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Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. Chromebooks. 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials. 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. 6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive. Google Drive has unlimited potential.

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive

The feature that lets users upload documents, images, spreadsheets and more has millions of neat little ways to boost your everyday activity. It's also a useful online warehouse that holds all the things you don't have space for on your computer. Want to know how to boost its capabilities even more? Download these six nifty Chrome extensions that offer unique and handy features. 1. If you need to keep your documents as private as possible (you know, like that secret novel you've been working on), check out Fogpad. 2. As the name suggests, Save to Google Drive lets users save web content or browser screenshots directly to their Drive accounts. 3. Here's another one with a straightforward name. 4. Here's an extension for the lazybones in all of us.

3 Important Google Calendar Tips Every Teacher Should Know about. September 9, 2015 Google Calendar can be of tremendous help in enhancing your teaching productivity and facilitating your overall instructional workflow.

3 Important Google Calendar Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

As a teacher, you can use Calendar for different purposes. For example, you can use it to create events and share them with your students and parents; or use it to share important dates and information with students. You can also create reminders about assignments and share them with your class. Check out these video tutorials to learn more about how to use Google Calendar. Also, below are three important tips to keep in mind when using Google Calendar. 1- Events from Gmail Any email you receive with an event included (e.g a flight, an appointment…etc) is automatically added to you Google Calendar.

Open Google Calendar.Click the settings gear in the top right .Select Settings.Find the Events from Gmail section (stay in the "General" tab).Uncheck Add automatically. Open Google Calendar on a computer.On the left, find My Calendars. Educational Technology Guy: 52 Google Docs Secrets for Students. Google Docs is one of my favorite resources for myself, other teachers, and students.

Educational Technology Guy: 52 Google Docs Secrets for Students

I use it constantly and when I share it with other teachers, friends, or my students, they are usually impressed and start using it too. There are tons of features and functions in Google Docs that make using it extremely useful and effective as an educational tool. Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic]

You don’t need to limit yourself to searching just for simple strings; Google supports all manner of handy search tricks. If you want to search just’s archive of XBMC articles, for example, you can plug in XBMC to search our site. Get More Out of Google [HackCollege via Mashable] Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). Shake Up Learning Blog. 50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos. 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class.

August 11, 2014 This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms.

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. Theguidetogoogledrivesharing 1. Search Education – Google. Teach your students the right way to Google.

Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students.

Teach your students the right way to Google

At a time when most students (and adults, for that matter) are accustomed to heading straight to Google to answer all of their questions, being able to sagely sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly of search results is key to creating independent 21st century thinkers. However, even when used properly, Google is not always the right resource.

On its website, the Kentucky Virtual Library provides a detailed, student-friendly interactive map of the research process, called “How To Do Research,” which spells out the steps for making the most of the research process, from planning to searching to taking notes and ultimately using gathered information effectively. Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student. One of the presentations I did in the Google Booth at Educause this year was on using concatenate for a spreadsheet.

Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student

While you do not need to know the word concatenate to do this trick, it is wickedly useful. One of the best tools in the Google Apps suite is Google Forms. It allows any user on practically any device to fill out a Form. The user does not have to be logged in, have a Google account or even know what Google is.

The data collected from the Form can be viewed in a spreadsheet and manipulated any number of ways. GOOGLE DRIVE LESSONS BUNDLE. Google Drive • Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. • Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one location. • These Google programs are FREE. • These lessons contains screen shots, activities, marking schemes, tips and instructions for using Documents, Slides, Sheets, Drawings and Forms within Google Drive. * Documents is similar to Microsoft Word * Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint * Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel * Drawings is similar to Microsoft Publisher * Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz You will receive these lessons in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. * Save $8 by purchasing this bundle UPDATE: Lessons for the new Google Add-ons and Updates have been added.


TOPICS 1. Thanks for visiting my store! Also, don't forget to "FOLLOW" me for exciting new product announcements, sales, promotions and updates! Gavin Middleton TeachwithTech. Google Forms – new look, versatile tool. Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student. Thedaringlibrarian - Google_Apps. Please send suggestions & questions to Gwyneth Jones - The Daring Librarian (.com) Google Certified Teacher #GTAWA --> gwyneth_jones(at) HCPSS Teachers: PLEASE Log OUT of your personal GMAIL before logging INTO our Google APPS For HCPSS andRemember - it's your Active Directory login the kind for your laptop & not your CLC :-) Great directions from the super cool @ericcurts how to go paperless with GAfE & Google Drive!

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**The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs** From the HCPSS Help website:Google Contacts is a way to store and organize contact information about the people with whom you communicate. • Danielle's Google Apps PageUploading, Sharing, and Making Copy of FilesDownload the PDF version! Download this free eBook .PDF from Simple K12. Create Jeopardy-style Games in Google Sheets. Must-Know Google Doc Hacks for Classrooms. Buckle up.

Must-Know Google Doc Hacks for Classrooms

We collected must-know tips, tricks, and shortcuts for classrooms using Google docs. Funky Features You can find a doc’s revision history under the “File” tab.Similarly - click any file (single-click) and then click the “i” in the right corner to view the activity history of a doc.And you can still track changes by navigating to the “editing” button on your toolbar and selecting “suggesting” instead of “editing” mode. Docs has citation support, accessible via the research option under “Tools.” This pane has a built in search. For longer works, docs will auto-generate a table of contents if you use heading styles throughout. Savvy Settings Also under “Tools” is your personal dictionary. Just Gimmie the Shortcuts, Please You can find the shortcut motherload here. Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: google docs. Google for Education: Google Teacher Academy. 13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier. You think you know how to Google? You don’t know how to Google. Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar.

Consider this your instructions manual for the world’s most popular search engine. The Scenario: You’re playing Scrabble and some dumb-dumb says, “Hey, ‘panacea’ isn’t a word!” The Solution: Just type “define:” followed by the word you want and Google will take you straight to the definition. The Scenario: You want to find out the origin of a quote, but Google keeps giving results that are nowhere close.

The Solution: Put your search phrase inside quotation marks. 10 Tips for Folders in Google Drive. Folders allow you to organize your files in Google Drive. They also allow you to more efficiently share a collection of documents. If you’ve switched to the new Google Drive you can create a folder by clicking on the reddish “NEW” button and choosing folder. The “Create” button provides the same options if you have not switched over. You can find the folders under “My Drive” on the left hand side of Google Drive.