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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Google Drive - Converting Microsoft docs to Google ones

Google Drive - Converting Microsoft docs to Google ones | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you're like me, you may have lots of Word, Excel and Powerpoint files.  Whilst you can just upload those to your Google Drive, they do take up previous space on your Drive and Powerpoint files in particular, can be be quite big files.  Converting them from Word to Google Docs, Excel to Google Sheets,…
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A quick reminder of how to convert Office documents into google app documents.  The translation is not perfect but useful for easy editing.

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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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You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs

You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
You can now read and edit Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on your Android or iOS device.
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This will work for a while...and then Microsoft will change Word etc., and it may not work. 

So try it now!

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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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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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12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive

12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Microsoft what? Let's be honest: it is all about the cloud. The convenience of having all your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations accessible from any device that can connect to the Internet is too good not to take advantage of, which is why most
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Introduces the new feature of being able to edit Office files within Gmail (or at least select the option to go to Google Drive and edit it). It also contains some other tips which might be useful although the author does use a scatter-gun approach with no particular theme.

I did learn one new thing: CTRL-SHIFT-C for a word count.

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Teamlab Office solves file formatting problems - Muktware

Teamlab Office solves file formatting problems - Muktware | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Teamlab Office is a cloud based office suite that may solve the formatting issues that many face when switching between office programs.
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Interesting alternative to Google Docs and Office Online.

This cloud based software can store material from Google Drive but the menu looks very much like Microsoft Office products.

Apparently it is better at importing material from Office than both Google Drive and Office online!

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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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