100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google.

But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites. What are yours?

I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Please share your lessons, resources, and tips at the bottom of this post in the comments. I only want this to include high quality up-to-date information, so if you think anything needs to be added or changed, leave a comment. 

Updated: February 5, 2016

Google Classroom Resources

Tip: Use the #gafe hashtag for Google Certified innovators and educators (like me). 

Blog Posts

TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Just use the GAFE tag on their blog and see all the latest Google Classroom news.

Interviews with Expertsgoogle classroom quote alice keeler

Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom

Websites

The Google Classroom Help Center has everything you need for getting started. They have tons of resources and how-to’s.
  • A Google Classroom Symbaloo – Share this one with teachers who are getting started. They can make it their startup screen and test one thing a day.
  • Google Apps/ GAFE Tutorials for Teachers – a massive site full of tutorials. Use and email these out as you have specific tasks for teachers to learn. For beginners
  • The Google Gooru – The Gooru has a daily email with Google apps tips and lots of ideas for using Google. They also have tutorials and webinars. The lead GAFE administrators should definitely use this resource.
  • Sue Gorman’s Getting Googley Resource

Assessment

Math

Literature and Composition

Research

Apps

Books

Google Classroom Research and White Papers

Brown, M. E., & Hocutt, D. L. (2015). Learning to use, useful for learning: a usability study of Google apps for education. Journal of Usability Studies,10(4), 160-181.

Dotson, K. B., & Clark, C. (2015). Together we can… Knowledge Quest,44(2), 8.

Izenstark, A., & Leahy, K. L. (2015). Google Classroom for Librarians: Features and Opportunities. Library Hi Tech News, 32(9), 1-3.

Johnson, C. H., Linahan, M., Cuba, A. F., Dickmann, S. R., Hogan, E. B., Karos, D. N., … & Ropinski, B. L. (2016, January). Google Classroom and Open Clusters: An Authentic Science Research Project for High School Students. In American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 227).

Kelly, L. B. (2015). ” You Can’t Just Write an Essay in an Hour”: Supporting Middle Schoolers’ Peer Feedback and Revision Process through Online Writing Groups. Voices From the Middle, 23(2), 81.

Phiri, L., Meinel, C., & Suleman, H. (2016). Streamlined Orchestration: An Orchestration Workbench Framework for Effective Teaching. Computers & Education.

Build Your Google Classroom PLN

Google Classroom Hashtags

  • #gafechat is the first and third Tuesday of each month 8-9 pm CST
  • #gafesummit – This is run by Edtechteam.com but many people share resources to this hashtag

Google Classroom Pinterest Boards

Accounts Who Share About Google Classroom on Twitter

This is hard because there are so many who tweet about #gafe, but here a few.

Graphics

Videos

80+ Google Classroom Tutorials from Richard Byrne

For beginners – a great playlist. Just click on the list and pick the video you need. Richard Byrne is someone I highly recommend!

2015 – New Google Classroom Features

Matt Miller created a fantastic overview of Google Classroom Features in late 2015, but also demonstrates the use of hotlinks in videos. This excellent tutorial is one that lets you just see what you want about recently added Google Classroom Features. Just click the link that interests you and it will take you to the video. (You do have to click play first.)

###Google Classroom Tutorial 2015

Convert an Image to an Editable Doc

Google Docs in the Math Classroom by Daniel Kaufman

What is missing?

Please leave your suggestions in the comments.

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10 thoughts on “100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

  1. This is an excellent consolidation of the many things that Google Classroom and GAFE can do! Thank you for finding the best of the best and categorizing them so clearly. I especially appreciate your section on how to use GAFE for math; I so often hear math teachers telling me that they just can’t use the Google Apps in their classrooms! The videos are an especially effective tool to help familiarize newbies to all the wonders that GAFE can do. Again, thank you for such a comprehensive post.

  2. Great list of resources! I’ve shared it in my Google Classroom class for staff! There have been a few early adopters in the building that I’m encouraging and more get on board in two’s and three’s.

  3. What a comprehensive site! I have already looked a few of the links. It is going to take me a few visits to see all that I want to. I especially like “A Google Classroom Symbaloo.” I plan to many of GAFE. Having them organized like that makes it much easier to systemically try those that are applicable and interesting to me.

  4. Wonderful list of #GAFE resources, Vicki! I started using Google Classroom with my Grades 6-8 science classes, and we love it. I’m finding so many creative and time efficient ways to use it. I’d like to see how other teachers are using the Google Apps and Google Classroom in science.