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Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google. Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words.

Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google

View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web. Understanding search results Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets. Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization. Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings.

Infographics are visually stimulating and force us to summarize well.

Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

What if we did more infographics in schools and less research papers? (Graphic by Matt Miller) Infographics are everywhere. I first started noticing them on the front page of USA Today as a journalism major in college. As Pinterest became more popular, the long, tall infographics have begun popping up everywhere. There’s a reason you see infographics all over social media and beyond: They’re eye-catching.They summarize information succinctly.They’re very visual, whether you’re viewing on a page or a printed version hung on a wall.They’re easy to share. If you think about it, infographics meet many of the same goals as our students’ writing assignments.

They investigate a specific topic.To create one, you have to gather lots of information.You summarize and pare down that information before presenting it.You create with the reader in mind. All of this leads me to ask … So, how do we do it? Let’s make a plan. (Gasp! Great. 30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education. 30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education by TeachThought Staff As the search engine that’s become its own verb, Google’s success is difficult to frame.

30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education

One of the most telling examples of their gravity in search is how few legitimate competitors they have. (Some would say they have none.) But cataloguing and indexing humanity’s digital wares isn’t easy, especially with an entire cottage industry trying to sabotage the integrity of a search for their own personal gain (among these trends, nefarious Search Engine Optimization). That leaves education in a sticky place. Teacher's Guide to Sharing Google Drive Folders in the Classroom - Google Docs. Google for Teachers. Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files. March 25, 2015 Looking for a good tool to help you annotate files on Google Drive?

Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files

Challkup is the answer. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to create classes and share different study materials on a message board that students can access in real-time. Chalkup lets you post discussion prompts, add comments to discussions, distribute announcements and assignments and view files. Chalkup also provides a very good functionality called MarkUp annotator that allows teachers to easily annotate files and documents they receive from their students. MarkUp is ideal for grading students assignments. The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning. “Did he seriously just ask that?

The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning

How old is this guy?” Well yes, I recently seriously just asked a group of students if they knew how to search Google. And yes, the students got a good laugh from my question. Add a File to Multiple Folders in Google Drive without Copying. Did you know that Google Drive lets you place the same file or folder into multiple folders simultaneously.

Add a File to Multiple Folders in Google Drive without Copying

This prevents you from creating duplicate copies of the files in your Drive. Gmail works around tags (or labels) and any email message can belong to one or more tags. Google Drive however uses folders instead of tags and thus any file, or folder, can have exactly one parent folder. For instance, if you have uploaded a presentation file in FolderA, it can’t simultaneously exist in FolderB. Right? Not really. Student’s Guide to Sharing a Google Drive Folder with their Teacher - Google Docs. 6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs. Google Account: Getting to Know Google. Free Google Drive Tutorial at GCFLearnFree. 9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive. March 8, 2014 Today I want to introduce you to some basic features integrated in Google Docs and which your students can use to help them with their research projects and also boost their collaborative workforce. 1- Research feature While composing in Google Docs students can very easily conduct a research on any highlighted word or phrase without having to change tabs or open new windows.

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive

To do this, they simply highlight the phrase they want to research and right click on it then select "research". A window pane will be displayed on the right hand sidebar with the search results of their query. 2- Search for scholarly articles and images Besides doing a web search for their queries, students can also search for images, scholarly articles, and quotes related to the phrase or word they highlighted. 3- Commenting Using the comment feature provided by Google Docs, students will be able to leave feedback on each others work. 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials.

February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander.

5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials

I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing. Have a look and share with your colleagues. Google Tutorials.