More Google Apps for Teaching in the Distance Learning Classroom

Google Apps for the Remote teaching classroom to use when distance learning in grades 4 5 6

Last week I shared 5 awesome Google extensions that I fell in love with. Some of them I have been using prior to remote learning, others I found during the time of eLearning and will continue to use when I get back into the classroom.


       While compiling a list of great Google tech tools to use in the classroom, I realized that there were so many and I needed to break the post into two to avoid overwhelm and give some time to play around with the awesome apps. You can get a closer look at the first FIVE here.


Share to Classroom Chrome Extension:

       Share to Classroom is a Google extension that allows Google Classroom users to instantly share out a webpage. This helps to save time and confusion by allowing the teacher to instantly share a webpage they are on for instruction with their students. No worries about typing it out, upper and lowercase letters, or the names of weird symbols. The work is done for you within seconds.

Share to Classroom allows you to instantly share a webpage to your students while elearning in upper elementary grades.


       I love this because it makes teaching easier and saves time for instruction. I try to relate concepts to real-life so that students can make a connection to what they are learning. This extension allows me to share out a local tide table with my students when learning about tides. We can review the need to know, how moon phases affect the tide, and how often they change. Using a website like this helps build a real-life connection and can be done so with ease using this extension.

       When sharing the page with your students, you have options.


Push allows the page to be sent to them. This would be ideal during a lesson to make sure all students can see what you are showing on the Smartboard.

Push notification in Share to Google Classroom makes real life connections in the remote learning grade 4 5 6 classroom.


Ask a Question This option allows you to ask the students a question that they will respond to once looking at the webpage. Students can answer either a multiple choice or short answer question.

Ask questions to your upper elementary students to assess remote learning while using Google Classroom


Create an Assignment Use the webpage to create an assignment for the students to complete.

Make an Announcement Add the website to your page as an announcement. This would be nice to highlight something on the school website. 



Schoology +

       My district uses Schoology as their Learning Management System. You can learn a little bit more about Schoology here. I loved that I stumbled across this Google extension.

       Schoology Plus has a variety of settings that are upgrades such as

Theme: There are 3 new themes to choose from including a rainbow theme that changes colors. It is so pretty!

Schoology plus allows teachers more options to personalize their dashboard to suit their needs for grade 5 6 7 students.


Desktop Notifications: If you are on a laptop or desktop, you can enable notifications to pop through to let you know when students have a question, assignments are handed in, etc.

Order Classes: You can change the order of your classes on the grades and mastery pages.

Archived Courses Button: This button will make it easier to see archived courses.

I am hoping that there will be more upgrades to Schoology in the future, but this is a fun addition for now. 



       Math teachers can find it difficult to integrate technology into their classroom because there is not a lot out there for them to use. Equatio is trying to change that.

       While there is a free and paid version, the free version offers a lot for students and teachers.

       Equatio will easily create math expressions in Google Docs

       Allow students to use their touchscreen, voice recognition, or use the keyboard to create equations

       Read back math expressions


Google apps to complete digital math assignments integrate remote learning in upper elementary

If you are interested, click here to learn more about it



Web Paint:

       This Google extension allows you to draw, write, highlight, annotate right on a webpage! I like to use this while I am teaching at the Smartboard. It allows you to draw attention to the title, hide everything but an image, add text, or underline important information. There is an option to share the work or take a screenshot, download, or print the information.  

Use Web paint to highlight, annotate, cover text while distance teaching in the classroom


Reverso Translate:

       Sadly, we all know that Google Translate has its fair share of issues. Luckily, Reverso Translate works a bit better to help us translate information from texts, even PDFs. This app can translate over 20 different languages and has great reviews compared to Google Translate. 

  I am excited to use this Google extension to help me communicate more effectively with parents. There are also educational games that you can play for students in foreign language classrooms. 

easy and free google apps to integrate tech into your grade 4 5 6 distance learning classroom


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