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Google-Integrated Tech Tools for Teachers

Jarvis Buckman

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If you’re an educator, then you are probably very aware of Google Classroom. For those of you who are uninitiated, Google Classroom is an online classroom management software that allows for teachers to communicate easily with students. The application seamlessly blends with G Suite’s Docs, Slides and Sheets applications, among others. It makes grading and handing out assignments a piece of cake.

And it doesn’t stop there; Google has made Classroom integrate beautifully with a variety of third-party apps. If you’re an educator, you might want to consider some of these apps to take your classroom’s creativity and fun up a huge level.

Adobe Spark

Sometimes, your classroom’s lesson plan can get a bit stale. There’s only so much that text on paper and Powerpoint presentations can do. Sometimes students require hands-on activities, and Adobe Spark allows for students to express themselves creatively. They can use the tool to create videos, pdfs and images. It is, in essence, a watered-down version of Adobe’s major applications (PhotoShop, Premiere Pro, etc.) all stuffed into one.

Pear Deck

Have you ever given a presentation, only to find that your students are dozing off because of a lack of interest? Well Pear Deck solves that issue by making presentations interactive. The tool allows teachers to create engaging presentations with multiple-choice questions and the ability to draw on presentations in real time. Additionally, teachers can gauge student interest and understanding by directly asking students if they are following along. And with the latest update, the tool can import Google Slides presentations seamlessly.

To read the full article, written by Jarvis Buckman, click here.

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