As we prepare for back to school, I’m facilitating a small workshop at my district that gives some helpful pointers about using Chrome and Google Docs in schools. It also highlights many great Chrome apps and extensions to use (for free!) in the classroom. This will be our second year as a district with a 1:1 online device ratio–each of our students is provided with a Chromebook. This presentation is shared in the hope that whether you’re a Google novice, or just an app fiend, you find some helpful tips! Some of the information is specific to my district, but you’ll also find many universal tidbits. 🙂

Also, gigantic thanks to Google Certified Teacher and Trainer Stacy Behmer–most of the app and extension recommendations from this presentation are taken directly from her fantastic presentation “60 Chrome Apps and Extensions in 60 Minutes”, presented at the 2014 Google Mini Summit in Wisconsin Dells.