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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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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. 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. Any documents or files that students submit through Google Classroom automatically have sharing rights with the instructor. Like this: Like Loading...

All Categories Coming to you from the wonderful Nova Scotian city, Halifax (Canada), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding the blog website or the published content , please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: discourse analysis, language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, new (emerging) literacies, critical pedagogy, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].

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. I have curated for you some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface. This is how o install any of the apps below into your Google drive : Head over to your Google Drive, click on create, then click on " connect more apps", then type in its name in the search pane and click on " connect " 1- WeVideo 2- PicMonkey 4- Lucid Chart

4 Fantastic, Free Things Google Drive Will Now Do For You Most productive people with a mind for the web know what Google Docs are about. Then Google Docs became Google Drive, with all kinds of storage space and collaboration folders and connected webapps. Most people just noted the new icon and kept on writing meeting agendas and filling small spreadsheets. Now, however, would be a good time to pay Drive some mind. Send Gigantic Attachments That Are Always Up To Date Your email attachments are only as useful as the lamest inbox to which you send them. Google Drive and Gmail really, truly want to fix this. One caveat: You need to be using Gmail's "New Compose Experience" to insert Drive attachments. Do More With Drive On Mobile, Including Spreadsheet Editing Google makes a Drive app for iOS devices, a Drive app for Android, and a kind of “app” for Chrome browsers. Perhaps most helpfully, you can stash lots of documents for a project in Drive and view or present them in Drive. Upload And Search-Index Your Paper Documents

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. 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 OTR Links for 07/10/2011 In "Computers"

How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You AddThis What's Next Recommended for you Hide Show Google Tutor: Tutorials and Tips for Google Users Google Drive: It's Slick & Not Exactly Free Google is set today to open Google Drive, a service to store files online and share them among various computing devices that turns out to be a lot more important than you might think. Why? Two reasons: First, Google's service goes well beyond rivals because of integration with Google Docs, Google+, Gmail, and other services.Second, beyond a basic free level, ordinary consumers will pay to use Google Drive -- not much, but enough to make them into customers, not just users of an advertising-subsidized service. That's a pretty big philosophical shift for Google. What is Google Drive? If you copy or save a new file to the folder, or if you upload one to the Google Drive site online, the technology automatically replicates it at all other Google Drive locations. "You can take all your data, regardless of which device you're on, and make it seamlessly available to you," said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Google's Chrome and Apps projects.

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. Check them out below, or you can learn how to add these tools to your Docs and Sheets in this video. 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. 5. 6. 7.

Google develops computer program capable of learning tasks independently | Technology Google scientists have developed the first computer program capable of learning a wide variety of tasks independently, in what has been hailed as a significant step towards true artificial intelligence. The same program, or “agent” as its creators call it, learnt to play 49 different retro computer games, and came up with its own strategies for winning. In the future, the same approach could be used to power self-driving cars, personal assistants in smartphones or conduct scientific research in fields from climate change to cosmology. The research was carried out by DeepMind, the British company bought by Google last year for £400m, whose stated aim is to build “smart machines”. Demis Hassabis, the company’s founder said: “This is the first significant rung of the ladder towards proving a general learning system can work. It can work on a challenging task that even humans find difficult. However, the Google team played down the concerns.

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16 Secrets Of Google Drive Google Drive—formerly Google Docs—has come quite a way in nearly a decade of existence. Originally launched as Writely, a startup’s clever collaborative word processor, Google quickly acquired the app, changed the name to Google Docs, and released it as a new way to help people work together more efficiently using little more than a browser. Google changed the name again to Google Drive in April 2012, reflecting the ever-expanding goals and capabilities of the suite. Google Drive’s many and varied capabilities—from chat with collaborators in a document to the ability to automate your entire Drive—can sometime be surprising. I rounded up a few tips to help you get even more out of this online productivity platform. 1. One of Google Drive’s best features is its ability to let you collaborate with other people on a document in real time. 2. If you use Google Drive, it’s probably a safe bet you also use Gmail. 3. You can think of this feature as “Google does Dropbox.” 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.