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Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.

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Intriguing. Will try this soon.

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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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Holy guacamole! So, I found this hot key gem today but found no mention about…

Holy guacamole! So, I found this hot key gem today but found no mention about… | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Holy guacamole! So, I found this hot key gem today but found no mention about it in the community. Is this new (and awesome) for y'all too?! Hopefully… - Joel Frey – Google+
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Use Shift-Z to add files to other folders.

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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Neat set of tips for Google Drive. Nothing new at this stage but just another chance to summarise some useful techniques.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 20, 4:54 PM

I can't live without Google Drive.  I especially love that I can access it from my phone when I am visiting sites.

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Synergyse Blog: 5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On

Synergyse Blog: 5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some good suggestions about using features of Google Docs that are less well known. It includes sending comments to specific collaborators and publishing files instead of sending collaborators the PDF version of the file.

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How to Edit Office Files in Google Drive

How to Edit Office Files in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Yes! You can edit your Microsoft Office files in Google Drive!

This feature is no longer new, but has been on my list to share for a while. When first made available, some people struggled to get this feature to work on the desktop. Others may not even k
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Step by step introduction to using this feature. It has a few requirements such as using Chrome as your browser but it might be worth it.

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Crazy Easy: Make a list in a Google Form

Crazy Easy: Make a list in a Google Form | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Legacy Google Forms if you had a whole list of options you wanted students to choose from you had to copy and paste each item separately   No more!  The new Google Forms allows you to copy and past...
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This post focuses on a video showing how to create a list (of dates in this example, but it could be anything) and add the items to a multiple choice question in Google Forms.

Alice uses it to take the roll but it could be anything that requires a lot of options.

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Short Story Challenge - Google Docs & National Novel Writing Month - YouTube

Short Story Challenge - Google Docs & National Novel Writing Month - YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

On 11/18, Google Docs invited authors Edan Lepucki, Tope Folarin, and Mike Curato, to participate in a short story writing challenge.

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Although very brief, this is a perfect way to introduce collaborative story writing to students.  One of the keys is not only access to Google Docs but being able to talk to each other while they are writing. The authors used Google Hangout and students could use this too if they are outside the classroom.

Excellent resource.  Here is their final story in full: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1_mRk07Oi0LIo7JR3bs_3r0DivK37P8mLaxQVQtz3AIQ/pub

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Google Sheets Now Lets You Add Miniature Charts Within Cells

Google Sheets Now Lets You Add Miniature Charts Within Cells | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I never thought I’d describe a chart as ‘cute,’ but Google just added some neat new functionality to its spreadsheet software – you can now add miniature charts, called sparklines, into…
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Although the author describes this feature as 'cute' nevertheless they could be a useful way of simply summarising data in a visual manner.

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Google Drive Blog: Smarter sharing in Drive and Docs

Google Drive Blog: Smarter sharing in Drive and Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Today we're making two updates that make it even easier to work better—together—in Drive and the Docs editors.

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Two minor but useful updates related to sharing in Google Drive. Now you can see a picture of a person you are sharing with (if they have one) and when you start sharing, Drive will prompt you with a list of other people with which you might want to share the document.  Great for classes or small group work.

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Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Custom Map Creation To Google Drive

Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Custom Map Creation To Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's My Maps tool for building custom drives, trips and routes on its Maps product is now integrated into Google Drive, which means you can build custom..
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Something for Geography teachers...

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:18 AM

I am using a custom Google map to track the spread of literacy initiatives across our region.  Exciting to watch it grow!

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Deck the Halls with Flubaroo "autograde" - Welcome to Flubaroo

Deck the Halls with Flubaroo "autograde" - Welcome to Flubaroo | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Some new bells and whistles in this release:Adjust the "70%" pass score. [Help Article].Check on your remaining email quota for the day. [Help Article]. Disable "noreply@" as the return address of sent emails. [Help Article].
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New version of Flubaroo (app to get students to submit answers to a 'test' and grade it automatically).

Include a new 'autograde option'. Go to the website for more details.

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Embracing Collaboration with Google Apps: From the Halls of Kettle Moraine School District (EdSurge News)

Google’s technology tools are being used more and more in school districts across the nation, and for Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine School District, it’s no secret why. We’ve “gone Google,” and we’re excited about it.And let me set the record straight with a disclaimer: Google did not ask us to write t
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Three teachers describe how they use Google Apps.

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Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive

Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
November 24, 2014
I have just come across this excellent Google Drive tip and want to bring it to your attention as well. The tip is about adding subtitles to videos in Google Drive.This time it is...
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Speech Recognition App for Google Chrome - YouTube

Type without the keyboard, get the Dictation app at https://dictation.io You can use your Google Chrome browser as a speech recognition software. It's mostly...
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Looks eerily simple but it might be a worthwhile alternative for those students who don't like typing.

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10 Tips To Do More With Your PDF Files On Google Drive

10 Tips To Do More With Your PDF Files On Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Drive has come a long way from being an online-only, document viewer and editor. From managing your files to collaborating on Docs, Drive is a full-functioning office suite. What many people don't realize is its capability to do far more than only view PDFs.

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Some interesting things to do with and to create PDF files on Google Drive. It includes things like converting photos to PDF and annotating using an Chrome into an annotation app.

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5 Reasons to Replace PowerPoint with Google Slides | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

5 Reasons to Replace PowerPoint with Google Slides | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

How long have you been using PowerPoint? How familiar is PowerPoint for putting together our presentations, talks, and classes that we automatically default to this Microsoft Application. I give lots of talks, and I always use PowerPoint. Now I’m thinking of making the switch from PowerPoint to Google Slides.

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Five reasons to make the change. The biggest one for me is the first - it's built for collaboration. I have successfully used this with groups of senior students and got some really good results.

No more, "My partner is away so I can't do any work today" or "I left it home. Can I do it tomorrow?"

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Synergyse Blog: Best practices for managing your files and folders in Google Drive

Synergyse Blog: Best practices for managing your files and folders in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Best practices for managing your files and folders in Google Drive presented by Synergyse Google Apps Training.
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Some useful ideas for managing files in Google Drive. The author suggests, for example, you should never have more than one sub-folder. If you want to find a file, then use the Search bar!

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2015-01-08 - Supercharge Google Docs with Add-ons - Technology Integration

2015-01-08 - Supercharge Google Docs with Add-ons - Technology Integration | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Docs is already pretty awesome, but with free Add-Ons you can make it even awesome-er! Learn how to find, install, use, and manage Add-Ons for Docs including a tools for bibliographies, clipart, translation, voice comments, and more.

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This link sends you to a presentation and summary page introducing various add-ons for Google Docs (and other apps).

There are links to samples and the live session chat.

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The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A summary of the main changes to Google Drive and it's applications for 2014.

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On the heels of last week’s updates for iOS, the Docs, Sheets, and Slides…

On the heels of last week’s updates for iOS, the Docs, Sheets, and Slides… | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
On the heels of last week’s updates for iOS, the Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are getting a few more improvements in 2014.

Docs has some new,… - Google Drive – Google+
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More updates for iOS and Android apps.  Mostly to do with line spacing and rearranging text boxes, shape and lines.

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Delivering Peer Feedback with Google Forms

Delivering Peer Feedback with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A fantastic use of Google Forms for peer feedback. Not only that, Alice discusses the use of pre-populated forms so that the feedback can be quickly sent back to the students (after vetting, of course!).

Follow Alice Keeler (http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/) for some excellent ideas on how to use Google Drive applications in schools.

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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:43 AM

Google Forms can be used to gather feedback data. Nice!

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Google for Education: Google Forms: Introduction

Google for Education: Google Forms: Introduction | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a simple way to collect information, conduct surveys, and perform quick assessments. Forms can be shared with a link, via email, or embedded in a website. Responses can be viewed immediately with the option to save them to a spreadsheet or Google Sheet.
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This teacher outlines 5 ways they use Google Forms at their school.  They include: flipping the classroom and checking that homework has been done; using Flubaroo to test students; PLC - personal learning checklist - students giving feedback on how they are going understanding key ideas; feedback - from students to teachers or from students to students; and measuring progress - using a 10 point scale to assess understanding at various points in the lesson.

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Google for Education: Google Docs: Basics

Google for Education: Google Docs: Basics | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The following Docs Basics lessons will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Google Docs, its key features, and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of Docs, you can create a more collaborative classroom, apply research techniques in documents, provide students with real-time feedback and much more.
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This is a part of a series of lessons about Google designed for education. It contains some lessons about Google Docs including "Customizing Docs with Formatting" and "Managing Docs with Multiple Editors".

This could be a useful set of guides for those that are beginning to use Google Docs.

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Gerald Carey's comment, December 11, 2014 5:14 AM
An even better link to all of the lessons. https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/
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12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive

12 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Microsoft what? Let's be honest: it is all about the cloud. The convenience of having all your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations accessible from any device that can connect to the Internet is too good not to take advantage of, which is why most
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Introduces the new feature of being able to edit Office files within Gmail (or at least select the option to go to Google Drive and edit it). It also contains some other tips which might be useful although the author does use a scatter-gun approach with no particular theme.

I did learn one new thing: CTRL-SHIFT-C for a word count.

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Google Docs updated w/ new image editing options, ability to merge cells

Google Docs updated w/ new image editing options, ability to merge cells | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google this evening has announced a trio of updates to its Drive suite of apps. First off, Google Docs has been updated to add the ability to merge the cells of a table. In order to merge cells in ...
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Some updates to Google Docs including the ability to merge cells in table (woo-hoo), editing images and adding slide numbers to Google Slides (as in the example above).

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Google-Docs-Better-brainstorming.pdf

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Click on the image above and scroll it up. This link is one of series of 'how-tos' put out by  Google. It is quite detailed it's instructions and ways to use, in this case, brainstorming.  It also has some tips about generating ideas - although aimed at business, it still might be useful in the classroom.

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