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100+ Great Google Classroom and Gsuite Resources for Educators

by Vicki Davis
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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.

Post updated: June 27, 2018

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

[callout]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 or tweet me @coolcatteacher. [/callout]

ISTE 2018 #GoogSmacked Google Smackdown of resources with Kasey Bell, Eric Curts, and Matt Miller.

Google Classroom and GSuite  Resources

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

Blog Posts

[callout]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.[/callout]

Interviews with Experts

Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom

Kasey Bell has a “Getting Started with Google Classroom” free Mini-Course. added 12/24/17


[callout]The Google Classroom Help Center has everything you need for getting started. They have tons of resources and how-to's. [/callout]



Literature and Composition




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.

  • @GoogleforEdu – The official handle for everything Google in education
  • @GAFEAcademy – the Google Apps for Education Academy
  • @EdTechTeam – They do a lot of training classes for Google Apps
  • @thegooglegooru – Has lots of tips for using Google
  • @alicekeeler – She's an expert.
  • @ericcurts – His Control Alt Achieve Blog is so helpful!



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!

Control Alt Achieve Playlist by Eric Curts

He has so many ideas for using Gsuite in the classroom, you'll love this playlist! Scroll through the 22 videos and learn! added 7/25/17

2017 Updated Guide to Google Classroom

Added 7/25/17

50 Ways to Use Google Classroom

This video made by Jeffrey Bradbury and Alice Keeler is a fantastic hands-on entry into Google Classroom. added 7/25/17

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.

Download a Free Sample of Jennifer Gonzalez's Technology for Teachers 2016

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Reggie Snyder February 5, 2016 - 10:58 pm

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.

Vicki Davis February 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm

So glad it is helpful Reggie!

Chris February 7, 2016 - 2:25 pm

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.

Vicki Davis February 13, 2016 - 7:58 am

Good luck, Chris! I’m so glad it is helpful!

Peter Vogel February 8, 2016 - 11:38 am

Lots of great stuff here. Here’s another one that isn’t Classroom-specific but rather a list of tools matched to tasks you’d like to carry out on a Chromebook.


Vicki Davis February 10, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Thanks Peter!

Fred Sagwe February 11, 2016 - 11:55 pm

A great resource site!!

Cheryl Hallowell February 14, 2016 - 1:43 pm

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.

Cheska February 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm

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.

Vicki Davis February 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Awesome! Maybe some will reply! Also reach out to Alice Keeler as she is super in touch with the gafe community!

Mark Eichenlaub July 10, 2016 - 11:41 am

Thanks for this. I know you posted this a while back but you’ve convinced me to give Google Classroom another shot.


Mark Eichenlaub July 17, 2016 - 10:37 am

This is an epic roundup post!

Vicki Davis July 17, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Thanks Mark!

Tara Brown May 31, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Wow!! Thank you so much!

Melissa Gammon February 25, 2018 - 10:08 am

I found this to be very helpful. This resource really helped me understand how Google suite can affect the way we teach. Math teachers commonly claim that Google does not work well for them in their classroom. Thanks

Rebecca Smith April 15, 2018 - 9:45 pm

I love Google Classroom and I love that you have collect so much information about how to use them for educators! Thank you!!


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