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Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links. Free Google+ 6 week course - Google Drive. 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. — Edgalaxy. Adding a Favicon for your Google Site. I had previously made a post on how to add a Favicon to your website. In that post I linked back to a website that had directions for creating a favicon in a Google Site. Apparently that post no longer exists so I thought I would make the directions myself. A favicon is the icon you see in the tab of your web browser. You can see in the below screenshot that I have 3 tabs open. The reason to change the favicon on your Google Site is it makes it easier for you and students to navigate multiple tabs. Step 1: Create an image You can use any editor you want. Step 2: Go to You will want to upload your image to a favicon creator.

No need to register or login. Click on “Choose File” and upload your image file. Once you’ve uploaded the file scroll down a little to the preview box. NOTE: It is very important that your favicon file is named favicon.icoIf you downloaded more than one favicon file you might have favicon(1).ico or similar file names in your downloads folder. Google Forms a teacher/student connection. An iPad Workflow for the Classroom Using Google Drive & Pages, Keynote or Numbers. The Google Drive iPad app is not yet all that we might want it to be, but it is definitely moving in the right direction. A recent update included the ability to create and edit spreadsheets, but it also added something equally useful – the ability to upload files from other apps to Google Drive via the “Open in” function. This creates some useful workflow options for teachers who want to assign, receive and grade student work on the iPad.

Here’s how it could work. 1. Using the Drive app, the student creates a folder for assignments and shares it with the teacher (some kind of default naming strategy would be good here: see The Paperless iPad Classroom with the Google Drive app). 2. The teacher takes all the student folders that are shared with them, and puts them in one class folder (e.g. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Easy, right? How could teacher quickly collect all the Google accounts of the students in their class? Like this: Like Loading... Related The Goodreader iPad Workflow Solution In "Google" 5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad. Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites. Collaborative Writing Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers in the 24/7 classroom. The integrated reference tools and smart spell checker provide students with convenient writing support right on the page.

The built in research tool expands opportunities for students to engage in real world writing and streamlines the process of creating links and citations with a handy one click feature. For students using a variety of sources in their writing, Google Docs integrates seamlessly with EasyBib. In Box. Video - Using Flubaroo to Grade Quizzes. 80+ Google Forms for the Classroom. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Thanks for visiting! Google Forms is a great tool for the classroom and this post from 2008 has always proven popular on my blog. I hope you continue to be inspired by the ideas here. I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. 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.

Use a Google Form to gather the children’s responses to different parts of any type of linear narrative, written or visual. 3 ) Spelling test Steve Kirkpatrick had this brainwave a while back so check out his excellent post for more information about setting up the spreadsheet. 4 ) Comprehension questions. This is How to Teach Collaborative Writing Using Google Docs. 19 Handy Google Tricks That You Weren’t Aware Of. After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth.

With so many different features and clients available, it’s very easy to use the basic features for each and leave it at that. However, if you delve a little deeper, there are many tricks hidden away that will help improve your experience. To help you out, here are a number of tips and tricks that you can use for four of Google’s more popular features: Gmail, Maps, Google Drive and Google News. Gmail Use Filtered Search Gmail’s search bar is very handy for finding that message you got months ago, but most people don’t realise how easy it is to access advanced search. Just click the downward facing arrow on the right-hand side of the search bar and you will be presented with a number of different search options. Activate Starring Feature Cut Down Text In Email Replies Keyboard Shortcuts Sign Out Remotely Emphasise Important Words In Gchat Google Maps. The Google+ Guide For Educators. Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+.

All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) So it's been hard to find just one favorite Google+ area to discuss...that's why I've decided to share some of my favorite articles to help get educators started. Here's my Google+ Guide for Educators: So what do you think about Google+? Share this post with your friends and colleagues: Good to Know – Google. If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.

Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile. Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps. Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon. Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. 81 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms with Their Students. 80 Ways To Use Google Forms In Your Classroom. 5 Tips For Finding A Scholarship 3.82K Views 0 Likes Nowadays, searching for high school scholarships should be easier than ever before—but is it? Searching for plainly “Scholarships” in search engines will return you about 83 million results. That high number of result... 20 Google Tools for Today’s Classrooms.

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers. Among all the links and downloads out there, it can be hard for teachers to know which ones work best. Google has made it easier by creating Google for Educators, which compiles some of the search engine's most useful features in one place. Whether you're teaching Spanish or social studies, mathematics or music, there's a free Google feature that will make your lessons more dynamic and your projects more organized. The lively, informative website offers step-by-step visual tours and even videos to help you get set up.

Below are some of the most useful features that the site has to offer. Google Search Google Search is at the heart of it all. Google CS First This is a big favorite of mine among Google's offerings for teachers and students! Google Keep Keep is definitely one of my "use it every day" apps. Google Drive Google Drive is particularly handy for teachers when revising students' work and providing feedback. Google Sites Google Maps Google Classroom YouTube. LPS Google Resources. Apps for Education: Deployment Guide. K12 Guide to going Google. Google Apps for Schools - Fall River Schools.

Google Apps for Schools - Berkeley Unified. Google Apps for Schools - Littleton Public Schools. The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students. The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students is the third ebook I am publishing here exclusively for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning readers. After the success of 80 Alternatives to YouTube and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools in Education, I am expecting my readers to find this guide of the same importance if not more. Here is an excerpt from its introduction : "As educators Google is the backbone of our online activities. Think of how many times you use it to perform a search whenever you are looking for something. Besides using it for search queries , it is also used as a dictionary, unit and currency converter, calculator, zip code finder and many more.

It is great we have all these options all accessible from a single platform but do all teachers and students know how to use these and other features Google has to offer them? Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy. Privacy | Features Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy By Dian Schaffhauser02/15/12 In late January when Google announced that it was replacing 60 different privacy policies across its multiple sites and services with a single one, you might have thought Congress had taken up SOPA and PIPA again. That's how loud the outrage was from much of the social galaxy, as reflected in this Gizmodo headline: "Google's Broken Promise: The End of 'Don't Be Evil.'" Other observers, such as Forbes "privacy pragmatist" Kashmir Hill, questioned what the big deal was; after all, she wrote, Google wasn't changing much other than how it targets ads to users and creates new innovative services: "Using information from Gmail to suggest more appropriate YouTube videos or reminding an Android smartphone user that they have a Google calendar appointment in a half hour on the other side of town doesn’t strike me as the work of Lucifer.

" Microsoft Touts Live@edu Stats, Prepares for Move to Office365 for Education. Collaboration | News Microsoft Touts Live@edu Stats, Prepares for Move to Office365 for Education Microsoft has revealed that Live@edu, the company's free, hosted collaboration and communications service for education, now has more than 22 million users, a 100 percent increase in the past year. By comparison, Google Apps for Education currently has more than 15 million users, according to information revealed by Google in October, up from 10 million a year ago. Both services offer a variety of online communication, collaboration, and productivity tools for students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions. The Live@edu suite includes Outlook Live, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Microsoft Office Web Apps. Google Apps for Education offers a similar suite of tools, including Gmail, Calendar, and Docs for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Exchange Online and Lync Online are currently available to qualified education customers only.

About the Author. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. A recent study at Illinois Wesleyan University found that fewer than 25% of students could perform a "reasonably well-executed search.

" That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don't understand how to best find the information they seek using Google. Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of my "secrets" are out. Infographic via HackCollege. Cresco Times > Archives > News > How-Winn goes ‘online’ in the classroom using Google technology.