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Google Classroom is one of the nicest kids on the playground of education technology. There are many apps and websites that want to play with Google and Google is happy to play with so many of the other apps and sites that are enjoying the nice days and time to play.

Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great tools that are fine on their own but when they play Google we never want edtech recess to end!

  • Duolingo -- Many teachers and even entire governments around the world already view Duolingo as the perfect blended learning companion for their language classrooms. Duolingo lessons give each student personalized feedback and practice, preparing them to get the most out of classroom instruction.
  • Quizlet -- Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free. (See also 6 new ways to play a Quizlet Live game)
  • Quizizz -- This integration makes it seamless for teachers to assign Quizizz games to their class. Students can join a Quizizz game with one click and all their performance data is sent back to Classroom. (See also Gameshow Classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit)
  • Edpuzzle: Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding. With the EDpuzzle integration, teachers can automatically import all Classroom courses and students at sign up.
  • Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Each grid is effectively a message board where teachers can pose a question and their students can post 90-second video responses that appear in a tiled “grid” display. Easily share links to Flipgrids and add them to assignments in Google Classroom. (See also Catch the Flipgrid Fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class)
  • Insert Learning: InsertLearning is a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons. You can add sticky notes, links, videos, discussion questions, multiple choice questions and more! Then easily share your lesson with students in Google Classroom. InsertLearning is featured in my FREE ebook: 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 (See also 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning.)

See Kasey’s Full Blog post: 60+ Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom

Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag

Jennifer (New York) -- Mark from Wisconsin asked on episode 80 about turning off spell check to proofread a poorly written letter.

I have an assignment in Literature that requires the students to proofread a poorly written letter (roughly 50 mistakes) and make corrections. Is there a way to turn off Spell Check in the shared document? I have it turned off on the master copy, but when I send it out through Classroom, each of their Chromebooks turns Spell Check back on. Thanks!

Blake (Texas) -- Hey y'all, I'm a 1st-grade teacher in Texas and I listen to GTT on my way to work all the time. Then, I run in my classroom and write down the ideas you have sparked so that I can try them.

One of the ideas is to use slides as kind of an "auto-pilot" for a day when I may need a sub. I have 2 large screens in my room and the idea was to make a slide deck that would walk them through the day. (I've even considered uploading videos of myself teaching the lesson and explaining. Phonics, for example, is a difficult lesson to teach as a sub.) So, the sub walks in and opens the slide deck at 8am. and the slides have instructions/video/example ... the students do the work... and then the slide changes to a yellow background when there are 5 minutes left, then to the next thing on the agenda.

Yea, sounds like a neat thing to try to me too. But I can't use a slide deck because I can't set different times for the auto advance.

That was a long way to ask if you know of a way to set different times for each slide. I know I could use another presentation app but we live on the G suite at my school so sharing would be easier if I could find a work around on slides.

Thanks guys. Y'all are awesome! I'm off to drink my sweet tea before the fun times get back from P.E.

  • Make it into a video with Screencastify and advance as you’d like? Then play the video?
  • Duplicate slides and set auto-advance times for 1 min each
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