Become a Google Search Ninja. Teachers Training International – Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! This post is part of the series of posts on How To Use Google Spreadsheet To Engage Your Students. To access these features you need to have a free Google account. You can watch the video found in this post to see the step by step process of signing up for an account.
One of the things I love about Google Spreadsheets is the ability you have to quickly build teaching resources. Hold down Ctrl, click on the blue box in the bottom corner and drag down the page... When you use a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel you are working with a static page. Here’s how: In the picture above I have typed in the two words ‘red’ and ‘blue’. Google instantly fills in the data for you You can use this method to quickly pull together any information you need for your teaching resources. You can see in the diagram that you occasionally get a rogue result. Chose your product below. A1: What Is The Web? [Presentation] The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About. NOTE: Google Plus is now open to everyone (including teens), and they’ve announced huge improvements to the service at the same time.
You can read more about their improvements here. Against my better judgment , I took advantage of Lee Kolbert’s generous offer of providing Google+ invites to her Twitter followers. I’m still trying to figure out how, and if, I’m going to find the time for another network (for those of you who don’t know, Google+ is Google’s brand-new effort to create a Facebook-like social network), but enough people whose judgment I respect seem to think it could be a valuable tool. So I’m going to spend some time checking it out. In the process of beginning to do exploring, I’ve found some useful resources that I thought I’d here. Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About: I’m going to start off with posts from educators. Lee Kolbert has written Google+ (Stay With Me Here). The Google+ Project: targeted is by Tom Barrett. 7 Ways Google+ Users Are Getting More Out of Their Circles.
Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Organizing your circles in Google+ can be the most confusing part of the new social network. Yet people are learning to embrace and even optimize their circles for better productivity, filtering and privacy. Google+ 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code. [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer?
From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs Google Docs is a great replacement for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, so learn how to use this product even more efficiently.
Use premade templates. Gmail Use the Tasks as a to-do list.