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How to Move Your Google Drive Teaching Lessons to the Top Education Apps

In many classrooms today, students are being exposed to the wonderful world of Google and all that it has to offer. Google apps are available basically everywhere there is an internet connection - whether it be the classroom, your living room or the car. 

As awesome as Google may be, there still are other educational platforms that are being used today. But don’t worry, if you are a GOOGLE drive fan, and you are implementing other technology tools in the classroom, I have the solution! Today I share how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons over to the top education apps. 

Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}


First, let's talk about Google, baby! Often, educators think Google Drive and Google Classroom are the same things, and to use Google Drive you have to use Google Classroom. This is not true.
  • Google Drive is not Google Classroom. Google Classroom is the learning platform for schools. It is very popular due to it being simple to create, distribute, and grade assignments.
  • Google Drive is a cloud sharing platform. It is an awesome file storage space and synchronization service. It is a great solution for educators to store files in the "cloud," sync files across different devices, and - the best part - share files.
Now that you understand the difference between Google Drive and Google Classroom, I'm here to help you connect your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Let's get started! 
Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

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Below, I have compiled easy ways to integrate Google apps with the most popular educational programs today.
  • Google Drive to Microsoft OneDrive:  OneDrive is the ‘Google Drive’ of Microsoft Office apps, such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. For those students who use OneDrive in the classroom but also have files in their Google Drive they wish to add to their OneDrive account, the exchange is easy. 
  1. From whichever Google app the teacher or the students are in, Docs or Slides, students should go to ‘file → download as’ and they can choose the Microsoft equivalent, such as Word or Powerpoint. 
  2. This will save the file to their actual computer, not a cloud anymore.
  3. Once the file is saved to their computer, they can easily upload that file back into OneDrive as they normally would.
*In Microsoft OneNote: Additionally, teachers can share PDF files or image files. OneNote has the capability to annotate with a stylus and a type tool. Very versatile!


  • Google Drive to Notability: Notability is a wonderful program for those students who wish to annotate and markup documents. Notability and Google apps work seamlessly with each other, making the use of the both in the classroom convenient and successful. 

  1. From the Notability account, the teacher or students should go to their settings and find the ‘manage account’ feature. 
  2. From there, they are to turn on Google Drive access. This will automatically create a folder in their Drive called "Notability ." 
  3. Teachers and students can upload/import their Google documents to Notability this way.

Shown here are sketch journals from Danielle Knight  


  • Google Drive to Schoology: Teachers who are utilizing Schoology in the classroom, the first thing they must do-

    1. From their Schoology account is to ‘sync’ their Google Drive to their Schoology account. This is found under the ‘Resources’ tab. 
    2. Then, locate the Apps section to find Google Drive. This will be added to "My Resources."
    3. Once the sync is approved by the student, files such as Docs or Slides found in their Google Drive can easily be uploaded and attached to the appropriate assignment in Schoology. 

    • Google Drive to Nearpod: Teachers who wish to utilize their Google Drive with their Nearpod account should register/sign in to Nearpod using their Google account information. This allows all Google docs and presentations to easily be available through the use of Nearpod. Syncing these two tools together is very easy and effortless. 

    Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
    Nearpod photo credit: MYRANDA DOERING, from Keep Calm and Teach 5th Grade

    Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
    Nearpod photo credit MYRANDA DOERING, from Keep Calm and Teach 5th Grade

    Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
    Nearpod photo credit MYRANDA DOERING, from Keep Calm and Teach 5th Grade

      • Google Drive to Canvas: Utilizing Canvas your classroom? 

      1. The first thing you must do from your Canvas account is to find the User Settings.
      2. From the settings, find the option for adding services, in which teachers would select Google Drive. 
      3. Once Google Drive is authorized to be used with Canvas, teachers will have the option to import directly from their Drive.
        Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
        Photo credit for Canvas by Ashley Bible from B's Book Love 
      • Google Drive to Edmodo: For those teachers and students who utilize Edmodo in the classroom:
      1. The first step in Edmodo is to locate the “backpack” tab at the top of their screen. This will let them ‘sync’ to their Google Drive account. 
      2. Once their Google Drive login information is entered, turning in assignments is easy. For each assignment, when the students click ‘turn in’, they will locate the Google Drive symbol.
      3. This will allow them to attach a Google file to upload directly to Edmodo.



      • Google Drive to Blackboard: Teachers who use Blackboard to deliver lessons in the classroom for their students to complete assignments, the integration requires a few extra steps. Teachers using Google Docs, Slides or Sheets, they need to ‘download as’ a Microsoft equivalent. 

      1. Teachers can go to ‘file-->download as’ to find the app equivalent, such as Word, Powerpoint or Excel. 
      2. Once the file is properly named and saved to the computer, Teachers or students can upload the file directly to Blackboard for completion.

      • Google Drive to Pic Collage: Teachers who want to use Google slides as an image, collage, or to make various edits, they must first save the Slides as an image. Ideally, the image size should be 8x10 or 8x11. To do so, on their screen, Teachers should view the specific Slide that they want to save.
      1. Once that slide is on their screen, they should go to ‘file-->download as’ and choose the file extension called. PNG. 
      2. This will save that slide as an image on their computer. They can import that image now into either the web site or the app on their iPad called Pic Collage. 
      3. Then their students can use their imaginations with their saved images.


      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
      Pic Collage photo credit Erin Flanagan from Erintegration 

      • Google Drive to Padlet: If students are using the Padlet program and they wish to import that Padlet into their Google Classroom, this feature is located under the SHARE option. They will have the option to link Padlet to Google Classroom. 


      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}


      • Google Drive to EverNote:  Syncing to the Google Drive is very easy. 

      1. Once teachers are logged into their EverNote account, in the bottom left side of their screen, they should locate the icon for their account. 
      2. At the bottom of the screen and on the left, they will see an option that says "connected services."
      3. This will allow them to link their Google account to their EverNote account for easy integration between the two. 

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
      Evernote photo credit Stephanie Upton of  The Marvelous Middle 

      • Google Drive to SeeSaw: Are you using SeeSaw with your students? Incorporating files from their Google Drive is simple. The easiest way to get a Google Doc or a Google Slide folder into SeeSaw is to go to:

      1. ‘file-->download as’ and save that file as a PDF. That PDF will save to the computer your students are working on. 
      2. Once it’s on the computer, students can easily import that PDF into the SeeSaw program as usual. 
      3. Another way students can do this is by viewing the Google file they wish to import, clicking on the share button on the top right corner, copying the share link from Google, and pasting that specific link into the ‘Link item’ option in SeeSaw. 

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}
      SeeSaw photo credit: Mrs. Beattie's Classroom
      I hope you have found these tips and directions for connecting Google Drive teaching lessons to be helpful! Being paperless is now even easier to incorporate into your classroom and your students will love the endless technology!

      Now that you have read how to use these cool apps alongside your GOOGLE Drive, check out some of these digital notebooks for your blended learning or 1:1 teaching lessons.


      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}

      Learn how to move your Google Drive teaching lessons to the top education apps. Great for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. You'll learn how to work with Notability, Microsoft One Note, SeeSaw, Nearpod, EverNote, Pic Collage, EdModo, Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Blackboard, & Padlet. These great teacher lessons utilize paperless technology in amazing ways! {3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade}


      How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset

      One of the most important types of reading we can incorporate into our online classroom reading time and at ‘at-home’ online reading time is the reading of biographies. Many children and students might disagree- Where’s the fun? Where’s the fantasy? Where’s the excitement? Reading biographies provide something that nonfiction books cannot: Real life experiences. 


      How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset. Easily get your English language arts lessons filled with student engagement using NewsELA, Biography.com, and Britannica.com.

      Finding biographies online are easy. Finding approved, accredited, factual, and accurate biographies, well that's another story. They are out there. We just need to find them and stick with reliable resources for our students to engage in research. 

      One of the major benefits of our children and students reading more biographies is the knowledge of the real-world experience that these ACTUAL people lived through. Sure, they could read a book on the "Life of Harry Potter," which could be considered HIS biography, but it’s not real. Your students are never going to have the chance to experience what he did. Biographies are real. They are factual accounts of actual people. That is history! 

      How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset. Easily get your English language arts lessons filled with student engagement using NewsELA, Biography.com, and Britannica.com.
      NEWSELA is an awesome site for your students to do online biography research. Teachers and students have the capability to search online collections and for leveled readers.

      Okay, so they are real and factual. What else is so important about online biography research ? When our students read a biography, they are taken into a different time period. Students come to learn and understand other people a little better. Their view of the world changes because if it weren’t for their reading, they may never have known something from the book. 

      Their idea for their own future may change. They are exposed to how other people lived. Students are exposed to how other people interacted with others. Our students are also exposed to the struggles and hardships that famous people had to deal with and overcome.

      Biography pennants are a great activity where your students can complete all their research online and then add beautiful color and design. This activity is double the fun! It will decorate your classroom!
      In my opinion, that last sentence is THE most important reason our children should be reading more biographies. Nobody in this world is free from struggle. Each and every single one of us has our own personal problems, some larger than others. Each and every single one of us has to learn how to live, deal and overcome our problems. Even all of the famous people who have come before us- all of those famous people our children look up to and seek to be like- they all have had problems and struggles and they all have overcome them.

      This is where the relationship of reading biographies and growth mindset come in. A growth mindset is having the belief that where an individual's abilities are at this point can be further developed through dedication and hard work. (EdGlossary.com, 2017). Too often we encounter people who have a fixed mindset, or that they strongly believe that they can never improve, that where their abilities are now, that is where they will be forever. That is just who they are. 

      People with a growth mindset understand, "who they are right now, does not have to be who they are next week, or next month or next year." They can always change and improve to become something better. 

      How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset

      Ok, so how does this relate to students online reading and biography research? Young children are impressionable. They are easily influenced by people they know, trust and like. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When they read a biography of an individual they consider to be likable, they may start to want to be like them. They may love their life and their line of work and want to grow up to be them. They begin to realize that famous people have problems just like they do, and that they, too, can work through their problems and become a better person. 

      BIOGRAPHY.COM is filled with biographies. Teachers can utilize the large collection of videos, too! The videos are short enough to show at the beginning of a new unit of study. Using Biography.com for online biography research is a great site to promote a growth mindset into your lessons.
      BIOGRAPHY.COM is filled with biographies. Teachers can utilize the large collection of videos, too! The videos are short enough to show at the beginning of a new unit of study. Using Biography.com for online biography research is a great site to promote a growth mindset in your lessons. 

      Once students realize that these famous people, who they look up to and idolize, had to overcome their struggles to become as famous as they were, their mindset will begin to change. They may think, “Ok, if that person can do it, maybe I can also”. Before they thought that they could never change, that they will forever be ‘bad’ at something or could ‘never’ be able to do that one thing. But, by reading biographies of famous people, our children will understand that they CAN change and be whoever they want to be, despite their struggles, with enough hard work and dedication. They will see if they want the chance to be whatever they want to be in this world, that no matter what they are dealing with now, never ever give up. 

      The Britannica search feature auto-fills to ensure you do not spell a name wrong. I also love the list of articles for your biography study is listed which allows you to see them all in one place.
      Opportunities for teachers to create lessons using online biography research. Promote a growth mindset using biographies of notable people your students will look up to.
      The Britannica.com search feature auto-fills to ensure you do not spell a name wrong. I also love the list of articles for your biography study is listed which allows you to see them all in one place.

      Would all of these individuals be who they were or be famous for what they were famous for, had they just given up and told themselves they could never do it, over and over again? No way! What a powerful message for our students to receive. Encourage more biographies. Your children will thank you for it.

      Want to get started with bringing biographies into your English language arts lessons? Check out these education resources. They also look amazing on a bulletin board or on display in your school building.  

      I hope you found some ideas to help you infuse digital citizenship into any online lessons. I've linked up with 5 other incredible technology-integrating educators from the Tech with Us Facebook Community to share more digital citizenship lessons and ideas in honor of Digital Learning Day on February 23rd. 

      Digital Learning Day with ideas from Tech With Us! Click the links to learn more tips, ideas, and lessons for teaching digital citizenship on Digital Learning Day and beyond! Tips to Promote Digital Citizenship All Year Engaging Digital Citizenship Activity for Any Time of Year Digital Learning Day Ideas: 4 Strategies to Teach Digital Citizenship, How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset, Digital Citizenship Tips for Elementary Classroom, Ideas for Teaching Digital Citizenship with Edpuzzle.
      While the obvious goal of Digital Learning Day is to see digital learning find a place in schools all year long, it is also the perfect time to revisit digital citizenship a second time if you haven't yet this year. Here is a great way to collaborate and emphasize digital citizenship with your students in your classroom.

      This Digital Citizenship writing activity poster is triple the fun with the combination of coloring, creativity, and group work! All inspired by promoting good digital citizenship in your classroom. The collaborative poster comes with a discussion handout for, "how can you be a good digital citizen." The poster features social media, downloading files, posting messages and pictures, using apps, publishing content, a writing prompt and brain friendly fun.

      Click the links to learn MORE tips, ideas, and lessons for teaching digital citizenship on Digital Learning Day and beyond!

      Creating a Kindness Culture Using Quotes, Imagery, and Reflection

      Your students' topic is, “KINDNESS.”

      It's important for educators to create a kindness culture in the classroom. After discussing kindness, random acts of kindness, compliments, respect, anti-bullying, decision making, tolerance, caring, helping others, and including others - guide your students in the brainstorming process. I love when students take inspiration from their own lives and include their favorite quotes. This is encouraged – I believe it makes for a stronger connection to their personal experiences. 

      Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

      Making a List

      Listing means doing just what its name suggests -- listing possible topics and then sublists of things you could say about each topic. For this activity, students should focus on the main topics first and then if there is room, they can add subtopics.

      Their list should have at least 20 items. This can be one-to-two words, quotes, single words, lines from songs, personal reflections, current events, really anything that is relevant for today and the meaning of “to be kind.”

      What Your Students Should be Doing

      Students can sit together and discuss their lists that promote a kindness culture. As you facilitate the activity, reinforce the idea that the product is individual, original, and personal. Students should not fill in their list based on what their friends wrote. Kindness is going to look different for everyone based on their life experiences, and that's ok!

      Reminders

      Brainstorming is an informal way of generating topics to write about, or points to make about your topic. The important point about brainstorming is that there should be no pressure to be “perfect." You should simply open your mind to whatever pops into it. 

      Ready to Get Creative 

      Once their kindness culture list is complete, share the writing organizers. There are really nice choices – 
      • Hands holding the earth  
      • Tree with deep roots
      • Sun with beams
      Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

      For print – use the line art black and white copy.

      Displaying Your Student’s Finished Kindness Culture Work 

      • Classroom bulletin board
      • Media center display case
      • Class collaborative book
      • Create an E-Book

      Personal Reflection

      Your students have finished their designs. They are motivated. Using the writing paper that matches the design they’ve chosen for their design…
      • Hands holding the earth  
      • Tree with deep roots
      • Sun with beams

      Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

      The next step

      Each student will choose one topic from their creative designs and free-write on the topic. I encourage a free write because of the personal nature of the assignment. You want your students to express their feelings and personal experiences. You should require focus on punctuation, grammar, and spelling. 

      Optional – use the writing paper as a rough draft. 
      • Peer editing
      • Publish 
      • Google Docs or Google Slides
      • Notability 
      • One Note
      I would love to see your students’ gorgeous and inspirational creations. Email me pictures to studyallknight@gmail.com Best wishes! 


      ENJOY YOUR FREE CLASSROOM DOWNLOAD! SPREAD THE LOVE AND DON’T FORGET…

      CHOOSE TO BE KIND! A KINDNESS CULTURE MATTERS!

      Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!




      This awesome blog hop was created with love and in the spirit of their own true kindness-

      Thank you for including all of us in your link up :)




      Best Education Apps of 2017: Which Apps You Need Now

      Welcome to our APPY NEW YEAR Round Up! We've collaborated to bring you the best education apps for 2017. We are members of Tech With Us. You can find us on Facebook in our collaborative community where we provide support, innovative ideas, and good friendly conversation!

      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
        
      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      How to Teach with Sketchnotes: Deep Understanding and Visual Note-Taking

      Visual note-taking is becoming such a valuable tool in our classrooms today. If you aren’t familiar yet, instead of copying word for word from the classroom whiteboard or projector, visual note-taking allows students to draw their notes. 

      A few months ago, I discovered two innovative educational technologies that take this teaching strategy to the next level. Talk about dynamic and multi-faceted teaching tools.


      One app that I find truly amazing for visual note-taking in the classroom is Notability. Students are able to use their tablets with this app to either alone or in collaboration with other students. The main feature of the app, which really is pretty awesome in my opinion, is the ability to create images and then add in a combination of their handwriting, other photos, and text to the page. 


      If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!
      For those of you who prefer Microsoft Classroom instead of Google Classroom, we have an app for you! Microsoft Onenote works similar to Notability in that students are able to create visual and textual notes in their own creative way. Students can use a stylus to create handwritten notes which can be converted into text at a later time.

      Both apps work great in the classroom. Students really do hate regular note-taking and anything we can do to help them get excited and engaged in a topic is key - which is why visual note-taking is so important! Students will find these apps to be fun and different and will look forward to using them more often. Their retention levels will increase, as well. 


      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
      Augmented Reality ABC App Ideas - AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet is a FREE app that includes animals for every letter of the alphabet. Use the app to learn your alphabet or take it to a whole new level and app smash with other apps to teach students of all ages. Students get so excited when they scan their card and their animal comes to life.
      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      This app doesn't have to be about learning your ABC's especially if you teach older grades. Try using it in other creative ways and app smash with some of the other best education apps. As you scan the animal there is photo option that comes up on your card and you can take a picture of your animal. Use this photo in your app smash.

      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
      You can also check out AR Flashcards Space FREE where you could take pictures of the planets and app smash with planet research.



      Visit the site AR flashcards.com to print your flash cards and have some fun being creative with Augmented Reality and app smashing. You will notice in the sample projects that we used black and white printed cards.



      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
      Using interactive ways to assess a student's learning level so it is meaningful and effective is something I want to dig deeper into this new year. 

      A FREE app that I think would be a great assessment tool for students is Shadow Puppet EDU. The user is not video recorded, just audio recorded with this app. As powerful as video-taping can be, having a video camera in your face while you are trying to perform can be incredibly intimidating. 


      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      It makes me so sad to see students AND teachers constantly stressed and the main reason is attributed to test scores. Therefore, using interactive ways to assess a student's learning level so it is meaningful and effective is something I want to dig deeper into this new year🎉

      I'm not sure if I always capture a child's true capabilities when the video camera is rolling. However, audio recordings seem to take away an element of raw exposure and make us feel more comfortable when completing a task. Not only is the user audio recorded but the built-in pointer tools appear every time the screen is tapped. This is great for showing tracking while counting, reading, labeling diagrams and so much more. Come learn more about this highly versatile app!


      One-to-One Correspondence Counting activity using the free app, Shadow Puppet EDU

      Practicing Short & Long Vowels with the free app, Shadow Puppet EDU


      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      Integrate Technology Seamlessly with Fun Challenges

      The app, Scratch Jr. is so easy to use even kindergarten students are successful. Scratch is a little more intimidating, and I would use with older students. Below are a few videos to help you get started no matter what your skill level; there is something for everyone!

      Examples of using Scratch in the classroom

      I have found several examples of using it in the classroom I wanted to share with you. I have a few blog posts that should be helpful along with real-life examples.

      Remember the goal is to integrate the app with what you are already doing in the classroom. For example, if you teach science have students create an informational project about the science topic studied. The sky is the limit for what you can do. 

      Even though I provide you with a lesson idea, it might be it would not pertain to you because of the subject you teach. You do NOT have to complete the lesson to receive your badge. You just need to try out Scratch or Scratch Jr. in your classroom.


      To receive your first challenge, just click on the following link or on the picture below to download.
      Are you a teacher that would love to learn how to use technology but you aren't provided the professional development you need for implementation? My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology in the classroom seamlessly.

      Want more ideas for coding? Check out my latest coding resources.

      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Are you a teacher that would love to learn how to use technology but you aren't provided the professional development you need for implementation? My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology in the classroom seamlessly.

      Are you up for the challenge? 

      Emojis are popular and having a moment. However, I do think they are shifting from a trend into long-term tool in the classroom as their simple designs resonate with kids.  More than just a smiley face, they continue to influence how we communicate outside the classroom too. 

      When a single Emoji can completely change the tone of a text message, we need to pay attention and think of ways to address this in the classroom too. I think it also lends the opportunity for teachable moments as we want to help students navigate digital communication in the future and control their digital footprint.


      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}


      For elementary students, exposure to Emojis can accomplish a great deal. I'm sharing my favorite free Emoji apps for the classroom that use Emojis in interesting ways on the iPad or that allow you to integrate Emojis into lessons. 

      These free Emoji apps can be used in math, spelling, as centers, brain breaks, or just for fun too. Consider these best education apps a taste of what you can do with Emojis in the classroom and behold the power of what “Face with Tears of Joy” and his buddies can do!

      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      Apps For Setting Project Based Learning Goals 


      In setting goals or resolutions for the new year, many of us may need an organized, systematic way to achieve them. There are many apps available that help us attain our goals. Nozbe and GoalsOnTrack are a few of the best education apps that we can use to organize our life and achieve realistic goals.

      In helping our students set goals for a project based learning unit, mindmapping apps can be helpful. In this post, I’ve chosen the app Simple Mind which helps students with organized brainstorming, as they solve authentic problems and challenges.

      For setting project based learning goals, I recommend several including Mindmeister, Popplet, Idea Sketch, and Simple Mind. This blog post highlights using Simple Mind for Mindmapping. I've included a sample as students learn how to use the app.

      I’ve used the elements of PBL as a guide for achieving individual goals. Students and teachers can decide what tasks they need to complete as they work through the project.


      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
      Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
      We hope you've enjoyed learning about the best education apps of 2017. We're sure you will find something worth trying here! 





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