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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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RealtimeBoard June Updates - RealtimeBoard

RealtimeBoard June Updates - RealtimeBoard | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week we are happy to introduce some features you’ve been waiting for! Hope these awesome updates will enhance your workflow productivity: export in high resolution, visible board changes, deeper Google Drive integration and… minimap!
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Adding Realtime Board to your Google Drive menu.  Just a quick short cut. Remember that Realtime easily embeds and updates Google Drive documents for your viewing pleasure.

This link also contains other features about Realtime Board but the first one should be about it's links to Google Drive.

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Online Collaboration with Open Tools: The Case for Google Drive & Hangouts

Online Collaboration with Open Tools: The Case for Google Drive & Hangouts | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
As a loyal follower of WCET’s discussion threads over the years, I’ve had an opportunity to chime in on various topics, and the use of online tools for student collaboration is probably at the top ...
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How one University lecturer using Drive and Hangouts with his classes.

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Google dramatically improves copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, but only in Chrome

Google dramatically improves copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, but only in Chrome | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google today announced it has made dramatic improvements to copying and pasting between Gmail and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. There's only one catch: you have to be using Chrome.

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Creating Classroom Infographics Using these 2 Awesome Google Docs templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creating Classroom Infographics Using these 2 Awesome Google Docs templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

A lot of teachers think of creating infographics as something highly geeky that requires sophisticated technology knowledge. The matter of the fact is  all you need is a rudimentary net knowledge which, since you are reading this post, you already have

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Free Technology for Teachers: MindMup - A Mind Mapping Tool That Saves to Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: MindMup - A Mind Mapping Tool That Saves to Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

MindMup is a free mind mapping tool that can be used online, with Google Drive, and on your desktop. MindMup works like most mind mapping tools in that you can create a central idea and add child and sibling nodes all over a blank canvas. MindMup nodes can contain text and links

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8 Google Docs Tips You May Not Have Known About - Treehouse Blog

8 Google Docs Tips You May Not Have Known About - Treehouse Blog | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs has become an essential professional skill. These 8 uncommon tips will make you a document wrangling wizard.
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Some interesting tips for Google Drive - including shortcuts, fullscreen editing, customising the styles, templates, table of contents, and in Spreadsheets, conditional formatting - the image above is an example.

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Doctopus

Doctopus | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Sharing and controlling Google Documents with the whole class, with groups in the class or with individual students.

This post even shows you how to link and then mark student work with rubrics - but! Not for the fainthearted!

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Google rolls out one-click save button for Google Drive

Google rolls out one-click save button for Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Now, users of Google Drive can save files to their accounts with just one click.
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Adding a button to a website so users can save images, files etc., to Google Drive.

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Working with the Google Drive interface - Atomic Learning

Working with the Google Drive interface - Atomic Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Online training video tutorials and technology integration resources designed for schools and districts.
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Although a little dated, this video might help you understand how to manage your files on Google Drive

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Free Technology for Teachers: WatchDoc - A Chrome Extension for Monitoring Google Docs Changes

Free Technology for Teachers: WatchDoc - A Chrome Extension for Monitoring Google Docs Changes | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

I'm now trying a new way to monitor changes to my shared Google Documents.

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I have used this for over a year now and although some aspects of it are inaccurate (e.g. it tells you that a document was changed a year ago when in fact it is currently being changed by the author), it is helpful for telling me which students are online and what assignment they are working on.  Really helpful if I want to send them a quick message.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The New Version of Google Forms Finally Arrived on Google Apps for Edu

Free Technology for Teachers: The New Version of Google Forms Finally Arrived on Google Apps for Edu | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

...  Now everyone can take advantage of the new features of Google Forms. One of the best features of the new version is the option to include pictures in your questions. Watch my video below to learn how to add pictures to Google Forms.

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Using pictures in Google Forms...next, videos!!! (Well, maybe). Subscribe to  Richard Byrne's blog. It's worth it.

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Google Drive Tips for Teachers: Starting an Assignment | Google Gooru

Google Drive Tips for Teachers: Starting an Assignment | Google Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

With Google Drive, teachers can observe and work with students throughout the entire writing process, not just after the first draft of an assignment is due. This video will show you how to set up an assignment using Google Drive.

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How to start an assignment with students using Google Drive.  One of the commenters also discusses the Autocrate Google Apps script which makes creating and sharing files much easier.

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How to Link to a Specific Paragraph or Slide in a Google Document

How to Link to a Specific Paragraph or Slide in a Google Document | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you use Google Docs or Presentations and share your work with others, giving them a link directly to the part of your slideshow or paper you want them to see makes it easier for you to get the feedback you need and for them to find what you need...
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Using bookmarks.

You can also create links using the Table of Contents feature.

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Tour Drive - Google Apps Learning Center v4

Tour Drive - Google Apps Learning Center v4 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Apps Learning Center for new users to Google Apps. Here you can get started with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites. Printable guides, instructional videos and tutorials!
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Nice interactive flash app that shows information about the main features of Google Drive.

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Google Drive Integration and Use

Google Drive Integration and Use | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive's ability to integrate into other services has increased greatly over the past year. In this article we'll take an in-depth look at the installation and integration options.   Installation   There a...
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Nice summary of some of the things you can do across Google services.

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Creating Quizzes Using Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a great video tutorial on how you can create online quizzes using Google Forms. The process is very easy and does not require any advanced tech wizardry. You do need to be logged in to Google Docs\Drive to create a quiz form. Your quiz can include text, video, and since a couple of months ago, Google Forms now integrates images.

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2 Beautiful Templates to Create Classroom Newspapers using Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

2 Beautiful Templates to Create Classroom Newspapers using Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Today I am sharing with you an awesome newspaper template available for download free of charge from Google Docs gallery. I have been playing around with its features and did some customization to them and  found it really worth sharing with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

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Nice resource for newsletter projects

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6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Watch Doc, Save to Google Drive, Send to Google Drive, Save Text to Google Drive and Gmail attachments to Drive.  All handy little extensions to make life a bit easier.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Google Sheets Scripts That Help Teachers Save Time

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Google Sheets Scripts That Help Teachers Save Time | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

If you're a Google Apps user there are three Google Sheets (spreadsheets) scripts that I recommend trying. These scripts can help you save time on on sorting, grading, and assessing students' work.

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Although under the heading of Google Apps all three scripts relate to using and managing Google documents and so are very handy.

They include Flubaroo, Doctopus and gClassFolders.

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Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:41 AM

lovefolders love GClass Folders & Flubaroo for teachers

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Synergyse Blog: Using Google Docs Research Tool in the Classroom

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Good summary of how to use the research tool including how to cite the site!

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Google Drive now lets you print Google Forms

Google Drive now lets you print Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google announced today that its rolling out the ability to print Google Forms created in Drive that will be automatically reformatted to make it easier to fill out on paper: Say goodbye to the days...
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I know many teachers use forms to create assessments, so this might make it easier to use...although I do think printing it would be a backward step!  :-)

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Google Drive, Gmail Now Share 15 GB Free Storage

Google Drive, Gmail Now Share 15 GB Free Storage | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If your 10 GB of Gmail space was running out fast, the free storage upgrade will cheer you.
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It's bigger...time to fully commit to the cloud.

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8C Happenings: Google Drive

8C Happenings: Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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One class of students blogging about how they use Google Drive/Docs/Apps.

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Tips for Teachers: Power Commenting in Google Docs | Google Gooru

Tips for Teachers: Power Commenting in Google Docs | Google Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Shortcuts for adding comments.  I use Ctrl/Shift/M all the time but I didn't know about Ctrl/ to submit the comment.

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10 Little Known Google Drive Features - Technology Personalized

10 Little Known Google Drive Features - Technology Personalized | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google has become the central purview for the most of our online work. Which makes sense considering the kind of eminent services it has been consistently offer
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Some excellent ideas for using Google Drive offline, dragging and dropping images; using templates and using Google's stock photographs.

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