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Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In today's post, I am sharing with you one of the best and simplest guides I have ever read on Google Forms. This visual tutorial is created by Eric Curts and covers a wide range of tips and tricks on anything you need to know about Google Forms. Check it out and, as usual, your feedback is most welcome."

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A very comprehensive article on how to use Google Forms.

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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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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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Google Docs Tips and Tricks everyone should know

Google Docs Tips and Tricks everyone should know | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
For new & existing users, here are some of the most useful Google Docs tips, tricks & tutorials, that will help you better edit & write your documents.
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Not a lot of new information here but a good reminder of some of the useful features of Google Docs.
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How to Deal with Group Projects

How to Deal with Group Projects | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The student news site of Millikin University
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I'm not sure I agree with everything that the writer says about group projects but I agree that using Google Docs and Slides helps.  I have used this with great effect when we have group presentations because it showed me (in File: Revision History) who did some work, when they did and how long they did it for.
The best I have seen is when a group of four came up with a script for a play in about half the time it normally takes simply because they could all work on the one document at the same time.
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Google Brings Natural Language Search to Google Drive

Google has added a much improved natural language search function to Google Drive on the web, making it easier to find that file in your Drive.
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Two improvement to Google Drive including natural language search  and an improvement in the spell checker.
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How to email a Google Doc (Without Leaving Google Docs)

How to email a Google Doc (Without Leaving Google Docs) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The best feature of Google Docs is the ability to collaborate with others. Sometimes, you need to send a copy of a Google Doc to someone who does not work in the Google atmosphere. You can easily email a Google Doc as an attachment to someone right within the document! To do this, click on File -->…
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A way to share documents with students who cannot (or will not) access Google Apps.
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Creating Google Forms | Berkeley Law

Creating Google Forms | Berkeley Law | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Some instructors have found it useful to utilize Google Forms in order to collect information from their students.  For example, instructors can set up a Google Form to get to know the background and/or interests of their students and then export the collected data into a spreadsheet that can be referenced in class. The use of …
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As you can see, this article is directed at Law staff at Berkeley but it is still quite a detailed introduction to using Forms.  It also covers some privacy issues that teachers need to be aware of.
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Do notice the privacy tips. 
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How to Accept Multiple Correct Responses With Flubaroo

When using the Flubaroo Add-on for Google Sheets it's easy to set your grading key to accept multiple correct responses. This video will show you how to do it.
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Richard Byrne takes you through the process of allowing multiple responses to a question in Google Forms using Flubaroo.
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8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive | Shake Up Learning

8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive | Shake Up Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Pinterest The Google Drive Advanced Search is a thing of beauty. My Google Drive is not the most organized, and I frequently rely on the search tool to find what I need. I have never been good at keeping all my digital files inside perfectly organized, color-coded, nested folders. It’s a good thing that I …
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An interesting if slightly date post on the search features of Google Drive.  You have to let go of the traditional file structures with the Drive because it is so easy to find files.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The question that I often hear from mathematics teachers about Google Documents is, "are there any features for me?" The answer is, "yes, but they don't always jump out at you." Google Docs does have a built-in equation editor that you can access from the insert drop-down menu. To create graphs in Google Docs you'll want to grab either the g(Math) or the Wizkids CAS Add-ons for Google Docs
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For Maths teachers
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How I Use Google Docs

A video on ways to use Google Docs in the virtual classroom
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One Psychology teacher's video on how she uses Google Drive. It is a good introduction if you are wondering how to use the application to the fullest with your students.  She covers: file storage, class resources, collaboration and assignment checklists.
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Teaching Math With Google Apps: Conversations in Slides - Teacher Tech

Teaching Math With Google Apps: Conversations in Slides - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Have math conversations with Google Slides. Google Slides allows students to SLOW DOWN and THINK about their mathematics. Math Conversations Google Slides
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Maths teachers! What about this different approach to teaching and learning maths?  Students are asked to explain their thinking using Google Slides. They will do less problems but have to think about them more.  You can add comments and start a conversation. Great set of links and examples from Alice Keeler.
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Learn How To Master Google Forms With This Handy Visual Guide

Learn How To Master Google Forms With This Handy Visual Guide | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

This TGoogle Forms is one of the easiest ways to gather data for your spreadsheets in Google Sheets. If you’re not familiar with its ins and outs, this visual guide shows you what you need to know to get started. The graphic, from Matthew Guay and the folks at Zapier, does everything from walking you through making your first form to showing how to change the visual elements of your form. You’ll learn how to edit your form, adjust field options based on data type, share your form with others, and even turn your form into a quiz.

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This is more like an infographic on one page with instructions on how to use Google Forms.  So if you do want this information all together, this could be useful. I personally would prefer a searchable list or an infographic that I could print.
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Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech

Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week I was the keynote for the pre-conference event at ISTE 2016. Here are the resource slides for my presentation on Google Classroom. Link to Slides Related Related Alice Keeler blog posts: Google Classroom: Make EVERYTHING an Assignment 4 Year Olds Log into Google Classroom Google Slides: Collaborate in 40 Seconds Google Classroom: Do …
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From the very generous, Alice Keeler
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From the very generous, Alice Keeler
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5 More Overlooked Google Slides Features Students Should Know

5 More Overlooked Google Slides Features Students Should Know | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
One of last month's most popular posts featured five frequently overlooked Google Slides features. Last week I featured a video about making comics in Google Slides. There are still more features of Google Slides that students and teachers frequently overlook. Those features include customizing charts, importing slides from previous presentations, creating a personal dictionary, and some image editing features. All of those features are demonstrated in my new video that is embedded below.
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I think Mr Byrne's summary is pretty succinct.
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Four Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs

Four Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the past when a student turned in the paper copy of their essay, story, report, or project, it was common for their teacher to pul
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Four ways to give students feedback: by text, voice and video; and if you have Google Classroom, you can even hand write it!
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18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs

18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
These won't take long to learn but which will come in handy time and time again.
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Not a bad list of some of the more advanced features of Google Docs such as: tagging people in a comment; managing long documents with bookmarks and saving charts as images.
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Teachers Guide to Google Photos

Teachers Guide to Google Photos | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Photos is a powerful application from Google that helps you store, organize and share photos and videos. It provides you with a
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A guide to using this valuable app. I recently got students to use Google Photos to record and share photos of a recent science practical they did.  They are easy to label and so much more useful that 2D diagrams.
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Q&A: Stephanie Shaw Creates Personalized Learning with Technology

Q&A: Stephanie Shaw Creates Personalized Learning with Technology | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The North Carolina fourth grade teacher discusses how technology has helped her students take charge of their learning experience.
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The story of how one teacher uses Google Docs and Forms to personalise learning in her classroom. I don't agree with all of her methods but I applaud a willingness to try to help all students in her class, particularly those that struggle.
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How to use Google Forms to gather better feedback and improve training - TechRepublic

How to use Google Forms to gather better feedback and improve training - TechRepublic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms can be a great way to gather feedback and reinforce learning long after a workshop session ends. Here's how.
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I like this not because it shows you how to use Google Forms but it does discuss why you should obtain feedback and how you might do this over a longer time period.  Although aimed at trainers rather than teachers, it does provides a thinking framework on feedback.
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Seven time-saving Google Docs tips

Seven time-saving Google Docs tips | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Do you use Google Docs? Here are some tips and tricks that can help you and your business become more productive., Software
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A hodge-podge of processes described in a reasonable amount of detail. They include: using shortcuts; revision history; voice typing and formatting; using templates; creating links within a document; and using add-ons e.g. table of contents.
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Google Forms - YouTube

Google Forms - YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Over the last year I've created a bunch of videos on some of the advanced features available in Google Forms. Those videos are all in my Google Forms tutorials playlist.
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Mr Byrne shares his Google Forms playlist. A great set of 'how-to' videos on this application. It includes his latest effort entitled, "How to get started in Google Forms".
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week Google released a bunch of updates to many of their tools that are popular with teachers
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This is more about changes to Google Classroom than Drive per se but if you are a user of Google Classroom, then these changes may be of interest.  They include sharing to parents, drawing annotations on documents and adding tags to documents.
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How to Use Google Forms' New Quizzes Feature

This short video helps you understand how to demonstration a Google Forms' Quizzes feature. This is a relatively new feature that Google has added to Googl
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A new video demonstrating how to used Google Forms including the new Quiz feature.  Despite the byline, the video is about 9 minutes long. Hardly short!
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10 Neat Ways to Create Beautiful Google Documents

10 Neat Ways to Create Beautiful Google Documents | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Turn your Google office suite into a word-processing powerhouse with the right Google Drive add-on. Here's some of that power to make your documents look stylish and beautiful.

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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A nice list of add-ons which extend what can be done in Google Docs. They include: adding fonts, removing line breaks and paragraph styles.  Some good ones that I haven't used before.
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See Add-ons for Google Drive. 
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Sheets to Streets: International artists collaborate with Google to create Brooklyn mural

Sheets to Streets: International artists collaborate with Google to create Brooklyn mural | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Two international artists who had never met before used Google spreadsheets to bring a mural to life in Brooklyn.
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Ok, Art teachers, your turn.  This article (and video) shows how two artists collaborated on a mural without meeting face to face. They coloured in cells in a Google Sheet document which they shared.  This could have intriguing implications in the Art Room.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Getting Started With Kaizena - Voice Commenting on Google Docs

Free Technology for Teachers: Getting Started With Kaizena - Voice Commenting on Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Video on how to use Kaizena to make voice comments on student work.
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