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. An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs July 1, 2014 A few days ago Google released a few interesting updates to its Drive applications. One important update that I want to share with you today is called "Suggested Edits". This new feature is great for collaborative work on Google Docs. Before, when you share a Google document with your collaborators and grant them the editing rights they can edit anything in it.
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.
33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms. Here they are: A few of Steven’s discoveries:
5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad Kasey Bell is an instructional technology consultant with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, and more than ten years in the field of education. Kasey will be presenting the session “Ooey Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. 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. If literacy is the foundation of learning, tools that promote its integration can be considered equally foundational. Through the cloud, students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders are able to access the same document. Comments can be added.
Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive January 13, 2015 Here is a set of practical video tutorials on Google Slides (formerly Presentation) I have bookmarked over the last couple of months. The purpose behind this collection is to provide teachers, especially beginner users of Slides, with practical know-how to assist them in creating, editing and sharing Google Slides. Google Slides is one of the easiest and simplest presentation creation tool out there. It is also part of Google Drive suit which makes its integration with other Drive services a seamless process.
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. 25 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Make You A Pro - Blogrope Looking for some good Photoshop tutorials that will turn you into a professional? Well, there are a number of Photoshop tutorials out there! While some of you will teach you the basics, others focus on the popular aspects of Photoshop. However in this tutorial, we have combined 25 best Photoshop tutorials that will turn you into a professional. So if you want to do some professional work quickly, here are 25 Photoshop tutorials that will make you a pro:
10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try If you use Google Chrome as your go-to web browser, you may have seen a little icon for the ‘Store’ (like what you see on the right) when you attempt to open a new tab. Never clicked that? Only clicked that once or twice but never took the plunge into the wild world of the Chrome Web Store? In an effort to help you truly surface the best Google Chrome extensions for teachers of all stripes, I thought it might be useful to showcase some of my favorites. I’m a recent Google Chrome convert. I used Mozilla Firefox for several years because it actually worked better with WordPress (which is what Edudemic is built on).
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. Google Tutorials This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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.
Using Layers in Photoshop – a Comprehensive Beginners’ Tutorial Like Every image in Photoshop is made of layers, and the manner in which these layers are designed and then stacked together is what gives the image its appearance and appeal. As such, using layers in Photoshop should be common knowledge for every Photoshop users. Here is a brief but comprehensive Photoshop beginner tutorial on how to use layer in Photoshop. The layers panel in Photoshop not only gives you access to the layers, but it also comes with a wide range of features that make manipulating and designing these layers simple. It allows you to create, design, and re-design layers in addition to other things such as: