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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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Synergyse Blog: 5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On

Synergyse Blog: 5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some good suggestions about using features of Google Docs that are less well known. It includes sending comments to specific collaborators and publishing files instead of sending collaborators the PDF version of the file.

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Provide Your Directions in a Google Doc

Provide Your Directions in a Google Doc | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I have found that over the tenure of my teaching career I am not always as clear as I think I am. Inevitably at least a few students will misunderstand my directions or I accidentally leave out a d...
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Here is a nice idea for when you create a set of instructions for an assignment or project on Google Docs and share that document with all the students in your class. Instead of only allowing students to 'view' the document, allow them to comment!

This simple change will allow student to clarify the instructions AND, as a bonus, this will be available to ALL students.

We could even go further and discuss, clarify AND modify the assessment criteria with students!

 

 

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Tips for Teachers: Power Commenting in Google Docs | Google Gooru

Tips for Teachers: Power Commenting in Google Docs | Google Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Shortcuts for adding comments.  I use Ctrl/Shift/M all the time but I didn't know about Ctrl/ to submit the comment.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources

Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Series of very clear steps on how to use Google Document's comments to discuss a primary document.  Mr Byrnes at it again!

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Practical Google Docs Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Practical Google Docs Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

...the tips included in this guide will help you discover some of the secrets about Google Docs that you might not have known before

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Includes a number of Google Documents explaining the different aspects of the application.

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Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Google Docs makes a difference with a difficult class

Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Google Docs makes a difference with a difficult class | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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My recent battles with Year 10 class that didn't want to do any work...

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Google Docs for Posting Classroom Assignments

Google Docs for Posting Classroom Assignments | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
For those new to a 1:1 learning environment, it quickly becomes obvious that there is a need for a space to organize and manage the digital pieces for the classroom. However, there are three pieces...
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One teacher's approach to using Google Docs.  If you look at Tip Three near the bottom, they suggest creating a document that only a small number of students can edit but that everyone can make a comment on.  This could be a presentation to a class, some research or a final reflective piece on a unit.

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Free Technology for Teachers: New Comment-only Option Available for Google Sheets

Free Technology for Teachers: New Comment-only Option Available for Google Sheets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Beginning today Google Sheets (spreadsheets in Google Drive) will have a comment-only sharing option.

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As the article says, if you want to post an spreadsheet for student analysis by comment, then this is now available for Google Spreadsheet (as it already is for Google Docs). Thanks, Mr Byrne.

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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some simple tips for new users

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Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency

Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I'm going to share how we manage to stay on top of over 30 client projects at any one time whilst making sure we don't miss tasks or lose track of the hours we've spent.
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Whilst this has a business focus, the author has a lot of good ideas including task management, comment function, folders, conditional formatting (used to designate task importance or if the due date has passed) and other tips. Could be really useful in schools for planning tasks, events, camps etc.

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