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Below are some powerful apps to help you get started with using Google Apps for Education and in the classroom. Have another app that you’d like to share? Send an email to chromebooksupport@ghchs.com

Engagement and Collaboration
Apps designed to give more students a voice in your classroom – promote class participation, encourage students to collaborate more with each other, and create engaging lessons and activities.

Core Google Apps
Get email, cloud storage, collaboration tools and other great apps with Google Apps.

Grading and Assessment
Apps designed to make grading assignments and giving students feedback easier.

Classroom Management
These applications and programs help you manage your digital classroom by encouraging positive behavior and monitoring student activity on the Chromebook.

Presentations and Visuals
These apps are designed to make presentations more engaging and collaborative.

Courses
Access applications and resources designed for specific courses of study.




Engagement and Collaboration

Socrative

Socrative

https://b.socrative.com/
Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now!

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Kahoot

Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com/
Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free!

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Padlet

Padlet

https://padlet.com/
Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. It works like a sheet of paper where you can put anything (images, videos, documents, text) anywhere, from any device (pcs, tablets, phones), together with anyone.

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Coggle



https://coggle.it/
Coggle is a mind-mapping web application. Like other mind-mapping software, Coggle produces hierarchically structured documents, like a branching tree. Students and teachers can easily collaborate to create detailed, thought-provoking visual guides.

GHCHS Contact – Stacey Netzley, Social Sciences


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Core Google Apps

Drive

Google Drive

http://googledrive.com
With Google Drive, you can now access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them together in real time.

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Groups

Google Groups

http://groups.google.com
Organize with favorites and folders, choose to follow along via email, and quickly find unread posts.

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Sites

Google Sites

‚Äčhttp://sites.google.com
Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.

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Classroom

Google Classroom

http://classroom.google.com
Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.

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The following Google apps can be used in place of Microsoft Office programs. The functionality of each app is very similar to its Microsoft counterpart and files can be converted from Microsoft to Google.


Google Docs



http://docs.google.com
Use Google Docs to create documents – replaces Microsoft Word


Google Slides



http://slides.google.com
Use Google Slides to create presentations – replaces Microsoft PowerPoint


Google Forms



http://forms.google.com
Use Google Forms to create spreadsheets – replaces Microsoft Excel





Grading and Assessment

SchoolCity



https://schoolcity.com/
SchoolCity is an assessment program that is fully integrated with Chromebooks in a 1:1 environment. Create answer sheets for your own assessment and have students take an assessment online – eliminating the need to print and scan answer documents. Provides detailed data that can easily be downloaded or transferred to your gradebook.

Use with the focused browsing feature of Hapara Highlights to help ensure a secure testing environment.

GHCHS Contact – Janie Dam, Testing Office .


Flubaroo



http://flubaroo.com/
Use Flubaroo to help you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments created in Google Forms. Also provides basic analysis such as average overall score, average score by question, etc. Great for formative assessments such as exit tickets.

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Doctopus



http://bit.ly/1lszTwx
Doctopus makes it easier to share, organize, and assess student work in Google Drive. Its tentacles copy and "hand out" Drive files to a roster of students, giving teachers full control over starter template, sharing configuration, folder organization and file naming, as well as full visibility over all work in progress -- including the ability to bulk revoke and revert student editing rights.

GHCHS Contact – Maggie Chen, World Languages.


Goobric



http://bit.ly/1GLrcY4
Goobric allows you to use rubrics incredibly easily with Google Docs (or any other file created within Google).


GHCHS Contact – Maggie Chen, World Languages.





Classroom Management

Hapara Highlights



http://teacherdashboard.com
Hapara Highlights is an app that enables teachers to closely monitor student internet activity. Instantly open a web page for all your students, focus (limit) students’ browsing to specific websites, and keep an eye on students’ internet activity in real time.

Hapara has several additional features, including Hapara Workspace, a feature that enables teachers to create highly personalized learning experiences that deepen collaboration and differentiation throughout the learning cycle.

To limit students’ browsing during a SchoolCity assessment, copy and paste this address into the focused browsing section: https://spapp2.schoolcity.com/studentprod12/ghchs

GHCHS Contact – Janie Dam, Testing Office .


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Class Dojo



https://classdojo.com/
Class Dojo is a behavior and classroom management app that encourages positive behavior such as participation and collaboration. Students create their own personalized icon and earn points – “dojos.” Teachers can easily communicate student progress to both students and parents.

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Presentations and Visuals

Doceri

Doceri

https://doceri.com/
Engage students with a hand-written lesson, start with an image or annotate over a worksheet or PowerPoint/Keynote presentation. Save, edit, reuse.

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Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

https://edpuzzle.com/
EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time.

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Canva

Canva

https://canva.com/
Easily design beautiful, professional graphics. Canva gives you all the tools you need to design.

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Screencastify

Screencastify

https://screencastify.com/
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs).

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Vocaroo

Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/
The premier voice recording service.

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Powtoon

Powtoon

https://powtoon.com/
We provide all the animation tools you’ll ever need to immediately begin creating your own professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations. From start to finish, you’ll be guided through a surprisingly simple process, resulting in eye-catching videos that will hook your audience without fail.

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Courses

Math:
GeoGebra



http://geogebra.org/
GeoGebra is a graphing calculator for functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics and 3D math! Dynamic mathematics for learning and teaching.

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Khan Academy



https://khanacademy.org
With ChronoZoom, you can browse history, rather than digging it out piece by piece. ChronoZoom is a timeline for all of history: From the Big Bang, to the time of the dinosaurs, to the present.


Desmos

Desmos

http://desmos.com
Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free.

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Social Studies:
Chronozoom

Chronozoom

http://chronozoomproject.org/
With ChronoZoom, you can browse history, rather than digging it out piece by piece. ChronoZoom is a timeline for all of history: From the Big Bang, to the time of the dinosaurs, to the present.

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English Language Arts:
Turnitin

Turnitin

https://turnitin.com/
Turnitin helps educators evaluate student work and provide great feedback to improve student learning. The cloud-based service is available at an annual subscription for schools, colleges, and universities.

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