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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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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10 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are 10 Fantastic Ways for Teachers and Students to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom!
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The drawing above summarises this post but it might be worth heading over to Kasey Bell's blog to get more ideas on how to use Google Drive in your classes.

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Sylvia Sanchez's curator insight, February 25, 9:50 PM

This article is fascinating in how we have all these programs that could help us with our classes or any other activity. This Google drawing in class is amazing how we can use it to make the class interesting you can say. For example, in math class I can use my table and write on google drawing, so I can be more interested in the lesson and have something to do while I am listening. I also like how google drawing is for any subject like English, Math, Chemistry and etc. Most of the people miss judge google drawing which can be used to make project for any class, which will come in handy. Also since my English class creates a lot of blogs, this program could be useful. I also like how this program is for teachers and pretty much anyone could use it. It’s helpful, fun to use, and productive as well.

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The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses

The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new Google Forms makes classroom activities more efficient and more attractive. Here are 9 ways you can use Google Forms.
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This is great news. Ditch That Textbook has had a look at Google Forms and come up with this amazing list of how to use forms in the classroom. It includes submitting work (of course) but you can also get it to send emails when students submit their work - and even find out who submitted their work late.

Other examples include: quick assessments, sign-outs and choose your own adventure.  Great work, Matt.

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Cecilia Monserrat's curator insight, February 20, 2:03 PM

I've used Google Forms with great success. 

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets for Educators | Imagine Easy Solutions

A Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets for Educators | Imagine Easy Solutions | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

One application that sometimes gets overlooked, though, is Google Sheets. Yeah, we know, spreadsheets aren’t the most fun or fascinating tool to play with, but there are powerful possibilities for using Google Sheets in education.

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Although this article starts out more like a 'how to use Google Sheets' introductory post, near the end the author has a list of suggestions on how to use this app in the classroom. The how-to part is well done with lots of clear examples including how to collaborate, how to organise files and how to use Google Forms with Sheets.

A reasonably good post that could be used to introduce Sheets to your school.

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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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10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Physical Education

10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Physical Education | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Link to Google Drawing:  Teachers, please feel free to use this at your schools and with students. This image is under copyright, please do not republish onto public blogs.
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I don't have to add much.

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72 Google Drive Shortcuts You Should Know | Imagine Easy Blog

72 Google Drive Shortcuts You Should Know | Imagine Easy Blog | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A useful list of short cuts. Some (e.g. time and numbers) I haven't seen before.  Most have been posted previously.

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 4, 2015 12:12 PM

A useful list of short cuts. Some (e.g. time and numbers) I haven't seen before.  Most have been posted previously.

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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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malek's comment, June 13, 2015 4:30 PM
bookmarked, TY
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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, 2015 8:02 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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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, 9:44 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, 7:42 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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Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Google Forms Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Google Forms Tutorial Videos | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Last week the new version of Google Forms became the default version in many Google Accounts. But, as many people have pointed out to me, not all Google Accounts have made the transition.

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Richard Byrne has summarised his list of Google Form videos, including examples for both new and old versions of Forms.

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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 terrific list of how you can use Google Classroom (or Apps in general) in a Maths classroom.

It seems to me that a lot of these ideas can be used in the general classroom.

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25 Cool Hacks for Google Docs in the Classroom

25 Cool Hacks for Google Docs in the Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
25 ways Google docs can make tasks in the classroom easier and more fun.
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I am not sure these are 'hacks' but there are some very good ideas on how to use Google Docs. For example, number 13 (The in-box form) gets students to submit links to their work onto a form. This means the teacher will have a list of student work and have easy access through the links!

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7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech & mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you this collection comprising some of the best photo editing tools in Chrome web store. Most of these apps work perfectly on Chromebooks and some of them are also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to easily edit and save photos directly to your Drive account. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: editing photos, cropping, resizing, adding effects, adjusting contrast, rotating, removing unwanted parts, adding frames and many more.

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A great list of photo editing apps, SOME of which are integrated with Google Drive.

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 24, 2015 3:10 AM

This article made me very excited because we offer a Digital Photography class and recently obtained a Chromebook cart for use in our high school.  This article discusses several free apps that contain a plethora of fantastic tools for editing photos. I will definitely be passing this on to our technology teacher who currently has a Digital Photography class.  As we cannot afford programs such as Photoshop, these apps will offer many of the same features. 

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First look: Google is taking the fight against Microsoft Office 365 to schools

First look: Google is taking the fight against Microsoft Office 365 to schools | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Back-to-school.
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Another list of new features available for various Google Apps.

The Voice typing and Change Tracking features look very useful.

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8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Give Google's cloud-based office apps some extra oomph with these eight essential add-ons
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Includes 'change case' and Table of Contents on the side bar.

These are not significant but might remove some of the annoying limits of Google Docs.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, August 16, 2015 3:24 AM

There are some real time-savers here - all are definitely worth adding to your Docs & Sheets.

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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:
Open the menu that you'd like to naviga
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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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Danielle Gemmell's curator insight, March 31, 3:22 AM

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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