Google Apps for Education


Google Apps for Education

A group for people interesting in learning and sharing ideas around the implementation of Google Apps for Education.

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iPad apps that work well with Google Drive

Started by Joanne Finnegan. Last reply by Katie Dunbar Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Math maps

Started by Grace Gorman. Last reply by JFarrow Oct 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Converting Worksheets to Google Docs

Started by Ian. Last reply by Tandra Ericson Sep 21, 2014. 1 Reply

Novel Studies with Chromebooks

Started by Ian. Last reply by David Miller Aug 6, 2014. 2 Replies

Group Projects

Started by Kevin Majewski. Last reply by Kevin Majewski Aug 5, 2014. 8 Replies

Using gClassFolders?

Started by Niilo Alhovaara. Last reply by Scott Tobias Nov 16, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by Conny Melvin. Last reply by Matthew Piecara Jul 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Google Apps in Literacy Centers

Started by Becky Smith. Last reply by Matthew Piecara Jul 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Google Apps In Ed & Training Staff

Started by Beverly Meyer. Last reply by Karen Fox Mar 17, 2013. 9 Replies

ePortfolios using Google Sites

Started by Smita Kolhatkar. Last reply by Smita Kolhatkar Jul 21, 2012. 4 Replies

Alternative to Google Sketch-up

Started by Christine Nasserghodsi. Last reply by Smita Kolhatkar Jul 19, 2012. 5 Replies

Google Forms for Voting

Started by Tom New. Last reply by Penny Hildinger Jun 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Password Reset in Google Apps

Started by Kimberly Allison. Last reply by MsLisaKate Mar 28, 2012. 5 Replies

Collaboration through Google Docs

Started by Niilo Alhovaara. Last reply by Laura Gonzales Feb 14, 2012. 11 Replies

Help on starting Google Apps Ed

Started by V G. Last reply by Niilo Alhovaara Oct 24, 2011. 7 Replies

Using Docs to assess

Started by Dan Sitter. Last reply by Allison Hart Oct 20, 2011. 8 Replies

Google Apps Email vs. Gmail - Can't login to both tonight

Started by Anne Jeschke. Last reply by Anne Jeschke Jul 28, 2011. 3 Replies

Google Apps Issues and Solutions

Started by Roger Grant. Last reply by Marshall Haire Jun 14, 2011. 13 Replies

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Comment by Katie Lyon on January 16, 2012 at 7:48pm

What are some ways teachers are using Google Docs with grades 4-5?  I use it often for students to work on websites on certain topics of research, essays and other odds and ends.  Anything great ideas out there?  :-)

Comment by Roger Grant on December 22, 2011 at 11:48am

Maria, you are right. It works if groups are made within contacts (what anyone else would call a distribution list). However Google has another Group which is more of a discussion group. If you share with that group name it will not automatically appear in the members docs list. 

Comment by Maria Sommer on December 21, 2011 at 6:34am


I am pretty sure when you create the group from within the Contact Picker, and use that group to share, it shows up in the students' docs home page. At least, it did yesterday. It works the way you described when you create the group from within the "Contact" tab. Interestingly enough, I can ADD contacts to the group from the group created in the "Contact Picker" from the Contacts tab. You are right, it needs more work on Google's end.

Comment by Roger Grant on December 21, 2011 at 6:30am
A little more about sharing with a group... When selecting a group to share a google doc it does not place the docement in their docs file. Instead it sends an email with a link only afer they click on the link in the email will it show in their docs list. This really seems strange and causes me some problems in class when our school blocks gmail. The whole area of groups versus distribution lists is not the best feature of google apps.
Comment by Maria Sommer on December 21, 2011 at 6:21am

Thanks, Chris. I tried that, but the groups that I have created under the "Contacts" tab, show up when I click on "Choose From Contacts", but they don't have any students in them. The folder is empty. I think I figured out that I have to create the groups under "Choose From Contacts". Not sure why, but that seems to work. 

Comment by Chris Maraghy on December 21, 2011 at 6:08am

In response to the question about sharing a Google doc with a group made in contacts: When you choose share it opens a box.  Where it says "Add People" click on "Choose From Contacts." In the new box that opens there is a search field near the top. Right under it there is a pull down menu that will have a list of your contact groups.  You can then select individuals from the group or there is an "All" option to select the whole group at once.

Comment by Daniel Baker on October 4, 2011 at 12:17am

Soon to become an App:

IEP4U.COM has over 4000  Goals and Objectives (IEP-ITP) each with changeable benchmarks. The Idea Statements are spread out over seven subjects (Domains) an... Teachers, parents and students can now access objectives directly from this Web Site. Input key words, phrases, or test names in the search engine to find just the correct objectives for your students needs. Copy and paste any information you want, then modify the objectives (examples) to exactly describe the needs of your students. The kid section will give your students personal input to write their own objectives (with your help) and to play some interesting games as well.

This information is is designed to help you with the daunting task of writing proper IEP's  The data within this web site was written to correlate with the unique characteristics of various formal assessments. Since assessment is essential for the development of the IEP, specific questions were evaluated and idea statements written based upon those questions. Searching the data for idea statements by assessment will enable teachers to plan lessons or web quests based upon how the student scored on the assessment.

Students can pick their own IEP using Pictures!
Comment by Sheri on August 12, 2011 at 4:28pm
Our language arts students have been using Google Apps, and our staff is just beginning. We have created some resources to introduce mail, calendar, and blogs. Google Apps is constantly updating so things may not be exactly the same now. Here is the link: Tech Travels Documents  I hope they will be of benefit to some. I look forward to learn from the experts here, because we are still learning.
Comment by Ken Kuhn on June 8, 2011 at 3:52pm
I thought I would share with you the PDF file of a workshop that I gave several months ago at the WBEA Conference 2011 in Seattle called "Googlemania and Web 2.0 Tools".  There is lots of information to help you out--contact me if you need some further help.  Googlemania%20and%20Web%2020%20Educational%20Tools%20Workshop.pdf   Enjoy! 
Comment by Ken Kuhn on May 24, 2011 at 5:34pm
I have just completed the Spring 2011 edition of the Western News Exchange Newsletter--24 pages of information on conferences, lesson ideas, feedback from the NBEA Convention in New Orleans and the WBEA Conference in Seattle.  Have a look at the newsletter and contact me with future articles, ideas, or comments.  Here is the link:  Enjoy!

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