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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How to Download Google Slides as Images

How to Download Google Slides as Images | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the course of designing and building a great slide presentation, you may find that you have some slides that make great stand-alon
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Mr Byrne shared a video on how to download a Google Slides presentation as images. It's not too hard but might be worth considering for students who don't have internet access.
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Google Drive for Mac 1.11

Google Drive for Mac 1.11 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Cloud-based storage for storing, synchronising and sharing your files
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Download the latest desktop version for the Mac.

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Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1 - Slashdot

Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1 - Slashdot | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

"An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced a huge change for Google Apps, including its Business, Education, and Government editions. As of October 1, users will no longer have the ability to download documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in old Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt)."

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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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3 Ways To Get The Google Docs In Older Office Formats

Here are a few ways using which you can get make your Google Docs documents compatible with older version of Microsoft Office.
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Mavenlink: Blog - 7 Google Docs Tips & Tricks You Should Know

Mavenlink: Blog - 7 Google Docs Tips & Tricks You Should Know | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are 7 tips and tricks you should know about Google Docs and Google Apps. These tips will help you move past older solutions like Microsoft Office.
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