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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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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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Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!

Now when you…

Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!<br/><br/>Now when you… | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!

Now when you visit www.google.com/docs, www.google.com/sheets, or www.google.com/slides,…; - Google Drive - Google+
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If you just want to focus on one type of Google file then use the home screens for each type.

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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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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A nice template to use when reviewing multi-media presentations.  Need to have a Google Drive account.

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Great Ways For Teachers To Use Google Drive

Great Ways For Teachers To Use Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Every day more teachers are turning to the Internet as a source of lesson content, classroom resources and new ways to engage their students. While many schools invest thousands of dollars a year i...
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Although fairly basic, this is a reasonable summary of some of the things you can do with Google Docs. Give it to a colleague who is just starting...

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Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings - SlashGear

Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings - SlashGear | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Back in May, Google added a new research pane to Google Docs, offering the ability to search for any topic and get results without having to leave the document...
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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …
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Explores ways that Presentations can be used in the classroom by exploiting the collaborative and mobile aspect of the app.

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9 Simple Steps To Create A Good Presentation Using Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Simple Steps To Create A Good Presentation Using Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Looks like a very detailed, visual introduction to using Google Presentations.  I don't think that each step is part of creating a 'good' presentation. It's just a simple guide to using it.

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Creating Google Drive Templates

Creating Google Drive Templates | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  If you use Google Drive you will want to use the template gallery. http://drive.google.com/templates ; The template gallery has many templates for resumes, lesson planning, presentations, and...
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Using templates to create documents for a large group of students. This is a nice walk-through by Alice Keeler.

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Google Slides now lets you work with others with real-time text cursors

Google Slides now lets you work with others with real-time text cursors | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides today received an update that adds real-time text cursors as well as multiple improvements to themes and layouts. The former is the biggest addition, as it makes it easier ...
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I haven't used them yet but the real-time cursors works well in Google Docs so this, at least, will be a useful feature in Presentations.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Sweet! Now You Can Use Google Slides Offline

Free Technology for Teachers: Sweet! Now You Can Use Google Slides Offline | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Chrome users have been able to use Google Documents offline for quite a while now. Today,Google announced that you can now use Google Slides (Presentations) offline too. While using Google Slides offline you can create new slideshows, edit slideshows, comment on slideshows, and present your slides.

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All you need is a Chrome Browser.

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