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Four new ways to customize your Google Forms

Four new ways to customize your Google Forms
From classroom pop quizzes to RSVPs for your family reunion, you can use Google Forms in tons of different ways -- which is why it's important to be able to customize each form to fit your needs. Starting today, you’ll be able to take advantage of four new features to create your perfect form: progress bars, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages. Guide respondents through your survey with a progress bar Sometimes it’s helpful to give respondents a sense of how much of a survey still needs to be completed, and now you can by turning on a progress bar in your form. To turn it on, just check the progress bar box in the Form Settings tab. Get results the way you want them with data validation Let’s say you’re using Forms to collect sign ups for an email newsletter. To get started, create a new Text question in Forms, then click on the Data validation tab. You can also set up data validation for maximum character count, numbers, zip codes, and more. Related:  ChromebooksGoogle

Pocket brings its bookmarking and distraction-free ‘read it later’ service to Windows and Chrome OS 5 September '13, 06:31pm Follow Pocket, the handy tool for saving stand-out content across the Web and then reading, watching or looking at it later on another device, has launched a new desktop app for Windows and Chrome OS users. The app is built on Google’s new Chrome Apps platform and offers a similar full-screen experience to that found on Pocket’s Mac incarnation. Upon launching the app and logging in to their existing account, users should therefore see all of their previously bookmarked content ready and waiting. ➤ Pocket (blog post) Top Image Credit: Garry Jenkin

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 50+ great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student , with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive. Access your documents from anywhere : Whether you’re in your dorm room or the school library, you can access your Google Docs. Take advantage of this to make it easy to do your work on-the-go. Work on documents all at the same time : Google Docs allows users to simultaneously work on a single master document, so you can come together with other team members and professors to work on a document at the same time.

Google+ Activity Guide Although I use the internet from the very first day of public availability in Germany (early 90s) I never joined and engaged in any social network until April 2013. The reason was that my blog had less readers and I hoped to increase the number by sharing articles on different networks. 6 months is not a long time to make the necessary experiences and so I think I’m still a newbie to social networking. I made some faults followed by an intense discussion with Andrew Harasewych (owner of the community ‘Social Media Strategy’) on Google+. Our discussion (near to a fight thankfully with words) and a more conscious perception of what’s going on in communities convinced me (not in all points) to accept the rules. Here is the article which brought Andrew into the arena when posting it to the community ‘Social Media Strategy’. About communities Some general information … According to analysts we can divide people with an account on a social network into three groups: The main faults … The guide …

Google’s strategy to take over computing continues: Chrome apps “For your desktop” On the official 5th birthday of Google’s Chrome browser, Google introduced Chrome apps for Windows desktop users. The new “For your desktop” section of the Chrome Web Store launched on Thursday and offers applications that run outside of the browser as well as offline on Windows computers that have the Chrome browser installed. Support for Mac and Linux is in the works. If you’ve been following our Chrome coverage — or listening to our weekly Chrome Show podcast — this shouldn’t surprise. What appears to many to be just a browser is actually a framework for applications built both on web technologies and native programming languages. And folks like me who use a Chromebook have already been using these types of apps. So what can these apps do? That’s just one example. That last bullet is one we’ve been pointing out over the past several months.

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad Update: Some of the feedback we are getting (an example of which you can see below in the comments section) is suggesting you might need certain rights for this to work–namely access to Google Apps in Education, and District admin rights. We will update this post when we find out more specific information, but it seems that the majority of this workflow is relevant to simple access to Google Docs/Drive itself. The idea of a paperless classroom is not new. In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. When iPads came out, many laypersons assumed they’d simply replace textbooks, but any teacher worth their salt knew this was a bad idea. How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

Consejos para organizar el correo de Gmail Mundo, Notihoy, (Tecnología) - En busca de la bandeja de mensajes perfecta: No es necesario que temas abrir tu bandeja de mensajes en Gmail, porque hay muchas formas de afinar el programa de correo electrónico para darle más eficiencia y disfrutar de una experiencia organizada. Estos son 13 consejos que te ayudarán a acercarte a la meta de tener tu bandeja de mensajes vacía… El zen de la bandeja de mensajes Gmail te permite personalizar la bandeja de mensajes: Está la disposición normal de bandejas por pestañas, tres disposiciones que colocan diferentes tipos de mensajes primero (“importantes”, “por leer” y “marcados”), y una bandeja prioritaria que distribuye los mensajes sobre la base de su importancia. Si quieres controlar tu correo electrónico, la disposición estándar y la de prioridad son las más útiles: una los coloca por categoría y la otra los prioriza. Lo mejor es que pruebes con las distintas disposiciones hasta que encuentres la que mejor va con tus necesidades. Imagen: Archivo

Chrome to make search-by-image easier | Business Tech Google updated the beta versions of its Chrome browser on Thursday with new features that push the envelope just a bit further. Chrome 30 beta for desktops takes a stab at making image lookups on Google easier. Right-click on any photo embedded in a Web page, and you'll see an option to "Search Google for this image." Click it and a new tab will open with search results for that image. Also in desktop Chrome are several new application programming interfaces (APIs) for Chrome Web apps, or Chrome Packaged Apps. Because packaged apps are a way of building sites into native-style apps, and can be coded with basic HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, their development is well worth keeping an eye on. Chrome 30 beta for Android adds in a long-requested feature: gesture support. You can swipe horizontally across the tab bar to switch tabs; swipe down from the toolbar to open the tab switcher; and swipe down from the menu to open it and select an item without having to take your finger off the screen.

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic) More than 20 million students currently use Google Apps, and another 10 million are soon to join, thanks to a deal with Malaysia. As students and schools are increasingly storing more of their data and documents in clouds of Google’s servers, Backupify recently announced that it has tripled its education user base, with more than 40,000 new education users since January of this year. Schools are using the cloud-based backup service to ensure critical data is archived and safe, even if it would be accidentally deleted or lost on Google’s servers. Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years. And the current 20 million users include seven million inside the U.S. alone — led by Oregon that adopted Google Apps in all K-12 classrooms in 2010. And sometimes, they’re using Backupify because they have to: Image credit: John Koetsier/Venturebeat

100 Email Hacks It’s hard to believe that in 1998 when the movie “You’ve Got Mail” came out, people actually looked forward to opening their inbox. Back then “Inbox Zero” was an insult (“You have no friends, Inbox Zero-boy”). Now it’s considered a mythical utopia, a place where only a select few can ever hope to visit, and only very briefly. At SaneBox, we’ve done lots of research and thinking on ways to get better at email, and compiled this list of 100 hacks (i.e. tricks, tips, apps, methods) which will let you get to Inbox Zero every day. Better yet, we’ve asked some of our friends, some of whom get even more email than you (VCs, journalists etc) to share their personal tips. We promise that after reading this book (some might call it a pamphlet), you’ll be able to go back in time, to 1998, when you wished you got more email. The 3 Email Commandments You’re in denial.Get out of it Email is like Tetris. Don't let email be your # 1 priority Email is your to-do list that other people can write on.

jpeterson7384 : Welcome to #ChromebookU! Really... 10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms Advertisement If Google Forms is not yet your go-to form maker, it’s time for us to change your mind. You may think you know everything there is to know about Google Forms, but thanks to Google’s use-it-and-you’ll-work-it-out attitude, perhaps you don’t. If you’ve been using Google Forms for the occasional survey, you may already know a few great reasons to use Google Forms over the competition. Choose Your Response Destination If you’re a moderate user of Google Forms, you probably already know that you can choose between storing your results as a spreadsheet or keeping it within the form. You may wish to use a spreadsheet to store results if you want to view them easily, or if you want to manipulate the data (more on that later). Regardless of which destination you choose, you can always go to Responses > Summary of Responses to get a more visual view of the results, which is perfect if most of your questions were multiple choice or allowed to be graphed in some way. Notification Rules

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. 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. If you use Google Chrome ( 5. 6. 7. Want to whip up some holiday gifts? 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Google To Launch Play Textbooks In August, Partners With 5 Major Publishing Houses At its Android and Chrome event in San Francisco today, Google announced that it is bringing textbooks to the Google Play store so students will be able to purchase and rent their textbooks for their Android devices and for reading on the web. The company has partnered with five major textbook publishers to launch this service. These partners are Pearson, Wiley, Macmillian Higher Education, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning. Google says it will have a “comprehensive selection” of textbooks from these publishers in the store that will cover subjects like law, math and accounting, but it did not announce exact numbers. The service will launch in August. While Google focused on the fact that students can rent their textbooks on Google Play, though, it did not announce any prices yet. One thing that’s also not clear is how publishers will author books for this service and how much interactivity there will be.