Want to find a specific type of file like a PDF, Document, or Mp3?
Just type in “filetype.pdf” and instantly get only PDF results!
#9 Consolidate Email Accounts
Do you have a separate email account for work, APSU, your personal life, and those pesky sign-up sites?
Through Gmail you can have all old emails from other accounts imported into your Gmail inbox. Also, you can forward all new emails from other accounts to your Gmail account.
Ta-da—all your email in one place!
#8 Google Groups
Assigning a group project for your high school students and need a way for them to meet and work? Is your Professional Learning Community struggling to find time to meet?
Google Groups is the perfect way to meet online, safely and securely. You can collaborate, set up timelines, and email lists.
#7 Save As PDF
Need an easy way to share a website with a colleague? Emails taking too long to send because of size?
Use this bookmarklet to save any webpage instantly as a PDF. PDF’s can be opened and sent easily.
#6 Invite Others
Want to make sure parents remember the upcoming field trip? Not sure your classmates know what day you are meeting?
Use Invite Others on Google Calendar to keep everyone up-to-date. Simply add an email address under the event you create and a reminder will be sent to everyone you add.
#5 Google Scholar
Doubting the credibility of a source you are using?
Use Google Scholar to find scholarly journals, articles, critiques, and other literature that has been peer-reviewed.
You and your students will be able to have the best scholarly documents at your fingertips.
#4 Get a Text Message With Your Daily Agenda
Do you live a crazy, hectic wonderfully busy life as a teacher, parent, student, etc?
With Google Calendar, you can have your schedule for the day sent directly to your phone.
On those days when the grocery store, meetings, and assignments seem to clutter your brain, let Google Calendar remind you of what needs to be done.
Paper due by 4
Want an easy way to stay in touch with parents, collaborate with teachers, and teach your students great writing skills?
Use Blogger to easily create a blog where you can post assignments, projects, and pictures for parents and colleagues. Let students share their ideas and knowledge about your subject. A blog is an instant newsletter and networking tool!
#2 Google Images
Do you need that perfect picture to show your students? Are images a requirement for the project your students are working on?
Google Images lets you search for images with a few simple keywords. Make sure to only use “labeled for reuse” images (a feature under usage on advanced image search).
This is the best way to find images that are free and usable.
#1 Collaborate on group projects through Google Docs
Have a project due in a few days and no time to meet? Tired of carrying home stacks of papers and projects?
Google Docs lets you edit and collaborate documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time.
You can even grade and comment on student work!
Resources All images taken from Microsoft Office or Google Images (reusable only)