Google Madness 2016 – Crown Your Champion Here!

19 Apr

Can you just taste the victory! I don’t know about you, but I have had a lot of fun with this one!

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Who will you crown as the Google Tool to Rule Them All?!

Google Madness Champion

Updated Standings

SF Top 5






Vote here: The Championship Vote


Google Madness 2016 – Semi-Final Round Vote Here!

15 Apr


Here are the Round 4 results

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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!)

Google Madness 2016 – Round 4 is Here!

13 Apr

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:

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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?

Round 3 Top 4






Ready for Round 4?? Vote here until midnight TOMORROW!! Get your students voting, too!


Google Madness 2016 – Round 3 Vote Here! (and Round 2 Results)

11 Apr

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.

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Mr. Jeff Petersen still has a strong lead, but it’s anyone game still!

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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!


Google Madness 2016 – Round 2 Vote Here!

4 Apr

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!

Google Madness 2016 Round 2


Vote in Round 2 Here!

Results will be up and posted on April 8th along with Round 3 Voting.

Google Madness 2016 Round 1 Results!

24 Mar

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 🙂


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Google Features Round 1

Google Madness 2016 Round 2

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!)

Top 4 Round 1


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.

Google Madness 2016 – Round 1 Vote Here!

18 Mar

Round 1 Voting is here.  You should have received an email from me with your Form.  For Round 1 you’re only voting on a portion of the bracket in order to mix things up a bit.  If you didn’t receive an email, please email me and I’ll get it to you! (If you haven’t filled out a bracket, but REALLY want to, get it to me over the weekend and I’ll get you the voting form! I’m so nice)

Do you want to see what your students have to say?  Here is Round 1 voting for Students

Voting for Round 1 ends at 5pm on Tuesday, March 22nd.  I’ll have the results here on the blog, on Twitter and in the D303 Tech for Teachers and Students Google+ Community.


Happy voting!