Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools 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 22.
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Edmodo - Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom. Back to School with Edmodo: 5 Steps to Getting Started. Dropbox - Simplify your life. 62 things you can do with Dropbox. Ask Macworld editors to name our favorite apps, and most of us would mention Dropbox.
The file-synchronizing service has revolutionized the way we use our Macs; we’re always looking for new things it can do. Towards that end, a couple of months ago we posted a note on Macworld.com, asking readers, “How do you use Dropbox?” The response was incredible: Between our forums and email, we received nearly 250 suggestions. We sorted through them and then boiled them down to our 60 favorites.
(We added two tips of our own at the beginning, to establish the basics.) The Basics 1 Go to Dropbox and set up an account. 2 Create folders in Dropbox, and then create symbolic links to those folders on your Mac. There are a couple of ways to create symbolic links. If you’d rather not futz with the command line, you could instead use utilities such as MacDropAny ( ), SymbolicLinker ( ), or DropLink to accomplish the same thing. What you store 17 Keep your iWeb domain files in Dropbox.
One file, many places. How to Collect Student Files with Dropbox. Collect Student Assignments and Files with Dropbox and FileStork Dropbox is a free online file storage service that students can use to upload assignments and other digital files to the teacher's Dropbox account.
Students do not need an email account or a Dropbox account. Teachers can use the basic free Dropbox account to collect and store up to 2GB of data. June 16, 2012 - UPDATE!! Unfortunately, This tutorial will no longer work as one of the companies, "FileStork" has closed their website as of June 15, 2012. How It Works: 1) You place an upload link on your website, blog, wiki, bookmark site, etc.. 2) Students click the link and are presented with a file upload form. 3) Students upload their file. 4) You collect the uploaded files from your Dropbox account. Get Started: You will use these two free services: Dropbox for up 2GB of free file storage.
Filestork for you to create upload links and for students to send files to your Dropbox.