Google Apps for EDU

Problem: There isn't a shortage of assessment & gradebook tools/platforms these days & too often the enterprise systems are complex and too intimidating for teachers to adopt on their own (they also cost money!).
Abstract: This is an attempt to create a simple tool that a team of teachers could use to track indicator-level data on shared assessments. It's low-stakes, hopefully approachable and can be customized to fit the team's needs.
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Problem: Learning how to set goals and become accountable for them is critical to college readiness. With a class of 30 students, this can be a daunting task to setup and then monitor.
Abstract: Using a script stolen from another project and a student template, this platform will allow a teacher to enter in their classroom roster, hit a button and automatically create goal setting sheets for their class and monitor their students' progress!
Recommended by 9 educator(s)
Problem: Creating google templates, instructing students to share appropriately and then organizing all the shared files correctly can be a time-consuming task.
Abstract: This is a simple script housed in a google sheet that allows teachers to create handouts for their classroom, shares the student appropriately and organizes the handouts in a collection. It can be used to create sheets as well as docs.
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Problem: What are some key strategies for success in using an online content provider as a credit recovery option for students?
Abstract: I describe three key elements to successful implementation of APEX as a credit recovery option for students: 1) Having highly accessible and hands on approach to holding students accountable. 2) Setting up self-reporting feedback structures using A
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Problem: The problem I found arose when reviewing for the Regents exam. I wanted to review all of the material while addressing all levels of learners in my classroom. I did not want to bore my advanced students while overwhelming the weaker students.
Abstract: I created video lessons for each of the topics. I posted the videos on line as Google docs along with a practice sheet. The videos allowed students to work through the lessons at their own pace and deepen their understanding.
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Problem: There's a place in setting up Google Apps for Education where I'm asked to verify domain do I do that?
Abstract: Setting up Google Apps services is pretty straightforward if you are willing to learn and invest an hour or so. This video helps explain one potentially sticky step in the setup process.
Recommended by 10 educator(s)
Problem: How do get email to work Google Apps for EDU?
Abstract: This video focuses on the just the nitty gritty of getting your domain's DNS settings correct to change the routing of email to Google's mailservers.
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Problem: The default URLs for Google Apps services are hard to remember. How do I use CNAME records to make kid-friendly URLs like "" instead?
Abstract: With a few simple steps, you can change the DNS records for your domain to make life easier for your users!
Recommended by 9 educator(s)
Problem: How do we provide teachers, parents, students, and alumni different Google account privileges (e.g. different levels of access to services)?
Abstract: Organizational units provide the foundation for managing your domain in this manner.
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Problem: When most online gradebooks are due-date dependent, it is difficult to track and help kids understand their progress and feel motivated to take next steps in a gains-based or outcomes-based grading system.
Abstract: We tried a lesson-by-lesson, pre-learning diagnostic and question bank tool to determine mastery and assign self-teaching tasks or cluster group mini-lessons, with practice-set generating question bank and Google Spreadsheet as visualization tool.
Recommended by 9 educator(s)
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