100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined. Features & Tools Make use of features and tools like Docs Translation or CSS Editing to customize your docs and make them work for you. Collaboration One of the best things about Google Docs is that you get to share and collaborate on projects with others. Files, Folders and Filters Organization Color code folders: Color-code the names of folders.
You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs Google announced on Wednesday that Google Docs users can now edit Microsoft Office files through the cloud-based platform, a move that eliminates the limitations of making Docs a full-time home office option. Google also announced on Wednesday during its I/O Developers Conference that users can now open Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and save them in their native formats via its suite of cloud-based software. This means you'll be able to view, create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations on both mobile devices and the desktop. Google Docs users will have ability to save and edit any type of file Google Docs users will have ability to save and edit any type of file, including old Microsoft Office files, and convert them to Google Docs. While Google Docs was available on mobile before, the Slides app is new, as is the Microsoft Office editing functions (on mobile and desktop) for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. Have something to add to this story?
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. There are a lot of powerful tools hidden away in places you may not ever find unless you know what you’re looking for. We’re here to make sure you know all the top tricks of Google Forms. 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). Add Spreadsheet Responses To A New Sheet Notification Rules Scripting
80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google Forms isn’t exactly the first thing that leaps to mind. While you’d probably prefer a piece of hardware that’s affordable, easy to use, and mobile that allows students to direct their own mastery of content in peer-to-peer and school-to-school learning environments, for now you just might have to settle for a spreadsheet. No, wait. Spreadsheets are simply a kind of framework, yes? And they have built-in formulas to perform calculations, visualize data, and communicate information in ways we–and students–are not used to seeing, right? So maybe a self-grading assessment? Questionnaires? See, I told you it’s not so bad.
Google Apps som lärplattform – Del 1 Mappstruktur i Drive | Fler och fler skolor börjar använda Google Apps som plattform för kommunikation och kollaboration. Om man tidigare har jobbat i någon av de mer skolanpassade lärplattformarna saknar man kanske till en början kursspecifika sidor, inlämningsmappar kopplade till klasslistor och specifika fält för omdömen t.ex. i Google Apps. Men med lite tanke bakom mappstruktur, delningar och kommentarsfunktioner kan Google Drive tillsammans med de andra Google-tjänsterna fungera som en lärplattform med många fler möjligheter. Jag har utgått från en viss förkunskap i Google Drive i detta inlägg och fokuserar på hur själva mappstrukturen skulle kunna se ut för en lärare samt arbetsgången för att både nå ut med kursmaterial och ta emot elevarbeten. Det första förslaget på mappstruktur utgår från en klass. Det andra förslaget på mappstruktur nedan utgår från en tanke om effektivisering och tidsbesparing och passar bäst när man som lärare undervisar flera klasser/undervisningsgrupper i samma kurs.
Kaizena · Give Great Feedback Turn Your Google Docs Form Responses Into Beautiful Visualizations One of Google Docs best features is its forms, which are a free way to survey your users and gather information. The survey data is then automatically saved into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, where you can put the data to work—and that's where things get really interesting. Unlike most form apps where you'll simply get a list of your responses, Google Sheets lets you turn your data into charts and other visualizations in seconds. It'll take a bit of extra effort, but once you're done, your form will be far more powerful than just a form. It all starts with your form. Once your audience has responded to the form, their answers will populate a Google spreadsheet. To name a range, highlight the column of question and responses that you want to graph. Next, select Add range, type in a short nickname for the column of data, and then select Done. Select the + sign at the bottom left corner of the screen to add a new spreadsheet. Here is where things get a little tricky.
5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the questions do not apply for every student. If students answer no they are not participating in a sport the section of questions about which sports the student participates in can be skipped. If you are using a Google Form as a formative assessment quiz you can direct students to a page with instruction on the topic if they get the question wrong or go to the next question if they get the question correct. Start by creating all of your pages. For Multiple Choice questions there is an option to “Go to page based on answer.” When students finish filling out a Google Form the default message is “Your response has been recorded.” If some of the fields of your Google Form are highly likely to have a specific answer or if you reuse your Form it can be handy to pre-select some of the answers in Form. The option to “Get pre-filled URL” is located under the “Responses” menu.
Google Docs: Mark As Graded - Teacher Tech When assessing student work done in Google Docs it can be a challenge to know which student documents you have looked at and which ones you still need to look over. When looking in my Google Drive folder with student work I need a system for looking at the titles of the files in Google Drive to see what the status is. Karen Hogan (Click Here) came up with a system for modifying the title of the document to append it with “Graded” or another status. I have been playing around with Google Apps Script this week. Currently this is a script that is bound to the document. Try out the script by going to In order for this script to be installed on student documents it needs to be part of the template you provide students. Copy Document Make a copy of the template and delete all the text on the page. Share Document Distribute the template to the students through Google Classroom as “Make a copy for each student.”
Connected Learning to the Max with Google+ Connected Learning to the Max with Google+ Presented at ISTE 2014, Atlanta, GA Tuesday, July 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) Building/Room: GWCC B407 Presenters: Charlene Chausis -- Creativity & Innovation Specialist, Aptakisic Jr. Session description: Google+ is all the rage in social media. Join this demonstration of Google+ Streams, Circles, Communities, and Hangouts. Connected Learning to the Max with Google+ Connected Learning to the Max with Google+ Save Time Grading with Doctopus & Goobric I’m always on the look out to spend LESS time grading or, at the very least, to feel like the time I do spend grading is productive and efficient. Several months ago I wrote a blog titled “Google Docs: Grading Tips & Tricks” in which I shared some simple strategies for grading more quickly when working with Google documents. In addition to those tips, I recently wrote a blog about the new editing feature in Google Documents, which is making it easier to provide formative feedback. During a training last week, I was surprised that several teachers using Google Apps with students had not experimented with Doctopus, a Google Spreadsheet script developed by Andrew Stillman, and Goobric, a Chrome extension that adds rubric functionality to any document shared using Doctopus. When Google upgraded to include “Add-ons” to Google Documents and Sheets, I lost the ability to use the rubrics I had designed and created using Google Forms. The New Doctopus & Add-on Gallery