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Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but there's more to the platform than that. Here are three ways you can use Drive that don't involve boring ol' productivity.
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Three different ideas that might be useful in the classroom. They include: storing videos and having easier access and sharing abilities; and copying document via your smartphone (e.g. receipts) and storing them online. This could include student work that is not usually stored electronically e.g. handwriting samples

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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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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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Top 8 Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers

Top 8 Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers | 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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More details about each of the add-ons are below the graphic on the educatorstechology.com website. 
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Two Excellent Google Docs Tips for Teachers

Two Excellent Google Docs Tips for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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I have just noticed the Explore option in my files. This post shows two ways it can be used to research key words in your document or add relevant images.
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Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out"

Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out" | 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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An electronic variation on a comprehension exercise usually done with photocopies of newspaper or magazine articles.  The author takes you through a detail set of instructions. I have recently done a source analysis with students and this could be a handy first step - particularly for readers that struggle to comprehend a large document. 
It could also be a useful revision technique - students identify content that is important to learn and black out the rest.
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Google Forms – Quizzes

Google Forms – Quizzes | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In this post we're going to look at the quiz option in Forms. Since it's release earlier this year, I've been using it with various classes mainly to check their progress, and it really is a simple but highly effective tool, which I recommend everyone to use. To start let's just look at the 4…
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Baz Roberts takes you through the process of creating and then analysing a quiz made by using Google Forms. If you are not familiar with this applications, then this is a good starting point.
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Battlesheets!

Battlesheets! | 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 google sheets template for playing battleships.  I prefer to have two sets of positive and negative numbers so that I can include some coordinate geometry into the class.
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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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5 Must Have Google Sheets Templates for Teachers

5 Must Have Google Sheets Templates for Teachers | 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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If you don't have an LMS at your school, these add-ons might be helpful. They included: an Attendance sheet, a Grade Book and a To Do template.
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Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, November 27, 2016 11:32 AM
The more experience teachers get using Google Sheets, the more they will appreciate PLP and LMS systems that put all such tools under one application.  
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Google Drawings Chess and Checkers for Students

Google Drawings Chess and Checkers for Students | 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 post on playing checkers and chess using Google Draw. It uses the collaborative feature so that two players can access one file. Ingenious.
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Are The Students THINKING? - Teacher Tech

Are The Students THINKING? - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Check out this problem solving framework by Robert Kaplinsky to help students think about their math problems rather than just follow steps and tricks.
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Alice Keeler puts Robert Kaplinsky's problem solving strategy into a Google Slides Framework. It might be good to get students to share this with others in the class so they can write comments on how to solve the problem.
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Designing Beautiful Google Docs

Designing Beautiful Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Ladybug's Teacher Files: A 5th Grade Teaching Blog
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This post is a very detailed account on how to choose a particular font and how to make a document more appealing. It is useful in that it shows you how to select a font from a Google Font site; how to add that font to your list; how to choose a particular colour for the text and then how to add colour to table borders.
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These Google Forms turn video from passive to active learning

These Google Forms turn video from passive to active learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

For as long as I have been a teacher, I have been showing videos in class. While not a revolutionary idea, back when I first started I would show a video related to the lesson and hand out an accompanying question sheet to make sure the students were focusing on the main ideas. I would call out helpful reminders like “Number 3 is coming up!” to ensure that students were paying attention. They were not.

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This article describes how one teacher changed from document-based questioning (DBQ) to video based questioning (VBQ) but used Google Forms to show the videos and ask the questions. She got such a good response to her method that she then asked students to create their own VBQs for the rest of the class.
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7 Effective Ways to use G Suite for Education

7 Effective Ways to use G Suite for Education | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are 7 great features of the new G Suite for Education that can be used in your lesson planning right away! | TeacherCast
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This post examines the way new features of the Google Suite can be used by teachers.  In particular, the author focuses on the "Explore" feature for Sheets, Docs and Slides. If you don't know what this means, it is worth reading the post.
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