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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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Field Trips & Reading Logs | Google for Education on The Apps Show - YouTube

Meet Jordan, a program manager in Google for Education. Based on the results of the Google for EDU G+ poll results, The Apps Show team created a special educ...
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A comprehensive summary of how to use Google Maps, Docs and Forms to run an excursion or field trip.

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Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data

Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
After collecting data from a Google Form it is likely that you want some summary data. Pivot tables allow you to not only count or add up information in your spreadsheet but also enables you to cro...
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Wow! Alice Keeler does it again.

How to convert Google Form data into a summary of individual responses.

It's a bit of work, but if you want to see a summary of how each student responded to a question, this process will be very useful.

Kudos, Alice!

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A Handy App for Converting Google Sheets into Google Docs

A Handy App for Converting Google Sheets into Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This will be useful if you use Google Forms to get input from students and they reply at length.

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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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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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5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - NSays.in

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - NSays.in | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. …
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Some suggested uses for Forms including: collecting contact information; as an exit ticket device; collecting homework links; surveying students; creating marking rubrics.

It includes a video on the last point.

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Forms - How To...

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Welcome to the Tamaki College How To site.
Find out how to do all sorts of great things online that you can share with your class.
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A very comprehensive site covering all the basic processes involved in creating and using a Google Form.

Thanks Tamaki College!

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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive | Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive | Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Aside from sparing teachers from endless amounts of typing, voice commenting from Google Drive brings benefits to the learning experience as a whole.
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A very good summary of how to use Kaizena to give and get verbal feedback for students. As the author points out, this could be very useful for language teachers.

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

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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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