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One Stop Resource for Google Docs

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. Navigation and use is as simple and powerful as Google Docs itself. Just select a topic of interest from the left side navigation menu and read on. Screen captures are included along with complete descriptions of just what activity is being discussed. Google Docs users – make sure that you bookmark this resource. Powered by Qumana Like this: Like Loading... Related OTR Links 12/16/2011 Main Page - Math Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. In "Links" OTR Links 04/09/2012 Related:  Google

Google Classroom: Viewing Rights One issue with using Google Docs with students is remembering to set the viewing rights on a document. How many times have you linked students to a file in Google Docs only to hear a sea of voices exclaiming “We do not have permission!” When you create a Google document the default viewing permissions are private. You have to click on the blue share button to change the sharing permissions. Something that is easily overlooked. Google Classroom solves this problem by allowing the teacher to link to Google Docs from their school Google Drive account. Additionally you can set the Google documents you share with students to be “Students can edit file” or “Make a copy for each student.” No matter the sharing options you choose in Google Classroom you can be assured that the students will have access to the document so long as they are signed in with their school Google Apps account. For more information about Google Classroom see: Like this: Like Loading...

Scrapbooking fonts, alphabets, Journaling Delights and Clip Art - Lettering Delights 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google Forms isn’t exactly the first thing that leaps to mind. While you’d probably prefer a piece of hardware that’s affordable, easy to use, and mobile that allows students to direct their own mastery of content in peer-to-peer and school-to-school learning environments, for now you just might have to settle for a spreadsheet. No, wait. Spreadsheets are simply a kind of framework, yes? And they have built-in formulas to perform calculations, visualize data, and communicate information in ways we–and students–are not used to seeing, right? So maybe a self-grading assessment? Questionnaires? See, I told you it’s not so bad.

Faculty Focus Email Have you ever wondered what motivates students to come to class without reading and studying the assigned chapter? You are not alone. Faculty members across the nation are becoming increasingly challenged by students' lack of dispositions that enhance learning. Every discipline has learning standards and achievement expectations that help drive students' success. However, such expectations do not equal success. It is the motivation to pursue excellence, a work ethic that reflects the determination to solve problems, the attention to the smallest details, and the desire to be the very best that distinguishes students who make a difference in their given professions. Unfortunately, many students miss class, come in late, fail to read and study assignments, text message during lectures, and do not value the body of knowledge shared in class. Disposition Awareness Many faculty members assume students enter the college classroom with the disposition to be successful. Assessment of Disposition

7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets Yesterday the Google Drive team announced one of the biggest updates to Docs and Sheets that we’ve seen in a long time. The new Add-ons feature for Docs and Sheets makes it really easy to bring some advanced functionality, or just some missing features, to your most important Drive files. With this new Add-ons feature comes a brand new marketplace with dozens of options to choose from. We suggest playing around some of them to see which ones fit your specific needs, but there are a few that we really like already. 1. Before Add-ons were introduced, creating a mail-merge required some knowledge of apps script as well as a lot of patience when putting together all the materials. 2. Collaboration is already one of the most powerful tools in Google Docs, but asking for (or receiving) approval for changes can really only be addressed with a workaround by using comments. 3. 4. A lot of people have issues when making their data in a Google Spreadsheet work together with a Google Doc. 5. 6. 7.

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ? At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content. The chart below from Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology. Have a look and, as always, share with us your feedback in the comment form below. Check out the full chart from this page.

Convert Your PDF’s to Google Docs This Google Docs tip tells you how to convert a photo or PDF into a Google Doc. Earlier I blogged on annotating PDF’s being a bad lesson plan. I had suggested that at the very least to put the information into a Google Doc so students can collaborate around it and insert comments. From Google Drive, right click on the image file or PDF file. This will make a copy of the image or PDF into a new Google Document. Images When converting an image, Google scans the image for text and extracts readable text out of the document. PDF’s When converting a PDF, Google Drive takes an image of each page and inserts it into the Google Document. Just because you can does not mean you should. Remember the 4 C’s for modern teaching: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communicate. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015

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