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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.

5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom

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. 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Create A Perfectly Organized Google Drive. Everyone organizes their Google Drive differently.

4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Create A Perfectly Organized Google Drive

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. 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.

15 Useful Chromebook Tips & Tricks

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. Finding Plagiarism with Google Search. There are many great products to help detect plagiarism in student work, including Grammarly.

Finding Plagiarism with Google Search

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. “Put quotations around the phrase.” Students may change the wording slightly. 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.

Using a Writing Journal

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. 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.

Google Slides: Your First Week Activity

This intro activity demonstrates using collaborative documents, allows students to get to know each other and helps you to learn the students names. 35 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. 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.

Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert

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. 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.

4 Ways #Google Keep Will Change The Way You Organize Ideas and Tasks

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. 60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom. I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom.

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math! Earlier I had posted on 5 ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math. Reflecting on Google Maps #WCSS15. This March I had the privilege of presenting at the Wisconsin Council of Social Studies conference in Madison, WI.

Reflecting on Google Maps #WCSS15

This conference is new to me since I haven’t really taught Social Studies as a class before. 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. 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. They run within Chrome's browser using things like javascript and HTML, and they may not even require any downloads. 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! Pearltrees - Personal Productivity Tools. Google Sites - Technology Resources for Teachers.