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GSuite in Action: GSlides

Classroom Uses

Google Slides is a presentation editor that users can work on individually or collaboratively. They can be used at any grade level with any subject area. Check out the various examples below!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

  • Flat Icon – students can show what they are learning visually with icons

 

 

  • Writing with Pictures
  • Writing/Picture Prompt

 

 

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GSuite in Action: GSheets

Classroom Uses

Google Sheets is a web-based application that allows users to create, update and modify spreadsheets and share the data live online. They can be used at any grade level with any subject area. Check out the various examples below!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

MATH

 

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

OTHER

 

 

 

  • Flippity add-on – turn GSheets into Quiz Show, tracker, flashcards, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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GSuite in Action: GEarth

Classroom Uses

Google Earth is a free application that works as a browser for all sorts of information on Earth. It uses satellite imagery to grab, spin, pan, tilt and zoom down to any place on Earth. Students can explore every corner of the globe, measure distances, create their own virtual tours, and share their tours with others. You can also create and download layers of information and view them in geographic context.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Have students explore the placemarks for Harry Potter and Fairy Tales from Around the World through the Voyageur section.

 

MATH

  • Teach your students that mathematics is all around them: use Google Earth to identify shapes and angles, such as looking at the different shapes of swimming pools; or get a close-up view of a cafe with outside tables, and have students count the tables and the number of customers. For older students visit RealWorldMath.org for great idea on using Google Earth to teach mathematics.

 

SCIENCE

  • Have students explore verified locations where meteors have hit the Earth, then create a chart of the number of craters per continent.
  • Explore the earth’s terrain in 3D – Discover the world’s incredible physical geography by using the compass to tilt your perspective into a 3D view.
  • Extreme biodiversity on the high seas – Join Mission Blue on a high seas adventure to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome Hope Spot where we follow marine biologists in the field tagging turtles, tracking sharks and more.
  • Pristine seas – Join Dr Enric Sala on his mission to protect the last truly wild places in the ocean. Activities.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Have students pretend they are with Sir Ernest Shackelton during his adventure in Antarctica. Explore the virtual tour in Google Earth and have students write diary entries to personalize the experience. mapping, the iterative design process, and user feedback.
  • A Storytelling Odyssey – Journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek is walking the globe in the footsteps of our ancient forebears. Follow along as he reveals hidden stories of Earth’s remote corners, and of the people who inhabit them. Activities.
  • Explorers: Age of Encounter – The explorations of Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Marquette, Louis Jolliet and Renee de LaSalle opened the interior of North America to European settlement and trade. Lesson Plan.
  • This is Home – While the countries, cultures and climates may differ, knowing we all have a place to call home is a first step to understanding everything we have in common. Activity.

 

OTHER

    • Immersive global imagery – Dive into Google’s huge library of 360-degree imagery using Street View. Just click on Pegman and follow the blue lines to where you want to go in Google Earth.
    • Using the Search feature, you can easily learn more about places around the world by clicking open the related Knowledge Card. Within the card you will find detailed information and related places to explore.

 

 

 

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GSuite in Action: Google MyMaps

Classroom Uses

Google My Maps is an online mapping tool allows users to create their own highly customized maps to share with others and for display. Google MyMaps can be used in any subject area at any grade level for whole class, projects or portfolios. Check out some of the exemplars on this page.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Setting of a novel, short story or other literary work — Where was the story set? Instead of dropping a single pin there, plot the different locations that show up throughout the story.
  • Make a map of where authors you’ve studied are from Pin their hometowns. Add biographical information, other books, etc. in the description as well as photos of the author and/or covers of their books.
  • Map how words are different in different locations Is it a lift or an elevator? An apartment or a flat? Create a word usage map.

 

MATH

 

  • Calculate rate of travel — As students learn about calculating distance/rate/time, have them choose locations and calculate the travel time to get there. They can add pins to those locations and show their work in the description of the pin.
  • Use the ruler tool to calculate distances in various units of measurement See Maths Maps.

 

 

SCIENCE

 

  • Plot locations with certain environments — Seeing locations with different climates and vegetation can be clearer with a MyMap. Students can add pins of different locations with pictures and description of how they’re different.

 

  • Identify locations where animal species live Animal units get a whole different dimension when students can see where they live. Add details and photos to those pins, too. Neigh-BEAR-Hood Watch Kids video and Roots & Shoots info.)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Important locations in a historical event —Have students plot locations on a MyMap, filling in additional details as well as historic or current photos and links to more information.
  • Create a map-based timeline with layers Studying content over time? Have students plot events or locations of each decade (or year or century) in a different layer. When viewing, you can turn off all layers except one to see that time period … or see all of them together with all layers turned on.
  • Log important or historic locations in an area being studied Studying a certain location? Before digging into your content, have students do some preliminary Internet research and create a MyMap with their findings. They’ll be better prepared for your unit of study!
  • Log locations where political candidates have visited Want to see who’s campaigning where? Create a layer for each candidate and pin the locations where they’ve stumped.
  • Create map layers with different forms of government Create a layer for each type of government, and add pins to those layers to see where the democracies, monarchies, oligarchies, etc. are.
  • Everybody lies (even Maps) All might not be as it seems, Maps projections class activity.

 

OTHER

    • Turn statistics into a visual aid Looking at the top 50 cities for obesity or fitness? Studying population statistics? Add that data to the description. Then use the “individual styles” option on the layer you’re editing to make the pin’s color change based on the data.
    • Map where alumni are going to post-secondary (or have graduated) — Show how far from home students are studying, have studied or will be studying with a MyMap.
    • Provide parents with an interactive map for a field trip Give parents clear, interactive information about your trip with a MyMap. Plus, they can click the “Directions to here” button right from your map!
    • Make a pinboard of locations where your class has Videoconferenced Does your class do Mystery Skype games? Use Google Hangouts/Webex to provide virtual guest speakers or field trips? Create a MyMap of all the locations you’ve video called.

 

 

 

 

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GSuite in Action: GSites

Classroom Uses

Google Sites is a structured wiki- and web page creation tool. Google Sites can be used in any subject area at any grade level for whole class, projects or portfolios. Check out some of the exemplars on this page to get you using Google Sites!

 

PSD70

Digital Literacy Fundamentals – citizenship and tech skills resources

Indigenous Education

Make1Change Learning Road Trip

 

RESOURCES

Creating Numeracy Rich Environments in Schools

English Language Learning

French as a Second Language 4-6

Launch into edTech

L’immersion en Alberta

Math and Technology

Thinking Strategies

 

OTHER

 

 

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GSuite in Action: GForms

Classroom Uses

This web-based form software allows users to manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll or exit slip, design an auto-graded quiz with interactive features, etc. Google Forms can be used in any subject area at any grade level. Check out some of the exemplars on this page to get you and your students using Google Forms!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

MATH

 

SCIENCE

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

OTHER

 

NOTE: Visit BioBreak PD posters to see other resources.

 

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GSuite in Action: GDrawings

Last school year, I collected and created some bimonthly BioBreak PD posters that were made available for all staff washrooms at all of our school sites. They were well received so for this school year, with a concentration of revising GSuite Apps for Education, these BioBreaks were made monthly and started in December. Here is the first poster with the linked resources below.

Classroom Uses

This web-based diagramming software allows users to collaborate, embed flowcharts, mind maps, and interactive features. Google Drawings can be used in any subject area at any grade level. Check out some of the exemplars on this page to get you and your students using Google Drawings!

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

MATH

 

SCIENCE

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

OTHER

 

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