Google Education Tools and Apps

Google Classroom
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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. 

Google Education Tools and Apps 

These Are The New Google For Education Features Teachers Need To Know About (opens in new tab)
From Google Classroom and Meet to Workspace and Chrome OS, these Google for Education updates are worth knowing

Best Google Tools for English Language Learners
Tech and Learning’s guide explains the best Google tools for English language learners—and the best ways to use them.   

Google Classroom

What is Google Classroom? (opens in new tab)
Google Classroom is a suite of online tools that allows teachers to set assignments, have work submitted by students, to mark and return graded papers, and more. 

Google Classroom Review (opens in new tab)
Google Classroom uses the Google ecosystem of tools such as Docs and Slides, for easy materials sharing, and helps simplify student work evaluation.

How Do I Use Google Classroom?
Google Classroom allows teachers to teach remotely with features such as being able to set assignments, post announcements, share resources, communicate, and grade papers with annotations.

How to Setup Google Classroom (opens in new tab)
If you’re a new teacher looking to set up a class, a student interested in how the platform works, or a guardian looking to learn more about Google Classroom, this start-up guide will help.

Google Classroom for Teachers: A How To Guide (opens in new tab)
Everything a teacher needs to know about using Google Classroom to its fullest.

What Are Google Classroom Add-Ons? Tips & Tricks (opens in new tab)
Explore Google Classroom add-ons, which allow educators to integrate other digital tools into Classroom.  

Google Docs

Google Docs Update And WorkSpace Enhancements For Educators
Learn all about the latest Google Docs and Google Workspace updates for educators, students and admins, including a new search functionality and new automated entry function. 

Best Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers (opens in new tab)
A Google Doc add-on is a software addition that allows educators to expand the capabilities of Google Docs so they can be more creative in helping students learn most effectively.

Best Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings (opens in new tab)
These templates are great for students who want a quick and easy Doc, Slide, Sheet or Drawing.

Google Earth

How to Use Google Earth for Teaching (opens in new tab)
Google Earth is a powerful and free-to-use online tool that lets anyone travel the world, virtually.

Best Google Earth Tips and Tricks for Teaching (opens in new tab)
The best Google Earth tips and tricks for teaching can help turn a classroom, or remote learning experience, into a mind-expanding trip limited only by imagination. 

Google Forms

What is Google Forms and How Can It Be Used by Teachers? (opens in new tab)
Google Forms is a quick and easy way to leverage a form-based system to create online quizzes, make grading faster and simpler.

5 Ways to Prevent Cheating on Your Google Form Quiz (opens in new tab)
Here are five tips for designing "cheat proof" Google Forms!

Google Jamboard

How to Use Google Jamboard, for Teachers (opens in new tab)
Google Jamboard is an innovative tool that allows teachers to interact with students with a whiteboard-style experience, without even needing to be in the same room.

Tips and Tricks for Teaching with Google Jamboard (opens in new tab)
Even though Google Jamboard was initially designed with business meetings in mind, it can be a super powerful collaboration tool for schools.

Google Maps

What is Google Maps and How Can it Be Used to Teach? Tips & Tricks
Google maps isn't just for driving directions. Learn how to use the free tool to teach geography, history and more. 

Google Meet

How to Use Google Meet Grid View and More Tips for Teachers (opens in new tab)
Google Meet is a popular free-to-use video conferencing tool that replaces Google Hangouts and can be used to hold group or one-to-one video chats. 

6 Tips for Teaching with Google Meet (opens in new tab)
A variety of lessons can be presented over video with Google Meet, from teaching the history of the Iroquois Confederation, the parts of speech, or how radioactive decay works. Here’s how to make the most of the platform.

Google Scholar

6 Google Scholar Tips From Its Co-Creator (opens in new tab)
These six tips will help you  use Google Scholar in your classroom instruction.

Google Sheets

What is Google Sheets and How Does It Work for Teachers? (opens in new tab)
Google Sheets is a cloud-based spreadsheet tool that allows teachers to create useful spreadsheets for planning class, grading, and organizing resources, activity reviews, quizzes, and more.

Google Sites

How to Use Google Sites, Tips and Tricks (opens in new tab)
Google Sites is a free, easy-to-use website building and publishing tool that's ideal for use by teachers and students. 

Google Slides

What is Google Slides and How Can It Be Used by Teachers? (opens in new tab)
Google Slides is a free and super simple presentation tool akin to PowerPoint that teachers can use to create presentations and learning resources.

Google Slides Review (opens in new tab)
Google Slides is the online presentation tool for teachers to create free resources for students, presentations and more.

How To Turn Google Slides Into An Animated GIF (opens in new tab)
Many tools to make animated GIFs are available, but it is always helpful to find one that is free and super easy to use with Google tools. 

4 Best Free and Easy Audio Recording Tools for Google Slides (opens in new tab)
Four excellent, free options for recording audio right in a web browser, and then how to add that audio to Google Slides.


What is Grackle and How Can It Be Used to Improve Accessibility? (opens in new tab)
Grackle is software designed to help make digital files more accessible. It makes sharing files easier and everyone will be able to open and see anything they're sent.