Resources for teachers, by teachers

By Elizabeth Calhoon // January 20, 2013

This post is the first in a monthly series of posts about Google Apps for Education and how it can make an Administrator’s life more efficient, so you spend less time with paperwork and more time in classes, at school activities, and with parents, students and teachers. If you’re not familiar with the power of Google Apps for Education, welcome! Here’s a quick overview:

Here’s a quick outline of what’s to come in this blog:

Google Drive: Learn how I facilitated a Middle School faculty change their paper-based methods of conference-scheduling using Google Spreadsheets. In addition, learn about how Forms are a Principal’s best friend and the Revision History function in Docs can make discipline much, much simpler.


Google Calendar: One calendar. Yes, that’s all you need. One calendar. Learn from my wins and failures in rolling out Google Calendar to one staff and how you can always make sure that you are never (unintentionally) double-booked, or miss an appointment. Integrated with Google+ Hangouts allows you to have all of your resources for any meeting in one place. No more looking for one attachment in your email, the location of the meeting in your calendar and the link to the directions to find the meeting in another spot! Streamline streamline streamline!


Gmail: Gmail is so much more than just mail! Instantly prioritize and filter your emails to your preferences, use Gmail offline and learn about some up-and-coming apps you can use in Gmail through “Labs”.



Google Apps on Tablets: Learn how to leverage the power of Google Apps on your Android-powered tablet and how students can easily use their school- or home-provided on theirs!

Further series entries will include topics, such as:







Picasa Web Albums





News, Trends & Alerts

Maps & Earth


Forms & Scripts

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About The Author

Elizabeth Calhoon

Elizabeth Calhoon is an Academic Technology Specialist with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and was previously a middle school and high school site administrator, a new-teacher coach and an English Teacher. She is a Common Sense Media and CUE Professional Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for Education Regional Leader, Leading Edge Professional...

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