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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Some more ideas on how to use Google Drive applications (amongst other apps) in the classroom.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:47 PM

These are great resources to use in your 21st century learning environment!

Rosa Delia Acosta's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:31 PM

Great, I just want to learn and use these interesting tools in my classes.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, February 14, 2014 6:27 PM

Essential tools to build a creative PLE

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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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 Forms - YouTube

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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.

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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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Getting to know you...

Getting to know you... | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A few questions to help you introduc
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"Getting to know you" form for students to fill during their first day back at school.  This is the original form and you make need to make a copy manually or ask for a copy from the author.
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Google Forms Guide: Everything You Need to Make Great Forms for Free

Google Forms Guide: Everything You Need to Make Great Forms for Free | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A blog about productivity, workflow automation, company building and how to get things done with less work.
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Google Forms appears to be getting more popular as the number of 'how-to-use' seem to be increasing. This is another introductory site showing the basics of Forms in a series of tutorials.
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One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work

One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Ritcha Ranjan works on the team that builds Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are her top five tips on how to use them.
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Although aimed at people in the work force, there is plenty of useful information from the Project Manager at Google Docs. It includes information on templates, a video on using Google Slides to interact with your audience and using Google Docs offline. If this person doesn't know how to use Google Docs, then nobody knows.
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Google Docs

Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a free cloud-based word processor. This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful tools in Google Docs to create professional and eye-catching documents.
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A series of introductory tutorials. They are free and may be useful for students and teachers who are just starting to use the products.
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Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best

Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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These four tools have some great uses in Education but it is the third one in this list that I want to focus on.  It is an improvement to Google Forms when using multiple choice or true/false questions.  In the new version, students can get immediate feedback at the end of the quiz if you use the "Answer Key' option! Students simply click on the "View your score" button.
You can also give feedback for correct and incorrect answers. You still get the benefits of knowing what each student got and, apparently, it is integrated with Google Classroom.
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Google Drive Explained: Usage, Video and Download

Google Drive Explained: Usage, Video and Download | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Explore Google Drive to learn how to sync your files on all your devices and share them with friends
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For those that need a background understanding of Google Drive and how it works, here is quite a detailed post explaining it. It comes with a video.
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כלי גוגל העוצמתיים באינטגרציה נהדרת לשדה החינוך , מהווים קפיצת מדרגה בתקשוב הלמידה. 

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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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Google finally adds the option to choose folder location to 'make a copy' in Docs, Sheets and Slides - Ausdroid

Google finally adds the option to choose folder location to 'make a copy' in Docs, Sheets and Slides - Ausdroid | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Some small updates bring massive increases in usability, today’s update to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides certainly fits that criteria for me. By adding the seemingly simple option to choose which folder you can save a copy of a Doc in Google Drive, has significantly improved my Google Drive workflow and file management. Before the …
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A really minor update to Drive but very handy for teachers, i would think.  When you make a copy of a file you can now select to folder to send it to!  No more hunting My Drive trying to find where the file went.
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The inspiring way hundreds of Asian Americans are teaching their families about Black Lives Matter

The inspiring way hundreds of Asian Americans are teaching their families about Black Lives Matter | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
How some Americans are fighting prejudice with a massive Google Doc.
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Interesting use of Google Docs for strangers to collaborate and write a letter to their families about the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.
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Instructional Fluency: 10 Ways to Use Google Slides Like a Pro

Instructional Fluency: 10 Ways to Use Google Slides Like a Pro | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides is a cornerstone in the edtech toolbox. It's one of my favorite apps in the GAFE suite, and it holds a lot of potential beyond the traditional slideshow concept. Here are some ways teachers and students can think inside the box.
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Not sure about the click bait headline but the author has some good ideas about using Google Slides including: creating ebooks; using speaker notes; and creating games such as Jeopardy.
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5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms - Teacher Tech

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
NOTE: This blog post has been updated for the new Google Forms. Please visit the new post here: 5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms    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 …
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Alice shares some key features of Google Forms useful to teachers. They include having pre-filled forms, shuffling multiple-choice answers and skipping a page based on the answer.
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Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms

Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms One Version Having a single version of things is one of the things that make using Google Apps different from the old days of Office. You stop wondering if you have the correct version. You only have one version and keep it updated.
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Good advice from Alice Keeler about saving time by NOT duplicating forms for, say, different classes.  You can either sort by timestamp, or get students to enter that class they are in via a drop down list.  Alternatively, you can remove all the responses to set up a clean form for re-use.  Alice takes you through that process.
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10 features of Google Docs you should be using

10 features of Google Docs you should be using | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Docs with these 10 tips.
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A list of features we 'should' all be using, apparently.  Some of them are useful but not many.
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Google Slides – Line spacing & Text indenting

Google Slides – Line spacing & Text indenting | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here we'll look at a couple of simple little tools which can help make your text in your Slides that much better. They are line spacing and indent. Changing the line spacing In this example, I've got a slide with some point on it, which as there are only 4 points, I want to spread…
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Nice tutorial by Baz Roberts showing how to correctly format dot points so that they look professional in a Slide Presentation.  Again, I post this mainly to point out the growing list of tutorials by Baz.
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