Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The One iPad Class ~ Google Apps

Today, I'm going to focus on Google Apps.
http://kaitlyn-smiles.blogspot.com/search/label/One%20Ipad%20Class
There are a whole bunch of Google Apps {all FREE} -I'm going to focus on the ones I use.

First up, the all important GMail.
Image result for gmail icon This comes in very handy, since my district uses gmail, as well as having a personal account through gmail.

And they couldn't have made it any easier to switch between the two!

All I have to do is tap the little person icon on the side, and it will switch easily back and forth.
It saves me a ton of time, rather than trying to log out of everything, check my work email, and then log back into everything.

Next up is:
Image result for google drive Drive. This is the easiest way for me to store, view and share files.

Plus, they now have two ways to view your files!

Images
or a list.

It's also super easy to switch back and forth with this one as well-just go to settings and you can flip flop like gmail.
Of course, along with Drive, you need

Image result for google sheets Sheets-I use this for checklists and status of the class

and

Image result for google docs app Docs- I use this a lot with my next app!

I don't have Slides-I figure if I'm going to create something like that, I'll want access to all my fonts and clipart :)

I also have
Image result for google classroom  Google Classroom, which I've blogged about before. I use docs a lot with this, making comments on the kids work. Classroom has its own folder on Drive.

The app isn't as good as using a computer-it seems like it would fit better with students rather than a teacher.

I can't add assignments from the app, but I can add announcements (and so can the kids), and I can look at their work (probably because it is in a folder on my Drive.).

Those are the Google Apps I use! Of course, they're all available (and somewhat easier to use) on the computer, but if I'm bouncing from place to place, I like the portability.

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

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