Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education.

The guides include videos, best practices, how-to's and more. They help you learn about the app's functionality as well as how to use it in the classroom and can be used by individual teachers, edtech specialists or in a PD session. They are easy to use and very helpful.

The guides are built in Google Slides with embedded videos and are very well done.

Currently, they have App Kickstart Guides for the following apps, with more to come. There is also a section for feedback (request more guides for more apps) and links to other resources.

1 Book Creator

2 ClassDojo

3 Comic Strip It!

4 Drawp for School

5 Explain Everything

6 Nearpod

7 SketchBook Express

8 Slice Fractions

9 Socrative

10 Tynker

11 WeVideo

Take a look and learn how to use some new apps in your classroom.


Google for Education Resources

Android for Education Resources


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David Andrade is a Educator, Educational Technology Specialist and Education Administrator in CT. Before teaching, David was an Aerospace Engineer for 10 years.He is the author of theEducational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education. He is also a professional development trainer, educational technology consultant and presenter at conferences.

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David Andrade, MS Ed, a former educator, edtech specialist and school district CIO, is the Business Development Manager, Google Services, at CDW•G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. He works with schools and internal teams on services and solutions around their Google environment.