Monthly Archives: November 2015

Google Drive for Elementary Students

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• These program screen shots, pictures and questions are designed to spark a discussion or inquiry into what students can do with Google Drive
• This exercise will help you determine which programs and/or buttons your students are familiar and unfamiliar with

3 ways to deliver this lesson…

1. Show the Picture and Question on a projector or as a handout and discuss as a class
2. Show the Picture and Question and then have students explore Google Drive individually or in groups to find out the answers
3. Show the Picture and Question, discuss as a class and then have students go to their computers to explore Google Drive


Google Homepage (Search)
Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
1. Letter Styles (Fonts)
2. Bold/italic/underline
3. Coloring Letters
4. Undo
5. Shapes
6. Tables

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Google Drive for Elementary Students

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is your mission control for class. Create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Instant. Paperless. Easy. (

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For Teachers…

1. Create a class with just a few clicks
2. Add your students by sending them a class code or adding them directly
3. Create an assignment. You’ll be able to see who’s completed the assignment and who’s still working on it.

For Students…

1. Everything is in one place. Join the class in one click and then have all of the materials at your fingertips.
2. Start a conversation. Communicate privately with your teacher or ask questions to the whole class.
3. Submit assignments. Attach anything to your assignments (Google Docs, links or photos)

• This is a step-by-step guide for teachers who are new to using Google Classroom. 


• Screen shotsarrows and instruction bubbles are used to show how to get started and easily navigate within Classroom.
• The following topics are covered in this teachers guide…

1. Create a Class
2. Post to Classroom Stream
3. Stream Options (Create Question, Assignment or Announcement)
4. Share a Class Code
5. Invite Students (Select Students by Directory, Contacts or Groups)
6. Class Overview
7. Add Class Materials (Files, Drive Documents, YouTube Videos, Links)
8. Google Drive Classroom Folders (Moving Files to Classroom Folders)
9. Calendar
10. Student Settings


Note: You will receive 3 PDF versions of this guide…
1. 1 Slide Per Page (Larger Screen Shots and Instructions)
2. 4 Slides Per Page (Printer Friendly)
3. Student Reference (Handout or Electronic Copy for Students)

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Google Classroom Guide

Screen Shots (Print Screen)

• This free guide shows students how to take a Screen Shot (Print Screen) on a PC or a Mac computer and how to insert it into a document and crop it!


• Taking a Screen Shot is a very helpful tool and I have found most students are unaware how to do it.





Some uses for screen shots…

• Screen Shots are very helpful for explaining a concept or for showing step-by-step instructions

• To help examine data, survey results or graphs, take a screen shot of the information and paste it into a presentation or document

• Some programs I use with my students in the computer lab require payment to be able to save or print work. However, you can use these programs for free and then students can take a screen shot to hand-in their work.

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Screen Shots Guide

My Public Kahoots about Microsoft Office and Google Drive

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• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system
• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser
• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting

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• This resource contains instructions for accessing My Free Public Kahoots about Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Getting Started…

1. Go to and sign up
2. Search TeachwithTech in Public Kahoots
3. Students will go to and log in with a username and the game pin


It is that simple! You can be playing Kahoot with your students in just a few minutes.


Click on the links below to download these two free resources…

Google Drive Kahoots

Microsoft Office Kahoots