Technological Tools

Google Apps for Education


  • Google Apps are a set of cloud-based applications that are found within your Google account that can store files and media, provide collaborative opportunities, support video conferencing and sync across devices.
  • Google Apps for Education include Google Classroom (a blended learning platform for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way), Google Drawings (a virtual board that allows users to create content by drawing, pasting images, linking videos and websites, and inserting text, shapes, tables, and other content onto a page in Google Drive), Google Forms (allow users to create forms, surveys, and quizzes and can multiple users can edit and share the forms with other people), Google Sites (users can create wikis and websites, with ease of use and collaborative design), Google Tour Builder / Tour Creator (web-based storytelling tools that allows users to create their own interactive map by using Google Maps and Google Earth and adding multimedia content), etc.


User Interface

Upload materials in Google Classroom
Sharing the screen during a lesson by Google Meet
Creating an assignment in Google Classroom

Literature and other sources

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