Digital Tools in the Math Classroom

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As a Google Certified Trainer, I get to visit schools and work with teachers to integrate G Suite for Education, Google’s set of collaborative cloud-based tools. I got into this line of work thanks to a Gmail account I set up in 2011 to get lesson feedback from my classes via a Google form. These were my math classes, having taught the subject from 2004 to 2017. My use of digital tools in math came from wanting to move from the practice to the application more efficiently.

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Check out these Back to School Updates to Read&Write

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It’s that time of year again! With school back in session, we’re bringing new updates to over 15 million Read&Write users across the globe. Over the next few days, customers will see a new spelling and grammar check tool, additional updates to commonly used tools, and more!

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Read&Write for Google Chrome for the Win!

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This guest blog was originally posted on Jen's personal website, Virtual Giff.

My son, who is in the third grade, hates homework. His biggest anxiety in returning to school this year was that he would get a lot of homework. I also hate homework, especially in primary. So last night, when we had to sit down to write a 2-4 minute script for an All About Me project, I was dreading it. Then I realised, I could make this so much easier on him. I spent all this time training teachers on Google tools, why not train my own kid?
 

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Why Fluency? A Personal Journey

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In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th, we wanted to reshare this guest blog post from Dr. Timothy Rasinski, a professor of literacy education at Kent State University, Ohio and director of its award winning reading clinic. In this post he covers why and how he has discovered that reading fluency is essential for reading progress.

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Meeting the Needs of All Readers in a Diverse Classroom

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With International Literacy Day on September 8th, we wanted to reshare this guest blog post from Dr. David D. Paige, the Associate Professor of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. With a focus on investigating strategies for improving literacy achievement, instruction, and educational outcomes, David shares how teachers can organize their classrooms to meet the needs of all readers.

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