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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New Google Drive: PDF Viewer App

New Google Drive: PDF Viewer App | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  The default in the new Google Drive is to open a PDF in preview mode. If you prefer the way the old Google Drive handled PDF's there is an app that you may like. Connect more apps In Google ...
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This app allows you to add comments to PDFs as in Google Docs.

Nice tip Alice Keeler.

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Ten ways to maximize your Google Drive | TechRepublic

Ten ways to maximize your Google Drive | TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive has many options and features you might not be aware of. Here are ten tips to ensure you’re getting the best mileage out of it.
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Some very good, no-nonsense ideas about using Google Drive efficiently.

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10 Tips for Increased Productivity on Google Docs, by AppsCare

As the battle between Google and Microsoft intensifies Google produces new, innovative ways to be more productive within their Google Apps suite. AppsCare believe these 10 tips are most beneficial to a business wanting to improve its productivity and increase collaboration.

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Create Direct Links to your Files on Google Drive

Create Direct Links to your Files on Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how to create direct links to your files and documents on Google Drive that will download the file instead of opening them in the browser.
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Interesting article on how files in Google Drive can be downloaded instead of being viewed (using the inbuilt Google Docs viewer).  If you are prepared to do some work, the article even shows you how to create a link which will download and open a Docs file straight into Word, a Presentation file into Excel, etc.

Not for the beginner but it might save a little confusion if you are sharing a file with students where some prefer to use Word.

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WordPress › Simple Google Docs Viewer « WordPress Plugins

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From the website: "Enables you to easily embed documents with Google Docs Viewer - that are supported by Google Docs (PDF/DOC/DOCX/PPTX/etc) with a simple shortcode" 

This works with Wordpress blogs although it would be great if it work with other blogs or with Edmodo.

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