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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks

Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides, is one of the best online suites for working on the web. Here's how you can make the most of it.
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Popular Science has a go at telling 'what's new' in Google Drive. It may be a worthwhile resource if you are new to Drive and you want some quick tips about using the product.
 
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12 GOOGLE DOCS TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

12 GOOGLE DOCS TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google doc is a free web based application; it’s an online word processor similar to Microsoft word and other word processing tools. On Google docs you can
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Surprisingly, this newspaper article includes some tips that are worth looking in to including: using the cropping tool; using footnotes and adding special characters.  Whilst only brief, the tips are a useful job of the memory.
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Become a Google Slides Artist With These 7 Tricks - The Gooru

Become a Google Slides Artist With These 7 Tricks - The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If there’s one conclusion you’ll reach after reading this article, it’s that Google Slides has some tricks up its sleeve. The graphic designer behind the 2016 State of Cloud IT presentation shared her top tricks in Google Slides. The 2016 State of Cloud IT ..more ›
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Marvellous summary of some Google slides tricks to make editing and enhancing your presentations just that little bit easier. 
It includes adding masks, quickly changing fonts and colours and adjusting the master slide. A useful link to keep in your list.
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, March 14, 2016 8:53 PM
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Marvellous summary of some Google slides tricks to make editing and enhancing your presentations just that little bit easier. 
It includes adding masks, quickly changing fonts and colours and adjusting the master slide. A useful link to keep in your list.
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The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses

The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new Google Forms makes classroom activities more efficient and more attractive. Here are 9 ways you can use Google Forms.
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This is great news. Ditch That Textbook has had a look at Google Forms and come up with this amazing list of how to use forms in the classroom. It includes submitting work (of course) but you can also get it to send emails when students submit their work - and even find out who submitted their work late.

Other examples include: quick assessments, sign-outs and choose your own adventure.  Great work, Matt.

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Cecilia Monserrat's curator insight, February 20, 2016 9:03 AM

I've used Google Forms with great success. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Google Photos

The Ultimate Guide to Google Photos | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Android was always criticized for not having a great photo management app, the default ones were slow and didn’t really synced with the cloud. Third party
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Not a bad introduction to Google Photos.

Some useful tips and technques including creating collages, advanced search (e.g. trains, faces) and sharing albums (a relatively new feature).

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5 basic but effective Google Drive tips

5 basic but effective Google Drive tips | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you're new to Google Drive, here are some suggestions for getting the most from the service.
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The five tips include: using Google Drive on all your devices; 'attaching' files from Google Drive without actually sending them; and adding Google Drive to your right-click "Send to" option in Windows;

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Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students!

Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students! | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
As Requested, Here is a Cheat Sheet for Google Drawings! Google Drawings is very powerful, yet under-utilized tool! This Google Drawings Cheat Sheet will help new and experienced users learn how to...
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A relatively new feature of Google Drive, Google drawings is becoming more useful as time passes.  This could be handy as a reference sheet for both teachers and students.

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Google Forms: Formative Assessment Tips

Google Forms: Formative Assessment Tips | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you use Google Forms for formative assessment quizzes here are some tips for managing the resulting spreadsheet. Ask for Student ID Number (SID) When organizing data it is important that your da...
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Alice Keeler brings you a whole new heap of ideas for formative assessment using Google Forms.

I think this is great but if you have access to Flubaroo, try that. It makes assessment a lot easier.

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New Google Drive: Always Convert Office Documents

New Google Drive: Always Convert Office Documents | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  In the new Google Drive there is no longer the option to have Google Drive ask you if you want to convert your Office documents to Google Docs. This option is now on or off. I had previously...
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You have to do a bit of searching if you want to change the current conversion option for uploading documents. Alice Keeler shows us how!

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38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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The third post in a series on how to use Google Drive.

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26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's online office suite and storage service has come a long way, becoming the tool of choice for many. Here's a list of tips and tricks to squeeze the best out of Drive.
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Much of this has been covered already, but if you are new to Google Drive, here are a few tips on some of the essential features of the Drive.

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26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A slide show list of tips about Google Drive.  Good for beginning users of Drive and the applications and add-ons within.

Despite the headline, I don't think that I would have lost money if I hadn't have read this post.

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We are. Using it .... Check these tips about drive

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Another summary on how to use Google Drive...

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24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers

15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
By Jessica Sanders Google Drive makes your life easier and encourages collaboration and 21st century skill development among your students. Make sure you’re getting the most of out this free tool with these expert tips. 1. Use Google Docs templates.
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This article is simply a list of tips BUT there are links at the end of each tip if you want more details. Tips include: colour coding files; marking student work as viewed/not viewed; and using Google Forms to create a custom comprehension assignment.
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5 Google Drive tips you'll kick yourself for not knowing - TechRepublic

5 Google Drive tips you'll kick yourself for not knowing - TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Take your Google Drive experience to the next level with these five handy tips.
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Despite the stupid, click-bait headline, the author does remind of some useful features such as short-cuts, revision history and the ability to collaborate with others, one of the key features that makes Google Drive so useful.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 1, 2016 12:32 PM
Despite the stupid, click-bait headline, the author does remind of some useful features such as short-cuts, revision history and the ability to collaborate with others, one of the key features that makes Google Drive so useful.
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Spreadsheet Day – 5 Tips for Google Sheets

Spreadsheet Day – 5 Tips for Google Sheets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, October 17th, is #SpreadsheetDay. What will you be doing to celebrate? pic.twitter.com/5886ZXxF59 — Google Docs (@googledocs) October 16, 2015 In honor of spreadsheet day here are a few t…
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Some useful tricks and tips from Alice Keeler.Today's include; keeping records, making comments, adding hyperlinks and naming ranges. Not for the beginner.

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Top 12 Google Docs tips: fix Google Docs annoyances

Top 12 Google Docs tips: fix Google Docs annoyances | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get more from Google Docs. Google Docs tips, Google Docs user guide. Here are our top 12 Google Docs tips. How to get more from Google Docs to make it work for your business.
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Some very good tips from techworld. They do help deal with some of the limitations of Google Docs such as quickly search for files, short cuts for frequently used phrases, viewing plain text files (which is not the default in Google Docs) and many others.

Probably more for the advanced user.

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:16 AM

Some very good tips from techworld. They do help deal with some of the limitations of Google Docs such as quickly search for files, short cuts for frequently used phrases, viewing plain text files (which is not the default in Google Docs) and many others.

Probably more for the advanced user.

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26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

26 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's online office suite and storage service has come a long way, becoming the tool of choice for many. Here's a list of tips and tricks to squeeze the best out of Drive.
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Again, with the over-hyped headline!

A lot of these 'tips' are well known if you are an experienced user, but if you are just starting to get the hang of this software, this article might broaden your horizons a little.

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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Neat set of tips for Google Drive. Nothing new at this stage but just another chance to summarise some useful techniques.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 20, 2015 4:54 PM

I can't live without Google Drive.  I especially love that I can access it from my phone when I am visiting sites.

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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A list of tips about Google Drive. 

These have been done before, but if you are looking to convince someone to move to Google Drive, this might be a good site to send them.

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6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using

Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
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I am probably using most of these tools but this article draws attention to two that I have not heard of before.  

They include "Power Linking" - the ability to highlight text, hit CTRL-K or Command-K and get suggested links!

The other is "Map It" which uses country data (about anything) and it will create a world map representing that data - Geography teachers everywhere should like this!

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Nine Google Docs Functions Every Lawyer Should Master - The Droid Lawyer™

Nine Google Docs Functions Every Lawyer Should Master - The Droid Lawyer™ | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are nine functions Google Docs loving lawyers should master.
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An interesting summary from a lawyer.

Good to see that 'Styles' gets a mention.

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Docs - Using the Suggesting Editing Option - Google Docs

Docs - Using the Suggesting Editing Option - Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Tip sheet for using the new Suggested Edits feature on Google Docs.

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15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive

15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
There are many cloud storage services out there, one of which is Google Drive. We’ve pitted it against Dropbox and SkyDrive, another two crowd favorites and each cloud storage service have their strengths and limitations that would cater to a wide range of customer needs. But if you have decided ... Continue reading »
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Interesting set of ideas for Google Drive.

It includes apps that allow you to edit images and listen to music.

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