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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Ten Things You Didn’t Know Flubaroo Could Do

Learn some new facts about this awesome grading tool!
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Worth looking at if you want to use some Google sheets based software to grade student work. The video is by the author of the software.
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11 Google Docs features that you probably didn't know-

11 Google Docs features that you probably didn't know- | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a nice platform and here we list 11 features of the app that you did not know so far.
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A review of 11 features that you probably do know but might need reminding.  They include: using Templates; voice recording and research.
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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, January 23, 2:12 PM
Quite an interesting list here of what you can do with Google Docs.

 
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18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs

18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
These won't take long to learn but which will come in handy time and time again.
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Not a bad list of some of the more advanced features of Google Docs such as: tagging people in a comment; managing long documents with bookmarks and saving charts as images.
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Google Drive grows more powerful, feature by feature - TechRepublic

Google Drive grows more powerful, feature by feature - TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In recent months, the Google Drive team improved these four features to make Drive better support how people work today.
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A good post in that it outlines some of the recent updates in Google Drive and how they can be used most efficiently.  They include information on selective downloading of files to edit offline; setting expiration dates and most interestingly, an improvement in the training pages offered by Google (go here: http://learn.googleapps.com/drive).
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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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Whilst not 100 ways to use Google Drive in the classroom necessarily it is another good summary of some of the uses and features of Drive and other Apps.

 

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6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome

6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A look at 6 key features in Google Drive
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If you are vacillating about whether to use Google Drive or not, take a look at this video by Steve Dotto explaining key features such as storage, searching and the various apps.

If you already use Google Drive, this won't be news to you.

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Monika Macias's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:31 PM

Steve Dotto always explains concepts we'll and in a fun way. A better way to dive deeper into Google Drive. 

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.
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Nice three page summary of the key features of Google Drive.

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100GDocTips

For students and teachers, the Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.

 

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8 Important Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students

8 Important Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students | 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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A useful visual summary of some key Google Docs features
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Google Docs Tips and Tricks everyone should know

Google Docs Tips and Tricks everyone should know | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
For new & existing users, here are some of the most useful Google Docs tips, tricks & tutorials, that will help you better edit & write your documents.
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Not a lot of new information here but a good reminder of some of the useful features of Google Docs.
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10 features of Google Docs you should be using

10 features of Google Docs you should be using | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Docs with these 10 tips.
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A list of features we 'should' all be using, apparently.  Some of them are useful but not many.
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15 Google Doc Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should)

15 Google Doc Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Check out 15 of the coolest, most useful features within Google Docs you'll wish you knew about all along.
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Ignoring the click-bait headline, this article is a useful reminder of some key features in Google Docs.  Templates, clear formatting, tagging people in comments and voice typing are worth looking at.

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Master Google Drive

Master Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This looks like one big scrolling infographic that introduces the main features of Google Drive.

It is something to send to people if they are interested in going further than the typical introductory session.

Note that you need to use the up/down scroll buttons rather than the left / right buttons (these will take you to another article!).

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 15, 2014 6:34 AM

(Use the up/down scroll buttons)

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A comprehensive list of shortcuts, features and aspects of Google Drive. Includes information on Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Drawings and Drive.

Well worth keeping as a favourite.

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