50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. As of April 2014, Google Chrome become the de facto internet browser, passing Internet Explorer for the first time after a five-year free-fall from Microsoft’s out-of-favor software. Google+ officially splits into Photos and Streams Google is splitting Google+ apart, breaking the social network's photo element away from what it's now calling "Streams." Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of product, announced that he had become the new lead for both new products, Google Photos and Streams, in a post on Google+ today. Horowitz steps into the role vacated by David Besbris, who took over the top job at Google+ less than a year ago.
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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. 25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my Google Drive was bigger than my HDD, but after I got that sorted I started to learn some of the deeper features of Google Drive, some of which are pretty cool. Below is a list of the top tips and tricks I have learned from playing with Google Drive over the last few months. Work Well with Others
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Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 19 – Collaborating with Google Docs Today’s 10 minutes of connecting is a beginner’s look at collaboration with Google Docs. There are very few places that don’t use Google Drive today to collaborate on notes, projects, presentations, thinking, etc. Google Drive allows you to create different types of shared files, like spreadsheets and presentations. Google Docs is a starting place for getting used to using cloud storage and sharing documents with others. We have embedded two instructional videos that begin at the very beginning – creating your own Google Drive. It’s a bit longer than 10 minutes, but we suggest that you watch them as far as you need to, and then go to your own Google Drive and practice.
Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 20 – How Leaders Use Google Drive for Collaboration Today we are building on some of the learning you have been doing in this series. We have focused on a number of tools to help you connect. We hope that you are continuing to set aside 10 minutes each day to connect through one of those tools, or to learn something new with us. This series will continue to exist on our website even after November 30. You can work through it at a pace that suits you. If you find it helpful, please spread it to your colleagues.
Little-Known Google Sheet Features and Formulas for Teachers Next up in our line of tricks for Google Drive lovers? We’re taking on Google Sheets. Here are some of our favorite features and functions (that you might not know about yet) that can be leveraged for interesting classroom projects. 7 Google Chrome Extensions that Help Students with Dyslexia In this day and age, high-quality assistive technology (AT) can be found on almost every computing platform. This widespread availability is making curriculum access easier for students with dyslexia. As many schools are adopting low-cost Chromebook programs, the AT supports associated with Google’s Chrome Web browser are becoming popular accommodations. The first article in this series explored the basics of Chrome and how it can enable dyslexic students to complete their work alongside their non-dyslexic classmates. In this second article, we will look at specific Chrome extensions that can lessen the difficulties of reading and writing. What Are Chrome Extensions?
12 Recommended Web Extensions for English Language Learners Teach your students how to use a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) to empower their language learning. Extensions appear at the top of a browser usually to the right (left for Safari) of the omnibar. These tiny icons when clicked allow students to interact and engage with any website. Each extension is packed with incredible features and allow students to do things, such as hear websites read aloud, translate websites, define words, create flashcards with new vocabulary, take quizzes, bookmark the website, annotate the website, and so much more.