GAFE Resources

Blog Posts About GAFE Tools 
Read about some of the ways I've used Google Apps for Education in my classroom.

Google Secrets You Need to See (Video) 

Students Discuss Google Drive (Video) 
5th Graders discuss the virtues of Google Drive.

Google Search
Filter your search by time frame, file type, usage rights, color.

Custom Google Search Engine
Curate which sources your students have access to by creating a custom search engine.

Chrome Web Store: Chrome Extension
Browse the web store for a variety of free extensions that will enhance your experience in Chrome. Some favorites:
  • goo.gl - Similar to bit.ly or tinyurl, this extension installs a button in your browser that will automatically generate a shortened URL for the page you are currently viewing. 
  • AdBlock - Blocks ads on virtually every web page. 
  • Google Docs Quick Create - Create a new document, presentation, spreadsheet, form or drawing in Google Drive with the click of a button. 
  • Tab Scissors and Tab Glue - Split your browser into side-by-side panels, then join them together again. 
  • Grammarly - Check your grammar when writing in Gmail and Facebook. Coming to Drive soon!
  • Instapaper - One click to save articles for offline reading.
  • Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast - Take and edit screenshots and record screencasts.
YouTube Search Filters and Playlists
Filter searches using several parameters: video length, Creative Commons license, upload date, etc.
Playlists allow you to gather a group of videos in a single, shareable link.

Google Cultural Institute 
Includes Google Art Project, Historic Moments, and World Wonders. Tour art collections, exhibits, historical archives, and sites from all over the world.

Google Lit Trips 
Google Lit Trips mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. If you're interested in exploring this resource, check out the Getting Started page for more details.

Google Certified Innovator Program 



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