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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs
Today I am sharing with you a little guide I have created specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Each time I write about Google Docs I get several emails from people asking about how to apply a certain tip. I know Google Docs keeps improving and adding more features to it but the basic features it started with are still the same. Just give it some time and play around its features and you will learn a great deal of new things from. Use the the guide below to help you better master Google Docs. 1- Add a title to your document and save it in a folder 2- Search your Google Drive for docs 3- Connect apps to Google Drive 4- Highlight to add comment 5- Add comment to highlighted words 6- Research highlighted words in Google, Scholar, Images..etc 7- Sharing a doc with others 8- Track Revision

Google Documents - Découvrir Google Documents N’importe quel utilisateur de micro-ordinateur a, au moins une fois dans sa vie, eu recours à une application bureautique, comme Microsoft Office, WordPerfect ou Malgré un marché très largement dominé par Microsoft, la société Google n’a pas hésité à développer une suite bureautique de son cru. Toutefois, contrairement à ses concurrents, elle propose un produit totalement gratuit et 100 % Web. Vous n’avez donc rien à installer sur votre machine, il suffit simplement d’un navigateur Internet et d’un compte Google pour créer et partager rapidement des documents. Sur la page d’accueil de Google, cliquez sur le lien « plus » situé sur le bord supérieur de la fenêtre, puis sur le lien « Documents » dans le menu déroulant qui s’est ouvert. Dans la fenêtre qui apparaît, saisissez les identifiants de votre compte Google et cliquez sur le bouton « Connexion » (si vous ne possédez pas encore de compte, cliquez sur le bouton « Adoptez Google Document dès maintenant »).

Back to School With Google Docs Last year all of the students in our school district received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy all year getting students up and running and then finding innovative ways to use the tools for learning. Upon reflection,if I got the opportunity to do it all over again there are three things I would make sure to do at the start of the year to kick off Google Docs. 1. Encourage Teachers to Create an In Box with a Google Form One of the challenges of using Google Docs with a class full of students is in managing all those Google Docs. While it's fairly easy for students to learn to share their work with you, the clutter that ends up in your email box can be overwhelming. Teachers create and publish a Google Form, or In Box, in a convenient place for students to access. 2. The Google Docs revision history tracks all changes that have been made to a document by each collaborator, which makes this a useful feature for student accountability. 3. How to Use an Existing Templates

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers 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 has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Gmail 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Google Calendar 44.

Tech Tools for Teachers: Social-bookmarking By Nik Peachey Nik Peachey explores social-bookmarking and how we can use it to save bookmarks online to access them from any computer. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on the use of social-bookmarking, including a list of tools to collate web pages like scrible and Delicious, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide. What is social-bookmarking? To explain what social bookmarking is, let’s first look at bookmarking. In this article, we look at the use of social-bookmarking to see how it can be used to share ideas and enhance learning. Equipment needed | Why is social-bookmarking useful for language teaching? Equipment needed You don’t need any special equipment to get involved in social-bookmarking, though many social-bookmarking services do offer you browser plug-ins and bookmarklets that can make using their services faster and more efficient. Why is social-bookmarking useful for language teaching? Tips for creating social bookmarks

Nouvelle version de Google Documents en ligne Le géant Google a apporté des améliorations à sa suite bureautique en ligne en s’inspirant de Google Wave et y a ajouté plusieurs fonctions : édition en temps réel, chat, outil de dessin…Découvrez ces nouvelles fonctionnalités. Plus d’interactivité entre les utilisateurs Cette nouvelle version place la réactivité au cœur de ses priorités : les utilisateurs d’un même document peuvent en effet désormais visualiser les modifications apportées par les collaborateurs en temps réel. Et le nouvel outil de chat leur permet même de s’échanger des idées, des impressions et des conseils. L’outil de chat est situé dans un volet à droite des documents. Un autre outil est également désormais disponible : l’outil dessin permet en effet de réaliser des graphiques et des schémas, que l’on peut aussi éditer en temps réel entre collaborateurs. Des fonctions de mise en page améliorées On retrouve également dans cette dernière version une amélioration du tableur, afin de bénéficier d’un affichage plus rapide.

4 New Ways to Use Google Docs Forms with Students - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - free technology, GAFE, google docs, multimedia, video The Google Docs form is an efficient tool for teaching and learning because it is user friendly, free, and works on most computing devices. Forms can be embedded into a variety of online learning platforms or emailed directly to students for easy access. Recently, Google improved the form by adding some multimedia features, providing teachers with more ways to use it for guided, independent learning. Embed YouTube Video into a Google Docs Form Now you can embed live YouTube video right into a form to create a guided video lesson for students. Create a Self-Grading Quiz with Google Docs Forms and Flubaroo Information collected through a Google Docs form is instantly displayed in a spreadsheet. Embed an Image Into a Google Docs Form Pictures can be powerful tools for launching writing activities. Use a Google Docs Form as an Exit Ticket Gauge student understanding and evaluate the effectiveness of a lesson by using a form as an exit ticket. Final Thoughts

Adding Voice Comments to Google Docs Got Better Now February, 2014 Kaizena is one of my favourite web tools for adding comments to Google Docs. When granting Kaizena access to your Google Drive you will be able to add both text and voice comments to your documents and anyone who has access to these documents can also see these comments. This could be a great way for sharing audio as well as written feedback with students . A few days ago, Kaizena rolled out some interesting new features to its service. With this new update, users now can import not only documents they have stored on their Drive but they can also import entire folders : We’ve made it a lot easier for you to import a large volume of documents. Watch this video to learn more about Kaizena

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification Gamification has been a big buzzword in education in recent times. Using game-style methods to incentivize students to get their learn on can be fun and effective teaching and learning methods.Take a look at these 25 things that all teachers should know about gamification. See Also: The 100-Second Guide To Gamification In Education From the most simple questions (like, ‘what is gamification, anyway?) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Dr.