Blog Posts - Google Apps For Education



I'm a Google Certified Educator: Level 2!

Last fall, the Toronto Catholic District School Board jumped on board the GAFE train and launched their Google domain for elementary schools. In anticipation of this exciting change, I decided to do some online training and obtain a Google Educator c...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 4, 2016

What is a HyperDoc?

Over the next few weeks, I will be participating in a HyperDocs Bootcamp online course delivered by the EdTechTeam and learning all about a transformative digital tool that will take student learning to a whole new level. The HyperDoc Handbook: Digit...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 28, 2016

An Intro to GAFE

For our Professional Activity Day yesterday, one of the items on our agenda was Google Apps for Education. The TCDSB became a GAFE board just last fall and so many teachers in my school haven't had the opportunity to explore the benefits of GAFE. As...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 16, 2016

Faisons du shopping - A French Webquest

Youppi! Madame Mancuso a gagné à la loterie!Ok. Poisson d'avril!While I didn't really win the lottery, it does provide a fun premise upon which I based a WebQuest I created as part of the IICT that comes to an end today. This was my first attempt a...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 1, 2016

Les Voyageurs - A Short Google Slide Show

As part of a final assignment in the IICT additional qualification course I have been working on for the past few months, we have been asked to create a digital portfolio highlighting a selection of our coursework submissions. One task involved creat...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 31, 2016

iDoceo 4 iPad App for Teachers

A few months ago, while attending a TCDSB 21C Innovators workshop, I bumped into a former teacher candidate who is now teaching her own class and uses iDoceo 4 for record keeping and planning. It was the first time I had heard of iDoceo and, based on...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 28, 2016

Tutorial: Outlook Web App Inbox Rules #GAFE

Now that the Toronto Catholic District School Board has introduced GAFE to elementary schools, I have finally taken the leap and started using Google Apps For Education in some of my French classes. Right now, I am focusing on Google Classroom and ge...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 27, 2015

C'est l'aviron - Song Lyrics Cloze Activity

The cultural component of the Grade 6 Ontario curriculum focuses on intercultural awareness of French-speaking communities in eastern, western and northern Canada. As such, I have recently introduced my students to the Festival du Voyageur. I tr...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 14, 2015

I'm a Google Educator!

It's official! Today I received my certificate as a Google Educator. Having finally met Sylvia Duckworth at the World Congress of Modern Languages Conference last month, I was inspired to pursue this venture. You see, not only is she an incredibl...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 9, 2015

Drive for Education Offers Free Unlimited Storage for Students

Forget about notebooks and binders — Google is offering students a new way to store all of their files online, no matter how much storage they need. Dubbed Drive for Education, Google is describing the new service as “an infinitely large, ultra-s...
by SiteProNews on Oct 1, 2014

How To Edit MS Office Documents in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

In this article the phrase “Google Docs” will represent “Google Docs, Sheets and Slides” You might have heard that Google Drive has been renewed. The major change is the new feature of editing MS Office documents. A few weeks...
by The Shift In Education on Jul 29, 2014

How To Edit MS Office Documents in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

In this article the phrase “Google Docs” will represent “Google Docs, Sheets and Slides” You might have heard that Google Drive has been renewed. The major change is the new feature of editing MS Office documents. A few weeks...
by The Shift In Education on Jul 29, 2014

How To Edit MS Office Documents in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

In this article the phrase “Google Docs” will represent “Google Docs, Sheets and Slides” You might have heard that Google Drive has been renewed. The major change is the new feature of editing MS Office documents. A few weeks...
by The Shift In Education on Jul 29, 2014

Google Classroom: la nueva herramienta educativa

Google Classroom es la nueva herramienta educativa de la compañía de Mountain View, la cual ha estado desarrollando en estrecha colaboración con profesores y escuelas para encontrar formas de utilizar la tecnología para simplificar su carga traba...
by Syncker on May 9, 2014

Classroom – Online Tool – Google Apps for Education

Google is planning to offer a new online tool in its Google Apps for Education suite known as Classroom. This offer is designed with teachers in mind intending to help them with their daily work in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Mono-live on May 9, 2014

Google Unveils New Tool for Teachers - Classroom to Help Teachers Manage Time, Stay Organized

Google, just days after announcing it will no longer try to sell ads using personal data collected from students using Google Apps for Education, has a little gift for teachers and students alike. Dubbed Classroom, the new, free tool will enable teac...
by SiteProNews on May 7, 2014

Blended Learning Example In Detail

Blended Learning has always been a very popular topic in education. After having high-tech devices in the classroom it became more popular than ever. You can find many useful resources about Blended Learning when you make a simple Google search. Onli...
by The Shift In Education on Mar 9, 2014

Blended Learning Example In Detail

Blended Learning has always been a very popular topic in education. After having high-tech devices in the classroom it became more popular than ever. You can find many useful resources about Blended Learning when you make a simple Google search. Onli...
by The Shift In Education on Mar 9, 2014

Dealing with disaster: The usefulness of free technology

It was around 2.45pm on Friday 11th March 2011 that I was working through a rather difficult A-level Physics problem with my class. Mid-sentence, the building started shaking like it never had before, first from side to side then up and down. As we h...
by Free Technology for Schools on Mar 11, 2013

Dealing with disaster: The usefulness of free technology

It was around 2.45pm on Friday 11th March 2011 that I was working through a rather difficult A-level Physics problem with my class. Mid-sentence, the building started shaking like it never had before, first from side to side then up and down. As we h...
by Free Technology for Schools on Mar 11, 2013


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