Google Classroom. You got it all set up but what resources can you use with kids? In today's post I'll share what activities you can use in kindergarten, prek and preschool, as well as the first, second and third grades. But before I dive in, let me answer the most frequently asked question. And scroll to get the FREEBIE!
Why use Google Classroom?
- Kids are engaged.
- Kids can collaborate.
- Kids can't lose work (everything saves automatically).
- Kids can utilize up-to-date technology.
- You don't need to prep.
- You don't need to print.
- You don't need to collect and return papers.
- You can differentiate assignments.
- You can schedule posts for future dates and times.
- You can make a copy for each student.
- You can keep parents and guardians informed.
- Activities are productive.
- Activities are tech friendly.
- Activities can be used on various devices (tablets, chromebooks, laptops, iPads, phones, etc.)
- Activities can be used as digital centers.
- Activities can be used as homework.
- Activities can be used as morning work.
- Activities can be used for fast finishers.
- Your administration is happy about the infused technology!
Would you love to try first? Download FREE activities for Google Classroom!
Google Classroom activities have made my job as a teacher so much easier. And there is no guilt. It has to be this way!
Now that you've read about so many reasons why use Google Classroom, let me tell you what activities I use with my kids.
Must-have Google Classroom Activities
Would love quick and clear activities for word work? If you really need to save time and paper, check out these interactive games. The majority of teachers start with these 3.
Sight word games
With typewriters children can build the word by dragging letters, find the word in the word search and choose the right spelling.
I love it for the smart board! I really wanted something that we could work on as a group, that used technology, and that the students would find simple yet engaging. This completely fit the bill.
CVC sentence building activity
Unicorns will help your kids build a sentence with a CVC word and read it. The best part is that some picture clues are included.
I adapted this resource for use during the current COVID-19 school closure. As I have navigated moving to online teaching this resource was very helpful.
Yearlong Bundle of activities for Google Classroom
Practice sight words, CVC words, and phonics in an engaging way. 2200+ slides of pure practice!
Interactive, fun and hits on a lot of different areas.
Feeling overwhelmed? Let's go back to basics and get started with Google Classroom.
Upload pdfs to Google Slides
Yes! You probably have tons of teaching resources that you created yourself or bought on TPT. And you can reuse these printables in Google Slides! Simply take a screenshot, here’s how!
Mac users – Command+Shift+4 allows you to select what you want to take an image of.
PC users – Alt+PrntScn will take a screenshot of your screen or try snipping tool by clicking Windows key+Shift+S.
Watch the video below and see how I've uploaded my freebie to Google Slides.
Save time and money with Bundles
Teachers love to save prep time and of course get some good deals for their classroom. That's why bundles were invented!
ELA Games and Centers Bundle.
Jackpot of ELA digital resources!
Sight Word Games Bundle.
Google Classroom has been a huge help with building my students' sight word fluency!
CVC Word Work Bundle.
"This has been a great resource for my students! It is hands on and great for kindergarten students!"
Sight Word Bundle.
Love using sight word readers with kids? How about both paperless and printables sight word books? They are perfect for Google Classroom: use on iPads, Chromebooks, tablets and laptops. Or just print and use!
Sight Word Games for Google Classroom
With these activities you can practice various sight words individually, among other words or in sentences. Check out the following sets.
Paperless Games on CVC words and CVCe words
CVC words practice
The following sets will help you build CVC words, find the beginning, middle and final sounds, find rhymes and search words among other words, read CVC words in sentences and fluency passages.
CVCe words practice
Discover fun ways to teach CVCe words (slient e words) and help kids distinguish between CVC and CVCe words.
Phonics Activities for Google Classroom
Practice phonics (word families and alphabet) with the following sets. Find rhymes and let kids read the words. Also, you will be able to practice phonics in reading sentences.
Math Activities for Google Classroom
I have just started creating resources to practice math, stay tuned for more!
Please note: all the packets have drag and drop feature which only works in EDIT MODE. Here is a more detailed video of activities you'll get after you subscribe below, plus it explains what EDIT MODE is.
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