Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers June 15, 2015 Below is a list of some popular Google Docs add-ons for teachers and educators. These extensions are geared towards enhancing your Google Docs productivity by enabling you to perform a wide range of functionalities that Docs alone would not be able to afford. Some of the things you can do with these add-ons include: create bibliographies and automatically format citations in different citation styles, integrate various accents into your docs, create and insert mind maps into your documents, add digital signatures to your docs, create math graphs, generate tag clouds, and draw diagrams. 1- EasyBib Bibliography Creator 'EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs.
A Short Overview of Workflow in Google Classroom This week I wrapped up a series of workshops that I facilitated for a local school district that is transitioning to Google Apps for Education. To synthesize how everything in Google Apps for Education, particularly Google Classroom, can work together I created a short workflow list. The Google Classroom workflow list has three sections covering the workflows for homework/ long-term assignments, polls and quizzes, and posting announcements. Grab the Google Docs version of this workflow and you can print it has a handy reference guide.
Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google for teachers tools to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these Google for teacherstricks will surely save you some precious time when using technology in the classroom. Google for Teachers Search Tricks Google Docs: Getting Started with Google Drive Accessing Google Drive Video: Getting Started with Google Drive Watch the video (2:46). Once you've set up your Google account, you can access Google Drive by going to in your web browser. You can also navigate to Drive from any Google page (such as Gmail or Google search) by selecting the grid icon near the top-right corner, then clicking Drive. Viewing your Google Drive
Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade. Google Apps and sites Sites and Apps for Education Mappe Concettuali, Aggregatori di lezioni, Repository Thinglink 11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know Searching the Web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can quickly and easily whittle down your results to get exactly the information you're looking for. Start out by simply asking Google a question.
Awesome Cheat Sheet on Google Docs Shortcuts I just came across this excellent resource while browsing my Twitter feeds and thought you might also like to have a look. This is the official worksheet Google published in its Google Docs Support page and which features all the keyboard shortcuts that facilitate your work on Google Docs. I have just copied parts of this sheet because the entire sheet is very long and you can access it HERE. There is a version available for Mac users as well. To find the Mac shortcuts, you will have to scroll down in the link I posted earlier till the end of the page.
Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application. The result? I am realizing how little I actually knew about these tools and how tragically I was underutilizing them! Take Google Docs, for example. 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge.
The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. This is the same list I have been using to create guides I share with you here in this blog.
Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we attempt to make all curricula digital and thus make it available to all students, the idea of using PDFs was always a problem. PDFs are just not editable in most situations, and this was an issue when it came to modifying and differentiating documents.
4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best Posted by Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management, Google for Education and Cyrus Mistry, Lead Product Manager, Devices and Content, Google for Education Editor's note: This week our Google for Education team will be joining thousands of educators at the annual ISTE conference. Follow along here and on Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Online classrooms for FREE?! A Review of Free Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) September 2003 — Volume 7, Number 2 Introduction Online courses are moving into the mainstream and, as with all technology-driven teaching tools, the software commonly used to deliver online courses can be prohibitively expensive. Classes take place online through the use of software packages that have special classroom features such as discussion forums [Editor’s note: A TESL-EJ review of free online discussion forums, can be found here], calendars, “chat rooms” where participants can communicate in real time with each other, and quiz and polling capabilities.