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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4 Ways to Keep Your Writing Error-Free in Google Docs, Gmail, and Beyond | The Gooru

4 Ways to Keep Your Writing Error-Free in Google Docs, Gmail, and Beyond | The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Great writing equates to great business. Error-free writing is extremely important when you’re closing a deal or even greeting someone via email. When you’re working on a Google Sheet, spelling is important to check before you send off inventory requests ..more ›
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This post focuses mainly on the Chrome extension called 'Grammarly' which is a spell and grammar checker for Google Docs. According to the author, it can also check for plagiarism - a useful addition for both teachers and students.  The post includes a number of 'how-to' videos.

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Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms

Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms is an easy but powerful tool for teachers to create online assessments for their students. And with the help of the Flubaroo add-on, the quizzes can be graded automatically as well.

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I think the headline is a little humble but the article outlines the benefits of using Google Forms which include giving students more feedback, being able to collaborate with other teachers and being able to use Multimedia.

The article includes links to two hour-long videos by Eric Curts on how to use Forms.

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Tom Lademann's curator insight, January 27, 10:42 AM

Great collection of resources - very detailed and thorough 

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Module #3 - Becoming a Google Drive Master - Google Docs

Module #3 - Becoming a Google Drive Master - Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A good selection of tutorials and how-tos for Google Drive applications.

Includes tutorials on each of the apps and then how to get students to upload their documents.

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Module 4u: Drive - Google Apps Education Training Center

Module 4u: Drive - Google Apps Education Training Center | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Google's own set of tutorials about Google Drive. Includes: sharing, privacy, printing and publishing; Docs; Sheets, Slides, Forms; Drawings; Drive Document Lists; mobile devices

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Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place

Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Apps at work or school with guides, tips, customer examples, and other training resources.
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For those of you who haven't found it yet, here is the Google Training Centre for apps found in Google Drive. It includes links to suggested uses, training videos and tips.

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3 Best Free Sites for Learning Google Docs for Teachers

3 Best Free Sites for Learning Google Docs for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
3 Best Free Sites for Learning to Use Google Docs
As educators increasingly turn to the Google Suite for organizing their school and personal lives, its worth investing time in learning to get the most from their free tools and products. That said, I put the following list together from my experi
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A nice summary of some sites that have plenty of resources for learning about Google Docs.

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Overview of Google Drive - Drive Help

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere -- on the web, on your hard
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A series of instructions and videos from Google about Google Drive. I will leave this link here as it should be the most up to date set of instructions.

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Tim Southerland's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:15 AM

A series of instructions and videos from Google about Google Drive. I will leave this link here as it should be the most up to date set of instructions.