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5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom. Google Classroom solves so many challenges when using digital tools with students. Here are 5 things you may not know about using Google Classroom. Be aware that how Google Classroom looks to you is different than how it looks to the students. Any Google Doc you attach as “Make a copy for each student” will not show in the student stream.

The student must click on “OPEN” to view the file. When searching for Google Docs to attach to an assignment or announcement you can filter your search by folder. When attaching a file as “Make a copy for each student” and you click “Assign” you can no longer edit the attachment. You can also not add other classes after you have saved the lesson set. For my class I have a list of assignments for students to check off throughout the semester.

When a copy of a document is made for a student the student is the owner of the document. When students “Turn In” an assignment via Google Classroom they are not able to edit the document until you return it. 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Create A Perfectly Organized Google Drive. Everyone organizes their Google Drive differently. Shockingly, many Google Apps users don’t organize them at all. I have found that, by using a few best practices, there is a system for making Google Drive much more organized and easier to navigate. Proper folder structure, naming conventions, color coding, and keeping track of what is shared with you can go a long way when used properly. These 4 tips show the best way to organize your Google Drive for faster navigation so you never lose track of a document again. 1.

The best starting point is creating a clean universal folder structure. Within each subfolder, it is a good practice to create folders that are dated by week to keep track of the dates each document is created, that way no folder becomes too full and difficult to sort through. To create a folder click the red NEW button and then select the option for folder. 2. I made each folder in my drive a different color and then each subfolder a different shade of that same color. 3. 4. 15 Useful Chromebook Tips & Tricks. I’ve been using Chromebooks for several years, but I’m still learning handy new tips and saving tricks that speed up my workflow. Below I run down 15 handy, lesser-known Chromebooks tricks, tips and keyboard shortcuts. Not just for aficionados, the following tips may even make switching to Chrome OS a little easier for newcomers. Before we go on All of the tips and tweaks listed below work in Chrome OS, the operating system that comes loaded on your Chromebook.

Because of a shared codebase the majority of the tips below (excluding keyboard shortcuts) also with the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux. 1. Not being the best with numbers I often resort to double-checking my sums using a calculator. Just like Google (the search engine) basic sums can be calculated quickly, and it supports semi-advanced features like brackets, tan, cos and sine. 2. Are the sums you’re making of the measurable variety? 3. You can do more than check the weather Ok Google — that’s neat! 4. 5. It’s that simple. 6. Finding Plagiarism with Google Search. There are many great products to help detect plagiarism in student work, including Grammarly. My first line of defense if I suspect plagiarism is to simply use Google Search. Most of the time, students will use the first couple of results from a Google search when conducting their research. Typing in a student’s topic and looking at the first few results can be helpful in plagiarism detection.

Key clues for me that a student may not be using their own original words or ideas is when the phrase of a sentence does not match their normal writing style. Advanced grammar, vocabulary or correct use of punctuation such as hyphens also alert me that a student’s writing might not be original. Highlight a section of the writing that you suspect may be copied and pasted. Use Control C to copy the text. “Put quotations around the phrase.” Students may change the wording slightly. Thank you to @rachelpfoutz for this awesome suggestion. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Using a Writing Journal. I received a tweet from a teacher wanting to have his students create writing journals and then submit them through Classroom. Here is a suggestion for how to create the writing journals. Create a template in Google Docs.

Add a table of contents to the doc. The blue hyperlinks in the table of contents can be copied and submitted to Google Classroom. When you click on these submitted links you are jumped to the spot in the Google document that contains that journal entry. This allows students to use the same Google Doc all year for their journal but still submit individual journal entries. In Google Drive create a template for the students to use as their Writing Journal. At the top of the document create a title. Title the writing journal something like “Writing Journal for: ” giving the student room to type their name in the title.

Below the title, you will want to insert a Table of Contents. Choose from the most used tags It is really important to teach students about using headings. Google Slides: Your First Week Activity. Add your introduction slide here If you are just getting started with Google Slides, or if you’re a veteran, using Google Slides collaboratively is a great way to introduce Google Docs to the students. This intro activity demonstrates using collaborative documents, allows students to get to know each other and helps you to learn the students names. Create a Google Slides presentation and share it with all of the students. In Google Classroom you will attach the Slides presentation as “Students can edit.” Under the View menu, choose “Master.” The master shows the master master slide and the 6 layouts. Click on the remaining layout.

Rename the slide layout to “USE THIS ONE.” Click on the slide tile on the left in the slide master. Rename the 2nd layout to “do NOT use.” Edit the first slide layout. Click on the grey stripe outside of the slide master on the left or on the “x” in the upper-right corner of the slide master to exit editing the master. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015. 35 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE.

Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” on Amazon. For my poster session I have come up with an additional 35 ways you can use Google Classroom. (I guess that brings me up to 85). Here is a YouTube playlist with a short description of those 35 additional ways to use Google Classroom. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert. Educator and blogger Alice Keeler has written extensively on integrating Google Classroom with everyday school work. Spanning three posts on her blog Teacher Tech, Keeler has assembled 46 ways teachers can take advantage of Classroom, the latest in Google's Apps for Education lineup.

Google’s cloud-based classroom organizer streamlines the flow of daily assignments and helps overcome teacher–student communication barriers. Earlier this month, Keeler was a guest on the TechEducator podcast, along with EdTech contributor Sam Patterson, and discussed how Google Classroom has aided her own instruction and how teachers can benefit from her experience. We won't steal all of Keeler's Classroom thunder, but here are five tips from her list: Create a lesson.

More than simply assigning work to students, Google Classroom allows you to build an assignment. Google has been adding new features to Classroom since its introduction in August. Alice Keeler sur Twitter : "Google Classroom: Student Quick-Sheet Guide. 4 Ways #Google Keep Will Change The Way You Organize Ideas and Tasks. If you are not familiar with Google Keep, it is a cloud-based way of keeping your thoughts, ideas, and to-do list organized across any device.

As we help our students become more independent in their learning, this tool could help provide students with strategic ways to accumulate information and manage goals. Here are four things you should know about Google Keep: 1. Ideas Across Multiple Devices Google Keep can be used across multiple devices. Create a to-do list on your phone, add to it in the office, and make the finishing touches on your tablet. 2. Google Keep allows you to capture your thoughts and ideas in ways that works best for you. 3. 4. Google Keep's advance filtering tools let you search your notes by key words, who you have shared with, the type of file you attached, and even the color of your note. 60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom. Reflecting on Google Maps #WCSS15 | Jessica Brogley. This March I had the privilege of presenting at the Wisconsin Council of Social Studies conference in Madison, WI. This conference is new to me since I haven’t really taught Social Studies as a class before.

What a gem of a conference! I decided to share something I enjoy — Google Map tools. After becoming Google Certified and attending a Google Academy, I’ve made a commitment to immerse myself into Google Apps as much as possible. Google Maps happens to be one of those tools that just melts my mind. Basic Functions in Google Maps: I love the fact that if I don’t have an actual address, I can just search in generalities like “Historical Places in Milwaukee.”

Of course, getting directions is a blast, but I appreciate the fact that I can look at directions for walking, biking, driving, public transportation, and even via plane. Fun Tools: Google Maps Gallery (w/Data): This tool is a gallery of user-created Google Maps. Explore the Barrier Reef: Nuff’ said. Top 10 (+1) Reasons to Start using Google Drive & Classroom - ~Mme Mallette~ Can I just say, I AM LOVING Google Classroom. Having access to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) has improved my class in so many ways. It is easy to assign students their work. Students know exactly where to find assignments and instructions can be clearly laid out for students to access as a reference point. It’s quite slick after as well because when students submit an assignment Google moves it into a folder for you.

So it is very easy to find all of the files if you want to in your Google Drive. They can even submit ORAL RECORDINGS, which as a second language teacher is a huge benefit. ‘star’ and a ‘wish’ based on the success criteria. Just because I love it, doesn’t mean that everyone will. PS: click on the images to see a bigger picture of it. Google Slides CHEAT SHEET! (Free Download) Google Teacher Academy Austin 2014 Application. 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs. Using Google Calendar for Lesson Planning. Google Chrome: What's the Difference Between an App and an Extension. Updated December 29, 2015. The Chrome Web browser and Chrome OS introduce a new way to think about browsing the Web. Traditional browsers have extensions and themes, but what is this new Web app idea for Chrome? What's the difference between that and an extension? Answer: Web apps are basically websites.

Sometimes they may need to install a small component on your local machine, but that will only make a difference when you're using that particular Web app. Continue reading below our video Play Video An extension, on the other hand, affects something global on your browser. Extensions use downloaded components to modify your browser. Google: Install Chrome, Account, Homepage, Internet Options. What Is Google Plus ? What is 'Google Plus'? The social layer explained!

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