As Google Apps and Chromebooks become the #1 school LMS and device, more and more teachers need support with integrating this complex suite of tools soundlessly with instruction.
This book will help 6-8 classroom teachers become familiar with the suite of Google tools, and help them learn how to use these tools to support student learning, integrate 21st century skills, and design standards-based lessons that thoughtfully integrate technology.
The book will also provide meaningful lesson plans that will allow students to create, collaborate, and share their work.
"Graham and Borgen have hit the nail on the head! They have compiled extensive resources to provide the teachers with a one-stop location to move technology integration forward in a school or district.
By matching specific state standards with technology tools and resources, this book fills a common gap for the educator in the time of CCSS."
-- Tim Landeck, Director, Technology Services
"Given the fact that Google now dominates the edtech market, mastering the tools in the G Suite for Education is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity for 21st-century educators. Providing teachers with the knowledge they need to do so, however, can be a challenge. That is unless one has readily available a handy, detailed, and easy-to-read guide to everything Google. Just such a resource has been produced by Borgen and Graham. The authors have written a comprehensive instructional work the covers the full range of Google tools -- from Gmail to Google Drive and beyond -- and does so in a format and style that makes their slim volume eminently accessible to its target audience . . . teachers. Yet Google Tools Meets Middle School offers so much more. Pedagogy, lesson ideas, and helpful tech tips round out a book that will surely be a must read for any forward-thinking educator."
-- Dr. John Davenport, Middle School ELA and History Teacher