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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day! | Shake Up Learning

4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day! | Shake Up Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Pinterest Video Just Got an Upgrade in Google Slides! This is a super-sweet G Suite treat! Just a few days ago, Google released some new video options for Google Slides that teachers and students will love. This update is such a big deal that I had to make sure everyone knows about these four, new …
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Some nice video options have been added to Google slides such as loading a video from Google Drive and deciding when it should start and finish - very useful for teachers who only want to show a segment of a video.
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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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4 Ways to Keep Your Writing Error-Free in Google Docs, Gmail, and Beyond | The Gooru

4 Ways to Keep Your Writing Error-Free in Google Docs, Gmail, and Beyond | The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Great writing equates to great business. Error-free writing is extremely important when you’re closing a deal or even greeting someone via email. When you’re working on a Google Sheet, spelling is important to check before you send off inventory requests ..more ›
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This post focuses mainly on the Chrome extension called 'Grammarly' which is a spell and grammar checker for Google Docs. According to the author, it can also check for plagiarism - a useful addition for both teachers and students.  The post includes a number of 'how-to' videos.

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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides isn't just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are eight activities that bring interactive learning to students.
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Example activities include: creating a hypertext book; animating a concept; creating an online course; and self-grading.

All good ideas and all underline how versatile this app can be.

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Free Technology for Teachers: An Introduction to Google Forms for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: An Introduction to Google Forms for Teachers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Using Google Forms can be the solution to many problems that teachers have. I've used Forms for years to save time in delivering and grading short quizzes. Forms are also great for conducting surveys, keeping track of items borrowed from your classroom, and to gather contact information from parents. If you haven't tried Google Forms, I created the following videos just for you.

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Two useful videos to use if you are trying to introduce forms to your colleagues.

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Engage Students with ThingLink Video & Google Docs

Engage Students with ThingLink Video & Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In Week 5 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge participants are encouraged to design a media rich guided learning experience to engage students with ThingLink Video. These annotated video lessons work well because they allow students to progress at their own pace, providing opportunities for review and challenge. Once a ThingLink Video lesson is created and published, it can be accessed at school or at home as an extension of the classroom. Best of all, these lessons can be powered by Google Docs to provide data, student accountability, and opportunities for feedback.


Via Susan Oxnevad
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Pretty thorough summary above.

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Forms - How To...

Forms - How To... | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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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Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive

Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
November 24, 2014
I have just come across this excellent Google Drive tip and want to bring it to your attention as well. The tip is about adding subtitles to videos in Google Drive.This time it is...
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+: Free, easy way to add subtitles to youtube. Google drive is great for team work, too.

-: Doesn't help with the actual writing, not professional 


CONCLUSION: Quick fix for video content publishers that want to add subtitle files to their film on youtube. It is a part of the captioning process only, but can be sufficient for the needs of individuals and small businesses. 

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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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Here is How to Add Images and Videos to Your Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Add Images and Videos to Your Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms do not have to necessarily contain only textual input, adding some multimedia materials like images and videos can even make these forms more appealing and content rich. It is almost a year now since Google integrated the features to add images and videos to Forms and below are two visual guides to help you use these two features:

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Another good "How to" from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

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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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Tim Southerland's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:15 AM

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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You can now view and share your Google Drive photos and videos through Google+ on the Web

You can now view and share your Google Drive photos and videos through Google+ on the Web | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google+ visitors on the desktop can now see photos and videos stored in their Google Drive directly from within the social network.

Before you worry too much, pictures and videos ...
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Still investigating Google+ so I am not sure how useful this will be...

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Google Docs Training Videos | Google Gooru

Google Docs Training Videos | Google Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Gooru offers helpful instructional videos on various tasks in Google Apps, including Google Docs tasks.
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Interesting variety of videos

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How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides Without Using YouTube

How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides Without Using YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google finally made it possible to insert videos into Google Slides without the need to host your videos on YouTube. You ca
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You can already show videos inside Google Slides but they have to be online somewhere...until now. Now you have the choice of uploading a video from your collection. Neat.
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Become a Google Slides Artist With These 7 Tricks - The Gooru

Become a Google Slides Artist With These 7 Tricks - The Gooru | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If there’s one conclusion you’ll reach after reading this article, it’s that Google Slides has some tricks up its sleeve. The graphic designer behind the 2016 State of Cloud IT presentation shared her top tricks in Google Slides. The 2016 State of Cloud IT ..more ›
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Marvellous summary of some Google slides tricks to make editing and enhancing your presentations just that little bit easier. 
It includes adding masks, quickly changing fonts and colours and adjusting the master slide. A useful link to keep in your list.
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Marvellous summary of some Google slides tricks to make editing and enhancing your presentations just that little bit easier. 
It includes adding masks, quickly changing fonts and colours and adjusting the master slide. A useful link to keep in your list.
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Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms

Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms is an easy but powerful tool for teachers to create online assessments for their students. And with the help of the Flubaroo add-on, the quizzes can be graded automatically as well.

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I think the headline is a little humble but the article outlines the benefits of using Google Forms which include giving students more feedback, being able to collaborate with other teachers and being able to use Multimedia.

The article includes links to two hour-long videos by Eric Curts on how to use Forms.

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Tom Lademann's curator insight, January 27, 2016 10:42 AM

Great collection of resources - very detailed and thorough 

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Tech Thursday: Speaking to your computer Part 2: Free speech recognition with Google Docs | Dyslexia Action

Tech Thursday: Speaking to your computer Part 2: Free speech recognition with Google Docs | Dyslexia Action | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the second part of a series on speaking to your computer we will look at a free option using Google Docs.
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Excellent article on the pros and cons of using Voice Typing in Google Docs.  It demonstrates how to use it (although the recording example didn't capture the voice as it was dictating) and thoroughly examines some of the shortcomings.

Well worth a read.

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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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Designing With Google - YouTube

Designing With Google - YouTube | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of videos is all about using Google's Drive apps such as Drawings, Slides, and Docs to create great looking artwork and designs for printing,...
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Some useful videos to use with Slides, Drawings and Docs.

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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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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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A list of tips about Google Drive. 

These have been done before, but if you are looking to convince someone to move to Google Drive, this might be a good site to send them.

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LHS Lit-Techs: My Flipped Classroom Google Form

LHS Lit-Techs: My Flipped Classroom Google Form | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

One year after flipping my Algebra 1 class I feel I have found the best way for me to have a successful flipped classroom and I wanted to share it.  Below is a sample image of the Google Form I have the students go to each day and below it I will have more detailed info for each part.

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Very clear instructions on how to use Google Forms, embedded with videos and images, to flip your classroom.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 19, 2014 7:40 AM

If you are thinking of flipping your classroom, these instructions will be useful to you.

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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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Beginning & Intermediate Google - Technology Integration

Beginning & Intermediate Google - Technology Integration | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The purpose of this site is to help teachers integrate Web 2.0 technologies.
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A nice range of 'how to' videos which include each of the Google Drive applications.

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Google Drive scores multiple photo and video uploads on iOS, Wallet gets visual refresh on Android

Google Drive scores multiple photo and video uploads on iOS, Wallet gets visual refresh on Android | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Mountain View\'s just doled out an update to Google Drive on iOS, giving it the ever so slight bump to version 1.2.2 and a handful of new features. Font
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Some changes to the way that Google Drive works on iOS - including iPhone and iPad.

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