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The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky administrations. What could make life just a little bit easier for you? Google Docs, my dear educator friend.

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Nice set of suggestions for teachers using Google Docs.

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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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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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Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy with the right tools. The best apps for the job take...
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The Google Drive feature is available only Android products at this stage, this handy feature will enable you to scan student work straight into Google Drive. 

It can even convert it to text!

All the other scanners can save work to Google Drive as well.

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How to create an expense tracker with Google Forms and Sheets

How to create an expense tracker with Google Forms and Sheets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Hack Google's survey tool to record your financial transactions on the fly.
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Although this is aimed a tracking expenses, it could be used in schools to track anything, including student progress. It sends a copy of the form in gmail, so you can use that email again, and again to track whatever you need to track.

Neat trick.

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A Very Good Tool to Create Charts from Spreadsheets and Insert Them into Google docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Tool to Create Charts from Spreadsheets and Insert Them into Google docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Now this could be useful in Maths and Science classes when adding charts and graphs to reports.

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Two New Google Drive Updates You Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two New Google Drive Updates You Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Page numbers: now a little more flexibility!

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How to: Top tricks for collaborating in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

How to: Top tricks for collaborating in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
From creating a shareable link to assigning editing or commenting rights to different users, you’ll probably already know the basics of sharing a file or folder in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. This tutorial aims to highlight a few little tricks you may have missed, to improve the collaboration experience.
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As usual, the headline far outweighs the content of this post but the interesting part is the suggestion about publishing Google Documents as a HTML document.  It also talks about collaboration with chat and Insert Comment.

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Wednesday Workshop - Google Drawings

Wednesday Workshop - Google Drawings | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drawings is a very under-utilized tool in Google's suite of apps.  While most people tend to think of it in terms of pretty drawings, there is so much more it can do.  Use it to create Venn ...
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The cover says it all. This is a Google Slides introduction to this very useful feature.

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Google Forms: Creating a Rubric

Google Forms: Creating a Rubric | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.



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Good to see an example of how to use this excellent app.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 8:07 PM

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs

The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs by - Eric Curts Table of Contents Overview How to name documents and folders How to choose sharing options: Edit, Comment, and View How to share a document with specific people How to share a document as a link How to use folders How to create folders fo...
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A free, Google Docs document summarising how to go paperless with Google Docs. I think there are some aspects missing such as using Google Class or Doctopus to manage the documents but this is a pretty good introductory summary showing how to get the best out of the application in your classroom.

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Math Tech Tips: g(Math) updated with better image quality for expressions and gridlines on graphs.

Math Tech Tips: g(Math) updated with better image quality for expressions and gridlines on graphs. | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

The top feature request/complaint about g(Math) was the poor image quality upon scaling. Thanks to +James Petersen's tip, you can now indicate the size of the image you want which increases quality. A ninja tip would be to have a bigger size than needed and shrink the image in the Doc to get a better quality image.

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Another update for g(Math) the Google Docs app which allows you to write mathematical expressions within the document.  This feature allows you to write mathematical expressions on graphs and scale up or down the image of the expression.

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Students can now add comments to your Goobric

Students can now add comments to your Goobric | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Hard to read from this graphic but "Goobric', the rubric style marking sheet you can use on your Google Docs has added a subtle tweak allowing your students to either view their results (on the rubric) or comment on the results.

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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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Google Sheets: Creating a Line Graph

Google Sheets: Creating a Line Graph | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Laurie Anastasio tweeted that she was creating a line graph for tracking photoperiod/daylight to prepare for a project with Journey North. The problem was that the chart wizard was not able to read...
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It's a bit of work but Alice Keeler shows us how to create a line graph in Google Sheets.  Very useful for Science teachers.  Good use of ImportRange and Split functions.

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5 Ways Google Tools Can Make Education More Exciting | Edudemic

5 Ways Google Tools Can Make Education More Exciting | Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Whether or not you've been using Google tools in your classroom for years or just now started to consider their potential, a little inspiration never hurts.
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Some good ideas for using Google apps in the classroom including collaborative drawing (!) using Google Drawing.  That would be interesting.

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7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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More add-ons to help with Google forms including stored lists of items for the form, and one that acts as a sign-on sheet.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text in Google Documents | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A limited start to speech recognition in Google Docs. However, it might be useful for students who struggle with writing.

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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.
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Here are a list of Google Drawing graphic organisers.

Click on the link, make a copy of the document and, voila, you get access to organisers such as KWL, Fishbone planner and Flow Chart.

Thanks a lot Matt Miller from "Ditch That Textbook".

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Clear instructions.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 18, 9:20 AM

Everyone needs to know these tips.  You can find amazing products/presentations online that people are willing to share.

Tammy Thomas's curator insight, February 21, 10:45 AM

Aikin,

 

Here is a wonderful time saver for searching...  It is the best way to search for lesson plans  & more with publicly shared Docs. Just type site:docs.google.com "Example Topic" into Google Search. 

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g(Math) Speech to Math!!!

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Wow. Now, not only do you have the language of maths, you can now translate that language on the screen!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Suggested add ins for Goigle Drive applications.
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No mention of Doctopus. :-(
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Tammy Thomas's curator insight, February 21, 10:58 AM

Add-ons :).... Let me know if you need help..

 

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Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students!

Google Drawings CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students! | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
As Requested, Here is a Cheat Sheet for Google Drawings! Google Drawings is very powerful, yet under-utilized tool! This Google Drawings Cheat Sheet will help new and experienced users learn how to...
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A relatively new feature of Google Drive, Google drawings is becoming more useful as time passes.  This could be handy as a reference sheet for both teachers and students.

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Google Drive Quick Sheet

Google Drive Quick Sheet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Quick guide to getting started with using Google Drive. Please feel free to utilize this resource with students and teachers in trainings on Google Drive. Please do not republish this graphic to yo...
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Printable quick guide to using Google Drive by Alice Keeler.

Superb.

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