“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms, then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students. Thousands of educators just like me create several student templates as part of their lesson plans, activities, and projects. Many of these educators share these templates for free through their blogs or on Twitter. Using templates saves you and your students a lot of time and stress! All you need to do is copy the template you want your students to use, edit and tweak the template as you like, then share the template url with your students so they copy it and complete the work. Below is a list of websites with tons of free templates, tips, and tricks! In my presentation, Teach with Google! Tips, Tricks and Templates Galore!, you will find more GSuite Edu tips, a list of Google Gurus to follow, and recommended Twitter hashtags.
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Teach with Google! Tips, Tricks and Templates Galore! from Shelly Sanchez Terrell
The following websites are filled with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings templates that are ready to use! Edit and tweak these templates as needed. You may want to share the activity with your students as a template so they can preview it. To do this copy the template’s long url and change the edit part in the url, “/edit”, to “/template/preview”. Click here to see this trick illustrated in my slideshow.
Of course you can find several free templates I share regularly on this blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, in my books, and in my 400+ slide presentations.Eric Curts shares tons of templates for Drawings, Slides, Docs, and Sheets in his blog, Control Alt Achieve.Kelly Fitzgerald shares tons of Google tricks and templates, including several graphic organizers, in her blog, Edtech Nut.Brad Dale shares tips, tricks, and templates in his blog, Time to Talk Tech.Ms. Drasby’s Tech Babble is full of tips, tricks and templates.The TCEA blog is another great place to find tons of free templates, including Breakout Edu activity templates.The educators from Black Gold Regional School Division share tons of creative templates for students to create magazines, newspapers, and more!The Instructional Tech Talk blog has several templates, including awesome infographic templates for students.Flippity has tons of templates for Google Sheets! Create digital flashcards, interactive quizzes, scavenger hunts, and other cool stuff.Check out Slidesmania and Slidescarnival for some colorful themes and templates to make your presentations and lesson plans stand out.Pear Deck is an add-on for Google Slides to increase student engagement. The platform features a library of ready to use templates.The Google Teacher Tribe has several podcasts, tips, tricks and templates.Alice Keeler often shares tips and templates, especially for Sheets.Find templates for student choice menus and more at the Shake Up Learning blog.The Google Teacher Tribe has several podcasts, tips, tricks and templates.Twitter is another way I find tons of useful templates! I recommend these hashtags-#GoogleEDU, #GoogleClassroom, #GoogleET, and #GSuiteEdu.Challenge: Try one of these templates or design your own and share in the comments below!
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