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#GSuiteEdu and #EdTech Resources to Support Social Studies Teachers & Students

GSuiteforEducationRecharge Learning - Digital Social Studies Resources for K-12Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as enhancements to these connections. Digital resources can also support content and the development of essential skills for students. We hope that everyone approaches this list with the idea that a tool is only valuable if it enhances students learning. Start with the why.

Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in Social Studies Classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for Social Studies Classrooms.
Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom? We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options avail…

HyperDocs - Frameworks for the 4 Cs in Student-Centered Classrooms

HyperDocs are powerful digital activities that shift the focus of learning from the teacher to the students. The best HyperDocs support essential skills connected to collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.


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HyperDocs are powerful frameworks to support inquiry-based learning. HyperDocs allow students to explore interactive resources at their own pace. HyperDocs are digital frameworks that can support differentiated learning. HyperDocs don't just present the facts. HyperDocs use questions, problems, and scenarios to help students learn, explore, and create. HyperDocs provide options for student voice and give students choices in how to engage in the content. HyperDocs support individual, small group, and whole class opportunities.HyperDocs connected to Formative Assessments help students know what they know and explore what they don't know.
HyperDoc Resources
Want to learn more about using HyperDocs to support coll…

WeVideo - Powerful Creativity Tool for Teachers & Students

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
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In recent years, I've shifted my thinking about content in my classroom. I teach an AP Course and the content is important if I am going to help my students meet their goals for the AP Exam. Traditionally, I've taught the content and then asked students to demonstrate their understanding of the content. This would frequently take the form of a presentation, assessment or visual. Today, I provide them the content upfront and ask students to take that content and use it to develop their creative thinking skills. They don't tell me what they know instead, they show me what they know in their own unique way.

Classroom content can be a powerful resource to help students build skills connected to the 4 Cs. Videos can be one powerfu…

The 4Cs - EdTech & GSuiteEDU Resources for Learner-Centered Classrooms

The skills connected to collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are essential for all students. The best activities provide students with opportunities to practice these skills in learner-centered environments.
Many of the categorized resources below can support a variety of student skills and activities connected to the 4 Cs. It is recommended that users sign-up for the resources using Google accounts whenever possible. Many of the resources have tutorials and interactive help available. You can also learn more about each resource with a quick YouTube search. Additionally,  If you prefer a Google Doc that you can add to your drive, click here

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Teachers no longer need to be the experts in the classroom. A good teacher realizes that they don't need to know how to use everything before letting the students explore. Give students the opportunity to explore and experiment with something new. 

Collaboration Google Drive (Docs, Drawings, Slides, Forms, a…

GSuiteEdu - Digital Reading Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students

GSuiteforEducationRecharge Learning  - Digital Reading Resources for K-12 Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as an enhancement to these connections. Digital resources can also support content understandings and the development of essential skills for students.
Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in all classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for reading in all subject areas.
Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom? We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any pay options.
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Google Classroom Updates Tips, Tricks, and Training Resources

Google Classroom is a great workflow solution from Google Apps for Education. It is important to understand that Google Classroom is not a traditional website that can be fully customized. Google classroom is also not a full-featured Learning Management System for teachers and students.

Why Google Classroom?
Classroom allows teachers to post announcements, assignments, ask questions, share resources, and create a calendar of due dates in a secure online location. Google Classroom is an essential tool to support collaboration, communication, and digital workflow connected to Google Apps for Education. Classroom helps teachers and students stay organized in a digital workspace. Classroom helps teachers communicate with parents using Guardian Summaries. Google Classroom continues to grow and evolved to better support teachers and students. Google Classroom continues to add new features. Most recently, Google added the ability to differentiate learning by assigning activities to individua…

Student-Centered Learning - HyperDocs and Formative Assessments

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I still talk too much in class, but I don't talk nearly as much as I used to. I am no longer the ultimate source of knowledge in my classroom. In fact, there are days when my students don't need me at all. 

I am still learning how to be a better facilitator of learning, but there are two essentials in my 1 to 1 student-centered classroom.
HyperDocs
HyperDocs are digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, inquiry-based learning; but beware, they can easily be a digital worksheet depending on the lesson design and content you include.HyperDoc Handbook Formative Assessment
The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments: help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need workhelp faculty recognize where students are struggling and address problems imme…

Google Tools for English Language Arts - G Suite for Education

GSuiteforEducationRecharge Learning  - Digital Language Arts Resources for K-12 Students and Educators
Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as an enhancement to these connections. Digital resources can also support content understandings and the development of essential skills for students.
Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in Language Arts Classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for Language Arts Classrooms.
Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom? We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any premium op…