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A Google a Day. A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers. May 8, 2014 Since the introduction of add-ons to Google Drive a few weeks ago, I tried several of these extensions on my Google Drive and I am really impressed by the great service some of them offer.

A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers

Today, I am sharing with you one of my favourite apps to use on Google Sheets. This add-on is called Doctopus. Doctopus is a handy Spreadhseet script which allows teachers to make copies and hand out google Drive files to students listed in a Google Sheet. Doctopus also allows teachers to keep track of their shared documents with the possibility of providing timely feedback to students right in the spreadsheet itself. Google Swiffy. 50 Google Charts Tricks for Your Next Classroom Presentation.

By Britney Wilkins Chartophiles and students, have you heard that Google has made it incredibly easy to generate your own slick-looking charts?

50 Google Charts Tricks for Your Next Classroom Presentation

It's true, and all it takes to make one is the ability to read and edit a URL. This has made it possible to get creative with charts and wow the audience for your next classroom presentation. Read on to see what's been done, and how you can easily do it yourself. Fun These are a few examples of people having fun with charts. 80+ Google Forms for the Classroom. Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year.

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom

Take a look here for a more detailed introduction and guide to using and creating a Google Form – this was written prior to Google bringing forms into the NEW menu. I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. With help from a Googler I have included a link so that you can get your own copy of the form – click on the appropriate link and it should open in your docs home. 1 ) Get to know your class Use this form to gather some indication from your new class about their likes and dislikes, their favourite lessons or after school clubs they enjoy. 2 ) Emotion graph An emotion graph is a simple line graph comparing a range of happiness to sadness against different points (time) in a story or film. 3 ) Spelling test 4 ) Comprehension questions 5 ) Weekly reading record 6 ) Maths data handling 7 ) Guided reading record 8 ) Prior learning assessment Tom Barrett.

Google Forms: how to create a quiz or a test that automatically grades itself in Google Docs. Using forms in Google docs lets anyone create forms quickly and share those forms via email, embed them into a webpage or blog.

Google Forms: how to create a quiz or a test that automatically grades itself in Google Docs

If you are a teacher, you can create formulas that allow you to have these forms graded in minutes. The formula part is a bit challenging, so I wrote this article to talk about how I recently created a final for one of my classes. 100 Google Search Tricks. In today’s schools, most research is completed online, and Google is a great resource for combing the web.

100 Google Search Tricks

But at the same time, it’s not always easy to find exactly what you want, given that there are usually millions of results — with varying degrees of accuracy. These tricks can help you find the best results, while saving time and making your life easier. General These simple tricks will help you get what you want, faster. Reference. Self-grading multiple-choice tests with Google Docs  I don’t have much love for multiple-choice tests — either for administering them or for taking them — but as a teacher, the format was sometimes required by my administration, and was sometimes useful for simple prove-that-you-read-it quizzes.

Self-grading multiple-choice tests with Google Docs 

Google Docs didn’t help me love them, but it did help me never grade them. Here’s how: (1) Go to Google Docs. If you don’t have a google account, you’ll have to set one up, but if you already use GMail or GReader or any of the other apps, you just need to log in. (2) In the upper-left corner, open the New drop-down menu and select Form. (3) You should now have a blank form. . (4) Open the selection box for Question Type and select text. . (5) At the top-left of the page, click Add question and select Multiple choice to create the first test question. . (6) Type your question in the box next to Question Title. . (7) Type the first possible response to the question in the Option 1 box. Google Web Fonts. Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom. March 14th, 2010 Google Earth has opened up potential for students in classrooms around the globe with its bird’s-eye view of the world.

Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom

Whether you are a veteran teacher looking for new ways to teach old topics or you are a still an education student getting ready to make your debut in the classroom, these exciting ways to use Google Earth are sure to infuse your lessons with plenty of punch. Find ideas for any age student and a handful of virtual tours that will not only help you instruct your students, but might even teach you something along the way. Elementary Younger students can have fun with these Google Earth lessons and ideas. Meteors. Middle School These lessons cover a wide range of subjects and are just right for middle school students. San Francisco: visualizing a safer city. High School and Beyond These lessons are great for high school and college students and include literature, geography, history, and more. Around the World in 80 Days.

All Ages Google Lit Trips. Virtual Tours. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code. [via]

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code

Chrome Web Store. GMAIL TOOLBOX 60+ Tools For Gmail.url. With Google announcing the ability to increase your Gmail storage capacity this week, we decided to delve into other ways to extend and enhance Google's popular webmail service.

GMAIL TOOLBOX 60+ Tools For Gmail.url

Presenting: 60+ tools and resources for Gmail. Desktop Applications GCount - An application for Mac OSX that alerts you to new mail. gDisk - An app for Mac OSX giving the ability to turn Gmail accounts into storage drives.