50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

My school is FINALLY a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) School! I’m beyond thrilled. Last year, I could not use Google Classroom because only GAfE schools had access to Google’s new online platform. Now, I get to experience how Google Classroom makes it easier to communicate with students, manage student work and provide meaningful feedback.

Although I was initially very excited about the prospect of using Google Classroom with students come fall, I also felt really behind. I had no idea how Google Classroom worked. Lucky for me Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller wrote 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom. This was a perfect example of just-in-time professional development!

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I decided to read their book during our family reading night routine. The book provides an overview of Google Docs and Drive, takes you on a tour of Google Classroom from both the teacher and student perspective, then dives into the 50 things you can do with Google Classroom. The explanations are clear and easy-to-follow. Keeler and Libbi cover everything from going paperless to organizing assignments to collecting data.

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I annotated my copy because I am a nerdy English teacher! I know it will be a go-to resource for me next year as I begin using Google Classroom with students.

Alice Keeler was kind enough to send me a signed copy to give away to one of my readers. If you are interested in qualifying for this giveaway, fill out this Google Form. I’ll be selecting a winner at random on Tuesday, June 30th!

Congratulations to David Kushlak!

Your free copy is on its way!

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19 Responses to 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

  1. Lester Dinerstein says:

    Bought the Kindle version; would love a physical copy.

  2. Lori B says:

    This book is on my list!

  3. I have used Google classroom this year but not as much as I would like to. We have 16 iPads for 32 students. I would love to find out more ways to use Google classroom.

  4. Jessica nolasco says:

    This was our first year as a Google for education school and I was amazed at its possibilities. Good luck!

  5. Thank you for your very informative and lively blog. I joined your work shop in Iste Texas two years ago and got so many concrete ideas for my job as a teacher trainer in Finland. Have a sunny summer! 🙂 Pauliina

    • You are so welcome, Pauliina!

      I’m so glad my ISTE webinar was helpful to you and your work. Let me know if you ever need another teacher trainer in Finland 😉

      Take care!


  6. elizabeth a. hernandez says:

    Our school has just begun the exciting journey as Google for education school. I have noticed the difference in my student’s motivation to learn…I look forward to this year already!!! Would love to learn more ideas ….

  7. Raymond Perez says:

    I am looking forward to learning how I can use Google Classrrom.

  8. Jen Arnett says:

    This is a great blog! I’ll be leading a group of 14 teachers in a professional development group focusing on Google and Google Classroom in the fall. I’m so excited about it and this would be a great resource!!

  9. Robin Phares says:

    I can not imagine you teaching in a school that is NOT a GAFE school. You must be thrilled. I’m excited for your students next year because you are going to be Google Crazy! I also have this book and have poured over it..great resource. It goes on my shelf right next your TWO (happy face) books.

  10. Gea says:

    Started teaching ina so called ‘Chromebookclassroom’, pupils are very enthusiastic and so am I, so I am eager to learn more and so are my students and thats the way teaching should be.

  11. Charlotte says:

    I was introduced to this in a workshop recently. I’m anxious to try some lessons using our new chrome books.

  12. Grace Toler says:

    Would love a copy!! Looking forward to hearing you speak at the Upstate Technology Conference (in Greenville, SC) in a couple weeks!

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  14. Gina Krainchich says:

    A question for all you Google classroom users: I have an opportunity to purchase Google Apps Support at a monthly fee. Is this a good idea?

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