Using Google Drive in the classroom
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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive

12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Microsoft what? Let's be honest: it is all about the cloud. The convenience of having all your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations accessible from any device that can connect to the Internet is too good not to take advantage of, which is why most
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Introduces the new feature of being able to edit Office files within Gmail (or at least select the option to go to Google Drive and edit it). It also contains some other tips which might be useful although the author does use a scatter-gun approach with no particular theme.

I did learn one new thing: CTRL-SHIFT-C for a word count.

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Create Direct Links to your Files on Google Drive

Create Direct Links to your Files on Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how to create direct links to your files and documents on Google Drive that will download the file instead of opening them in the browser.
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Interesting article on how files in Google Drive can be downloaded instead of being viewed (using the inbuilt Google Docs viewer).  If you are prepared to do some work, the article even shows you how to create a link which will download and open a Docs file straight into Word, a Presentation file into Excel, etc.

Not for the beginner but it might save a little confusion if you are sharing a file with students where some prefer to use Word.

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You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs

You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
You can now read and edit Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on your Android or iOS device.
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This will work for a while...and then Microsoft will change Word etc., and it may not work. 

So try it now!

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6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Not sure you do 'tips' but there are some good ideas here. Especially the Word/Google Docs interchange and creating PDFs.

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