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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How To Digitize Your Receipts Archive For Cloud

How To Digitize Your Receipts Archive For Cloud | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Make use of any of these three applications to get rid of the hassle of managing receipts.
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This is a function of Google Drive that should be used by teachers more often. Not just for receipts, but for student work that is not electronic.

Scanning with Google Drive on your iPhone or Android could be a way of collecting material from your students and storing it electronically.

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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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Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but there's more to the platform than that. Here are three ways you can use Drive that don't involve boring ol' productivity.
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Three different ideas that might be useful in the classroom. They include: storing videos and having easier access and sharing abilities; and copying document via your smartphone (e.g. receipts) and storing them online. This could include student work that is not usually stored electronically e.g. handwriting samples

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Planet PDF - Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Docs

Planet PDF - Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the recent addition of OCR'ing technology to Google Docs, it is now free and pretty easy to boot.
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Google Drive’s OCR feature now lets you edit scanned docs in 200+ languages

Google Drive’s OCR feature now lets you edit scanned docs in 200+ languages | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Google has long had Optical Character Recognition features in Google Drive, allowing scanned paper document uploaded to Drive to be indexed and edited. Now, Google just recently expanded the...
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Use 'Save As' within Google Drive to OCR documents in 200 different languages.  Won't work very well with complex documents but might be useful for straight text.

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Andovar - Jacob's curator insight, May 28, 2015 6:31 AM

Works better in some languages than in others...

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Useful for those using Google Drive

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Scan a document into a PDF with Google Drive

Scan a document into a PDF with Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Like when you need to scan a ticket or whatever you need. There's two ways of doing this: 1. Inside the Google Drive , main window, there's a Scan button to the right (camera icon). 2. Or add a sho...
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Simple introduction to scanning to pdf in the Drive.  Could be good for taking samples of student work.

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Now you can scan documents to Google Drive using your phone - Liliputing

Now you can scan documents to Google Drive using your phone - Liliputing | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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If you have an Android phone, this might be useful...

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