Using Google Drive in the classroom
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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place

Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Apps at work or school with guides, tips, customer examples, and other training resources.
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For those of you who haven't found it yet, here is the Google Training Centre for apps found in Google Drive. It includes links to suggested uses, training videos and tips.

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6 Google Drive Settings Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Google Drive Settings Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Drive has plenty of amazing features to enhance your work on Docs, Sheets and Slides. However, sometimes you need to dig a little bit deeper to uncover them. For instance, today we are sharing with you some important tips you can access and manage through Google Drive settings. Working on these settings will enable you to : convert uploaded files to Google files, manage apps connected to your Drive, change the way your files are displayed in your Drive, change your Drive’s language, and offline syncing of your files. All of these features can be accessed by clicking from Drive’s homepage  by  clicking on the settings icon  in the top right.

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Pretty much covered above. More of a reminder for experienced users.

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7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Chromebook and Google Drive Apps for Editing Photos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech & mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you this collection comprising some of the best photo editing tools in Chrome web store. Most of these apps work perfectly on Chromebooks and some of them are also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to easily edit and save photos directly to your Drive account. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: editing photos, cropping, resizing, adding effects, adjusting contrast, rotating, removing unwanted parts, adding frames and many more.

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A great list of photo editing apps, SOME of which are integrated with Google Drive.

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:10 PM

This article made me very excited because we offer a Digital Photography class and recently obtained a Chromebook cart for use in our high school.  This article discusses several free apps that contain a plethora of fantastic tools for editing photos. I will definitely be passing this on to our technology teacher who currently has a Digital Photography class.  As we cannot afford programs such as Photoshop, these apps will offer many of the same features. 

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5 Google Docs Challenges

5 Google Docs Challenges | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you are just getting started with Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms or Drawings) here is a challenge for each app to try. I am using this presentation in a workshop I am giving to teacher...
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Five challenges to give to people who are completely new to Google Apps. Just as an introductory thing.

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Lesson 1 - Explore Cultural Resourcess

Lesson 1 - Explore Cultural Resourcess | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

If you’re new to the Training Center, watch this overview video (or read the transcript) to get started.

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Looking for training about Google tools?  Go here for Beginners and Intermediate training by Google themselves.

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The Gooru's Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide

The Gooru's Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide A Training Guide for Google Apps Users, from The Gooru *Note - This document will be updated over time, please check back to see the updates . To get notified of new updates: Add us to your Circles on Google+ **For in depth training on
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The Gooru has put together a comprehensive guide to all of the Google Apps, including Drive and it's apps.

It includes overviews and links with more details.

Sticky this one folks.

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Google Slides for iPad

Google Slides for iPad | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part of Google's pr...

 


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Google slides for iPad.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:38 PM

iPad users can now create a Google presentation using the new app that has just been released. Read a short review of the app.

Link to the app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8

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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . How To Enable Add Ons for Google Drive Here’s a tutorial on enabling add ons. Start with this and then […]
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Nice list of apps suited to schools, teachers and students.

Coolcatteacher is another educator worth following on Twitter.

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Three Powerful Google Drive tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Powerful Google Drive tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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More apps that allow you to use Google Drive to store their files including one that allows the addition of audio comments, drawings and flow charts.

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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some simple tips for new users

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Google awards more prominent spot for third-party Drive apps | ZDNet

Google awards more prominent spot for third-party Drive apps | ZDNet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
As other cloud storage services give more prominence to third-party apps, Google Drive is following suit.
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I have just noticed the addition of Geogebra (algebra based mathematics visualisation tool) to the list of the apps on my menu.  

This upgrad could be very handy and now makes it worth hunting for the Educational apps that use Google Drive.

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4 Important Google Drive Skills for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Google Drive Skills for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

As we were sifting through our Google Drive archive here in EdTech and mLearning it dawned on us to create this list of important tips and hacks every teacher should be aware of. We labelled them as skills because once mastered they have the potential of transforming teachers' Drive experience and enable them to tap into its real educational potential. We invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues.

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Although well known to most Google Drive and App users, these skills are important if teachers and students are going to manage their files properly.

They include: managing folders and installing Google Apps to Chrome.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Google Apps Productivity Tools & Tips for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Google Apps Productivity Tools & Tips for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

The one thing that every teacher wants more of, besides salary, is time. I can't give you more time in the day. What I can do is point you to some tools and techniques for completing routine tasks more efficiently.

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A great list of add-ons for various Google applications including sending emails from Sheets, grading applications and room scheduling add-ons. It includes a number of demonstration videos by the author.

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First look: Google is taking the fight against Microsoft Office 365 to schools

First look: Google is taking the fight against Microsoft Office 365 to schools | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Back-to-school.
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Another list of new features available for various Google Apps.

The Voice typing and Change Tracking features look very useful.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Whilst not 100 ways to use Google Drive in the classroom necessarily it is another good summary of some of the uses and features of Drive and other Apps.

 

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The Guide Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] - Updated! (31 Apps!)

The Guide Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] - Updated! (31 Apps!) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice!

The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google a
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Impressive infographic on why teachers should use various Google Products including Google Drive Apps.

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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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Improving Writing with Google Docs - Google Slides

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Nice set of slides with clear ideas about how using Google Docs can improve student writing. It includes ideas for using the new Apps and using Revision History to show how student writing has developed.

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6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome

6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A look at 6 key features in Google Drive
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If you are vacillating about whether to use Google Drive or not, take a look at this video by Steve Dotto explaining key features such as storage, searching and the various apps.

If you already use Google Drive, this won't be news to you.

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Monika Macias's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:31 PM

Steve Dotto always explains concepts we'll and in a fun way. A better way to dive deeper into Google Drive. 

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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

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Google Drive’s new very appy Create menu — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Google Drive’s new very appy Create menu — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

On Friday Google announced a new feature in its Drive interface.  The Create menu now expands to list a lovely variety of  third-party Drive-connected apps.  These apps may now be conveniently added to your Create menu in a list to the right of the official Google Apps–documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings.

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More detail on the new Google Drive menu.

Looks like an excellent addition and an easy way to get access to the many Google Chrome apps.  Also links the Drive to the browser - so a limiting factor to consider.

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Google Apps for Education: Deployment Guide - Google Documents

How to set up Google Apps (including Google Docs) in your school.

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