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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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4 Awesome Google Drive Templates to Help Students Create Professionally Looking Resumes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Awesome Google Drive Templates to Help Students Create Professionally Looking Resumes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Mainly for older students but we have plenty of students doing a subject in Year 10 who might need to use these types of templates.  Even Year 9 students start to apply for part-time jobs so they be useful to that group as well,
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Unleash the Power of Google Drawings - Synergyse

Unleash the Power of Google Drawings - Synergyse | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drawings is a powerful tool that can be used to create graphic organizers, mind-maps, and more. Make your documents more dynamic with Drawings.
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Three useful tips for using Google Drawings with students. The one illustrated above is a step-by-step method for inserting a diagram into a document.

The other useful technique is this. Create a template using Google Drawing and then force students to make a copy of the diagram file by changing the last four letters of the file name! I never knew that!

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4 Great New Google Docs Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great New Google Docs Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

A few months ago, we shared with you six popular Google Docs templates to use in your instruction but those were in the old template gallery. Now that the new Docs template gallery is released, there are way more practical templates to use for different educational purposes. We have spent sometime browsing through the collection there and picked out for you the ones below.

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The templates include brochures and newsletters and even lesson plans, all of which you can modify to suit your needs.

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Templates for Google Drive - YouTube

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An introduction to using Google Templates.

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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.
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Here are a list of Google Drawing graphic organisers.

Click on the link, make a copy of the document and, voila, you get access to organisers such as KWL, Fishbone planner and Flow Chart.

Thanks a lot Matt Miller from "Ditch That Textbook".

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find and Use Report Card Templates in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find and Use Report Card Templates in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Athough this is about using report card templates, the article also shows how to search and use any Google Sheets template.

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10 Easy Steps: Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

10 Easy Steps: Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for s...
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It's a good idea to learn how to do this so that you can set up some templates for your students.

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8 Google Docs Tips You May Not Have Known About - Treehouse Blog

8 Google Docs Tips You May Not Have Known About - Treehouse Blog | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs has become an essential professional skill. These 8 uncommon tips will make you a document wrangling wizard.
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Some interesting tips for Google Drive - including shortcuts, fullscreen editing, customising the styles, templates, table of contents, and in Spreadsheets, conditional formatting - the image above is an example.

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15 Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of Google Drive

15 Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The use of cloud storage and the different services it has to offer is becoming more and more apparent with the use of today’s technology.
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Includes keyboard shortcuts, adding photos, sharing and editing, export and import, revision history,templates, forms, saving and others.

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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.
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Susan has probably already Scooped this on her Google Docs Scoop.It but it is worth repeating here.

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Google Docs aims to up its presentation template game | ZDNet

Google Docs aims to up its presentation template game | ZDNet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google is adding to its template library as it aims to court education and small businesses and close a historical gap with Microsoft's Office.
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A quick reminder of the new templates available for Google Docs.. Not all are suitable for schools but there are some and they can be modified.
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Control Alt Achieve: Language Arts Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings

Control Alt Achieve: Language Arts Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Graphic organizers are a powerful tools for language arts. Students can use them to plan an essay, compare and contrast characters, detail the sequence of a story, explore the meanings of a word, and much more.

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The author has kindly given us access to some useful templates for language arts teachers.  They are pretty simple but they save teachers time, so worth supporting. It includes an explanatory video.

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The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google Docs. These are the six most popular and most downloaded templates in Google Docs Template Gallery (in Students & Teachers category). As a teacher, you can re-appropriate the content of the docs to suit your teaching purposes.

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A useful list of templates including: student reports, class notes, syllabuses and lesson plans.

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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.
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A list of things that are useful to know but we have come across before. The above image is a good example - a list of short cuts obtained using CTRL+/.

The article also writes about using templates, a table of contents and saving your files directly to Google Drive.

Interesting and worth repeating but hardly new.

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10 Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A list of scripts and templates that might be useful when using Google Sheets.  Includes Student Report, Newsletter, Grade Report, Lesson Plan and others.

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Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This list above shows the range of forms at this site...could be a valuable resource.

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Creating Classroom Infographics Using these 2 Awesome Google Docs templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creating Classroom Infographics Using these 2 Awesome Google Docs templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

A lot of teachers think of creating infographics as something highly geeky that requires sophisticated technology knowledge. The matter of the fact is  all you need is a rudimentary net knowledge which, since you are reading this post, you already have

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10 Little Known Google Drive Features - Technology Personalized

10 Little Known Google Drive Features - Technology Personalized | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google has become the central purview for the most of our online work. Which makes sense considering the kind of eminent services it has been consistently offer
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Some excellent ideas for using Google Drive offline, dragging and dropping images; using templates and using Google's stock photographs.

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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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I am still trying to grasp how Susan did this but it looks like a very handy template to use early in the school year for students.  To embed a research tool inside a blog article such that you can insert a video and then write notes about it...the mind boggles!

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8 Ways to Organize Your Life with Google Docs - Life After College by Jenny Blake

8 Ways to Organize Your Life with Google Docs - Life After College by Jenny Blake | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This is a re-print of a guest post I did last week for the Google for Students company blog. They’re hosting a series of...
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