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How to Merge Multiple Files into a Single PDF with PDF Mergy

As an avid Google for Education user, most of my students’ formal writing is drafted in Google Docs and submitted via Google Classroom. Recently, however, I needed paper copies of a particular assignment for an in-class activity we were doing. Read more…


Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free, blended learning platform that offers a variety of benefits for both students and teachers. Whether you’re a 1:1 class or you just rock the computer carts from time to time, Google Classroom can elevate your Read more…


How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 2

How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

A little while ago, I wrote about my experience with the Level 1 Google Certified Educator process. If you’re new to the Google Certification process, make sure to read that post first because it covers a lot of the basics. Read more…


Google Drive: 4 Tips Every Teacher (and Student) Should Know

Google Drive tips every teacher and student should know.

I have a confession: Google Drive is my hero. If you’re a Google Drive user, it’s likely you understand my sentiments. It’s hard to not to fall in love with free, user-friendly cloud-based file storage that can be shared, accessed Read more…


How to Create an Em Dash in Google Docs

How to create an em dash in Google Docs

If you’re a grammar or punctuation nerd, it’s likely you understand the satisfaction of a well-placed em dash. Wait, what’s an em dash? You may not recognize the name, but chances are you’ve still seen them around. The em dash Read more…


How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

In true nerd fashion, I spent part of my 2016 mid-winter break working on the Google Certified Educator: Level 1 training & exam. Since then, I’ve been approached by many people asking about the certification process and whether or not Read more…


End-of-Year Student Reflection & Feedback with Google Forms

End-of-year reflection with Google Forms

  Of all the Google tools, Google Forms might just be my favorite. It has revolutionized the way I use exit slips, schedule writing conferences, give quizzes, assign book clubs, collect information — the list could go on. Since it’s Read more…


Google Docs: How to Change the Background Color, Page Size & Orientation

How to change the background color, page size, and page orientation in Google Docs

Have you ever wanted to change the background color of a Google Doc? Or maybe you’ve wondered how to change the page size and/or orientation? Not only is it possible, but it’s also surprisingly simple. While many of us (myself Read more…


5 (More) Must-Use Google Chrome Extensions for Busy Teachers

Must-use Google Chrome extensions for teachers

  A little while ago, I wrote about my 5 favorite Chrome extensions for teachers. Chrome extensions, as noted in the original post, are these neat little programs that extend the functionality of your Chrome browser — and you should Read more…


5 Must-Use Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers

Must-use Google Chrome extensions for teachers

Did you know that there are these magical little programs called Google Chrome extensions that can enhance the functionality of your web browser? Want to save web content to your Google Drive with a simple click? Create and annotate videos Read more…