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Exploring Google Essentials for Students

We Don't Know What We Don't Know?

This fall we rolled out almost 4,000 Chromebooks for the first time. Our students have been engaged in G Suite for more than 5 years, but Chromebooks were new for most. 

How do we help all of our students explore the power of Chromebooks and G Suite?

We knew that our students all have different experiences with Chrome and G Suite for Educations. We needed to provide them with resources and opportunities to explore and engage. It was important for us to provide them with something that they could use regardless of their knowledge and experiences. 

We initially planned to use HyperDocs to get students collaborating, creating, communicating and thinking critically as they explored our 4 Google Essentials. We planned and organized 4 HyperDocs that we hoped would engage students in an experience that was rich with the 4 Cs. 

We quickly realized that we simply would not have enough time to have students dive deep into a true HyperDoc experience, so we scaled down the HyperDocs. Our interactive HyperDocs became interactive Exploration Documents that act as a starting point to connect students to resources.

Curious? Explore the links below to learn more about our Google Essentials. 

This tutorial is designed to help you explore the features and functions of a Chromebook for learning.
This tutorial is designed to help you explore the features and organization of Google Classroom. This tutorial does bring students directly into Google Classroom so you will not be able to experience everything we have here.
The tutorial is designed to help you explore the features and organization of Google Drive.
The tutorial is designed to help you explore the features and power of Google Keep.

Questions or ideas? Please share below!

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