Google Tools for Little Learners
Using Google Tools with little learners - 5-8 year olds can be a challenge at first but is well worth persevering as the addition of being able to use these tools can help to provide learning opportunities that would not be possible without the use of the tools.
Class Site or Landing Page
A great addition to any classroom's online footprint
Student Login Cards
Helping students get onto devices without teacher or other student assistance
Examples of Student Lessons, Activities, Projects
Check out the slide decks below and then add to this Padlet with your ideas about each activity.
A Few of Our Favourite Things
Create a Google Slide Deck that everyone can add to. Get students to use photos, videos and text to show who they are. This works great as a buddy activity too.
A little challenge
Create a Google Slide Deck with a variety of small tasks for young learners to complete. Get them working on basic skills like copy, paste, resize, change colour and font.
Create a Comic
Get students to collaborate in the creation of a comic or create their very own. These templates are also very useful for things like learning stories.
Where in New Zealand are we?
This one might be a little harder for younger learners but there are plenty of ways to use this idea. Can you match the New Zealand towns and cities to the correct location on the map? Each of the names are actually images created in drawings and then exported as png files. The map is an image that has been placed in the background.
What do we know about...
Use Google Sheets and forms to create your own survey about your classroom get students to check out the graph as the survey is answered and draw conclusions from the graph. Once students are more aware of what is happening they can work with you to create their own surveys and even their own graphs.
Click here to make a copy of this Google Sheet & Form
Another little fun activity that involves a lot of problems solving - tangrams. Get students to create their own or solve a tangram a buddy has created. Hours of fun in this one.
Click here to make a copy of this Google Drawing