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.
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
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
4 Great Google Drive Tools to Make The Best of Your PDFs March 1, 2016 Here is a collection of some very good add-ons to use on Google Drive to edit and share PDFs. Some of the things you can do with these tools include: merge several documents into a single PDF, split or extract pages into one PDF, convert PDFs to images, compress and reduce the size of your PDFs and many more. All of these add-ons are web based and do not require any software installation. You simply add the Chrome extension to your browser and start experimenting with it right away. 1- Merge PDF Send PDF allows you to quickly split, merge or convert PDF to JPG. 2- PDF Merge ‘PDF merge allows you to take your separated pdf files and merge them into one PDF file easily, fast, efficient and most important - compressed high quality PDF file.All uploaded pdf files can be sorted by you with drag and drop system and they will be merged in that order, also you can remove and add new pdf files at all time.’ 3- PDF to Image Converter 4- PDF Compressor
15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs | Shake Up Learning Save Pinterest Ready for more ways to keep up with all things google? I follow several websites and blogs that help keep me abreast of the latest Google updates, as well as, cutting-edge classroom integration ideas. If you really want to learn more about Google Apps, and how to effectively use Google tools in the classroom, these blogs are the ones to follow! 15 Blogs to Follow for All Things Google! Want to get Google Certified? Check out my new and FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications! This is your complete guide to all of the Google Certifications for Educators: Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and Google Certified Innovator. In this 21-page handbook you will find details on each certification, what is required to prepare, what exams are required, and details about the application process. Add your email below to claim your FREE copy today! Get Your FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications!
Google Forms Guide: Everything You Need to Make Great Forms for Free Forms are among the internet's most versatile tools. Whether you need a contact form or a checkout page, a survey or a student directory, a form is all you need to easily gather that information. With Google Forms, it only takes a few minutes to make one for free. Google Forms—along with Docs, Sheets, and Slides—is part of Google's online apps suite of tools to help you get more done in your browser for free. It's easy to use and one of the simplest ways to save data directly to a spreadsheet. Let's take an in-depth look at Google Forms' features, hidden tools, and add-ons to help you make the forms you need in minutes. A Tour of Google Forms Google Forms started life as a Google Sheets feature in 2008, two years after Sheets' original launch. Google added more features to Forms over time, then finally turned it into its own standalone app in early 2016. Google Forms is now a full-featured forms tool that comes free with your Google account. Building Your First Google Form Build a Quiz
Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student One of the presentations I did in the Google Booth at Educause this year was on using concatenate for a spreadsheet. While you do not need to know the word concatenate to do this trick, it is wickedly useful. One of the best tools in the Google Apps suite is Google Forms. It allows any user on practically any device to fill out a Form. The problem is the end user. Unfortunately there are fields you would not typically want to make multiple choice. Google Forms allows you to pre-populate the fields of the Form. If you use the same Google Form repeatedly, such as for a daily warm-up, each student can have a unique URL that automatically pre-populates their SID, First Name, Last Name and Email Address. For peer evaluation where students have to fill in the project title and name of another student, having a unique URL will allow the students to go straight to the rubric and bypass filling out the text fields. Like this: Like Loading...
How to Add Audio to Google Slides AudioPlayer for Google Slides is a free Add-on that will let you add music to the background of a presentation created with Google Slides. The music that you add through the Add-on can loop in the background throughout the course of your presentation. Watch my video to learn how to use AudioPlayer for Google Slides. As I noted in the video, you must have audio files stored in your Google Drive prior to using the AudioPlayer Add-on. It's also important to remind students to only use music that they have the rights to use for public presentations. Archive.org and the Free Music Archive are good places to find free music to use in presentations.New to G Suite for Education?
9 Awesome Add-ons for Google Forms Google Forms is already a very powerful, full-featured program that allows you to create forms, surveys, polls, quizzes, and more. However even with all its options, there may still be some features missing from the Forms that you would like. Thankfully Google allows third-party people to create Add-Ons that can be easily installed, which add new features and tools to Google Forms. In this post we will take a look at 9 of my favorite Add-ons for Google Forms, as well as how to install them. See below for all of my resources on the topic including a detailed 1-hour video training where I demonstrate all nine of the Add-ons, as well as a slideshow, directions, and overview of the Add-ons. Video Training (1 hour) Session Slideshow Resources Help Guide - "Google Forms Add-ons" - Google Document linkSlideshow - "Google Forms Add-ons" - Google Slides link Video - "Google Forms Add-ons" - YouTube link Directions How to install an Add-on How to use installed Add-ons How to remove installed Add-ons g(Math)