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5 ways to get an “A” using Google Docs - Docs editors Help

5 ways to get an “A” using Google Docs - Docs editors Help | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Have you ever stared at a finished homework assignment and thought to yourself, “there must be a way to make this better”? Here are some tips to help you get an “A” on your next report.
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Not a lot new here but it might be something you can pass on to your students.

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14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Edudemic

14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
These days, so much of the research students do is of the online variety. There’s less time spent in the library, requesting materials, and reading through print journals. Online research enables students (and teachers) to get the information they need quickly and efficiently. But just because there is a lot of information out there, a …
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This article is about Google Search but I have included in this topic because the research parameters mentioned CAN be used within the Research aspect of Google Docs.

It also includes a good Infographic on how to get the best out of Google.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Use Google Slides to help with organisation of research notes.. Mr Byrne shows how to do it. This technique is also useful for writing revision notes. Combine this with the fact that Google Drive is available as an app on the phones of most students, you begin to have the almost perfect organisational/research tool.

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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.
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Another good story about why one teacher uses Google Docs over Microsoft products.

 

It's not what Word etc., can do as an application, it's what Google Docs can do in terms of monitoring student work, encouraging collaboration and giving students timely feedback.  

 

This means, that for me at least, I will continue to use Google Docs until Microsoft catch up.

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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some simple tips for new users

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Three features to help make presentations with Google Slides | ZDNet

Three features to help make presentations with Google Slides | ZDNet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's office suite may not be as feature rich as Microsoft's Office, but the apps are easy to use. These simple features make it even easier to build Google Slides presentations.
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An explanation of the three new features in Google Slides.

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some useful research and writing tips for students (and teachers) using Google Docs (mainly).

Source: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. (Another good site for such information).

It does say, though, that you can insert videos, but I don't think that is possible yet. Desirable?...yes!

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Google Docs: 10 hidden features - Telegraph

Google Docs: 10 hidden features - Telegraph | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs can be used to share and create documents but these hidden features open up the service to a much wider use
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I am not sure how hidden these are but they might be useful if you haven't used Google Docs much. They include: offline editing, Google Draw, Research tool, scan receipts and a list of keyboard shortcuts.

 

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Synergyse Blog: Using Google Docs Research Tool in the Classroom

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Good summary of how to use the research tool including how to cite the site!

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Google Docs’ new sidebar makes research faster | Ars Technica

Google Docs’ new sidebar makes research faster | Ars Technica | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you're the type that has an unfortunate tendency of mangling popular Simpsons quotes or the words of English literary greats, Google is here to make your life a little easier.
Our friends at The Verge noticed a new feature in Google Docs today called Research—a sidebar that appears alongside a document for quick access to "web results, images, quotations, maps, reviews, and more."
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