19 Handy Google Tricks That You Weren’t Aware Of
After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients available, it’s very easy to use the basic features for each and leave it at that. However, if you delve a little deeper, there are many tricks hidden away that will help improve your experience. To help you out, here are a number of tips and tricks that you can use for four of Google’s more popular features: Gmail, Maps, Google Drive and Google News. Gmail Use Filtered Search
15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference brings together a huge cross section of educators who share a common belief that technology in the classroom can make learning more relevant, engaging and fun for kids. Among the 20,000 or so conference-goers are ed-tech evangelists, teachers new to technology, passionate makers and many others. Educators at the conference are looking for new ideas and tools to bring back to their districts and classrooms. Monica Martinez creates professional development for the EdTechTeam, a partner of Google For Education.
Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them
“Traditional thinking is all about ‘what is’. Future thinking will also need to be about what ‘can be’” By Edward de Bono Quick Response codes also known as QR codes are similar to barcodes. When you scan QR codes using apps such as i-nigma or scan with your smartphone, ipad and computer (if you have a web camera) it links information to you. The information can be text, videos or websites etc. I believe with bring your own technology coming to many schools, I see QR codes becoming more popular in the classroom because they can be read on many devices and it is a real world application now.
Tip of the Week: Embed Voki on Google Site
Are you looking for different ways to share your Voki? You can always embed your Voki collection to your Google Site! If you attempted to embed your Voki on your Google Site (and failed), continue reading to learn how!
5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites. Collaborative Writing Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers in the 24/7 classroom. The integrated reference tools and smart spell checker provide students with convenient writing support right on the page.
An iPad Workflow for the Classroom Using Google Drive & Pages, Keynote or Numbers
The Google Drive iPad app is not yet all that we might want it to be, but it is definitely moving in the right direction. A recent update included the ability to create and edit spreadsheets, but it also added something equally useful – the ability to upload files from other apps to Google Drive via the “Open in” function. This creates some useful workflow options for teachers who want to assign, receive and grade student work on the iPad. Here’s how it could work. 1. Using the Drive app, the student creates a folder for assignments and shares it with the teacher (some kind of default naming strategy would be good here: see The Paperless iPad Classroom with the Google Drive app).
How to Use the New Research Tool in Google Docs
Whether you're a student facing final papers or a parent helping kids with research assignments, Google has just made the process a lot easier with a new tool that automates the research process. Simply called "Research," the tool lets you conduct searches for terms related to your document or search for just quotes or images from a panel that appears to the right of your document. Searching for a location automatically brings up a Google map that you can insert as is or edit by zooming in or out. Photos can be filtered to include only those that are licensed for free use — a good idea to avoid copyright problems. For Web page results, hover over the link to see a preview of the page.
12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials
Ever wondered how people show you so clearly what is happening on their computer, like in the Photoshop Video Tutorials we shared with you? Thanks to screencasting software, anyone can do it. So what's stopping you now from making your own how-to videos? Try out one of these 12 tools and get to making your first video! Free
The Google+ Guide For Educators
Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+. All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) so it's been hard to find just one favorite Google+ area to discuss...that's why I've decided to share some of my favorite articles to help get educators started.
Good to Know – Google
If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile. Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile. Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps.
Printable Graphic Organizers
General Graphic Organizers Worksheets Learning organization techniques should not be a chore, but rather a process that everyone should grasp, understand, and implement into their lives. For example, if you're someone who is unorganized when it comes to bills, more than likely you have a hard time getting them paid by the due date. Another example might be with school work. If you're a student and you don't have an organization structure in place for taking and storing notes, then chances are you don't do very well with taking tests. Organization is truly a skill.
80 Ways To Use Google Forms In Your Classroom
5 Tips For Finding A Scholarship 3.82K Views 0 Likes Nowadays, searching for high school scholarships should be easier than ever before—but is it? Searching for plainly “Scholarships” in search engines will return you about 83 million results. That high number of result...