Have you been thinking about saving trees by cutting back on paper usage in your classroom? If your answer is yes, you may want to consider utilizing Google Classroom. Many of our 2nd-12th grade teachers have taken the plunge and are now beginning to see the benefits. Gone are the days of lugging around back breaking crates loaded with spiral notebooks. Now, you can easily grade assignments with your mobile device, while enjoying some smooth jazz at your local coffee house.
Google for Education has a site that is extremely helpful in our cause to work smarter not harder. Here's the link. Follow it if you know what's good for you. I really love the 9 short videos from the Teachers Lounge at the bottom of the page. They are extremely lovely in their succinctness.
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Ok, so maybe watching videos isn't your cup of tea. Perhaps you prefer reading through material to gain deeper understanding of a new topic or skill. You're in luck! Go ahead and check out these additional resources from the Google for Education site: Help Center and Help Forum.
It's time to dive right in! There are no excuses anymore. Sure you might be uncomfortable learning something like Google Classroom, but it's during these times of discomfort that we are growing the most. And remember, as always, I'm here for you.
But wait, there's more. Alice Keeler is also here for you. Alice is the Google Goddess and is absolutely amazing! Do yourself a solid and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @alicekeeler. The video series shown below includes 32 short, concise videos that will get you going today! Click me to see all 32 videos.
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