See this guide for more google resources– Google for Higher Education Resources
Teach From Home: In a response to the Pandemic, Google has created g.co/teachfromhome. It’s a new hub of information and tools for teachers.
COVID-19 Resource Page: Check out the g.co/edu/covid19 page, Google will continue to provide a place for more advanced training materials, blog posts, videos, and other resources to engage students through distance learning.
Hangout Meet Features: Google announced new educator control features coming to Hangouts Meet to curb potential misuse.
These are just a few of the standard tools available to you in G-Suite:
- Google Drive -- Cloud-Based File Storage with available Synchronization Tools.
- Google Forms -- Collect data into Google Sheets from Web Forms
- Google Chat -- Instant Messaging. Useful for quick messages back and forth vs phone call.
- Google Sites -- Create easy-to-edit basic websites
- Google Meet -- Google's answer to Zoom -- an interactive, web-based meeting tool.
- Google Assignments -- use Google Files with Course Site
- Education Workbench on Google -- create standardized, shared lessons.
- Google Scholar -- access Lehigh's Library information by updating your scholar search.
- Google Tour Creator -- build immersive, 360° tours right from your computer, and view them on mobile devices with Google Expeditions. For inspiration – see this library of Tours: https://poly.google.com/tours
- Google Drawings -- handy quick tool for drawing
- Google Canvas -- Chrome plugin for paint-style drawing application.
- Google Jam Board -- Interactive, collaborative whiteboard app, with a native Tablet App.
- YouTube - You and your students can share or review videos. If you share a video inserted in slides – there are no ads, or you can use view pure to avoid ads- http://www.viewpure.com/
Creation Tools in Google Earth
Google Earth has introduced creation tools, which allow YOU to tell the stories you care about. Creation tools allow you (or your students!) to be the storyteller By adding points, using Street View imagery, importing media, and customizing text, you can create dynamic and engaging stories from anywhere. Just like a Google Doc or Slide, users can invite others to collaborate and co-author projects together.
See how an educator, a nature conservationist, and a young woman exploring her family history are using Google Earth to tell their stories: Introducing creation tools in Google Earth
Here's just one example of a fabulous educational stories created by a teacher: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (many more to come!)
Want to learn more? Check out the Getting Started Guide