• What is a Google Infused Classroom?

    A constructivist classroom with great tools used to amplify your teaching and learning that support the 4 C's (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity). 

    What is a constructivist classroom? (Source:  "The Google Infused Classroom:  A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice."

    • Places student at the center
    • Is activity-based
    • Is noisy and full of movement
    • Encourages students to become expert learners
    • Includes problem-based learning
    • Applies real-world problems to concepts
    • Allows time for reflection
    • Values meaning over facts
    • Offers differentiated activities that build upon students' strengths and weaknesses
    • Uses tools that allow students to create, reflect, curate, connect, and share their learning.

    "Using Technology versus Technology Integration - An Excellent Chart for Teachers"


    ** Google apps do not require an Internet connection; students can work off-line; work will sync automatically once back online.

    ** Google Extensions are applications that live to the right of your Google Omnibox (waffle) that allow you to personalize your browsing and productivity experience. (chrome.google.com/webstore)

     

    Tools for a Google Infused Classroom and recommended tools from Teacher's Guide to Tech:

     

    Blogging

    • Blogger
    • Edublogs
    • Tumblr
    • Weebly
    • Wix
    • WordPress

     

    Collaboration and Discussion Tools:

    • Book Creator ($)
    • Google Docs
    • Google Slides
    • WeVideo ($)
    • Soundtrap ($)
    • Padlet (Chrome Extension)
    • Google Sites
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Flipgrid
    • Post-it Plus
    • RealtimeBoard
    • Slack
    • Skype
    • TodaysMeet (substitute w YoTeach)
    • Trello
    • Voxer
    • ClassroomQ

     

    Comic Strip Creators

    • Pixton
    • Storyboard That

    Create Videos

    • WeVideo
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Screencastify (Chrome Extension)
    • Flipgrid
    • Recap App
    • Seesaw
    • YouTube

      

    Create Books/Journals

    • Book Creator
    • Google Docs
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Google Slides
    • Booktrack
    • Lulu
    • Mixbook
    • Storybird

     

    Career Exploration

    • CareerVillage.org
    • Find Your Calling
    • Thrively

     

    Classroom Manageent

    • Class Charts
    • Classcraft
    • ClassDojo
    • GoNoodle
    • Stick Pick
    • Too Noisy

    Content Curation

    • Diigo
    • elink
    • Feedly
    • LiveBinders
    • Piper.li
    • Pinterest
    • Symbaloo
    • Webjets


    Content Libraries

    • CommonLit
    • Listenwise
    • Newsela
    • NewseumED

     

    Create Presentations

    • Google Slides
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Canva

     

    Create Audio Files

    • Soundtrap
    • Book Creator
    • Seesaw
    • Talk and Comment (Google app)
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Flipgrid
    • Recap

     

    Digital Portfolios

    • Seesaw
    • Google Sites
    • Book Creator

     

    Flashcard Creators

    • Quizlet
    • StudyBlue

     

    Flipped Learning

    • EDpuzzle
    • InsertLearning
    • PlayPosit
    • Sutori
    • TED-Ed
    • TES Teach
    • Versal

     

    Foreign Language

    • Google Translate
    • uTalk
    • duoLingo
    • MyVocabu
    • Readlang
    • French conjugation (Google extension)
    • Linguistic Spanish (Google extension)
    • Lingua.ly
    • Flewent
    • Language Learning w Netflix (Suggestions)
    • Google Input

     

    Show What You Know - Formative Assessment

    • Seesaw
    • Socrative
    • Go Formative
    • Forms ReCap
    • Flipgrid
    • Book Creator
    • Soundtrap
    • WeVideo
    • Screencastify (Chrome Extension)
    • Blogger
    • Formative
    • Google Quizzes
    • GradeCam
    • Kahoot
    • Kiddom
    • Peergrade
    • Plickers
    • Poll Everywhere

     

    Image Making / Editing

    • Adobe Spark
    • AutoDraw
    • Canva
    • Piktochart
    • Sketchpad
    • Explain Everything
    • Google Slides

     

    Interactive Posters

    • Buncee
    • Glogster
    • ThingLink

    Keyboarding

     

    Language Study & Global Learning

    • Duolingo
    • FluentU
    • Global Oneness Project
    • Global Read Aloud
    • italki
    • PenPal Schools
    • Skype in the Classroom
    • GeoGuessr

     

    Math

    • ABCYA
    • AplusMath
    • BuzzMath Middle School
    • Classpad
    • Cookie
    • Desmos
    • DimensionU
    • DragonBox
    • Education Galaxy
    • Funbrain
    • GeoGebra
    • iKnowIt
    • IXL
    • Kidz Page
    • King of Math Defense
    • Mathalicious
    • MyScript Calculator
    • Mystery Math Town (iOS app)
    • NCTM Illuminations
    • Numbers League
    • Photomath
    • Polyup
    • Sakura Quick Math (iOS app)
    • Wolfram|Alpha
    • Would You Rather...

     

    Mind Mapping

    • Bubbl.us
    • Coggle
    • Lucidchart
    • Popplet
    • Sketchboard

     

    Music

    • GarageBand
    • Groove Pizza
    • Hooktheory
    • Noteflight
    • Soundtrap
    • TonalEnergy

     

    Note Taking

    • Evernote
    • Google Keep
    • Kami
    • Notability
    • OneNote
    • Rocketbook

     

    Parent Engagement

    • Bloomz
    • ClassTag
    • Remind
    • SingUp.com
    • Smore

     

    Publish

    • Padlet
    • Blogger
    • Seesaw
    • Google Sites
    • Book Creator
    • Google Classroom
    • Google Docs
    • Google Slides
    • FlipGrid
    • Recap App
    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • WeVideo
    • YouTube
    • Soundtrap

     

    Science

    • Algodoo
    • Compound Interest
    • ExploreLearning Gizmos
    • Google Earth
    • Google Expeditions
    • Google Science Journal
    • HHMI BioInteractive
    • Learn.Genetics
    • Mystery Science
    • NASA's Eyes
    • PhET Simulations
    • Physics Classroom
    • Ptable
    • Star Walk
    • Visible Body

     

    Screencast

    • Explain Everything (Google app)
    • Screencastify
    • Seesaw

     

    Special Ed/UDL

    • Livescribe Pen
    • NaturalReader
    • Read&Write
    • Rewordify

    Writing

    • BoomWriter
    • Google Docs
    • Grammarly
    • Hemingway App
    • NoRedInk
    • Speare
    • Write About
    • WriteWell

     

    Questions to consider when choosing a tool?

    • Is the app easy to use?
    • Is it easy for students to set-up?
    • Does it give students a place to leave comments?
    • Is it always free or are there costs associated with the tool?
    • Can students sign into it with their Google account?
    • Can students use the tool to share their creations with a global audience?
    • Can students easily download their creations to their desktop and/or Google Drive?
    • Can students use the tools to add text, images, voiceovers, and videos to their work?
    • Is it available on multiple platforms -- IPads, laptops, desktops, and Chromebooks?
    • Is the tool FERPA and COPPA compliant?
    • Does it help the students make their thinking visible, give them a voice, and allow them to share their work?
    • How easily does it allow parents to see student's work?