By Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller
This book is very easy to read, with step-by-step explanations accompanied by screenshots. Authors Keeler and Miller shorten the learning curve by providing a thorough overview of the Google Classroom App (part of Google Apps for Education, GAFE).
The contents are user friendly and provide educators with ideas and resources to make the most of this tool. They cover everything a teacher needs to know, from an overview of Google Drive and Docs, a simplified ‘Getting Started’ section, a quick tour of the ‘teacher view’ and the ‘student view’, and then right into the 50 things you can do with it. You’ll learn the basics of how to set up and add students to your Google Classroom, create a lesson, and share announcements and assignments, through to seeing who’s really working, who’s cheating, and generally facilitating a digital or blended-learning classroom.
If you’ve never used Google Classroom before, then this is the go-to book for you – perhaps not so much for those who are more experienced with the app (but even they may find it useful).
Published: May 2015
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Google: How Larry Page & Sergey Brin Changed the Way We Search the Web
Description: In our modern, technology-driven world, a few important individuals have changed the way we live. With each new, great tech idea, our world becomes more interesting and complex. Many people may know the names of the biggest technology and Internet-based companies, but do they know the story of the creators and businesses behind names like Google, YouTube, and Facebook? This book tells the biographies of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Price: $25.32 – Order now
Published: January 2015
Creating a Google Apps Classroom: The Educator’s Cookbook
By Kyle Brumbaugh
Description: Cook up amazing recipes with this engaging, resourceful Google cookbook! Great for both the beginning and seasoned Google-using teacher, this resource is the perfect tool to help guide teachers using, or preparing to use, Google Apps for Education. Featuring Appetiser Recipes (warm-ups), Entre Recipes (fresh take on an old standby lesson), Side Dish Recipes (used at any point in in lesson or unit), and Dessert Recipes (creative lessons to enjoy with your classroom), this resource will help you feel comfortable using Google Apps in no time. Helpful icons, easy-to-follow instructions, screen shots, and websites are also provided throughout for ease of use.
Price: $31.39 – Order now
Published: July 2014
Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve Got Google?: The Essential Guide to the Big Issues for Every Teacher
By Ian Gilbert
Description: ‘Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google?’ is just one of the challenging, controversial and thought-provoking questions Ian Gilbert poses in this invigorating book. Questioning the unquestionable, this fully updated new edition will make you re-consider everything you thought you knew about teaching and learning. With his customary combination of hard-hitting truths, practical classroom ideas and irreverent sense of humour, Ian Gilbert takes the reader on a breathless rollercoaster ride through burning issues of the 21st Century.
Price: $31.85 – Order Now
Published: June 2014
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Description: Step-by-step instructions with callouts to new Google Apps screenshots that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into Google Apps problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Google Apps. Full-colour, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing exactly what you want with Google Apps.
Price: $26.86 – Order now
Published: June 2014
By Donny Wise
Learn the basics of email communication with Gmail. Learn to use your Gmail account to access Google’s productivity services including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Learn how to share and collaborate on the documents you create.
Price: $37.24 – Order now
Published: February 2015
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