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A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers

A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers
May 8, 2014 Since the introduction of add-ons to Google Drive a few weeks ago, I tried several of these extensions on my Google Drive and I am really impressed by the great service some of them offer. Today, I am sharing with you one of my favourite apps to use on Google Sheets. This add-on is called Doctopus. Doctopus is a handy Spreadhseet script which allows teachers to make copies and hand out google Drive files to students listed in a Google Sheet. Doctopus also allows teachers to keep track of their shared documents with the possibility of providing timely feedback to students right in the spreadsheet itself. Watch the video below to learn more about how to use Doctopus on your Google Sheets.

3 Powerful QR Code Generator Apps for Chrome Users April 15, 2015 Looking for some powerful QR Code generators to use on your Chrome? The list below has you covered. These are basically some of the most popular QR Code generator apps out there. You can use them to easily create QR codes from URLs of webpages, Text, Messages, pictures and many more.1- The QR Code Generator 3 Powerful Map Extensions to Use with Students in Class March , 2016 Below are three very good map tools you can use with students in class. These are Chrome extensions that empower you with a bunch of excellent features to create, edit and customize your maps the way you want. Some of these features include: create stylized Google Maps to share with your students in image, GPZ or PDF format, measure the distances between areas in a map using Free Maps Ruler, create mapped routes with permalinks to track on your mobile device using GPS. 1- Scribble Maps

7 Must Watch Videos on The Use of Chromebooks in Class October 13, 2015 Google for Education channel in YouTube has this wonderful series of hangouts highlighting the use of Chromebooks in classrooms. Each hangout features a number of teachers discussing the different ways they use Chromebooks with their students. More specifically, the hangouts will provide you with innovative ideas and tips on how to better integrate Chromebook in your classroom instruction. You will also get to learn about the various apps to use when teaching specific content areas including: teaching science, social studies and foreign language, language arts, mathematics, and special education.

Some very Good Resources to Help You Effectively Integrate Chromebooks in Your Teaching July 17, 2016 In yesterday’s post we talked about Google Training Centre and the different professional development opportunities it provides for teachers and educators. Today we are highlighting a particular section from Google Training Centre dedicated to Chromebooks. This is a unit that contains a number of lessons and resources to help teachers make the best of Chromebooks in their instruction. The lessons vary from ‘basic use and customization to integrating Google tools and services.’ Some of the things you will get to learn from this unit include:‘What are Chromebooks and how are they different from other computersHow to manage and take care of Chromebooks in schoolsHow to personalize your ChromebookHow you can integrate technology in your classroom using ChromebooksHow Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education work seamlessly togetherHow teachers can find and assign apps to studentsHow to troubleshoot simple Chromebook issues, and where to find support when needed.’

January 7, 2015 Google Plus is a powerful social networking platform with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. I featured it yesterday among the the top 5 platforms that teachers can use to curate and access educational content.Today, however, I am touching on a very important feature of Google Plus called Communities. This is , in my view, the most overlooked feature in Google Plus yet it has some tremendous benefits especially for teachers seeking to expand their professional development and enhance their learning opportunities. Google Plus Communities are similar to Facebook Pages in that they aggregate a community around a given topic. November 17, 2015 In yesterday’s post we talked about how to create a video Hangout on Google Plus together with a few other things you can do in your Hangouts (e.g. how to invite people to your Hangouts, how to share the content of your screen with others and how to share links and files). We have also mentioned an important feature which allows you to add apps to your Hangouts. These are third party extensions that bring a variety of functionalities to your Hangouts.

Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 1) - BetterCloud Monitor Luckily, a reader of the site and real-life teacher was kind enough to help me put a lot of these Classroom dilemmas to rest by putting together a massive guide on everything you need to know in Google Classroom. The guide is too long to fit into a single post so I will be releasing sections on a weekly basis. I am excited to present the first part of this guide, which will take you through everything from first log in to creating classes and inviting students to those classes. If you are new to Google Classroom or are thinking of trying it out, this is definitely worth reading between class periods.

Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 2) - BetterCloud Monitor This is part 2 of a three part guide. View part one and part three. Last week I posted part one of this guide, covering logging in to inviting your students. Now I present part two, which goes even deeper into Google Classroom and details such tasks as setting comment rules all the way to posting and grading assignments. Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 3) - BetterCloud Monitor This is part three of a three part guide.View part one. View part two. Google Classroom has gained a lot of depth in the time since it was first released last year. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom January 21, 2015 Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make it an ideal tool to use with students. ‘Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.’

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching Free Blogging platforms for teachers and students :A- Edublogs The world's most popular educational blogging service, Edublogs lets you easily create and manage student and teacher blogs, quickly customize and include videos. B- Blogger This is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. This is probably the most user friendly blogging platform out there. You can set up as many blogs as you want and right from your Google account. C- Wordpress This is another great blogging platform for students and teachers and is very easy to use and completely free.

20 ideas for solid student blogging My students love to tweet. They share photos on Instagram. They know all the cool viral videos on YouTube. They are expert digital collaborators, connecting with others to discuss topics near and dear to their hearts. That’s why I had them start blogging this year.