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What is new about the Google Drive update?

What is new about the Google Drive update? | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive didn't make much noise about it, but they have just redesigned the whole app! Come in and see what is new.
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Some new features added to the bottom of the Drive Screen.  These and other features are progressively being rolled out to all the devices and browsers.

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Using Google Drive in the classroom
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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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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What's New in G Suite - Recap of December 2016

What's New in G Suite - Recap of December 2016 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Featured launch: Basic Mobile Management Manage iOS devices without MDM profiles Simple to use Quickly and easily cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs New iterative calculation settings and more in Google Sheets Business ready Support your Gmail users mor
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The latest updates for GSuite. Of interest to educators is the citation feature in the Explore option of Docs, Sheets and Slides. This means you can easily add footnote references in the style that you would prefer.
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CBD TIMES - Google Forms Advanced (Question Types)

This video demonstrates some of the finer features of Google Forms, focusing on various unique question types and how they interact. It is intended to align with…
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A video showing many advanced features of Google Forms. Each section is done rather quickly to you may have to use pause or rewind to get a fuller understanding. However, it is very thorough and illustrative.
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2017-01-26 - 4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs - Technology Integration

2017-01-26 - 4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs - Technology Integration | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A webinar about using Google Docs with literacy activities.
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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo - Teacher Tech

Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This tool for reading self reflection was created by author Jennifer Serravallo. I have created a template of this in Google Forms to collect data.
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Alice Keeler has created a Google Form that students can fill in when they reflect on themselves as readers.  Of course, then the teacher can gather the data to highlight areas to work on as a class. The template itself could be modified for other subjects e.g. practical skills in Science.
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Two Ways to Grade Short Answer Questions in Google Forms

Two Ways to Grade Short Answer Questions in Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Last night I received an email from a reader who wanted me to clarify that is possible to grade short answer questions in the defaul
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A quick reminder from Mr Byrne about how to use Google Forms to manually grade student responses or to get it done automatically by using Flubaroo.
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Google Docs Assignment Feature

Google Docs Assignment Feature | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs New Assignment Feature Now in Google Docs you can assign parts of a document to particular people. This is an excellent feature for collaborative documents and group document projects! Let’s learn how to use it! First, you will need to click in or highlight the area of th
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Share part of a document with particular people. The author gives us a fairly detailed tutorial on how to do this in Google Docs. The mind boggles at how this can be used in the classroom.  You could have a list of assignment questions given to individuals (or groups); or parts of a reading assignment which the individual (or group) need to summarise or analyse and then feedback to you as a teacher.  Any others?
(Update: it works with Sheets and Slides as well. Slides might be useful if you flip your class and want students to explain part of a presentation viewed for homework)
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Automatically Mark a Google Form as Late

Automatically Mark a Google Form as Late | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A detailed account of how you can set up your spreadsheets to tell students they have submitted their form responses late. According to the author, it takes 5-10 minutes to set up and you will need to be familiar with creating formula (although the author gives an example).
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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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Quick, easy Assessment tool at your fingertip!
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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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Quite an interesting list here of what you can do with Google Docs.

 
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Have Students Write Better by Writing Less with Google Docs

Have Students Write Better by Writing Less with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Students can use the Word Count tool in Google Docs to make their writing more clear and concise.
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Great idea to help students restrict their responses to the most important ideas and concepts. Uses the word count feature in Google Docs
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NEW Google Sites - More options (Deep Dive)

NEW Google Sites - More options (Deep Dive) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Let's dive deeper into the possibilities of the New Google Sites, or should I say GSuite Sites... I'm still adjusting. After the las
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This post includes a video showing you how to create a Google Site website for your students. It's ability to embed Youtube videos and various other documents from Google Drive make for interesting possibilities for communicating with students.
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10 ideas from Google’s 2016 Education on Air Conference

10 ideas from Google’s 2016 Education on Air Conference | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to innovate in the classroom with Google tools? These videos will help!
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A summary of video highlights from the recent Google Education on Air conference.  The post includes using Google Slides as a publishing tool; using Sheets more effectively when creating a Form; tools used with Google Docs for feedback.
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Teachers Visual Guide to The New Google Forms

Teachers Visual Guide to The New Google Forms | 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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An infographic about how to set up and use Google Forms. One to print out for the classroom?
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Choose Your Own Adventure Stories with Google Docs

Choose Your Own Adventure Stories with Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Educational technology resources, ideas, help guides, training videos, and news, with a focus on Google Apps for Education, from Eric Curts.
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A very detailed account of how to build "Choose your own adventure stories" on Google Slides, Forms, Sites and Docs. This tutorial focuses on how to use Google Docs.
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Google Drawing - Create image based resources

Google Drawing - Create image based resources | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drawing https://docs.google.com/drawings Google drawing is probably one of the less well known apps within the
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The author makes some suggestions on how this app might be used in the classroom. It includes a video explaining the suggestions.
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Google Forms FAQs

Google Forms FAQs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
How do I…? Google Forms By Don Sturm, Morton CUSD #709
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This page has hyperlinks to animated gifs or video explaining different parts of Google Forms.  Looks like a useful resource for those starting to use this application.
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