This year I’ve worked with lots of schools across the country where they’re using Chromebooks to give students a space to document their learning. From activities like book trailers with Spark Video to introducing formative assessment routines with Nearpod, this technology is powerful when thoughtfully integrated into instruction.
Are you looking for a gift for a Chromebook teacher? I’ve put together a list with a handful of favorites including useful gift ideas for teachers using Chromebooks. Although this post is a Chromebook classroom gift guide, you’re sure to gather ideas for educators and Google enthusiasts regardless of the device they use everyday.
Gift Ideas for Teachers: Chromebook Classroom Gift Guide
Available in both paperback and Kindle, this book focuses on lesson ideas and instructional strategies for educators using Google Apps. This book is designed for K-12 educators in various roles. If you’re looking for a gift for a classroom teacher, technology coach or instructional support staff you’ll want to check this out.
The official Google Cardboard from Google is a great gift choice for teachers who are ready to take their love for Google tools to the next level. I’ve shared lots of resources on my site for using virtual reality in the classroom – and have a free eBook for teachers looking to get started. If you give a Google Cardboard to a teacher as a gift this year, you may want to include a few favorite app suggestions from this list.
The folks at Corwin just sent me a copy of this new book, also available in paperback and Kindle. It provides step-by-step guides for using Google tools in the classroom, including plenty of screenshots and classroom examples. This is a great gift for teachers just get starting with Chromebooks or those looking to step up their game to the next level.
Although there are lots of different covers for Chromebooks I love this one from the folks at MightySkins. It looks just like a black and white composition notebook and definitely takes a playful spin on some of the other stickers and covers you might find in your search. This would be a great gift for teachers who are searching for the perfect balance between traditional and digital.
Google for Education Certified Innovator Kyle Pace recommended this awesome addition to the list. Perfect for a class gift, the Pixelbook Pen works with Google Assistant on a Pixelbook. This gift is perfect for a teacher who uses this tablet with Google Apps for Education.
Earlier this year I highlighted this book from the team behind the popular Twitter chat #satchat. It includes dozens of tips for teachers using Google tools in their classroom and is a fantastic resource for educators at all grade levels. It’s part of the Hacking Education series featured last year on my site and another great gift idea for teachers in your school.
The team at SimpleK12 are offering lots of free Google Training, you can sign up here.
I have these cable clips all over my office and absolutely love them. This pack is under $10 making it a great, low-cost gift idea for teachers using Chromebooks or any device in the classroom. They are super sticky and can help anyone keep their desk and wires organized.
Released earlier this year, The Google Cardboard Book: Explore, Engage, and Educate with Virtual Reality, provides plenty of ideas for teachers using virtual reality in the classroom. If you know your favorite Chromebook teacher is exploring virtual reality, this book is great choice for helping them extend their thinking. It’s available in paper and Kindle.
The folks at SmithOutlet have a few different options for low-cost headphones for classrooms. If students are recording their voice to tell a story or creating a movie to document their learning, these headphones will come in handy. A 10-pack or two of headphones could be a good choice for a class gift for teachers using Chromebooks in their classroom.
My new book from ASCD features lots of ideas for teachers looking to move beyond just one website or app in their classroom. For Chromebook teachers, you’ll find strategies, tips and ideas to use throughout the school year. If you know the teacher you have in mind for this gift take part in PLCs or book clubs, they’ll find guides and planning pages in this book too.
Do you have a favorite to add to the list? Share in the comments below!
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