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MindMup: Working with Google Drive

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Includes instructions on how to save MindMups into Google Drive

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lynnegibb's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:26 PM

 Could be useful

Ronald BELLEZ's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:15 PM

Un #outil d'#organisation simple et gratuit qui permet de stocker ses cartes mentales (#mindmaps) dans google #drive.

Mueller, Chad's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:12 AM

What a great tool!

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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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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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Free Technology for Teachers: Student Created Videos: Google Slides and Screencasting

Free Technology for Teachers: Student Created Videos: Google Slides and Screencasting | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Since my students have Chromebooks, I decided to use Google Slides to design content and screencasting extensions to record video.

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This teacher shows how to use Google slides to present information and then turn it into screencasts. The post includes three different examples of student work.

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Advanced Google Sheets Gradebook displayed on Google Sites - YouTube

This tutorial demonstrates how you can use the combined powers of Google Sheets and Google Sites and Awesome Tables to develop a simple to use gradebook that...
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The resulting grades table only handles scores not grades (e.g. A-E) but the key thing I like is it's use of Awesome Tables to show a student only the information that is relevant to them and not the whole grade sheet.

Nice if your school does not have access to Google School although it gets a little technical at times.

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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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For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat

For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Successful team meetings require input from everyone. When you can't be in the same room, Google Hangouts and Google Drawings offer an effective virtual alternative
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An innovative use of Google Drawing to add virtual sticky notes for a 'wall of ideas'.

Students could use this to share their ideas and then add blue dots to the areas that they are interested in.

This is a business example and the author is showing why there are some parts of collaboration that Google Drive apps do better than anything else out there.

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Printing a Google Document in Booklet Layout | Drive Bunny

Printing a Google Document in Booklet Layout | Drive Bunny | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This is a hack but it could be a neat way around a Google Docs short-coming.  Saving the document as a pdf and then using Adobe's options to print it as a booklet.

Although a good photocopier will probably do the job...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Rubrics and Email Grades from a Google Spreadsheet

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Rubrics and Email Grades from a Google Spreadsheet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Online Rubric is a Google Spreadsheets Add-on that enables to you create rubrics, enter scores, and email scores to students all from one place. Online Rubric provides very clear instructions for each step of the processes of creating a roster sheet, creating a rubric, and emailing grades to students.

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Another add-on for creating rubrics. I think Doctopus and Goobric are more integrated but this might be useful for some who don't want to go into the complexities of those two applications.

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This could be a useful tool...

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Google Classroom Adds Mobile Editing, Grading -- THE Journal

Google Classroom Adds Mobile Editing, Grading -- THE Journal | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google has released an update to its Google Classroom software, bringing several new features to the mobile app.
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New features in Google Classroom for the Android app including the creation and grading of student work. Sadly, our school is not using this so I hope it is useful.

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7 Google Docs Shortcuts

7 Google Docs Shortcuts | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
 

Today, I wanted to share a few keyboard shortcuts I use in Google Docs to help with my productivity. (Hey, every few seconds adds up!)

1. Ctrl + Shift + V

I love this combo. You can paste text you've copied from a website (or elsewhere) into Google docs without the formatt
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A handy range of shortcuts including a few I haven't heard of. How useful is Ctrl-Shift-V to paste unformatted text!

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Using Google Slides to Teach

Using Google Slides to Teach | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides is an amazing tool to teach with. There are so many applications and unique ways to use Google Slides. Below is a crowdsourced presentation started by myself and @htullman of ways to ...
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Great initiative from Alice Keeler (in part) for teachers to share how they use Google Slides. Already lots of really good ideas.

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How To Create The Perfect Syllabus In Google Docs | The Gooru

How To Create The Perfect Syllabus In Google Docs | The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
By adding a table of contents, page numbers and headers to your online syllabi, you can create a better dynamic syllabus for both teachers and students.
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The title is a bit over-the-top but this is still a useful guide to creating a dynamic curriculum document that is easy to update.

Great for using with colleagues teaching the same subject.

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10 Tips for Folders in Google Drive

10 Tips for Folders in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Folders allow you to organize your files in Google Drive. They also allow you to more efficiently share a collection of documents. If you've switched to the new Google Drive you can create a folder...
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Terrific summary outlining how to use various features of Folders in Google Drive. They include: Moving multiple documents to a folder, sharing folders, adding files to multiple folders and colouring folders for easy identification.

Again, Alice Keeler is the author and well worth following on Twitter or on her blog.

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3 Things to Wrap Up Google Classroom for the Summer

3 Things to Wrap Up Google Classroom for the Summer | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Now that it is the end of the school year, what do you do with your Google Classroom? 1) Clean Up Google Drive Google Classroom creates a "Classroom" folder in Google Drive. Within the Classroom fo...
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Good luck to North American teachers finishing the year off. Here is a list of things to do at the end of the year with Google Classroom. If you don't use it, some of the ideas are still worth pursuing e.g. archiving old files.

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Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

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A review of Doctopus, Autocrat and gClass Folders which are adds-ons aimed at teachers (mainly).

Each one is worth a look.

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4 essential Google Drive add-ons

4 essential Google Drive add-ons | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Add e-signatures to Google Docs, conference with collaborators, and more with these helpers.
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Some interesting add-ons for Google Drive applications.

They include UberConference (see image) where you can get collaborators of a document together and talk to each other in real time; Mapping Sheets can be used to take address data and convert it into a map - nice for Geography classes and Mindmeister - converting dot points into a mind map.  Haven't tried any of them yet but will do so soon.

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Yacolt teachers reach for Chromebooks to teach reading

Yacolt teachers reach for Chromebooks to teach reading | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Method provides tool for evaluating student growth
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I'll quote from the article:

"The teachers’ goal is twofold – One, they are teaching the standard in a format that lets students learn how to use the same technology used in businesses and familiarizes students with tools they will use for state testing, and two, teachers have zeroed in on reading informational text as a way to analyze student achievement and make adjustments to their teaching based on what student needs.

“We have taken the things we normally teach and integrated it with the technology,” said Jennifer Bucher, a third grade teacher at Yacolt. “Students get used to reading on the screen and taking notes using the keyboard.”

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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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Charts Add On - YouTube

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Not the greatest of videos but it does show you how to use an add-on to quickly add a chart/graph to Google Docs.

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Make Paperless Assessment with Google Forms - Part 1 of 2

Make Paperless Assessment with Google Forms - Part 1 of 2 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Are you teaching in a school that recently went 1:1 or is about to go 1:1? Do you hate stacks of paper burying your desk after you give students a test? Do you want students to take tests on their ...
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First part of this series shows, in great detail, how to create a Google Form.

The second part (http://tommullaney.com/2015/05/13/make-paperless-assessment-with-google-forms-part-2-of-2-grading-with-flubaroo/) shows how to grade it automatically using Flubaroo (www.flubaroo.com/). 

A welcome addition to Google Forms resources.

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Work Smarter: Using Tech Tools to Promote Reading and Writing Workshops (EdSurge News)

Work Smarter: Using Tech Tools to Promote Reading and Writing Workshops (EdSurge News) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
To many educators, personalizing reading and writing instruction sounds like an impossible and, oftentimes, lofty dream. But with our culture’s ever-increasing dependency on text, especially as we transition to digital media, online reading, and electronic communication, it’s more important than eve
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One teacher describes how he uses Google Forms to help with Reading and Writing Workshops.

It mentions some other non-Google Drive apps early on and the Google Forms ideas are near the end of the article.

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Google Drive’s OCR feature now lets you edit scanned docs in 200+ languages

Google Drive’s OCR feature now lets you edit scanned docs in 200+ languages | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Google has long had Optical Character Recognition features in Google Drive, allowing scanned paper document uploaded to Drive to be indexed and edited. Now, Google just recently expanded the...
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Use 'Save As' within Google Drive to OCR documents in 200 different languages.  Won't work very well with complex documents but might be useful for straight text.

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Andovar - Jacob's curator insight, May 28, 6:31 AM

Works better in some languages than in others...

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The Gooru's Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide

The Gooru's Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide A Training Guide for Google Apps Users, from The Gooru *Note - This document will be updated over time, please check back to see the updates . To get notified of new updates: Add us to your Circles on Google+ **For in depth training on
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The Gooru has put together a comprehensive guide to all of the Google Apps, including Drive and it's apps.

It includes overviews and links with more details.

Sticky this one folks.

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3 cool tricks you can do in Google Sheets that you can't do in Excel

3 cool tricks you can do in Google Sheets that you can't do in Excel | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

FirsVIDEO: You won't believe how easy it is to add these sophisticated features to your charts in Google Sheets.

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This looks really interesting.

The first example show you how to add data to maps.  So if you have population information, you could add it to a world map (or even a country) and show a colour range indicating the range of data - like conditional formatting.

Then the video also talks about labeling data points on a chart and including projected data on a chart.

Well introduced and information that could be very useful for Maths and Geography teachers.

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Free Technology for Teachers: New Animation Options Added to Google Slides

Free Technology for Teachers: New Animation Options Added to Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

The latest update to Google Slides introduces more animation options. Now you can have objects simply appear or disappear in your slides on your click. Previously objects had to fade or fly in or out. Speaking of the fly in option, you can now set the direction from which objects fly onto your slides.

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Richard covers it pretty well. It's only a minor update but, hopefully, a sign of things to come.

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Tullahoma City Schools create digital textbooks with Google Docs

Tullahoma City Schools create digital textbooks with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A good story about how Google Docs is being used to create a "...digital textbook is a textbook that lives on a desktop, laptop or mobile devices and is easily editable...".

I would like to see how they did it as it looks more like they have used Slides rather than Docs.

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