By Kristie Hughes

Goodbye Research Tool, Hello Explore Tool!

You may have been familiar with the Research tool in Google, where you could search for an image or article, bring it over to your document, and the citation for the image or article would automatically plant itself at the bottom of your page.

Starting on October 13th you will notice that the Research tool is no longer available! It has been replaced with the Explore tool. The Explore tool works similarly to the research tool in that you can research on the web, but it does not add the citations at the bottom of the page. read more

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by John Mansel-Pleydell

Google Classroom will integrate with many third party websites allowing you to post assignments directly to your classroom stream from another website. Create quizzes in one website and post them as assignments in Classroom.

Casey Bell (Shake Up Learning) has posted a list of 35 sites that integrate with Google Classroom. The original post is here.
The list is repeated below for your convenience.


1. American Museum of Natural History

(programs and educational resources)

2. cK-12

(library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications)

3. Alma

(learning management system)

4. Buncee

(presentation tool)

5. Google Cultural Institute

(collections of art, exhibits, and archives from across the globe)


(educational content, videos, and more)

7. Discovery Education

(educational content, videos, and more)

8. Dogo News

(news articles for kids)

9. DuoLingo

(language learning platform)

10. EdPuzzle

(interactive video lessons)

11. Edulastic

(interactive, common core assessments)

12. Flat

(music score editor for students)

13. Imagine Easy Scholar

(develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills) 14. 

Gale Cengage Learning read more

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