Go Google and Smash Some Apps with Gapps Smashing Dice!
This Google Apps Dice was sparked by a request from Lori Curtis on Google+ to make a version that included Google Classroom, Doctopus and Goobric.Google Apps Dice can be used in professional learning. These can be used alone to help review concepts, inspire integration ideas, and even quiz a partner to help prepare for the Google Educator exams. You can also use two or more to create an app smashing activity. For instance, how can you combine Google Sites and Google Search in a classroom activity?
What is it?
“Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.” (from www.google.com/edu/classroom/)
Google Classroom Resources
Doctopus is an Add-On for Google Sheets created by the fabulous Andrew Stillman at New Visions for Public Schools that gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive.Here’s a great video introduction by Jay Atwood :
Goobric allows for rubric-based grading of Google Drive resources (Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Folders, etc.) It was created to work with the Doctopus Add-on mentioned above.
Here is another great video from Jay Atwood:
How do they all work together?
Be sure to check out the other versions of Gapps Dice here.
Ready for more #AppDice fun? Check out the amazing Ryan Read’s collection of app dice on his blog: Classrooms Next Level.
How do you use App Dice? Please share in the comments below!
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