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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

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7 Wonderful Google Docs Tutorials for Teachers Google Drive has all the features that make it a very powerful productivity suite for teachers. Besides being able to create documents, slides, drawings and spreadsheets , users can also upload their own PDFs and files and sync them with their Google Drive accounts across different devices. Another good thing about Google Drive which I mentioned yesterday in " File Sharing Tools I recommend for Teachers" is that it is web based and can also work offline. This is probably what distinguished this service from other powerful tools like Dropbox and Evernote.

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.

Multimedia Editing with Google Drive This post could also be titled: "What I meant to share during yesterday's glitchy demo slam..." ;) When teachers talk about using Chromebooks as student machines, they often lament the lack of multimedia editing tools for student projects (such as the iLife Suite that has for years made Macs an excellent choice for student use and 1:1 programs). Chromebooks, of course, don't have any local applications... just a fast, secure, and feature rich browser... work is created and stored "in the cloud." Google Docs (now Google Drive) has been an amazing web-based creation and collaboration tool for years, but now that Google Drive is a platform and an ecology of apps is evolving, more and more options are available for the "iLife like" experience on the web.

Use Shared Google Drive Folders to Distribute Assignments to Students One of the ways that I like to share documents, presentations, and files in Google Drive is through shared folders. By creating a shared folder anytime that I add a new item to it, all of the people that have access to the folder have access to the new item I've added to the folder. This is a great way to distribute assignment descriptors, lab report templates, grading rubrics, reading materials, or videos to your students. At the beginning of a semester create a folder, share it with your students, and then for the whole semester you can distribute assignments to students by just adding new content to the folder. The directions for creating a shared folder are posted below.

6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs Following the Google Docs guides I have been posting here, I received several other tips to add to these guides. I know it is impossible for me to cover all the details of these web services but some of these tips are really important and should not pass incognito. As I told you before, this blog is a fruit of a collaborative work between me and you and I do learn a lot from you as you do from me. Docs and Slides: add images on the go From company meetings to school reports, pictures play an important part in telling your story. Today’s updates to Docs and Slides for Android and iOS help you work with images more easily, even when you’re on the go. Insert images Now you can add pictures to your documents and presentations, directly from your phone or tablet. Choose an image from your camera roll, or take a new photo on the spot.Picture perfect When you’re creating a presentation away from your desk, double tap any image in Slides to enter crop mode.

Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Amazon vs. Skydrive: Which One Is Fastest? As cloud computing services become ever more popular, you might begin to wonder how much you can really trust them to perform when you need them? I decided to find out - by testing the top file-transfer/file-storage/file-backup services. In many ways, getting a file from one computer to multiple computers is the most challenging task for the cloud. And because I like to use multiple computers running multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows and the Mac, that function is particularly important to me. Cloud Services Can Lag Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive Today while I was browsing through my feeds I came across an attention-grabbing title of a supposedly good read. I followed the link and was directed to a page where to download A Google Drive Guide for free which I did. After downloading the guide and reading it through I discovered it was a complete rubbish, full of errors, poorly written, and badly illustrated. I went back to the article that promoted it and was shocked at how its author blatantly embellished it to push people to download it. I know I took the bait and did download it but this is part of my daily work as educational blogger, I have to try things before I recommend them to my fellow teachers here.

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