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10 Google Docs Hacks Every Teacher Should Know. Google Docs is a popular word processing tool because it allows ready access to your documents and files from any internet connected device.

10 Google Docs Hacks Every Teacher Should Know

It permits users to readily share documents and easily collaborate on materials. If you are already familiar with Google Docs, try out these 10 hacks to up your Google game! The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger. 5 Google Apps Tips for Teachers. 7 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts. Using Google Hangouts is a great way to connect and collaborate with other classrooms.

7 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts

It’s also a powerful tool for making connections, working collaboratively and introducing the wider world to your students. Many educators have embraced Hangouts to enrich both their students’ learning experiences and their own professional development. Digital Shift News. This month Chad DeAngelo is going to share his experience with Google Classroom and how he is utilizing it with students in his Biology Classes.

Digital Shift News

Google Classroom is is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. Summary from Chad: Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Docs, and Drive. Google for Education. Googledocscheatsheet. Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 1) I get lots of emails asking about Google Classroom.

Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 1)

Oftentimes I can’t provide adequate answers to these inquiries given my limited experience with the platform. Although I educate my newsletter subscribers and the readers of this site on all things Google Apps, I have never had the task of actually managing a classroom full of students. Luckily, a reader of the site and real-life teacher was kind enough to help me put a lot of these Classroom dilemmas to rest by putting together a massive guide on everything you need to know in Google Classroom.

The guide is too long to fit into a single post so I will be releasing sections on a weekly basis. I am excited to present the first part of this guide, which will take you through everything from first log in to creating classes and inviting students to those classes. Google-Docs-Basics-A-Video-Course-for-Students-Teachers-2112819 Teaching Resources. Teach yourself and your students to make the most of Google Docs with this 12-lesson video course, including printable Quick Notes and a differentiated Skills Challenge, to apply what you learn right away!

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If you and your students are not working in Google Drive yet, there’s a good chance you will be soon! To many people, Google Drive is just a simple online storage system, an online hard drive like Dropbox. But it’s so much more than that! Yes, you can store files in Google Drive, and yes, you can organize them nicely into folders, but Drive also has a collection of FREE built-in tools that allow you to create new projects right inside Google Drive, including Google Docs: A word processing program that does the same thing as Microsoft Word. Google Forms: Submitting Drawings. Google Slides now supports Chromecast and AirPlay. Google Keep: Send to Google Doc. I use Google Keep to keep track of my brainstorms, todo lists, and to take quick notes.

Google Keep: Send to Google Doc

The app works offline which makes it great for jotting down ideas when I am on a plane. In a nutshell, Google Keep is digital “post it” notes. I can create a note, list, insert an image, or record my voice. I can color code the notes, tag them to sort notes by category, and of course I can search the notes. Getting Started with Google Classroom. When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface.

Getting Started with Google Classroom

Well, now that people are getting access to Google Classroom, we can see that there was cause for excitement because while GC is relatively basic, what’s needed is there and done with fidelity. This article will break down the ‘Getting Started’ aspects of Google Classroom and will point out important features along the way. Logging In. Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers. A Comprehensive Guide of Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom.

5 really quick videos to help use Google in the Classroom. Shake Up Learning Blog. Funny Google Videos. Welcome to Google Docs. 12 Tips to Make You a Chromebook Pro. They're inexpensive and easy to use, but these tricks make Chromebooks even more user friendly.

12 Tips to Make You a Chromebook Pro

Chromebooks are a relatively inexpensive alternative to traditional laptops. While they don't offer the full functionality of a Windows PC or a MacBook, they are great for those who spend most of their screen time online and need some basic productivity programs. There are a lot of nifty features inside.

Chrome OS recently got an update that includes the addition of Google Now to the Launcher, meaning that weather, calendar, and other info is quickly accessible, just like on an Android device. You can also search your Chromebook with your voice, just like on the Chrome browser. In general, Chromebooks are pretty intuitive to use right from the start, but there are lots of tips and tricks that are not so apparent and could be a huge help.

If you're reading this because you don't yet have a Chromebook but are thinking about getting one, then check out PCMag's roundup of the best Chromebooks. Google Docs: Beyond Word Processing. SAMR and Google Apps - great ideas and tips. SAMR stands for “Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition”.

SAMR and Google Apps - great ideas and tips

It is a framework for using technology to transform learning. Substitution: Using new technology for an old task - good, but not the best way. For example, digital worksheets are still worksheets. Augmentation: Using additional new technology for an old task - this can make some tasks better. Modification: Using new technology to change an old task - this is good. Redefinition: Using new technology to create new tasks - this is great. Below is an infographic with some tips and ideas for using Google Apps with the SAMR Framework. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics Here's another graphic that illustrates SAMR well.

Related: 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. Looping in Google Slides. GEG Ohio - Comunidad. SAMR + GAFE Overview (PUBLIC) - Google Slides. A New Visual Featuring Some Interesting Google Search Tips. 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students. Google Apps on the iPad - Integrating iPads & Google Tools 4 Teachers. Students go to: and log on with their La Salle email address & username to access from any computer using any browser. Example: Google Docs has more robust editing features than iPad version - very similar to Microsoft Word for writing.

Students may want to download their doc into Word for advanced features. Saves automatically! Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. - Google Now (Google's intelligent personal assistant.) - “Okay Google,” hands-free searching (better than Siri). - Integration with other Google apps. - Sync bookmarks and tabs across devices. - Voice Search - Omnibox - Integration with other Google apps. - Better and faster than native Mail app. - Connect and check multiple accounts in one app. - Better and faster search options. - Links open in Chrome. - Integrates with other Google apps. - Remotely access and control your computer. - Set-up all of your computers for remote access.