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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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Respond quickly with Google Drive notifications in Google Chrome

Respond quickly with Google Drive notifications in Google Chrome | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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If you are using Chrome, then you can receive notification when someone shares a file with you. Of course, you will still get this as an email, but this appears as a short note within chrome. Handy if you are asking students to submit work by a certain date or time.
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The 8 Best Chrome Extensions As Chosen By Teachers - The Gooru

The 8 Best Chrome Extensions As Chosen By Teachers - The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
1. You’re one click away from sharing that awesome webpage   Shareable content is in style. Whether you want to share that YouTube video your friend must see, a Buzzfeed article that describes your feelings perfectly, or an insightful article ..more ›
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Some excellent Chrome extensions are available for teachers to use with their classes. The Gooru gives us a summary of them including ones to check grammar and syntax, quickly create short URLs and share items quickly with your students.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 8, 9:47 AM
Some excellent Chrome extensions are available for teachers to use with their classes. The Gooru gives us a summary of them including ones to check grammar and syntax, quickly create short URLs and share items quickly with your students.
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Tech Thursday: Speaking to your computer Part 2: Free speech recognition with Google Docs | Dyslexia Action

Tech Thursday: Speaking to your computer Part 2: Free speech recognition with Google Docs | Dyslexia Action | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the second part of a series on speaking to your computer we will look at a free option using Google Docs.
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Excellent article on the pros and cons of using Voice Typing in Google Docs.  It demonstrates how to use it (although the recording example didn't capture the voice as it was dictating) and thoroughly examines some of the shortcomings.

Well worth a read.

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Google Chrome Extensions for School Administrators, Leaders, or Anyone!

Google Chrome Extensions for School Administrators, Leaders, or Anyone! | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Going Google isn't as simple as flipping a switch. It takes careful planning and meaningful implementation for everyone in the district. I am a firm believer that implementing Google Apps (or anything else) should be led by school administrators, not the
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Another list of worthy Google Drive add-ons through Chrome. Sorry IE and Firefox users!

A couple I haven't seen before include: Black Menu (see image above) where you can access your Drive applications through a drop-down list in Chrome; Grammarly Checker plus numerous Drive application add-ons.

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Google dramatically improves copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, but only in Chrome

Google dramatically improves copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, but only in Chrome | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google today announced it has made dramatic improvements to copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. There's only one catch: you have to be using Chrome.

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Ten ways to maximize your Google Drive | TechRepublic

Ten ways to maximize your Google Drive | TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive has many options and features you might not be aware of. Here are ten tips to ensure you’re getting the best mileage out of it.
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Some very good, no-nonsense ideas about using Google Drive efficiently.

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Send To Google Docs – Convert HTML To PDF & Save It In A Single Click [Chrome]

Send To Google Docs – Convert HTML To PDF & Save It In A Single Click [Chrome] | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

"One thing we all use the Internet for is information, and it’s great when we can access it easily. But what happens when you need to access the information again after closing the webpage? Or perhaps you don’t have access to the Internet when you need to read the information again? Maybe you just want to save your “to read” or “read again” articles to Google Drive for access on the go and offline?"

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Save Web Content Directly to Google Drive in Chrome [Extension] - How-To Geek

Save Web Content Directly to Google Drive in Chrome [Extension] - How-To Geek | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to save images, documents, and more directly to Google Drive while browsing? Then you may want to grab a copy of the ‘Save to Google Drive’ extension for Chrome.
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A nice 'how to' document for saving any aspect of the web straight to Google Drive including whole web pages, images and documents. From the "How-To Geek" site.

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How to get notifications of changes to your Google documents

How to get notifications of changes to your Google documents | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you watch more than a few Google Docs files for changes, you know it can be a pain to sort through dozens of e-mails telling you what's what. If you use Chrome, there's a sweet extension that lets you know within your browser.
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6 Chrome Extensions Great for Students and Teachers - Daily Genius

6 Chrome Extensions Great for Students and Teachers - Daily Genius | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
With Chromebooks gaining popularity in classrooms, many folks have offered guides on how to use some popular software like Microsoft Word and Office 365 on these otherwise seemingly stripped down machines. Though they may seem basic, Chromebooks and Chrome (as a browser for those not using Chromebooks) are probably more robust than you think. The Chromium project …
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Nice list of the ever-growing add-ons for Google Chrome. This post reviews Google Dictionary; a note-taking extension called Sidenotes and another one that allows you to leave sticky notes on any web page for later review.
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Aleyn Valencia's curator insight, March 25, 7:13 AM
Nice list of the ever-growing add-ons for Google Chrome. This post reviews Google Dictionary; a note-taking extension called Sidenotes and another one that allows you to leave sticky notes on any web page for later review.
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Google Drive Tips and Tricks - Appirio

Google Drive Tips and Tricks - Appirio | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Whether you use Google Apps for work or personal use (or both), you likely know how much more efficient and organized they can make your life.
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Some very useful tips for using multiple accounts for Google and switching easily between those accounts; saving the tabs you are currently using for later re-use; adding an extension to assist with training in Google Apps.

There are some others but at least this writer has chosen some topics that are a little bit different to the ones I usually scoop.

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7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech & mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you this collection comprising some of the best photo editing tools in Chrome web store. Most of these apps work perfectly on Chromebooks and some of them are also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to easily edit and save photos directly to your Drive account. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: editing photos, cropping, resizing, adding effects, adjusting contrast, rotating, removing unwanted parts, adding frames and many more.

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A great list of photo editing apps, SOME of which are integrated with Google Drive.

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:10 PM

This article made me very excited because we offer a Digital Photography class and recently obtained a Chromebook cart for use in our high school.  This article discusses several free apps that contain a plethora of fantastic tools for editing photos. I will definitely be passing this on to our technology teacher who currently has a Digital Photography class.  As we cannot afford programs such as Photoshop, these apps will offer many of the same features. 

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Speech Recognition App for Google Chrome - YouTube

Type without the keyboard, get the Dictation app at https://dictation.io You can use your Google Chrome browser as a speech recognition software. It's mostly...
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Looks eerily simple but it might be a worthwhile alternative for those students who don't like typing.

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Free Technology for Teachers: WatchDoc - A Chrome Extension for Monitoring Google Docs Changes

Free Technology for Teachers: WatchDoc - A Chrome Extension for Monitoring Google Docs Changes | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

I'm now trying a new way to monitor changes to my shared Google Documents.

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I have used this for over a year now and although some aspects of it are inaccurate (e.g. it tells you that a document was changed a year ago when in fact it is currently being changed by the author), it is helpful for telling me which students are online and what assignment they are working on.  Really helpful if I want to send them a quick message.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Sweet! Now You Can Use Google Slides Offline

Free Technology for Teachers: Sweet! Now You Can Use Google Slides Offline | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Chrome users have been able to use Google Documents offline for quite a while now. Today,Google announced that you can now use Google Slides (Presentations) offline too. While using Google Slides offline you can create new slideshows, edit slideshows, comment on slideshows, and present your slides.

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All you need is a Chrome Browser.

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7 tips to get the most out of Google Drive | NDTV Gadgets

7 tips to get the most out of Google Drive | NDTV Gadgets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
7 tips to get the most out of Google Drive: The Google Drive rumours had been floating around for many years. In fact, when
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Not a lot that is new here but a good summary of the most recent changes to Google Drive

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Save Internet files directly to Google Drive

Save Internet files directly to Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive is Google's cloud hosting service that all Google account owners can use to store and sync data. Free users get 5 Gigabyte of online space and a
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A  quick way to save files to your Drive using Google Chrome.

Really easy to set up in schools as long as you log into Google Chrome.

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