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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

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. All the guides below are created and shared by Google help centre. Google Forms Google DocsGoogle DrawingGoogle SlidesGoogle SheetsWork on Google Drive Offline

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10 Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers September 8, 2014 The template gallery that Google Drive offers to users is one of the best places I often have recourse to to look for ready made templates to use in my work. The gallery features a wide variety of templates pertaining to different topics from templates on albums and flipbooks to templates for resumes and cover letters. You can refine you search either by type or category. How to add music to your Google Slides presentation Music is a great way to liven up your presentations and keep your audience engaged. Unlike Microsoft PowerPoint, however, Google Sheets doesn’t include support for audio files. But with the following workarounds, you can add a soundtrack to any slide for a more dramatic deck. Add a link to an online music file The easiest way to add music to your Google Slides presentation is to link to a track from an online music service like Spotify, Soundcloud, or Grooveshark. 1.

Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students January31, 2014 I came across this wonderful resource a couple of days ago through TechChef4u and after checking the forms it has I decided to share it with you. This is basically a treasure trove packed full of handy Google forms you can use with your students in the classroom. There are also forms for administrators and another selection for professional development. So those of you who do not have time to design their own forms, this page is a must bookmark for future reference. If you are not yet familiar with how to use Google Forms and want a head start, check out the resources below. Below is a screenshot of the forms created by Molly.

Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom Resources Online Resources: Digests September 2001 EDO-FL-01-05 Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom Rebecca Oxford, University of Maryland One image for teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) is that of a tapestry. New Script that will create Google Forms from questions in a Spreadsheet There was a query posted in the GEG Singapore about automatically creating forms from spreadsheet questions. g(Math) kind of does this, so I threw a script together that will create a form from a highlighted range. It will even create multiple choice questions from option in the sheet (I am especially proud of that aspect). Check it out here and make a copy to play around: How to do it: 1. Create your questions in a Spreadsheet, picking the type of question from the dropdown in the cell in column C.

A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers July 28, 2014 Here is a new excellent Google Drive cheat sheet created and shared by Shake Up Learning (one of my favourite blogs for Ed Tech). This cheat sheet is created after the latest updates to Google Drive and as such it is the most recent visual guide to the new Google Drive. The main things covered in this cheat sheet are : Create, upload, and organizeFiles, folders, and searchDetails, activities and settingsGoogle+ Integration. This cheat sheet is available for free download from this link. You can also make a copy of it to your Google Drive from this Link.

Google Tutorials Upload Twitter Richard Byrne Loading... Working... ► Play all Choose search options for your site - Sites Help If you are a site owner, you can control what visitors search when they enter a term in the search box on your site. For instance, they can search only your site, your site and its attachments, or a collection of sites you own. Search options for your site Search across multiple sites: This option expands your search to include other sites.

10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults “It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ~ Milton Olson Many of us are beginning new classes with new learners. The first days of class are very important for helping our students begin to build relationships with their peers. Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects 10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students April 18, 2014 Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your class website and here are some of them: Google Sites is easy to use and has a student friendly interface.You can set up your website within minutes without the need for any HMTL or CSS knowledge.It provides highly customizable themes that you can easily apply to your site.It is integrated with some other Google serves like Google Calendar.Google Sites has a wonderful web-based editor that allows you to easily create, edit and share you content.It provides a set of collaborative features including multiple editors and commenting.Inserting images, videos, and other multimedia materials is ridiculously easy.It provides a modest cloud storage capacity for you to upload documents, files, attachments, and PDFs.And it is FREE.

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