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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google 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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Google Chrome Extensions for School Administrators, Leaders, or Anyone!

Google Chrome Extensions for School Administrators, Leaders, or Anyone! | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Going Google isn't as simple as flipping a switch. It takes careful planning and meaningful implementation for everyone in the district. I am a firm believer that implementing Google Apps (or anything else) should be led by school administrators, not the
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Another list of worthy Google Drive add-ons through Chrome. Sorry IE and Firefox users!

A couple I haven't seen before include: Black Menu (see image above) where you can access your Drive applications through a drop-down list in Chrome; Grammarly Checker plus numerous Drive application add-ons.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs - Docs editors Help

Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs - Docs editors Help | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Below, you'll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs.
You might also want to use access keys to navigate the application menus with your keyboard:
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We've seen this before but here is Google's collection of short-cuts.

Interestingly, it includes short cuts for the PC, Mac, iOS, Android and Chrome OS.

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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math! Earlier I had posted on 5 ways Students Can Use Google Docs in...
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A great list of ideas for using Google Apps in your classroom!

Not just for Maths teachers.

By the brilliant Alice Keeler.

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Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy with the right tools. The best apps for the job take...
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The Google Drive feature is available only Android products at this stage, this handy feature will enable you to scan student work straight into Google Drive. 

It can even convert it to text!

All the other scanners can save work to Google Drive as well.

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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.
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Here are a list of Google Drawing graphic organisers.

Click on the link, make a copy of the document and, voila, you get access to organisers such as KWL, Fishbone planner and Flow Chart.

Thanks a lot Matt Miller from "Ditch That Textbook".

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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Neat set of tips for Google Drive. Nothing new at this stage but just another chance to summarise some useful techniques.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 20, 4:54 PM

I can't live without Google Drive.  I especially love that I can access it from my phone when I am visiting sites.

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The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A summary of the main changes to Google Drive and it's applications for 2014.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides - Docs editors Help

Below, you'll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides.
You might also want to use access keys to navigate the application menus with your keyboard:
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A list of Google Slides shortcuts for PC/Mac/Chrome/Android machines.

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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A list of tips about Google Drive. 

These have been done before, but if you are looking to convince someone to move to Google Drive, this might be a good site to send them.

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Creative ways of using Google Presentations (2014 Edition)

Are you looking to create amazing presentations? Are you a Google Apps for Education School and you are interested in expanding what GAFE can do? Check out th…
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A wide ranging list of ways to use Google Presentations.

It includes some interesting ideas for schools e.g. crowdsourced thank you card (!); comic strips; trivia game, index cards, storytelling.

Some trivial ideas but at least the author is thinking about it!

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38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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The third post in a series on how to use Google Drive.

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26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's online office suite and storage service has come a long way, becoming the tool of choice for many. Here's a list of tips and tricks to squeeze the best out of Drive.
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Much of this has been covered already, but if you are new to Google Drive, here are a few tips on some of the essential features of the Drive.

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Designing With Google - YouTube

Designing With Google - YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of videos is all about using Google's Drive apps such as Drawings, Slides, and Docs to create great looking artwork and designs for printing,...
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Some useful videos to use with Slides, Drawings and Docs.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Resources | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

This resource is an example of weaving multimedia powered digital tools together to provide students with flexible learning paths to personalize learning. The collection of resources serves as an example of how educators can design learning experiences guided by Digital Differentiation to support all learners.

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Wow. A truckload of resources on how to use Google Drive. All organised using Thinglink.  Susan Oxnevad is very clever.

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12 Free Add-ons That Take Docs And Sheets To The Next Level | The Gooru

12 Free Add-ons That Take Docs And Sheets To The Next Level | The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Add-ons are third party plugins that take your Google Apps usage to the next level. There are countless add-ons to choose from and it can be overwhelming to filter through them all (…) Read more
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A summary (with screenshots) of 12 useful Google Sheets and Docs add-ons.  They include: a Thesaurus, Consistency Checker; OpenArt (free-to-use images) and Using Spreadsheet data to Create Custom Maps.

The Gooru is someone worth following.

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The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Mind mapping tools to use with Google Drive.

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Jason Flanagan's curator insight, March 26, 4:02 PM

A good site showing Drive apps for mind maps. Hey, that rhymed!

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7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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More add-ons to help with Google forms including stored lists of items for the form, and one that acts as a sign-on sheet.

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Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students!

Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students! | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
As Requested, Here is a Cheat Sheet for Google Drawings! Google Drawings is very powerful, yet under-utilized tool! This Google Drawings Cheat Sheet will help new and experienced users learn how to...
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A relatively new feature of Google Drive, Google drawings is becoming more useful as time passes.  This could be handy as a reference sheet for both teachers and students.

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Crazy Easy: Make a list in a Google Form

Crazy Easy: Make a list in a Google Form | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Legacy Google Forms if you had a whole list of options you wanted students to choose from you had to copy and paste each item separately   No more!  The new Google Forms allows you to copy and past...
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This post focuses on a video showing how to create a list (of dates in this example, but it could be anything) and add the items to a multiple choice question in Google Forms.

Alice uses it to take the roll but it could be anything that requires a lot of options.

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Using the Google Drive Form Feature as an Organizational Tool

Google Drive has a hidden function with Forms, and while it creates great surveys and quizzes, it can also be used as a useful organizational tool.
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Interesting use of Forms to create a list of items that you need and then submitting a form for each shop that you research so that you can enter and then easily compare prices.

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Google Drive Ate My Homework...and Other Excuses That Don't Work - A.J. Juliani

Google Drive Ate My Homework...and Other Excuses That Don't Work - A.J. Juliani | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
When I was in high school my excuses for missed assignments were the stuff of legend (at least I thought so). I usually had some type of reason that made perfect sense to me, but really must have confused the heck out of most of my teachers. Then again, I’m betting they knew…because as a …
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One of the main reasons I use Google Drive a lot with my classes!

The number of excuses that students can give for not doing work is reduced significantly.  Now it 'just' comes down to motivation!

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9 useful add-ons for Google Docs

9 useful add-ons for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Another summary of the add ons available for Google Docs.

They include: EasyBib, inserting a Google Map into a Document, personalising a document, a more comprehensive change tracker and a reminder about translating a Google Document.

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Google Docs 101 A Crash Course

Google Docs 101 A Crash Course | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawingsAccess anywhere, anytime from any internet browser Collaborate and share...
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A summary of what Google Drive (despite the header) can do.

Not many links or examples to look at.

Might be useful as an information 'sheet'.

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Nine Google Docs Functions Every Lawyer Should Master - The Droid Lawyer™

Nine Google Docs Functions Every Lawyer Should Master - The Droid Lawyer™ | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are nine functions Google Docs loving lawyers should master.
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An interesting summary from a lawyer.

Good to see that 'Styles' gets a mention.

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