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This is How to Use Google Drive App for Android to Scan Docs into Searchable PDFs. How to Make Google Chrome Use Less Battery Life, Memory, and CPU. Chrome isn’t the minimal web browser it once was.

How to Make Google Chrome Use Less Battery Life, Memory, and CPU

Originally named Chrome because it was designed to get out of your way, Chrome is no longer just a minimal browser — it’s an entire application platform. Google’s browser seems to eat quite a bit of battery life, particularly on Macs. It’s also very memory hungry, which can hurt PCs with low amounts of RAM. Here’s how to minimize the damage. Don’t Continue Running Background Apps Chrome normally continues running in the background, even after you close it. If you’re trying to free up memory on a PC with a limited amount of RAM, this is a problem. However, unless you’ve actually installed “Chrome apps” that run in the background and need them running 24/7, you may want to disable this feature. Remove Browser Extensions It can’t be said enough — browser extensions will slow down your browser, make it take up more memory, and drain system resources. Not every browser extension will appear in this list.

Eliminate Background Pages. Here is How to Add Page Breaks to Your Google Docs. May 5, 2015 If you try to print a long Google doc, chances are the printed version will probably look slightly different from the actual one.

Here is How to Add Page Breaks to Your Google Docs

For instance, a header you set to appear at the top of a given page appears at the end of the previous page when printed out or when text does not flow smoothly between pages resulting in paragraph overlap. This is usually the case because the default settings in Google Docs are not set to properly format pagination of your document. The solution is to insert page breaks in your document. Page breaks have the added benefit of making your document look professional and organized and they also improve the flow of your text. 3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts. April 9, 2015 We received a couple of requests from teachers asking for Google Drive add-ons to use with Google Docs to create and integrate diagrams and flowcharts.

3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts

The first tool that came to mind is Gliffy for we have reviewed it here a couple of times but then we did a further search in Google Drive app store and picked two more to add to this list. Find and Identify Location from Photos, Images, Pictures. An interesting usage of Google Image Search is to find visually similar images.

Find and Identify Location from Photos, Images, Pictures

Using this feature you can also find location where a photo was taken. Sometime ago I had written about how intelligent Google’s image search has become. In my previous article, I told you how you can find similar images using Google’s image search. Google uses object recognition algorithms to find out and identify what is there in the given image. On the basis of outcome, it offers you with other visually similar images.

Similar image search feature has a very interesting but lesser known use. Please note that the algorithms can recognize only well known features on earth’s face. Let’s see this by an example. I have a photograph of mine taken in front of the Château Frontenac (in Quebec, Canada). Google In the Classroom. The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams. March 18, 2015 Looking for some good mind mapping and brainstorming tools?

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

Below are 4 of the best tools we would recommend for you. All of these tools are integrated with Google Drive which means that you can easily create, edit and share your mind maps and diagrams right from your Drive.Also, these tools support real-time collaboration, a feature ideal for students group work. Different participants can work on the same mind map with the ability to see each others edits as they happen. 1- MindMeister This is by far the most popular of them all. “Lucidchart is a visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. 3- Mindomo This is another excellent tool for creating mind maps. 23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about. September 2, 2014 Google has several officially released apps that teachers (and anyone else) can use on their iPads.

23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

All of these apps are available for free download from the iTunes app store. Recently, Shake Up Learning published this wonderful infographic where she featured some useful Google apps for iPad. As is the case with all the visuals she shares, this graphic sums up the most essential Google apps every teacher should be aware of. These apps are arranged into 7 main categories: 1- Productivity apps.

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers. Today while I was editing a shared document one of my colleagues sent me over Google Drive , it dawned on me to compile a list of some interesting extensions I am using on my Google Drive.

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

Using these apps will make your Google Drive experience way better than you have ever imagined. They will also increase your productivity and overall workflow. Needlesss to say that these extensions are only for Chrome browser. 10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs. Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance.

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs

One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. With the integration of these apps, users can now handle their files and documents ways not affordable by any other cloud storage tool out there. For Schools - by Eric Curts. 3 Easy Ways to Create A Google Plus Hangout with Your Students. Upon the multiple requests I received regarding this topic, I decided to create an easy visual step by step guide to show you how you can create a hangout on Google plus with your students.

3 Easy Ways to Create A Google Plus Hangout with Your Students

Just a reminder, Google Plus hangouts allow users to video chat with up to 10 people in real time and for free. Users can see each other in small boxes while the person who is speaking appears in a large window top. This is a great way for teachers to hold online classes with group of students who need help. They can also arrange for online chatting sessions to discuss topics of relevant interest. I have listed the three ways to do it, use the one that suits you the best. The first way1- Start a hangoutClick on " hangout party" on the bottom left of your Google Plus page then click on " start a hangout " 2- Post a hangout invitationProvide the description of the hangout and type in the emails of your students or whomever you want to participate in your hangout.

5 Excellent Tools for Teachers to Use with Google Hangout. To increase users'productivity and enhance the smoothness of their workflow, Google has recently allowed third party apps to be integrated with certain services namely Google Drive and Google Plus.

5 Excellent Tools for Teachers to Use with Google Hangout

Google Docs: Getting Started with Google Drive. Accessing Google Drive Video: Getting Started with Google Drive Watch the video (2:46). 100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students. Google Drive provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs. Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks. It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.

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 for teachers has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google for teachers tools to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these Google for teacherstricks will surely save you some precious time when using technology in the classroom. Google for Teachers 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.

Awesome Cheat Sheet on Google Docs Shortcuts. I just came across this excellent resource while browsing my Twitter feeds and thought you might also like to have a look. This is the official worksheet Google published in its Google Docs Support page and which features all the keyboard shortcuts that facilitate your work on Google Docs. I have just copied parts of this sheet because the entire sheet is very long and you can access it HERE. There is a version available for Mac users as well. To find the Mac shortcuts, you will have to scroll down in the link I posted earlier till the end of the page. Going through these shortcuts, I found that some of them work on any other web tools and not just Google Docs like, for instance, the combinations of keys to copy, paste, select..etc but some of them are limited to only Google Docs.

Pleas have a look and share with us what you think of it . The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students. January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection .

Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) Google Cheat Sheets. Google Tricks and Tips: Image Search Tricks Every Teacher Must Know! Google Drive Resources. Google Tricks and Tips.

Save Web Files to Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. With Save, you can download any file from the web directly to your Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive accounts without having to download that file to your computer. Just enter the file's web address (or URL), pick a cloud service and, within seconds, the file will become available in your online account. The download is from cloud to cloud and therefore much faster.

Save is also useful for mobile users as you can remotely download files, including file types that aren't supported by your mobile phone or tablet, to your mobile devices via Dropbox or Google Drive. You can even transfer large files from the web to your FTP server directly. Google%20Drive%20Quick%20Reference%20Guide_0.pdf. Everything You Need to Know about Sharing in Google Docs - Tuts+ Computer Skills Article.

One of the most powerful aspects of Google Docs is the ability to share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with other individuals and collaboratively edit those documents together in real-time from anywhere in the world. Collaborators on a document can view, comment on, or even made changes to the document, depending on the permissions you give them. There's never a reason to email document attachments or merge edits from multiple copies of a document again. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use the Google Docs sharing options to share your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with others so they can view or edit them.

Google Drive: Sharing and Collaborating. Page 1 Sharing and collaborating on files. Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!". Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science. February 23, 2015 Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education through a variety of after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and volunteers.