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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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How to Edit Office Files in Google Drive

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Yes! You can edit your Microsoft Office files in Google Drive!

This feature is no longer new, but has been on my list to share for a while. When first made available, some people struggled to get this feature to work on the desktop. Others may not even k
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Step by step introduction to using this feature. It has a few requirements such as using Chrome as your browser but it might be worth it.

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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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Microsoft Office to Google Docs conversion is better

Microsoft Office to Google Docs conversion is better | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In a post on their Enterprise Blog, Google show just how far they've come in offering a better experience when working with, and converting, Microsoft Office file formats to Google Docs.
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Woo-hoo! Better Word conversions. I wonder how it goes with Tables...?

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Microsoft’s cloud service SkyDrive is great, and no one has noticed

Microsoft’s cloud service SkyDrive is great, and no one has noticed | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago I decided to move everything to Word as we started the final push to getting the publisher draft out (which is due on 10/12/12). As part of this, I decided to give SkyDrive a try and see if we could both work on the document at the same time in Word.
We’ve been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome. Perfect.

 

[A possible alternative to Google Docs. If Microsoft get it right, it will quickly overtake Google Docs - GC]

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