Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade. I also wonder how many of my students carefully read the comments I make on these pieces since they get them back just as the school year ends and summer break begins. 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1.
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 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. 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. I have curated for you some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface.
A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom Tutorial by TeachThought Staff The use of cloud-based word processing and storage is among the most underrated examples of education technology. 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. 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. To the left of the My Drive icon is an arrow.
5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course We at eLearning Brothers do our best to teach you the best way of doing things. But today we’re going to switch things up and tell you the worst ways to develop eLearning courses. Here are five ways you can kill an eLearning course. 1. 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.
Scripts - New Visions CloudLab New Visions' Script Gallery Prior to March 2014 Apps Scripts for Google Sheets were installed and via a "locally-attached copy" made available to users through the "Script Gallery." Since then, Google has made big changes to scripts, most visibly by creating a new way of distributing them as Add-ons for Docs -- in which all users run from a single, developer-maintained copy of the codebase. Add-ons are now available for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms through three respective galleries in the Chrome Web Store. A number of our tools from the heyday of scripts have not been ported over to Add-ons framework, but they are still quite useful and fun perfectly fine in the NEW Google Sheets when run as local scripts.
Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2382 516Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. You are creative. Must-Know Google Doc Hacks for Classrooms Buckle up. We collected must-know tips, tricks, and shortcuts for classrooms using Google docs. Funky Features Instructional Design Tips Instructional Design Tips Finding Inspiration for eLearning Here are some great ways to find inspiration for your eLearning: Find a Role Model You can’t take a shot at something without something to aim for. Is there a creative or intellectual person you really look up to? Think how your hero might solve the problem and try... read more 5 eLearning Examples That Will Get You Thinking Outside the Box