What Can You Create on a Chromebook? 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online.
Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more.
Productivity Hacks. 5 Ways to Make Professional Looking Google Documents. The Gooru recently posted “4 Tips for Making Professional Looking Google Documents.”
Here are a few more tips for using Google Docs for professional looking documents. Using the “Table” menu insert a table to organize the content on the page. Right click on the table to choose “Table properties…” Choose a table border of zero to erase the table lines. This applies to the entire table. Cell background color only applies to the cells in the table that are highlighted. It is recommended to not use more than 3 fonts in a document. From the Google Fonts website you can find fonts that pair well together. This will bring up a window with additional information about the font. In the Google Doc, choose “More fonts” at the bottom of the font list to search add additional Google fonts to your font choices.
When you paste from one source to another the formatting can become a little wonky. Highlight the text that has formatting you want to reproduce. Looking at a huge block of text is mind numbing. 5 Ways To Google Presentations Not As Presentations. If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with your students that have nothing to do with public speaking. Here are some fun exercises you can try in your classes. Visual Note/Flash Cards Imagery is a powerful tool in all subjects. Visually Outline a Project Presentation slides are a great way to engage in pre-writing exercises. Create Visual Prompts & Virtual Discussion If you’ve ever used Voicethread then you’re familiar with the idea of providing students with a visual prompt and then allowing them to discuss the image.
Create a Repository of Images with Citation Citing images properly is a key skill in the 21st century. Digital WorkBooks This project is primarily geared towards elementary students. Paperless Classroom? ePortfolios? Easily Accomplish Both with Google Docs! » Clint's Tech Integration Resources. Permalink: UEN Faculty Lounge PPT or PDF versions Google facilitated the Education On Air Conference, a virtual conference for educators focused on and around Google Apps for Education, featuring their master teachers.
I sat in on a few sessions – Managing Digital Portfolios w/ Google Tools from Kern Kelley, and The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs from Eric Curts. Easy Steps to Create Self Grading Assessment Using Google Forms. One Stop Resource for Google Docs. If you’re a Google Docs user, curious about Google Docs, work with Google Docs with students, and especially if you’re looking for help understanding all of the features of Google Docs, then you’ve got to bookmark MaryFran’s Google Docs Tutorials.
Created as a Google Site (of course), this is a huge collection of resources, tutorials, videos, … all devoted to helping the visitor understand the ins and outs of working with Google Docs. That’s really the best description I can think of to describe this site. Navigation and use is as simple and powerful as Google Docs itself. Just select a topic of interest from the left side navigation menu and read on. Screen captures are included along with complete descriptions of just what activity is being discussed. Google Docs users – make sure that you bookmark this resource. Powered by Qumana Like this: Like Loading... Related OTR Links 12/16/2011 Main Page - Math Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. 50 Google Docs Tips Every Teacher should Know about. 10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs.
Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance.
One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. With the integration of these apps, users can now handle their files and documents ways not affordable by any other cloud storage tool out there.
8 Extensions That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox. 22 Useful Google Forms for Teachers and Principals. Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links. 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom. 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google Forms isn’t exactly the first thing that leaps to mind.
While you’d probably prefer a piece of hardware that’s affordable, easy to use, and mobile that allows students to direct their own mastery of content in peer-to-peer and school-to-school learning environments, for now you just might have to settle for a spreadsheet. No, wait. Come back. Spreadsheets are simply a kind of framework, yes? And they have built-in formulas to perform calculations, visualize data, and communicate information in ways we–and students–are not used to seeing, right?
So maybe a self-grading assessment? Questionnaires? See, I told you it’s not so bad.