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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away.

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . I have updated this post and also held a free webinar talking about my favorite Google Drive Add Ons. I’ve updated this post originally written in 2014 to reflect current information. This remains one of my most popular posts to date, so I want it to be current and to remove links that no longer work. At the bottom, I include a list of all Add-Ons removed from this post and why. Want a video tutorial? Here’s a tutorial on enabling add ons. Add-On #1: Extensity The biggest issue that teachers and students often have is having too many extensions and add ons enabled. Ok, it isn’t really an add on, but it can be accessed through an add on.

Then, if you want to use Google Voice typing everywhere, all you need is the Read Write Toolbar for teachers (see below.) How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom. With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution.

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom

While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and Learning Management Systems that work well with iPads, Google Classroom will likely become a top contender for iPad classrooms because of the integration with both the Google Drive and Google Docs iPad apps as well as any number of iPad creativity apps. While there is not an iPad app for Google Classroom, the web interface works seamlessly and allows students to turn in any assignment or file that is in their Google Drive account as illustrated by the video below.

Students access Google Classroom through the web on iPad. 8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School. 9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School MISTAKE ONE – Underestimate the power of the iPad Students do not need to be taught how to use the iPad, but rather how to get the most out of it.

8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School

They need to be taught how they can use it to create and demonstrate incredible things, to share their learning and connect it with the real word, and to promote deeper thinking. MISTAKE TWO – Neglect to make real world connections Most students’ use social media, but not necessarily in a way to learn or to connect in meaningful ways. MISTAKE THREE –The iPad alone will not help kids think deeply Kids need help to find apps that allow them to experience learning in new ways, to think outside the box, and to dig deeper. MISTAKE FOUR – Treating the iPad like a computer When it comes to word-processing – let students use a computer, it is incredibly difficult to format Pages on the iPad and the continual auto spell check can be very frustrating.

MISTAKE SIX – Sharing iPads between classes. Easy Steps to Create Self Grading Assessment Using Google Forms. 52 Google Docs Secrets. Documents. Chapter 3 - Google Docs. 7-wonderful-google-docs-tutorials-for.

Following the Google Docs guides I have been posting here, I received several other tips to add to these guides.

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I know it is impossible for me to cover all the details of these web services but some of these tips are really important and should not pass incognito. As I told you before, this blog is a fruit of a collaborative work between me and you and I do learn a lot from you as you do from me. Now here is a round-up of the new hacks you can do on Google Docs\ Drive. 1- Preview Docs A couple of months ago, Google Drive introduced the option of previewing your docs before you open, share or download them. To preview your doc, click on the check box next to it and right click on the file name then click on preview, see snapshot.

Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education. 5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker 7.16K Views 0 Likes If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots. Not only is the thought of speaking in public nerve-wracking, but being in charge of a seminar that no one wants to at... My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year 2.66K Views 0 Likes I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite Learnist boards from the past year. Google for Education. 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers. It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

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 has to offer? Google Tricks and Tips. 8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs. Today I am sharing with you a little guide I have created specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs

The Beginner's Guide to Google+ When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism.

The Beginner's Guide to Google+

Joining a crowded field with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, many users questioned the need for another social network. But roughly two years later, Google+ has established itself as the second-largest social media site in the world and boasts a monthly active user base of 235 million. And some of the products that Google built into the platform, such as Hangouts and Communities, along with its added integration in Google News that can benefit an active poster, have made Google+ an intriguing network for all users.