Google Slides to using the image editing tools in Google Slides to adding audio to…  learn more

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Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class! Google Earth calls itself "the world's…  learn more

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How To Use Google Earth For Teaching

Google Earth  is an online virtual rendering of the planet earth in great detail. It combines satellite imagery and street view photos to create a seamless image that…  learn more

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How to Make a Rubric with Multiple Choice Grid in Google Forms

While almost all of us use Google Forms, I think that the Multiple Choice Grid option is one of the lesser-used question types. There are many great reasons…  learn more

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The Ultimate Google Sites Tutorial [20 Templates & Examples]

Looking to build a new website or give your current site a makeover? Google Sites let you quickly create and customize websites with an accessible and easy-to-use platform.  By Allie…  learn more

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Best Google Tools for English Language Learners

Learn how to use Google tools for translation, speech-to-text, text-to-speech, dictionary, screencasting and more. The best Google tools for English language learners are now more powerful than ever…  learn more

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Google Search Tools Students Often Overlook

The default action for students to take when given a research task is to turn to Google. Unfortunately, many students won't venture much beyond the first couple of…  learn more

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YouTube: Technology for Teachers and Students

The videos on this channel will help you learn how to use a wide range of computer software applications, educational websites, and other technology tools. Watch for a…  learn more

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8 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

This is a time of year when we look for some fun activities to keep our students focused and active. If possible it is great to find projects…  learn more

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How to Write a Cover Letter

Explain your skills and experiences to a potential employer by writing a compelling cover letter in Google Docs.  learn more

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What's New in Google - November 2023

Catch up on everything new in Google Workspace for Education from November 2023, and see great ideas and resources!  learn more

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students,…  learn more

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GOOGLE’S APPOINTMENT SCHEDULES PROVIDES MORE OPTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY

Google has recently made some major improvements to its solution for scheduling appointments using Google Calendar. Appointment Schedules make it possible for any individual to use the system…  learn more

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Teaching Cultural Literacy Using Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is an interactive platform that explores the intersection of art and culture with history, science, and technology. The potential of Google Arts & Culture…  learn more

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Google Forms: Adding a List of Calendar Dates

If you need to add a whole list of items to a multiple choice, choose from a list or checkboxes item type you can copy and paste from…  learn more

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10 Ways to Add Emojis in Google Tools

Emojis can be a fun and creative tool for educational activities. They are easy to use, can represent many ideas, work well with any age range, and are just…  learn more

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EdTech Cool Tool - Goblin Tools

This post is Day 4 of my "Cool Tools 2023" series where we are exploring some of the year's best tools for teaching and learning. This year we…  learn more

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STREAMLINE WORKFLOW WITH GOOGLE FORMS

In today’s rapidly evolving school system, teachers and administrators are required to document everything from exterior door security checks to gifted and talented program referrals. Managing these tasks…  learn more

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What’s New in Google for Education?

Find out what's new in Google for Education in this timely update guide. The latest slew of updates from Google means the software designed for educational institutions has…  learn more

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2023 GOOGLE RESOURCE ROUNDUP

Every year, I gather all the fabulous Google resources from our TechNotes blog and put them all in one place for you. This year, we’ve had some amazing…  learn more

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SURPRISING CLASSROOM WAYS TO USE GOOGLE FORMS

EASY EDTECH PODCAST 253. In this episode, I’m excited to share a dozen innovative educator-friendly ways to use Google Forms. You’ll also hear practical tips on leveraging this…  learn more

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15 Updates to Make Google BETTer

This week Google is in London at BETT, the world’s biggest educational technology exhibition. At the event, companies from all around the world show off their latest and greatest…  learn more

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MAKE “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” STORIES WITH GOOGLE FORMS AND AI

How to create stories for students. Use Google Forms and AI to make interactive, cross curricular adventures for students. Or help them create their own. Written by Belinda Howell…  learn more

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How to Remove Image Backgrounds in Google Slides

Here's a great new feature of Google Slides, image background removal with just one click! Richard Byrne Dec 19, 2023  learn more