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

Google Drawings

Google Drawings

Key Features

  • Design organizational charts, flowcharts, and graphic organizers
  • Publish work directly to the web or insert into other Google Docs
  • Work collaboratively on drawings
  • Create charts, diagrams, and graphic organizers
  • Chat in the margin to guide collaborators
  • Express what is learned visually

Seventh-grade students Mike and Sam had to develop a diagram of a microscope. They learned about the various functions of each of the components in class and wanted to find a way they both could work on a diagram at home. Mr. Powers recommended they use Google Drawings. Mike and Sam went home that night, went online, and Mike created a Google Drawing. He shared this with Sam, and they worked collaboratively over the next hour to build their diagram. Figure 8.1 on the next ...

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