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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

4 Places to Find Google Sheets Activities for Middle School Students

By: Bri Stauffer
March 28th, 2019

Finding relevant and appropriate Google Sheets activities for middle school students isn’t easy.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Google Forms

The 3 Best Google Forms Lesson Plans Available Online

By: Chris Zook
September 6th, 2018

Google Forms is quickly becoming a staple of Google Applications (G Suite) in schools across the country.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

60+ Google Apps Lesson Plans Every Teacher Should Own

By: Sarah Layton
August 16th, 2018

Are you being pushed towards teaching Google Apps exclusively in your computer classroom? This trend is growing in middle schools across the country, but the number of resource available isn't keeping up. That means you need help finding Google Apps lesson plans to replace your old Microsoft Office ones! In this article, we'll share where you can get some great Google Apps curriculum with lesson plans, activities, and other resources. But first, we'll take a look at why Google Apps, especially Google Docs, are gaining traction in schools.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Google Docs

Where to Get Google Docs Lesson Plans: Missing in Action?

By: Sarah Layton
May 10th, 2017

If you are embracing all that is modern in the classroom, you are probably using Google Docs in some capacity. But what about your students? Increasingly, state and local standards for computer applications and business technology now include student mastery of Google Docs and Google Applications in general.  But teachers tell us there's a disconnect between those standards and the materials that help them meet the standards. So where can you find Google Docs lesson plans?

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | technology curriculum

How to Easily Teach Google Apps in a Technology Curriculum

By: Sarah Layton
March 29th, 2016

Do you know how to start teaching Google Apps in your technology curriculum? If you said no, you are in some pretty good company. It turns out that many middle school teachers are looking for these resources. Because we've provided technology curriculum to teach Microsoft Office for middle school and high school for years, it was a logical transition when teachers started asking us about Google Apps curriculum.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

Google Applications Curriculum: Google Apps Fundamentals

By: Bri Stauffer
December 15th, 2015

While working with Business and Computer Applications teachers, we have heard a lot of interest expressed in learning content that covers cloud-based office applications such as Google Applications and Office 365.

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