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Google Apps Meets Common Core

Google Apps Meets Common Core

  • Michael J. Graham - Westside High School, Jonesboro, AR (Principal), Harrisburg Middle School, Jonesboro, Arkansas
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April 2013 | 248 pages | Corwin
This book will help K-12 classroom teachers become familiar with the suite of Google tools called Google Apps for Education (i.e. Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar), and help them learn how to use these tools to support student learning, integrate 21st century skills, and incorporate the Common Core State Standards. The book will provide meaningful lesson plans that will allow students to create, collaborate, and share their work. The book offers step-by-step tutorials on how to use the Google Apps for Education suite, in addition to providing classroom examples and teaching tips.
About the Author
1. Common Core State Standards and Technology
2. Google Apps for Education
3. Gmail
4. Documents
5. Presentations
6. Spreadsheets
7. Forms
8. Drawings
9. Calendar
10. Drive
11. Even More


"This book provides wealth of information to learn how to use Google Apps as a learning tool in the classroom. Learn how to provide your students with the skills needed to become proficient with using technology throughout their day and have access to their work from any device."

Betty Rivinus, Special Education Teacher
Canby School District, Canby, OR

"This is a great resource tool for transitioning classrooms into 21st century learning environments with students in charge of learning so they are ready for college and careers in the ubiquitous age of access to information and technology."

Susan Stewart, Assistant Professor
Ashland University

"This book provides clear explanations of how to implement CCSS using technology that many of us are already familiar with."

Deborah Howard, Teacher
Pownal, ME

"The author provides simple directions approachable to tech users at any level from novice to advanced. It's hard to find a resource like this that appeals to such a wide spectrum of tech users. I was so glad to discover new apps and ways to use technology in my classroom and for my own record keeping."

Heidi Guadagni, Learning Specialist
French Prairie Middle School, Woodburn, OR

MN does not use common core in K-12. However, the book is excellent and I will continue to use it as a reference.

Professor David Georgina
Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs, Minnesota State Univ-Mankato
February 6, 2014

Suggested as a supplemental text.

Dr Daryl Ann Borel
Educational Leadership, Lamar University
June 10, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Five

Michael J. Graham

Learn more about Michael Graham's PD offeringsMichael J. Graham is the Assistant Principal of Westside High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas where he will help lead a 1:1 Chromebook initiative this fall. Westside High School will equip approximately 650 students with devices to improve their educational experience both in the classroom and at home. Michael is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer and author of Google Apps Meets Common Core. In his role as assistant principal he manages and develops technology related professional development that improves instruction for teachers at his school and around the nation. He... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452257334