Wow…what a ride! We started with 64 Google Apps/Tools/Add-ons/Extensions/Features and whittled it down to ONE…ONE Amazing Google Tool that we certainly couldn’t live without.
Here were some highlights from the last few weeks…
- The biggest 1st Round upset came between the Docs and Search match-up — students, especially, were crushed that Search didn’t advance
- Editing mode defeating Research Tool blew me away in Round 2
- Let’s talk Round 3….right Jeff (and the rest of the North SS department)? There may have been literal tears shed when Classroom didn’t advance and a formal complaint has been filed
Alright, so here we are at the final round:
It’s a tough call.
You have YouTube – literally millions of videos that can enhance your classroom. It has playlists to curate videos you want students to have quick access to. You can upload and edit your own videos. Students can upload and edit their own videos. It can help you flip or blend you classroom……
Then there’s Auto Save – you NEVER have to click Save – it does it for you, automatically. If I had a nickel for every time I reminded my students to “click File and Save”….can’t even do that math in my head. AND I used to set myself a timer to remind them to do that! No more people – you don’t have to wonder as you’re logging off your computer, “did I save that file?!”.
Which one do you vote for????
Is the anticipation killing you yet (I know Jenni and Dana have something to say about it)
Which also means….we have a new leader:
I really hope everyone had a fun time. I hope to blog a little more about some of these tools and give some new ideas for using them!
Can you just taste the victory! I don’t know about you, but I have had a lot of fun with this one!
Who will you crown as the Google Tool to Rule Them All?!
Vote here: The Championship Vote
YOU GUYS! WHAT IS GOING ON??!!
Here are the Round 4 results
Now that everyone has gotten over Classroom out of the bracket……will the same thing happen to YouTube?? We’ve got several who have YouTube as Champion. Will there be another upset??
Shout out to Mike Kuper for big points (again!) – he was the winner of last round’s gift card
Shout out to Justin Brennan for moving up 12 (!!!) spots from the last round
Check out all of the standings here – please don’t pay too much attention to where I am in the rankings
VOTE HERE (we had the lowest amount of votes this last round…we’re almost done, stick with me!)
Round 3 voting has ended. Scores have been tabulated. A Starbucks card has gone out to someone who scored 41 points this round! I hope you’re all having fun with this – here are the results (and upsets) from Round 3 voting:
Chrome Apps & Extensions
Google Apps Suite
Google Add-Ons & Apps
Now that we’re coming down to the wire, there are definitely a few I thought would still be in the running.
Can Jeff hold his lead?
Ready for Round 4?? Vote here until midnight TOMORROW!! Get your students voting, too!
There were some heartbreaking defeats in the last round! Drive vs Docs was rough….rough…I didn’t even know how to vote. It was a bad game of what came first, the chicken or the egg!
Research Tool and Edit Mode was another surprise for me. Screencastify just slid past Scan QR and Gmail was no contest against Forms.
Check out all of the match ups below.
Mr. Jeff Petersen still has a strong lead, but it’s anyone game still!
Check the updated standings here – Lots of movement!
Vote for Round 3 – voting closes on the 12th at 3pm – get your students voting, too!
Here’s some swag going out tomorrow…wonder who is going to get some goodies!
Wow – I was not expecting a few upsets from Round 1! Round 2 voting (link below) is open until 11:55pm on April 6th, so get voting. Feel free to have your students vote or other teachers – the more votes, the better results we get. If you want to still participate, click the bracket below to fill out and submit your own!
Vote in Round 2 Here!
Results will be up and posted on April 8th along with Round 3 Voting.
THE RESULTS ARE IN!! And first off….what was I thinking?! This took me HOURS to score – what is wrong with me?! (I will be working on a spreadsheet script for next year…geesh!). A little about the scoring. Each round points increase by 2 (Round 1 = 1 point, Round 2 = 2 points, Round 3 = 4 points, etc.) You get the match up right you get a point. I also put in a +Seed calculation, SO for every match up you get right, you also get points that match with the seed number (Read & Write for Google gets you 2 points – 1 point for getting it right and 1 point for it being a 1 seed). This mixes it up a bit
CHROME APPS & EXTENSIONS
GOOGLE APPS SUITE
GOOGLE ADD-ONS & APPS
Here’s a link to the leaderboard – and our Top 4 so far (don’t worry – there are a lot of points still up for grabs, anyone can win this!)
It’s not too late to submit! Here’s the updated bracket and submission form – join the fun!
I’m going to wait until after Spring Break for Round 2 – the student votes were key! I’ll send an email to those who have submitted brackets and I’ll tweet out the link to the form, too!
If you’re using these tools with your students and want to let me know – email me and I’ll feature it here.