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10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 - Teacher Tech. 1.

10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 - Teacher Tech

Force a Copy When I create templates I like to share the templates in a way that prompts the user to create a copy. Notice if you go to alicekeeler.com/poo that it does not take you directly to the document but rather asks you to copy it first. To accomplish this remove the /edit at the end of a Google Apps URL and change it to /copy. Example: I will usually create a short URL such as tinyurl.com or goo.gl out of the long Google Apps URL where I have modified the URL with slash copy. 2. In the search bar of Google Drive (tip: use the slash key on your keyboard to put your cursor automatically in the search bar) is a tiny triangle. 3. 10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 - Teacher Tech. The 11 Best G Suite Updates of 2016 - BetterCloud Monitor. 2016 was an exciting year for G Suite!

The 11 Best G Suite Updates of 2016 - BetterCloud Monitor

Whether it was improving existing features with machine intelligence or rolling out new products entirely, there were lots of updates that are helping us work faster and more efficiently now. Here’s a roundup of our favorite updates from 2016. 1.) The “Explore” function in Docs, Sheets, & Slides. 8 Tools to Make the Writing Process Easier in G Suite - BetterCloud Monitor. Writing.

8 Tools to Make the Writing Process Easier in G Suite - BetterCloud Monitor

It ain’t easy. To help, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite tips and tricks in G Suite that can help make it a little easier. These tools can help with gathering research, identifying themes, finding the perfect word, fixing your grammar and spelling, and more. 1. Search Education – Google. Why a Brochure? - Teacher Tech. I think it is really important that we are very intentional about our assignments.

Why a Brochure? - Teacher Tech

Why do we do what we do? Why will students care about the assignment and be engaged? Sometimes we think students will like something and it is a total flop. All Posts - Teacher Tech. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Google Search Tips Every Stude... April 24, 2016 The strength of Google search engine lies in its hidden features that usually go unnoticed by many students.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Google Search Tips Every Stude...

As we have repeatedly emphasized, knowing how to effectively conduct Google searches becomes an essential skill for 21st century students. It is also one of the main pillars of digital citizenship. 12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know - The Gooru. Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously.

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know - The Gooru

Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you don’t need to scroll through multiple pages of results to find what you need. If you can’t remember song lyrics that are on the tip of your tongue or need to review your spending habits from last month, you can do it with Google Search. Check out a few of our favorite little known search tricks that can take your searches to the next level. 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. 3 Strange Things You Can Do With Google Docs That Are Actually Super Useful - The Gooru. Google Docs has always been much more than just a cloud based text editor.

3 Strange Things You Can Do With Google Docs That Are Actually Super Useful - The Gooru

Some of its best features are also some of its strangest. I often discover these obscure tools tucked away in Google Docs only to find myself pleasantly surprised when I end up using them everyday. From allowing you to create pre-made templates to transcribing images right into text for you, there are definitely some functions you probably aren’t using in Google Docs. Here are three of my favorites that are not only unexpected but unexpectedly useful as well. 1. 8 Essential Tips Infographic. How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond.

Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short.

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy. So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on other search engines too. 1. Exact phrase. Professional-development-handbook. Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student sho... The internet presents our students with the significant challenge of learning how to access and synthesize massive amounts of information from all over the world.

Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student sho...

To manage overwhelming amounts of information, it is critical to learn how to design searches that take you past the first page of results. The quality of information can lead to a over simplification of an issue or lead to a much deeper understanding of the nuances of a topic. In today’s global economy, global empathy is one of the most critical skills we must teach our students. To this end, utilizing the internet strategically can lead students to understand other cultures and viewpoints and spark authentic learning experiences.

While the internet provides us with the opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives and exposes our simplified narratives, the reality of how Google targets basic search often leads to localized results. Let’s take a look at a detailed example assignment, “the Iranian Hostage Crisis.” 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout. The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate. Just because young people are functionally very capable, doesn’t mean they always have the criticality to appraise the wealth of information available. English teacher Jennifer Wilson discusses how critical thinking and digital literacy need to go hand-in-hand. Most students in school today are digital natives. They’ve grown up with smartphones and tablets, interacting with the world in a very different way than we did 15 years ago.

Google Docs: Default to Anyone With the Link Can View. I was talking with a teacher who was wishing that it was possible to have Google Docs default to “Anyone with the link can view.” This would ensure that when he shares resources that viewers are not told that the document is private and they do not have access. If you set the sharing settings on a folder then any documents in the folder inherit the same sharing settings. In Google Drive create a folder that you will share resources from. Click on the folder in Google Drive. Icons will appear in the tool area; choose the sharing icon that is represented by an image of a man with a plus sign. Click on the word “Advanced” in the bottom right hand corner of the sharing screen.

Click on the word “Change” to change the sharing settings away from private. Choose the option for “Anyone with the link” and leave the default for “can view” down at the bottom. When creating a new document go to the folder first. This trick also works for teams. Game of War - Fire Age. Google Launches YouTube Kids - An for Watching Family-Friendly Videos.

Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application. The result? I am realizing how little I actually knew about these tools and how tragically I was underutilizing them! Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: 10 Google Th... Digital Learning Day is March 13th. Tips & Tricks for Searching Google Like a Pro [Infographic] How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students. While many teachers embrace the chaos of digital research (it is the “real world,” after all), for others setting students loose on Google is a recipe for a research project chock-full of Yahoo! Answers and other less-than-ideal information sources.

While evaluating the credibility of information is an important part of any research project, giving your students proper tools to do the cognitive heavy lifting you’d like them to can be just as important. Luckily, Google gives you the option to customize students’ search experience to rope off certain sections of the internet, or to gently emphasize others. (In fact, you could even have students create their own custom search engine as a part of the project itself.) Below is an overview of the steps, from naming the search engine and choosing the sites you’d like students to select from, to customizing search features and sharing the link with students.

Archaeological Areas of Pompei - Google Cultural Institute. Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information : Primary Tech. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 I was recently involved in a conversation about how difficult it now is to filter what is on the internet and research effectively. In the past, students would primarily use books to research; being overloaded with possibly unreliable information wasn’t really an issue. Teaching students research skills is becoming increasingly important. Some refer to the filtering and critical evaluation of information as ‘web literacy’. Google Search Tricks and Tips Tutorial. Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Google Calendar Explained for Tea... Search Education – Google.

The Complete Book of Modern Classics : Australian Women's Weekly : 9781742451251. How Google is Making Us Stupid. Google is synonymous, too, with speed and simplicity. But nothing about it has been speedier or simpler than its rise. It is not a decade since it was first launched on the website of the inventors’ Stanford alma mater, not seven years since they first attracted backing from venture capitalists, and a mere 17 months since the company raised $US2 billion by going public, a process which has since inflated its market value to $US120 billion. Most technologies penetrate either public or private sphere. Google, with its disarming ‘don’t be evil’ philosophy, has come to pervade both, as the preferred means for about half the six hundred million searches initiated every day, whether by students seeking sources, employers verifying résumés, professionals trawling journals, shoppers chasing bargains or even lovers checking partners – it is now two years since Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw googled her paramour Aleksandr Petrovsky.

Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google. 15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills. 46-hidden-tips-and-tricks-to-use-google-search-like-a-boss.png (PNG Image, 600 × 6115 pixels) - Scaled (16%) Search Education – Google. Search Education – Google. PowerSearchingQuickReference.pdf.

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

40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies.