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Google My Maps

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My Maps Google

With My Maps, you can:

  • Create a map.
  • Draw lines, shapes, or placemarks on the map.
  • Import geographically-specific data including addresses and place names
  • Organize your map with layers to hide or show different kinds of content.
  • Style your content with different colors, placemark icons, and line widths.

Search for a place…example Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Add a line or shape…

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Measure distances and areas…

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Driving Directions…

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Add Marker…

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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. (google.com/edu/products)

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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)
(google.com/edu/products)


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

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• 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

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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)

Click on the link below to view this product…

Google Classroom Guide

Kahoot Game Based Learning

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What is Kahoot?

  • 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

Students Love Kahoot

  • I know students love this game from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot.
  • Students ask me “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.
  • At the end of the 2014/15 school year, I gave students a day to complete missing assignments. There were several students who were finished all of their work. These students got together and set-up their own game of Kahoot. I did not suggest it, they just really wanted to play. This was more evidence for me that students love this interactive tool.

Why use Kahoot?

  • You can create your own quizzes in Kahoot to assess student understanding and/or review material before a test.
  • There are many public Kahoots, created by teachers
  • You may be able to find one with questions on a topic you teach by using the search option within Kahoot
  • I also like to use Kahoot just for fun
  • Use a games to get to know your students at the beginning of the semester or for having fun for a few minutes at the end of the day