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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You don't need to rely on expensive software like the Microsoft Office suite or Adobe Photoshop. These 10 applications offer similar features for free.
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I've used Google Drive, GIMP (and Pixlr a bit) for photo editing, Audacity for working with audio files, and I also use IrfanView to edit graphics and compress them for the web (it's for Windows, non-commerical use)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Host Online Discussions of Primary Sources

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Host Online Discussions of Primary Sources | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

One of my favorite ways to use the commenting feature in Google Documents is to host online discussions around a shared article.

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This sounds like a great f2f or hybrid activity, too...

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Five Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube

Five Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It is not a secret that I enjoy helping teachers learn how to use video creation tools with their students. Creating videos is a process that students enjoy because the final product is something that they can share with a potentially large audience.
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Excellent ways to use 5 tools, such as Google Drive and Padlet, to share student videos. 

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5 Quick Tips to Get Started with Google Drive

5 Quick Tips to Get Started with Google Drive | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
One of the most ubiquitous tools in educational technology today is Google Drive.
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How to create an account, create a file, share files, and access Drive with mobile apps.

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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, February 1, 2015 6:10 PM

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Mark Rasi's curator insight, February 2, 2015 4:36 PM

A great link to refresh our minds from Yesterday's PD at school.

Janet Sauber's curator insight, February 4, 2015 9:37 AM

Some ideas for professional learning-how to get them started

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The 10 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014

The 10 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

December 20, 2014
Throughout this year Google Drive has been continuously releasing interesting updates to enhance the performance of its services namely Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms..

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I like being able to Edit, crop, and add a border to images in slides..

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This Is How Students Can Use Google Drive/ Docs Real Time Collaboration

This Is How Students Can Use Google Drive/ Docs Real Time Collaboration | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

November 15, 2014
One of the best features that  Google Docs provides to its users is real time collaboration. Students can use it to work on a writing project in the same time. 

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Not only had student groups write papers with Drive but had meetings with peers and wrote up minutes as we talked..

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A Simple Visual Guide to Using Google Drive Offline

A Simple Visual Guide to Using Google Drive Offline | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

October 21, 2014
If you are a heavy Google Drive user like me you would probably love the offline service it provides. This is a feature that, when enabled, allow you to access , create and edit your Google docs and presentations offline.

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How to set up Google Drive offline (in Chrome) for "new" and "old" versions of Google Drive

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