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Google Drive’s new very appy Create menu — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Google Drive’s new very appy Create menu — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

On Friday Google announced a new feature in its Drive interface.  The Create menu now expands to list a lovely variety of  third-party Drive-connected apps.  These apps may now be conveniently added to your Create menu in a list to the right of the official Google Apps–documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings.

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More detail on the new Google Drive menu.

Looks like an excellent addition and an easy way to get access to the many Google Chrome apps.  Also links the Drive to the browser - so a limiting factor to consider.

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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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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.

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Black Out Poetry with Google Docs

Black Out Poetry with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
How students can create "Black Out Poetry" with a few simple tricks in Google Docs.
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A detailed post on how to create a poem by blacking out most of the text and only highlighting the words of the 'poem'.
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Password Protect a Google Form

Password Protect a Google Form | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A blog about Google Apps for Education by a Google for Education Certified Trainer
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Pretty much as the title describes it.
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How to Insert & Modify Charts in Google Slides

How to Insert & Modify Charts in Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
On Wednesday afternoon Google announced the release of a new feature in Google Slides. The new feature is the option to insert chart
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An important skill. Students often find it difficult to add a simple chart to Google documents and so this video will come in handy.
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AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT - Teacher Tech

AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs Math Type is now reality with EquatIO. Students can handwrite or voice type or predict and insert math equations into Docs and Forms

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Alice Keeler shares her insights on the new equation input editor for Google Docs  and Sheets. She adds the caveat: does this increase student understanding or simply digitalise the same old method that we have been using to teach Maths for the last 100 years?
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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 9:17 AM
A truly easy way to make equations in Docs and Forms. 
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A Collection of Some Great Google Drive Tools for Teachers

A Collection of Some Great Google Drive Tools 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

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Educators Technology and Mobile Learning have compiled a great list of add-ons for Google Drive. Surely there is something here for everyone!
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Patricia Papazoglou's curator insight, April 5, 1:35 PM

Great list for Google add-ons/tools for teachers with links for easy access.

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Five Google Drive templates for teachers - Using Technology Better

Five Google Drive templates for teachers - Using Technology Better | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms all have a range of great-looking templates that can help make teacher’s administrative work a bit quicker and easier. In this post, I’ll show you how to access templates and share five of my favourites.
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Five Google Drive templates to monitor attendance, grade student work and ask students to evaluate a course.
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Manage the peer feedback process with Google Forms - Using Technology Better

Manage the peer feedback process with Google Forms - Using Technology Better | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Sheets and the autoCrat add-on to make the peer feedback process quick and easy.
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A rather wordy overview on how to use Forms, Sheets and the application, Autocrat to give feedback from other students. This is useful because the process structures the format and this makes it easier for students to give useful feedback.  There is a video that accompanies the post and this is much more visual.
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Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers

Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great survey tool. It can also let us gather and organize our own data, saving us LOTS of time.
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Excellent post on ways to create Forms, use them to mark student and collect student information. If you want to stretch your thoughts about how Google Forms might be used in the classroom, this article is for you.
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Free Google Docs and Spreadsheet Templates

Free Google Docs and Spreadsheet Templates | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
We’ve rounded up the top Google spreadsheet templates. Find a variety of options for Google Docs, spreadsheet templates for business and home, and more.
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A series of free templates for Google Sheets and Docs mainly aimed at businesses. There are a couple that students could use (like the one in this post) the may help with planning and finances.
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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology - Teacher Tech

Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Create a yearbook using G Suite. Jennifer Scott used Google Slides to save significant money in creating a yearbook with students. Google Yearbook
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Alice Keeler takes you through the process of creating a year book for around $8 per student! It will take a bit of work but is clearly much cheaper using Google Slides.
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Office Lens App: An Essential Tool For Your Teacher Toolkit

Office Lens App: An Essential Tool For Your Teacher Toolkit | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Office Lens App: In this office lens example you will see how you can take a printed worksheet and turn it into an editable worksheet in under a minute.
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Use this Microsoft product on your phone to take a copy of a document and convert it into an editable version in  Google Docs. Saves so much retyping!
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Make Sequencing Questions with Google Forms

Make Sequencing Questions with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Use Google Forms to create randomized sequencing questions where students have to put the items in the correct order.
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A very detailed post about using Google Forms to create questions that students have to sequence correctly.
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Google Keep & Google Docs - Go Together Like PB&J

Google Keep & Google Docs - Go Together Like PB&J | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A blog about Google Apps for Education by a Google for Education Certified Trainer
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A video explaining how to use Google Keep with Google Docs.
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Worksheet Trapped in a Notebook - Teacher Tech

Worksheet Trapped in a Notebook - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Worksheet Trapped in a Notebook is about the worst. The slowest way to get feedback to a student is to glue the worksheet into a notebook
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Excellent and detailed account of how to convert a printed worksheet into a Google Form.  All this is to achieve the aim of more rapid feedback.
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Build a Writing and Editing Workflow with Google Docs and WordPress

Build a Writing and Editing Workflow with Google Docs and WordPress | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Publishing online is so easy, you can jot your thoughts down and share them with the world in minutes. Constantly publishing a well-written and widely-read blog, however, takes far more work—much of the same work that goes into producing in-depth newspaper and magazine articles.
It's tempting t
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Excellent article on how the author uses Google Docs (and other applications, mainly Chrome add-ons) to research, create, edit and publish for an online magazine.  Although most students would not use the same process, it was interesting to read how a professional does it and how he uses tools that are readily available.
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How to Download Google Slides as Images

How to Download Google Slides as Images | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the course of designing and building a great slide presentation, you may find that you have some slides that make great stand-alon
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Mr Byrne shared a video on how to download a Google Slides presentation as images. It's not too hard but might be worth considering for students who don't have internet access.
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Google Classroom: Now open to even more learners

Google Classroom: Now open to even more learners | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Today, we will begin opening up Google Classroom to users without a G Suite for Education account. From homeschools to tutoring centers to adult education, teachers and learners in many different environments will soon be able to use Classroom.
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Finally, Google Classroom is available for use beyond schools. At this stage you can only join classes but in the next few weeks you should be able to create classes. Great for us where the school admin is not interested in setting up a school account.
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Review of Google Slides and its 7 most popular features

Review of Google Slides and its 7 most popular features | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides is a powerful tool which also supports presentations created using other suites like MS PowerPoint or Openoffice.
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An intelligent review of some useful features found in Google Slides including photo editing, slide master and shapes engine. It is not a tutorial but it is a useful source of information.
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How to Use Flippity's Google Sheets Add on

Flippity.net offers ten convenient Google Sheets templates for teachers. The new Flippity Add-on for Google Sheets makes those templates easy to access.
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Richard Byrne takes you through the new Flippity add-on for Google Chrome and the 11 new templates to use with the application including quizzes and bingo cards.
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Patricia Papazoglou's curator insight, April 4, 4:54 PM

Flippity is an add on to Google.  It uses a spreadsheet format to create a variety of tracking and educational tools.  In this tutorial you can learn how easy it is to  install and use. I have used it to create flashcards and play quiz games.  Try it out it's free!

 

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How To Create A Quiz in Google Forms

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A very quick (and noisy) introduction to Google Forms. It takes you through the whole creation focus. No voice-over, just messages in text, telling you what to do.  Something else to add to the arsenal when introducing Google Forms to others.
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Codie Bower's curator insight, February 16, 5:14 PM
Quick, easy Assessment tool at your fingertip!
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This video will show you how to create a quiz using google forms.

The quiz is easy to set up and will automatically be graded and saved.

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4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day! | Shake Up Learning

4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day! | Shake Up Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Pinterest Video Just Got an Upgrade in Google Slides! This is a super-sweet G Suite treat! Just a few days ago, Google released some new video options for Google Slides that teachers and students will love. This update is such a big deal that I had to make sure everyone knows about these four, new …
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Some nice video options have been added to Google slides such as loading a video from Google Drive and deciding when it should start and finish - very useful for teachers who only want to show a segment of a video.
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How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides Without Using YouTube

How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides Without Using YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google finally made it possible to insert videos into Google Slides without the need to host your videos on YouTube. You ca
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You can already show videos inside Google Slides but they have to be online somewhere...until now. Now you have the choice of uploading a video from your collection. Neat.
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Ten Things You Didn’t Know Flubaroo Could Do

Learn some new facts about this awesome grading tool!
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Worth looking at if you want to use some Google sheets based software to grade student work. The video is by the author of the software.
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8 Important Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students

8 Important Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students | 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

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A useful visual summary of some key Google Docs features
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11 Google Docs features that you probably didn't know-

11 Google Docs features that you probably didn't know- | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a nice platform and here we list 11 features of the app that you did not know so far.
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A review of 11 features that you probably do know but might need reminding.  They include: using Templates; voice recording and research.
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