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Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide )

Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide )
Here is a list of some of the best features of Google Docs that teachers need to know about :It is free and very easy to useIt has a user-friendly interfaceIt lets you create Google documents, spreadsheets, and other file types and collectionsIt lets you upload, manage and store files and foldersIt allows you to share Google Docs, files and collectionsYou can preview your docs and files before you open or share themYou can also view images and videos that you have uploaded to your document listIt lets you search for items by name, type and visibility settingIt allows users to collaborate on documents in real timeIt also offers a chat functionality for collaborators to use while working on docs.Google Docs Templates for teachers Many Google Docs users are unaware of the fact that they can breathe life into their documents with templates. Google's new templates for Google Docs make it fast and easy to create all kinds of documents. I- Documents : Click on any title to read the tutorial

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10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using Today's post is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. He has also made all these forms available for us to download and use with our students. To download any of the forms below, make sure to visit Tom's original post. 20 Useful Google Search Tips You Probably Don't Know - Google search tips aren’t uncommon–but useful search tips are another thing entirely. Add in useful tips that you’ve probably never heard of and–well, you just got better at Googleing didn’t you? (Googling? Should I Google an answer? Savjeti i resursi za bez papira učionici “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” By Paul J.

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. This is the same list I have been using to create guides I share with you here in this blog. All the guides below are created and shared by Google help centre.

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 50+ great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive. Access your documents from anywhere: Whether you’re in your dorm room or the school library, you can access your Google Docs.

Internet Map your Guide to Popular Webistes Online Today as I was going through my feeds I came across this great web tool called Internet Map and thought it might interest you as well. Internet Map, as its name suggests, is a Google Map of the 350.000 largest websites in the world. Websites are included in circles in the map. The size and visibility of each circle corresponds with the popularity of the website it contains . Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education 1- Hang-outs Hangout provides users with a virtual space where they can meet , and hold discussions using both audio or video. It also allows up to 10 people to video chat with one another and for free. Users can easily invite whoever they want to join their chat using a simple generated URL. Hangouts are a great way for teachers to connect with their students and conduct video conferencing or even do tutoring online. It can also be used to invite guest speakers into the classroom

Awesome Cheat Sheet on Google Docs Shortcuts I just came across this excellent resource while browsing my Twitter feeds and thought you might also like to have a look. This is the official worksheet Google published in its Google Docs Support page and which features all the keyboard shortcuts that facilitate your work on Google Docs. I have just copied parts of this sheet because the entire sheet is very long and you can access it HERE. There is a version available for Mac users as well. To find the Mac shortcuts, you will have to scroll down in the link I posted earlier till the end of the page.

Student Created Videos: Google Slides and Screencasting This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Jonathan Brubaker. Right place at the right time. The place was Edcamp Palm Springs. The time was a session on video in the classroom led by Jessica Pack. Earth Engine Earth Engine Access Develop, access and run algorithms on the full Earth Engine data archive, all using Google's parallel processing platform. Access to Earth Engine is currently available as a limited release to a small group of partners.

Google Now Makes It Easier to Search for Licensed Images January 14, 2014 With this new update to Google Image Search, users now can search for images by licensing rights under the " search tools " which is in the front page. Before this update and in order for users to sort their search results, they had to access it through "Advanced search "which was not convenient enough as many people don't even bother with it. This tidbit was shared by a tweet by Matt Cutts , Google spam engineer, and I learned about it from the Next Web. Here is a snapshot of the location of "usage rights" in Google Image

Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google for teachers tools to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these Google for teacherstricks will surely save you some precious time when using technology in the classroom. Google for Teachers Search Tricks Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mike Petty. Last fall our high school purchased Chromebooks and the new principal set high expectations for more project-based learning and technology integration in all subjects. As the instructional technology coordinator for the district, this was great news for me!