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Deck the Halls with Flubaroo "autograde" - Welcome to Flubaroo

Deck the Halls with Flubaroo "autograde" - Welcome to Flubaroo | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Some new bells and whistles in this release:Adjust the "70%" pass score. [Help Article].Check on your remaining email quota for the day. [Help Article]. Disable "noreply@" as the return address of sent emails. [Help Article].
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New version of Flubaroo (app to get students to submit answers to a 'test' and grade it automatically).

Include a new 'autograde option'. Go to the website for more details.

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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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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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A Complete Video Guide to Google Forms

A Complete Video Guide to Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A Tour of Google Forms If you are new to Google Forms or are an advanced user this playlist of 57 short videos will help you know more about Google Forms. ViewSonic worked with me to create videos from making a Google Form, reviewing the settings, and even using some of the Add-ons I coded …
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A video guide to google Forms from one of the best. Let Alice Keeler be your guide through this very powerful tool.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Six New Features Coming to Google Forms

Free Technology for Teachers: Six New Features Coming to Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms has long been a go-to tool for teachers to create surveys and give quizzes online. Today, Google announced six new feature
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Finally. Some new features for Google Forms for teachers. Being able to add multiple choice grid questions and then have them automatically marked will solve a whole lot of problems for me. As Mr Byrne says in his post, there are some other new features as well such as giving you a running total of the marks add so far to the quiz and adding decimal grades! Nirvana.
 
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Free Music to Use In Google Slides Presentations

Free Music to Use In Google Slides Presentations | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I published directions for how to add music to your Google Slides presentations . In those directions I mentioned tha
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Some alternative music sources thanks to Mr Byrne. What a blogger. It's worth subscribing to his blog. He has plenty of educational ideas and not just stuff to do with Google Drive applications.
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Use Google Drawings as an Alternative to Thinglink

Use Google Drawings as an Alternative to Thinglink | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Thinglink recently made some changes to their free plans that further limited access for students. Because of those changes, a few day
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For those of you who use Thinglink but don't want to pay the extra costs, here is a Google Drawing alternative from Mr Byrne
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Try a Simple Speaking Assessment to Close the Semester

Try a Simple Speaking Assessment to Close the Semester | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Around the end of the semester, I like to use a simple speaking activity that accomplishes several things at once.
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This activity is at the end of the year as a way of summarising the year's activities. The teacher (Ariel Sacks) gets students to review their work for the year and then give an informal speech on something they have learned. Google Docs is mentioned as one source of information that students could review - it could be notes, assignments, presentations. There, of course, could be other sources. Because students are asked to focus on one thing and to be honest in their approach, it also looks like a great way to assess your impact as a teacher.
 
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4 Fantastic Rubric Tools for Google Docs

4 Fantastic Rubric Tools for Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
On the 4th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… four rubric writers. Note : This post is part of my " 12 Days of Tech-Mas " serie
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Four rubric add-ons for Google Docs. They range from the simple to the complex. The post goes through how to add the add-on to your documents and then how to use them. The instructions are clear with useful diagrams. I fell like I'm filling in a comments box on a student assignment but...it is the end of the year for us in Oz.
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The 32 Best Google Docs Add-ons in 2017

The 32 Best Google Docs Add-ons in 2017 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A word processor requires very little—a blank page, typography tools, and a way to save, print, or share your finished documents. The earliest word processors like Word for DOS and WordPerfect offered little more than that.
An update here, a new version there, and 30+ years later, wor
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A list of some very useful add-ons for Google Docs. Do they all work? Check the reviews.There are add-ons for Music, Maths and Mail Merge - just for the sake of alliteration. 
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A word processor requires very little—a blank page, typography tools, and a way to save, print, or share your finished documents. The earliest word processors like Word for DOS and WordPerfect offered little more than that. An update here, a new version there, and 30+ years later, word processors offer an embarrassment of riches with more tools than can fit in Word's tabbed toolbars. Google Docs took a simpler road, with a simple collection of core document formatting features bundled with its world-class collaboration tools. This makes it perfect for simpler documents worked on in groups, but should you want to do anything beyond collaborative word-processing, you may find yourself going back to Word and its many sub-menu functions. That's where add-ons come in.
 
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Seven Tips for Getting More Out of Google Slides

Seven Tips for Getting More Out of Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides  are a great tool for creating presentations. They are simple to use, provide us with a way to collaborate, and are easy t
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Seven thngs to look into when using slides. They include: using the 'Explore' option; using templates; using slides to create posters by resizing the slide.
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Google simplifies image insertion in Docs, Slides, & Drawings, adds Google Photos drawer

Google simplifies image insertion in Docs, Slides, & Drawings, adds Google Photos drawer | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In a small, but impactful update, Google today announced that the Drive apps are receiving “improvements to the image insertion process.” Applicable to Docs, Slides, and Drawings on the…
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Now it's easier to add images to Google Apps
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What's New in Google - October 2017

What's New in Google - October 2017 | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from October 2017, and see great ideas and resources! Below is the recorded vide
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A good summary of new stuff for G Suite. However, the gold here are the links in the "Show and Tell" section showing how to use different apps in different situations - with links! e.g. Slide Design 101.  Worth a quick look.
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Google Slides and Pear Deck (plus win a pro account) - Teacher Tech

Google Slides and Pear Deck (plus win a pro account) - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new Pear Deck Add on for Google Slides is free and makes your Pear Deck usage that much more awesome! Check it out in the new Add on menu.
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Interesting add on for Google Slides that let's students fully interact with a presentation, ask questions and give feedback on their understanding, As usual, Alice does a cracking job at not only explaining how to use it but how it can change the way you teach. Heads up, Maths teachers!
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Google Docs adds a ton of new editing features, including suggestions from your phone

Google Docs adds a ton of new editing features, including suggestions from your phone | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides today with a bunch of really handy new editing features — some of which are overdue, and others that are smart new improvements.
On the overdue side
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Some useful updates for Google Docs. You can now suggests comments on phones. You can also label draft versions with a name and then only show such named versions.
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Six New Google Classroom and Microsoft EDU Features for the New School Year

Six New Google Classroom and Microsoft EDU Features for the New School Year | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new school year has started for many of you and will be starting before too long for the rest. Google and Microsoft are well aware of this and have released new features for their respective education products for the new school year. Here are the new features of each that you need to know. …
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A summary of some new features in Google Classroom, if you use it. These include a way to grade assignments with access to a Comment Bank and an ability to use Google Forms right in Google Classroom.
Oh and there is stuff about Microsoft Teams as well.
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Free Technology for Teachers: New Google Forms Customization Options

Free Technology for Teachers: New Google Forms Customization Options | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
For years and years people have asked me if there is way to customize the fonts in Google Forms. And for years and years I've had to sa
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Some new customisations coming to Google Forms soon - but not yet. It includes being able to decide on the font and background although not yet the style!
 
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Google Apps: A Few Tricks (8)

Google Apps: A Few Tricks (8) | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Apps Tricks for your pleasure. Some are new things I learned this week, others are a revisit of some of my favorite tricks.
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Some very useful tips here from Alice Keeler. It includes how to add bold to comments, how to copy formatting for shapes in Slides and how to quickly crop an image.
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7 Ways for Students to Use Google Drawings

7 Ways for Students to Use Google Drawings | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Drawings is an often overlooked, yet useful tool that students can access within their G Suite for Education accounts. As I share
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Continuing the theme of using Google Drawings, Mr Byrne has some other ideas for how to use this application.
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Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides | Shake Up Learning

Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides | Shake Up Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
A great idea for a new year! Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides! A student-created vision board is a great way to help students set goals and visualize reaching them!
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How to create Vision Boards using Google Slides. Maybe a good way to start the year.
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Finally, an easy, quick way to transcribe audio, for free

Finally, an easy, quick way to transcribe audio, for free | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This transcribing strategy is astonishingly effective, costs literally nothing, works in every language, and will save you hours of grunt work.
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A detailed step-by-step outline of how to use Google Doc's Voice Typing.
 
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Hiermee zouden leerlingen direkt teksten van films, liedjes  kunnen uitschrijven in een document én nog interessanter een simultane vertaling kunnen uitproberen.

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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
5 things about Google Slides that you did not know. New features in Google Slides make an amazing product even better! Try out these tips.
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Alice Keeler reminds of some of the more recent and powerful additions to Google Slides.
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Engaging Students Google Resources

Engaging Students Google Resources | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Literally hundreds of templates to use with the G Suite Apps. Very generously made available by primary/elementary school teacher. Brilliant.
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Copy comments and suggestions in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Copy comments and suggestions in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides make it easier than ever to collaborate on great content. Which is why it’s increasingly important not t
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This could be quite useful. I like to make up assignments and then write comments on the sides with less formal explanations about aspects such as grading.
If I make a copy of the document, I lose all those comments which can be a pain. 
Now, a small tweak to the G Suite copy window lets you copy the comments and suggestions onto your new document.
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My Flipped Classroom Google Form

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 t
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Using Google Forms to get information about student understand about a topic/video.
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How to use new Google Slides features to create better business presentations

How to use new Google Slides features to create better business presentations | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In September 2017, Google released updates to improve Sites, Cloud Search, and Sides. Here's how the new features in Slide can help teams collaborate, store ideas, and enable third party apps.
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Although aimed at business, this post is useful for schools as well as it shows how to copy a slide from one presentation to the next; how to use Google Keep to keep notes and other resources which can be used later with Slides; and mentions a few new add-ons available for Slides
 
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Grids, Timelines, and Notes in Google Slides

Grids, Timelines, and Notes in Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week Google added a handful of new features to Google Slides. Some of them are features that teachers and students have bee
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Some useful features for teachers and students including: adding a timeline, skipping a slide and grid view for presentations
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5 Great Presentation Templates for Teachers

5 Great Presentation 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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Reasonably straight forward templates for different situations. The Certificate one is the one I am most likely to use.
 
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