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Google Drive for Teachers with 'How-to' video links

Google Drive for Teachers with 'How-to' video links | Googly | Scoop.it
Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the company at the forefront of cloud based solutio...
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Synchronous Editing with Google Docs to Teach the Common Core

Synchronous Editing with Google Docs to Teach the Common Core | Googly | Scoop.it
*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps - Join me! I am using Google documents for all writing assignments this year. The day I assign a formal essay topic, students must create a doc, title it properly and share it with me.
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Take the Hassle Out of Students Turning in Assignments

Some of the problems with students turning in their Google Docs to the instructor is they Do not put a correct header on the document They do not name the file according to the class nomenclature T...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents | Googly | Scoop.it
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"But if you want to really add your voice to then you'll want to add the Voice Comments application from Learn.ly to your Google Drive account."

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | Googly | Scoop.it

Google Docs has revolutionized the way we create and edit content on the web.  It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it.

Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms.

Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers.

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Google Docs Extension for ESL or Struggling Readers

Google Docs Extension for ESL or Struggling Readers | Googly | Scoop.it
Read&Write for Google Docs is a cool extension I found on Web App Reviews that can benefit ELLs and struggling readers. The extension provides you with a special toolbar on the top of your Goog...
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Google Earth on desktop, Android, and iOS updated with 100,000+ new tours of popular sites, cities, and places

Google Earth on desktop, Android, and iOS updated with 100,000+ new tours of popular sites, cities, and places | Googly | Scoop.it
Google on Tuesday announced a massive update to Google Earth's tour guide feature for desktop, Android, and iOS. The company has added over 100,000 new tours of popular sites, cities, ...
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Google Slides gets offline editing, begins rolling out today

Google Slides gets offline editing, begins rolling out today | Googly | Scoop.it
Google made Docs available for offline editing this past summer and now it\'s extending the capability to Slides. In a rollout slated to begin today,
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Teaching like it's 2999: We're Getting Google Scripty in Here!

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Using scripts to college Googoe Form data

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Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep

Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep | Googly | Scoop.it
When Google Keep launched, it never got the fanfare it deserved. The people that did review it compared it to all the wrong apps, like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.
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Even though I suspect Evernote will also do it soon, the voice to text feature is a powerful one for Google Keep.

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8 Extensions That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox

8 Extensions That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox | Googly | Scoop.it
A little over a year ago, Google officially changed the name of its Docs app to Drive and gave users cloud storage to compete with Dropbox.
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79 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms in the Classroom

79 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms in the Classroom | Googly | Scoop.it
I recently found this presentation by Graham Attwell that describes 79 different ways to use Google Forms in an educational setting and thought it was worth sharing. From using it to collect assess...
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Google Chrome Blog: A speedy, more secure way to view Microsoft Office files directly in Chrome

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Apps Status Dashboard

Google Apps Status Dashboard enables users and businesses to monitor the status of individual Google Apps services.
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Check the Google Apps Status Dashboard to see if an app is down for everyone or if it is a more local issue.

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14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images

14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images | Googly | Scoop.it
This is the fifth guide I created in a series of several posts on how to tap into the educational potential of Google services. Today's topic is Google Images. This is probably among those most used...

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Great tips for refining Google Images searches. important for teachers and students to know and do, especially free, legal use of images. 

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Google releases faster version of Forms with real-time collaboration, automatic saving, and more

Google releases faster version of Forms with real-time collaboration, automatic saving, and more | Googly | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday announced Google Drive and Google Sheets have received a new version of Forms. The company claims Forms has been rebuilt to "bring you a faster, cleaner, and ...
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Google+ For Educators - LiveBinder

Everything For Learning About Google+

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Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:48 AM

Another 'skinny' - the goods on using Google+

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Top 10 Ways to Speed Up and Beef Up Your Google Searches

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up and Beef Up Your Google Searches | Googly | Scoop.it
For all the time you spend online, you probably spend most of it searching for stuff. So why settle for the most basic Google experience? Here are 10 ways to beef up and speed up your Google searches and find stuff easier.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research | Googly | Scoop.it
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