14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed Now that you've written your eulogies for Google Reader, it's a good time to remember that Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular but still deserve a spotlight. We rounded up some lesser-known Google tools and applications that could help you cope with the loss of Reader and rekindle your love for Google. From fun tools like Google Ngram Viewer to useful resources like Full Value of Mobile Calculator, you'll find an array of tools for developers to small business owners to the average consumer. Take a look at the gallery and let us know what your favorite Google tool is in the comments. Image courtesy of Flickr, Scobleizer.
Google Launches Starter Kit For A More Consistent Web Today Google launched Web Starter Kit, a download that consists of all the templates and tooling developers need to create sites that function on any device and any display. Today’s Internet users don’t have just one device. They prefer as physical keyboard for their PCs but they want as touch screens on mobile. These days, no two screen sizes are alike. Since these features don’t come built in to new websites, developers have to put them there, over and over again. Google’s Web Starter Kit provides much of that boilerplate as downloadable content, so developers can speed up their projects and get site building. The Web Starter Kit builds off of a previous Google effort, Web Fundamentals. The kit is designed to not just create attractive websites across Internet connected devices uses Google Chrome, but all browsers. Google is not launching its Web Starter Kit into an empty market. Bootstrap, Foundation and other existing boilerplate kits have very distinctive looks.
Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda I have created an Add-On script that allows you to create a Google Form with the list of agenda items for a meeting and then merge the responses of participants to an editable Google Doc. I have noticed that many meetings I attend the agenda is created on a Google Doc and shared with those attending the meeting. The document is set to anyone can edit. This allows anyone to insert notes from the meeting during the meeting. It also allows participants to insert comments and discuss ideas in the margins. One group I am a member of consists of international members. My Add-On script takes the responses of each group member and creates a draft of the agenda into a Google Doc. alicekeeler.com/agendadoc Add-On Menu After making a copy of the template, use the Add-on menu and choose “Agenda Doc.” Sidebar Menu A sidebar menu will pop up guiding you through the steps. Choose the “SetUp” button to format the spreadsheet. Agenda Items Fill in column B with the Google Form information. Next Steps Send Form
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
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 These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google for Teachers From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Using Google Docs in the Classroom 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.
Google Chrome Tips and Tricks We’ve compiled our favorite tips and tricks for the Google Chrome browser to help you save time and do more with the world’s most popular desktop browser. Here’s a collection of 15 most useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome that will help you work faster and do more with your favorite web browser. You don’t have to install any extensions. It’s a big list so let’s dive right in. 1. Google Chrome has a built-in PDF writer. 2. Google Chrome supports a variety of keyboard shortcuts but you can also assign your own custom shortcuts to launch various extensions and Chrome apps. 3. Google Chrome’s history ( doesn’t have a “Select All” button so if you are to delete, say, 20 pages from the history log, you’ll have to select 20 checkboxes. 4. The newer versions of Chrome do not allow you to install extensions that are not listed in the official Google Chrome store. 5. Google Chrome may feel sluggish after several hours of continuous usage. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers February 25, 2015 Since its release a few months ago, add-ons store for Google Forms has several interesting tools added to it. We have gone through these apps and selected the most popular ones there. You can use these add-ons on your forms to add more features and options such as : sending custom emails based on responses, eliminate an option from a multiple choice list after user has submitted it, populate multiple choice lists and grid options from columns in any Sheet, and many more. 1- Form Notifications This add-on allows users to create and configure email notifications that are sent when a Form receives submissions. 2- formLimiter Close your survey automatically, after a maximum number of responses is reached, or at a date and time of your choosing. 3- Ultradox Trigger Create custom emails, reports, invoices, newsletters, etc., based on information that people enter into your form. 4- Form Values: 5- FormRanger
80+ Google Forms for the Classroom If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Thanks for visiting! Google Forms is a great tool for the classroom and this post from 2008 has always proven popular on my blog. I hope you continue to be inspired by the ideas here. I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. 1 ) Get to know your class Use this form to gather some indication from your new class about their likes and dislikes, their favourite lessons or after school clubs they enjoy. 2 ) Emotion graph An emotion graph is a simple line graph comparing a range of happiness to sadness against different points (time) in a story or film. Use a Google Form to gather the children’s responses to different parts of any type of linear narrative, written or visual. 3 ) Spelling test Steve Kirkpatrick had this brainwave a while back so check out his excellent post for more information about setting up the spreadsheet. 4 ) Comprehension questions
Google Tricks and Tips: Editing Images in Docs and Slides Pinterest Editing Images in Google Docs and Slides Add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Slides! Did you know you can crop, add borders, and even reshape your images in Google Docs and Slides? This feature has been around for a while, and it a great feature for students and teachers! Inserting Images To begin, insert an image into a Google Document or Slide by going to the Insert>Image. Resizing Images (Google Docs and Slides) You can easily resize images by selecting the image and clicking and dragging the blue “handles” until you have the desired size. Cropping Images (Google Docs and Slides) Do uble-click the image you wish to edit, or click on the crop button in the toolbar. Click and drag the black cropping bars on the corners and sides to crop your image. Select the area you wish to crop, then click Enter on the keyboard or click the crop button on toolbar to crop the image. (Cropped Image) Add a Border (Google Docs and Slides) ncil tool. (Image with 4pt orange border) Summary