Ed Tech Talk Roundtable 45| Get Your Google On

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.

Articles of the Week


  1. www.googleappsforedu.com googleappsforedu.com
  2. More FQA about Google Apps For Education
  3. FQA about Google Apps for Education
  4. Find a step-by-step method for getting Google Certified at this page
  5. Google Apps Certification googleapps.com
  6. For good or ill, the impact is undeniable.
  7. When I am asked what tools or applications I am most fond of in education technology, the first thing I will say is Google Docs (Now termed Google Drive). Google Docs have been one of the best additions to the educational technology landscape in the past ten years. A Google Doc is an intuitive application and aligns across the K-12 content areas and Common Core. It’s a tool that sheds a new light, most importantly, on the writing process, the revision and reflection process in writing, and with peer editing and collaboration. In a nutshell, Google Drive checks all of these pedagogical boxes.

Tech Tips


  1. The free adblock tool for Chrome: Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.
  2. Google Drive, and the apps in it—Docs, Sheets, and Slides—are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It’s free, makes collaboration easy, and pretty much anyone can use it. But if you’re used to something more traditional, like Microsoft Office, you may be hesitant to use it. Here’s how to make Google Drive work more like the desktop suites you’re used to.P




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