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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Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks

Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides, is one of the best online suites for working on the web. Here's how you can make the most of it.
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Popular Science has a go at telling 'what's new' in Google Drive. It may be a worthwhile resource if you are new to Drive and you want some quick tips about using the product.
 
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Five Google Drive templates for teachers - Using Technology Better

Five Google Drive templates for teachers - Using Technology Better | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms all have a range of great-looking templates that can help make teacher’s administrative work a bit quicker and easier. In this post, I’ll show you how to access templates and share five of my favourites.
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Five Google Drive templates to monitor attendance, grade student work and ask students to evaluate a course.
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Google Drive Overview

A basic guide to logging into Olathe Schools Google Drive accounts. File: creation, sharing, printing, downloading and uploading.
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As you can see by the opening view of the video, this is a basic introduction to Google Drive. This might be worth tagging as a useful resource for students.
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Google Drive Explained: Usage, Video and Download

Google Drive Explained: Usage, Video and Download | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Explore Google Drive to learn how to sync your files on all your devices and share them with friends
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For those that need a background understanding of Google Drive and how it works, here is quite a detailed post explaining it. It comes with a video.
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Noa Curzon's curator insight, June 22, 2016 8:10 AM

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22 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Drive

22 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google drive, launched on 24th April 2012, kickstarted a new era of synchronization and storage. By allowing users to store files in the cloud and shar
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Although this site is aimed at business, there are a couple of gems that teachers and students should know.  They include: colour coding files e.g yellow - in progress; green - completed; embedding a folder into a web page; and saving layered maps to Google Drive.
The other hints should be well known to Drive users but may be worth looking at if you are contemplating using Drive in your organisation.
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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Again, the headline is overblown but this does contain a useful set of information about using Google Drive to it's fullest extent..
It includes a list of shortcuts; information about productivity tools (e.g. reference tools); ways to collaborate (e.g. inviting people to collaborate); files and file management; editing and searching; and finally specifics about particular applications.
This is a smorgasbord of information about Google Drive and it's applications and so could be a useful site to tag.
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Laurence Alricm's curator insight, March 21, 2016 5:44 AM
Again, the headline is overblown but this does contain a useful set of information about using Google Drive to it's fullest extent..
It includes a list of shortcuts; information about productivity tools (e.g. reference tools); ways to collaborate (e.g. inviting people to collaborate); files and file management; editing and searching; and finally specifics about particular applications.
This is a smorgasbord of information about Google Drive and it's applications and so could be a useful site to tag.
Aida TICS UMH's curator insight, March 22, 2016 3:42 PM
Again, the headline is overblown but this does contain a useful set of information about using Google Drive to it's fullest extent..
It includes a list of shortcuts; information about productivity tools (e.g. reference tools); ways to collaborate (e.g. inviting people to collaborate); files and file management; editing and searching; and finally specifics about particular applications.
This is a smorgasbord of information about Google Drive and it's applications and so could be a useful site to tag.
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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, 2016 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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Sharing Settings for Google Drive Folders | Drive Bunny

Sharing Settings for Google Drive Folders | Drive Bunny | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

A small update from Google has made it easier to view the sharing settings on shared Google Drive folders.

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This is a small tweak but worth knowing if you share your folders with students or other teachers.

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5 tricks for working faster in Google Drive

5 tricks for working faster in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
You can't be too fast or efficient with Drive. Leverage these tips to send files directly to Drive, create new documents with one click, and more.
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A slightly different take on some tips for Google Drive.

It include adding Drive to the Windows "Send to" menu, previewing multiple files (handy for a quick review of student work) and creating a new file quickly.

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Google Drive

Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Beginner's guide to using Google Drive   Below are a selection of posts which will help you start using Google Drive with confidence. They assume no knowledge of Google Apps and also don't assume you know too much about using computers either. I recommend reading them in order, as they start off with the very…
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A good list of introductory links to Google Drive. It includes the menus, moving files and information on folders.  A good area to start if you are new to the Drive.

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Because it's gotta be super easy to find your files

Because it's gotta be super easy to find your files | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

When you store important files in Google Drive they’re not only safe, they’re accessible from any device. And finding them again from any device should be super easy so we’re rolling out a new search experience to get you better results — even faster.

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Now search for file types, recent files and have advanced search readily available.

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6 Google Drive Settings Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Google Drive Settings Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Drive has plenty of amazing features to enhance your work on Docs, Sheets and Slides. However, sometimes you need to dig a little bit deeper to uncover them. For instance, today we are sharing with you some important tips you can access and manage through Google Drive settings. Working on these settings will enable you to : convert uploaded files to Google files, manage apps connected to your Drive, change the way your files are displayed in your Drive, change your Drive’s language, and offline syncing of your files. All of these features can be accessed by clicking from Drive’s homepage  by  clicking on the settings icon  in the top right.

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Pretty much covered above. More of a reminder for experienced users.

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This Plug-In Puts Google Drive Inside Microsoft Office

This Plug-In Puts Google Drive Inside Microsoft Office | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The office suite wars continue apace. If you use Microsoft Office on the desktop, you’ll know Redmond’s engineers are very keen for you to turn to OneDrive for all your cloud storage and syncing needs. But a new plug-in brings Google Drive into the mix, too. Here’s how to get it up and running on your Windows PC.
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This may be useful if you store Office documents on Google Drive. This article outlines the procedure for putting the drive icon as one of your "Open" options in Office.

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A Collection of Some Great Google Drive Tools for Teachers

A Collection of Some Great Google Drive Tools for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Educators Technology and Mobile Learning have compiled a great list of add-ons for Google Drive. Surely there is something here for everyone!
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Patricia Papazoglou's curator insight, April 5, 1:35 PM

Great list for Google add-ons/tools for teachers with links for easy access.

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Find Anything in you Google Drive

Find Anything in you Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you are anything like me, your Google Drive is a bit of a mess. No matter how much I try to keep it organized, documents and files find their way outside of my carefully crafted and structured filing system. This isn't just an issue for my Google Drive account. I have this problem in general.…
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Some good ideas about how to use the more powerful search options in Google Drive.
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Google Brings Natural Language Search to Google Drive

Google has added a much improved natural language search function to Google Drive on the web, making it easier to find that file in your Drive.
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Two improvement to Google Drive including natural language search  and an improvement in the spell checker.
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How to Use Google Drive to Backup Your Data

How to Use Google Drive to Backup Your Data | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered using Google Drive backup as way to quickly save folder and files online? Join us as we show you how to use google drive for backup
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If you are thinking about backing up your own drive to Google Drive, here is a step-by-step post.  Note: this is different from 'syncing' which the poster explains.  Worth considering given that it is free and you get 15Gb of space from Google for free.
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15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers

15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
By Jessica Sanders Google Drive makes your life easier and encourages collaboration and 21st century skill development among your students. Make sure you’re getting the most of out this free tool with these expert tips. 1. Use Google Docs templates.
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This article is simply a list of tips BUT there are links at the end of each tip if you want more details. Tips include: colour coding files; marking student work as viewed/not viewed; and using Google Forms to create a custom comprehension assignment.
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3 tips and tools for saving web content to Google Drive

3 tips and tools for saving web content to Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
With a little ingenuity, Drive can be a repository for all the articles, images, and other content you find online.
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The focus in this article is on how to save a web page to Google Drive. This is a useful feature if you want to capture the whole web page for student use.
It suggests that it might be useful to use the "Save to Google Drive" extension for particular aspects of the page such as images. I haven't used this extension so do so at your own risk.
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EdTechThatWorks's curator insight, March 17, 2016 9:13 AM
The focus in this article is on how to save a web page to Google Drive. This is a useful feature if you want to capture the whole web page for student use.
It suggests that it might be useful to use the "Save to Google Drive" extension for particular aspects of the page such as images. I haven't used this extension so do so at your own risk.
Aida TICS UMH's curator insight, March 22, 2016 3:46 PM
The focus in this article is on how to save a web page to Google Drive. This is a useful feature if you want to capture the whole web page for student use.
It suggests that it might be useful to use the "Save to Google Drive" extension for particular aspects of the page such as images. I haven't used this extension so do so at your own risk.
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5 Google Drive tips you'll kick yourself for not knowing - TechRepublic

5 Google Drive tips you'll kick yourself for not knowing - TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Take your Google Drive experience to the next level with these five handy tips.
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Despite the stupid, click-bait headline, the author does remind of some useful features such as short-cuts, revision history and the ability to collaborate with others, one of the key features that makes Google Drive so useful.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 1, 2016 12:32 PM
Despite the stupid, click-bait headline, the author does remind of some useful features such as short-cuts, revision history and the ability to collaborate with others, one of the key features that makes Google Drive so useful.
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How to transfer photos - AndroidPIT

How to transfer photos - AndroidPIT | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Transferring your photos is easy and here are just a few simple steps to get you to get started quickly.
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How to transfer photos from an Android device to Google Drive. It is similar for Apple devices. This is useful if you want to share photos with students or other teachers.  I have used it to get students to take photos of their practical work and share it with me.  Google Photos is even easier.

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Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place

Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Apps at work or school with guides, tips, customer examples, and other training resources.
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For those of you who haven't found it yet, here is the Google Training Centre for apps found in Google Drive. It includes links to suggested uses, training videos and tips.

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Google Drive Cheat Sheet

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http://tinyurl.com/alisalgoogledrive Google Drive Cheat Sheet
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An interactive Google Slide which is simply a list of basic instructions on how to use Google Drive. I have only tried a couple of links but they seem to be very visual and accurate.  Useful for an introductory presentation.

Here is one for Google Slides as well: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nOFH1H3hEZfAj1bB44ZiQsAKTnZQsQMdE56bt56J9p0/present?slide=id.p

 
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Google Classroom: 9 Tips For Attaching Google Drive Files

Google Classroom: 9 Tips For Attaching Google Drive Files | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Adding files to Google Classroom is not the same as searching for files in Google Drive. Here are some tips to help you maximize your efficiency with attaching Google Drive files to Google Classroo…
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Nine tips on setting up files and folders and searching for them more efficiently by Alice Keeler

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How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word with these four easy steps. Here are some tricks you need to know to edit Google Drive Documents in MIcrosoft Word.
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A couple of steps and you can save your Word documents to Google Drive. This post includes a video.

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