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Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Very clever visual on how to set up your class so that students can easily submit work to you and you can see who has (and hasn't) sent you their work.  I have been looking for something like this for ages...works even without an iPad!

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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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Use g(Math) to use handwriting in Google Documents - YouTube

Use the Google Docs Add-on g(Math) to include handwritten notes in Google Documents.
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How to use the g(Math) handwriting feature to write in Google Docs using script!

A little awkward using a mouse but if you have a touch screen or a pen of some sort, it could be useful to add unusual symbols or equations.

Thanks Mr Byrne.

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Three frequently overlooked Google Slides features - YouTube

Three frequently overlooked Google Slides features.
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Here Richard Byrne demonstrates how to use  custom fonts, language settings, and image layering.

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Templates for Google Drive - YouTube

Recorded with ScreenCastify (http://www.screencastify.com), the screen video recorder for Chrome
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An introduction to using Google Templates.

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Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you're a startup, chances are you're looking to find cheaper ways of managing your workflow. Nicholas Lemieux explains how to create a project management system from scratch
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Although aimed at business, this post describes a link between Google Forms (and the collected responses in Google Sheets) and a product called Trello that will organise the responses in a more useful format.  So, if you are seeking sentence or paragraph length responses from your students and want to see their responses on a student-by-student basis (rather than question-by-question basis) this could be useful.

Warning: There are 18 steps involved so not for the fainthearted.

The post also introduced me to a new product called Zapier which allows data to be transferred from one application (e.g. Google Sheets) to another (e.g. Trello)

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Digital Literacy Dover: Formative Assessment with Google Forms and a Video

Digital Literacy Dover: Formative Assessment with Google Forms and a Video | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

A great hint I learned last year from a colleague Steve Voster at UWCSEA, is to repurpose a Google Form to help students engage with a simple video tutorial.

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This is great and I don't do this enough.

However, I do show a lot of short videos and this is an excellent example of how to get feedback from students.

It has an example, some responses from students and a how-to video.

In fact, now that I think about it, it could be used for excerpts from texts, graph analysis and deconstruction of images.

Thanks Digital Literacy Blog!

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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math! Earlier I had posted on 5 ways Students Can Use Google Docs in...
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A great list of ideas for using Google Apps in your classroom!

Not just for Maths teachers.

By the brilliant Alice Keeler.

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New drawing: Google Docs Sharing Permissions 

New drawing: Google Docs Sharing Permissions  | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
New drawing: Google Docs Sharing Permissions  - Bill “Lewis” Pier - Google+
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Very good visual summary of sharing permissions in Google Drive apps.

Kudos to Sylvia Duckworth.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 13, 5:06 PM

This graphic is vital to your use of shared Google documents.

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Field Trips & Reading Logs | Google for Education on The Apps Show - YouTube

Meet Jordan, a program manager in Google for Education. Based on the results of the Google for EDU G+ poll results, The Apps Show team created a special educ...
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A comprehensive summary of how to use Google Maps, Docs and Forms to run an excursion or field trip.

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Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data

Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
After collecting data from a Google Form it is likely that you want some summary data. Pivot tables allow you to not only count or add up information in your spreadsheet but also enables you to cro...
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Wow! Alice Keeler does it again.

How to convert Google Form data into a summary of individual responses.

It's a bit of work, but if you want to see a summary of how each student responded to a question, this process will be very useful.

Kudos, Alice!

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A Handy App for Converting Google Sheets into Google Docs

A Handy App for Converting Google Sheets into Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This will be useful if you use Google Forms to get input from students and they reply at length.

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Google Docs + Kaizena = Digital Writer’s Notebook

Google Docs + Kaizena = Digital Writer’s Notebook | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A good discussion not only on using Kaizena as a way of leaving comments for students but on the whole approach to teaching students to write using particular genres and getting to be responsible for the whole revision process.

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Separate First And Last Names In Google Sheets - YouTube

Have you ever had a spreadsheet containing a list of names and needed to split them into a column for first names and a column for last names? You usually wo...
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Use an add-on to split full names into first, middle and last names if necessary.

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I love this add-on! It is very useful when using data imported from PowerSchool and other files.

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Teach for Google - Classroom Courses and Strategies using Google Apps

Teach for Google - Classroom Courses and Strategies using Google Apps | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week I took a look at Teach for Google ( This is a service that does not just give you tips about how to use Google Apps but rather gives instructional strategies for teaching. The instruction...
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Nice reminder from Alice Keeler about the resources available at https://www.teachforgoogle.com/.

Read her blog for more details. It includes an introductory video that could be useful for Professional Development.

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Welcome to Flubaroo

Welcome to Flubaroo | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Grade online assignments in under a minute!Get reporting and analysis on student performance!Email students their scores
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Just a reminder about this very good add-on for Google Sheets (and Forms) which can grade formative work in seconds.

Go here (http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide) for an overview of the application.

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How to Add (and Remove) Words From Your Google Docs Spell Checker

How to Add (and Remove) Words From Your Google Docs Spell Checker | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs comes with a very helpful integrated spell checker that stops you from making glaring errors in your reports and essays. It runs off your own
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A review of how to add words to the Google Docs spell checker.

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4 GINORMOUS New Google Classroom Updates!
New blog post!

The #GoogleClassroom…

4 GINORMOUS New Google Classroom Updates!<br/>New blog post!<br/><br/>The #GoogleClassroom… | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
4 GINORMOUS New Google Classroom Updates!
New blog post!

The #GoogleClassroom  team released 4 new feature updates this morning and they are amazing!… - Michael Fricano II - Google+
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I'm not a Google Classroom user but if you are, then these are some very useful updates.  They include: adding co-teachers, allowing drafts, saving grades without publishing them and private emails to individual students. Sigh!

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Review: Cometdocs for Google Drive | Drive Bunny

Review: Cometdocs for Google Drive | Drive Bunny | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Drive tries hard to help you convert files between formats, as I’ve discussed in previous posts. Sometimes, though, you need to perform a conversion that’s too much for Drive – of a particularly large file, say, or a conversion between formats that Drive can’t perform.

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What Drive Bunny said!

This post includes a how-to and some examples of the end result.

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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.
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A list of things that are useful to know but we have come across before. The above image is a good example - a list of short cuts obtained using CTRL+/.

The article also writes about using templates, a table of contents and saving your files directly to Google Drive.

Interesting and worth repeating but hardly new.

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4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have

4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some useful tools for Drive including Office editing for Docs and Sheets and Google Drive Quick Create.

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5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - NSays.in

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - NSays.in | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. …
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Some suggested uses for Forms including: collecting contact information; as an exit ticket device; collecting homework links; surveying students; creating marking rubrics.

It includes a video on the last point.

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Forms - How To...

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Welcome to the Tamaki College How To site.
Find out how to do all sorts of great things online that you can share with your class.
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A very comprehensive site covering all the basic processes involved in creating and using a Google Form.

Thanks Tamaki College!

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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive | Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive | Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Aside from sparing teachers from endless amounts of typing, voice commenting from Google Drive brings benefits to the learning experience as a whole.
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A very good summary of how to use Kaizena to give and get verbal feedback for students. As the author points out, this could be very useful for language teachers.

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The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Mind mapping tools to use with Google Drive.

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A good site showing Drive apps for mind maps. Hey, that rhymed!

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G-learning: Using quick links in Chrome to existing and new Google Drive files

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A quick way to access documents that you use on a daily basis e.g.lesson planners, mark book.

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
   Skip Pages Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the questions do not apply for every student. If students an...
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Some terrific ideas about how to use Google Forms to it's fullest.

They included: shuffling answers, pre-filling forms and skipping pages depending on the choice of answer (as in the example above).

Best of all, just follow Alice Keeler (http://www.alicekeeler.com/) for some fantastically innovative ideas for using Google stuff in the classroom.

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