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An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs

An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs
July 1, 2014 A few days ago Google released a few interesting updates to its Drive applications. One important update that I want to share with you today is called "Suggested Edits". This new feature is great for collaborative work on Google Docs. Here is how you can enable "Suggested Edits" in your Google Docs : 1- Open the document. 2- In the top-right corner, make sure you are in Suggesting mode 3-To suggest an edit to existing text, highlight the text you want to change and type the suggested edit. Owners of the documents will receive an email with your suggestions and be able to accept or reject them. Accept or reject suggested edit in your document If someone has suggested an edit to a document you own, you can decide to accept or reject it. Allow others to suggest edits in a document When you share a document with someone, you can allow them to make comments and suggest edits without making direct changes to the document by giving them "Can comment" permissions. Related:  Docs

How to Make Copies of Google Documents Shared With You As "View Only" Have you ever come across a Google Document or Google Presentation on the web that you wanted to have a copy of for yourself but discovered that it was shared as "view only?" Most of the Google Documents and Presentations that I share on this blog are marked "view only." Even if the document or presentation is marked "view only" you can still create a copy for yourself. The directions below show you how (the directions apply to Documents, Presentations, and Sheets). Step 1: Step 2: Step 3:Applications for Education Sharing Google Documents and Presentations as "view only" is a good way to distribute directions for assignments or templates for completing assignments.

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad Update: Some of the feedback we are getting (an example of which you can see below in the comments section) is suggesting you might need certain rights for this to work–namely access to Google Apps in Education, and District admin rights. We will update this post when we find out more specific information, but it seems that the majority of this workflow is relevant to simple access to Google Docs/Drive itself. Please share in the comments any experience you might have.) The idea of a paperless classroom is not new. In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. When iPads came out, many laypersons assumed they’d simply replace textbooks, but any teacher worth their salt knew this was a bad idea. How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

The Google Documents! Denna text skriver jag för att jag får rätt mycket frågor om Google Apps for Education och hur man ska göra för att kunna få till stånd avtal om att nyttja det verktyget. I denna bloggpost samlar jag alla viktiga dokument på ett ställe. Jag har jobbat med skolans digitalisering rätt många år nu. Det har varit mycket intressant och givande. När jag jobbade som biträdande rektor i Stockholm var min skola med och testade ett antal olika Lärplattformar (LMS). Det fick mig att tänka till en del kring våra digitala hjälpmedel i skolan. En sådan sak har varit Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Mycket har skrivits om det här. Från början hade DI fem stora invändningar (Salem). Vad har hänt då? En annan positiv sak har också hänt. Det bästa som har hänt är ändå den delakultur har exploderat på förvaltningsnivå. Vad behövs då för att skaffa GAFE (eller annan molntjänstlösning) till sin kommun? Så, med denna "lilla" text tänker jag mig bidra till delakulturen kring GAFE igen. Lycka till! Edward

iPad X Google Drive X Student Portfolios It has been too long since my last post...hopefully this one will be worth it. With recent upgrades to the Google Drive app on the iPad, Google Drive is now a viable solution for student portfolios that can be created in their entirety on an iPad and everything that is created by a student can be uploaded directly to their Google Drive account to a "Portfolio" folder that can then be shared with any one of their teachers. The Google Drive app now allows for creation of: DocumentsSpreadsheetsFolders You can now also upload from the camera roll: ImagesVideos Many PDF annotation apps also now allow direct upload to Google Drive, I suggest using Notability. Below is a presentation and video tutorial that explains the process of creating, uploading and sharing within the Google Drive app on an iPad. Google Drive iPad Portfolio from EdTechTeacher on Vimeo. I'll be talking more about using iPads in the classroom this summer at the EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops in Boston, Chicago & Atlanta.

How I reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes « James Somers ( If you’ve ever typed anything into a Google Doc, you can now play it back as if it were a movie — like traveling through time to look over your own shoulder as you write. This is possible because every document written in Google Docs since about May 2010 has a revision history that tracks every change, by every user, with timestamps accurate to the microsecond; these histories are available to anyone with “Edit” permissions; and I have written a piece of software that can find, decode, and rebuild the history for any given document. See that little gizmo above? It’s like a video player, but made especially for writing. This one’s from an Atlantic article I began work on nearly four years ago, on the day after Christmas in 2010. The article was about the first (and only) time I got to fly a small airplane. What’s neat about this is that I didn’t have to use any special software while I was writing to make this “video” possible. A map of changes to a document over time. To what end?

5 Free Online Collaboration Apps For Chrome To Collaborate In Realtime Here is a list of 5 free online collaboration apps for Chrome that lets you collaborate with you friends, colleagues, and other team members in realtime. If you deal with project management, event management, education field, brainstorming, etc. then these online collaboration apps can be the apt choice to collaborate and work in live environment. These online collaboration apps provide you various facilities like virtual whiteboard, mini-chats, set reminders, Google+ Hangout video chats, sticky notes, share files, multiple drawing tools, markup tools and much more. Moreover, these online collaboration apps for Chrome also allow you to assign tasks to groups as well as to the individual participants and lets you keep the discussion in public or private environment. RealtimeBoard Online Collaboration App For Chrome: Sponsored Links Click here to see detailed review. Get RealtimeBoard for Chrome from here! Podio: Click here to see detailed review. Get Podio for Chrome from here! DrawItLive:

Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features On Monday I featured ten overlooked Google Slides features. Like Google Slides, Google Docs has a lot of features that new users often don't notice. Some these are features that even experienced Google Docs users overlook. Some of these features will save you time, some will give you more formatting flexibility, and others will improve the way that you share your documents. 1. Word Art Just like in Google Slides, you can insert Word Art into Google Documents. 2. 3. 4. Restricting printing is a great option to use when you just want someone to look at your document for a final review but you don't want them to print it. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. If you're new to using Google Docs or G Suite in general, check out my G Suite for Teachers course.

@coolcatteacher Blog - Teach with better results, lead with a positive impact and live with greater purpose. 8 Ways to Supercharge Google Docs with Drawings On the 8th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 8 Docs Drawings. Note: This post is part of my "12 Days of Tech-Mas" series for 2017. You can see all of the posts for each day as they get released in the main post here: "12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017". "You can't do that in Google Docs!" If you have ever made that claim, then you know the frustration of loving all the awesome things you can do in Docs, but still bumping up against limitations. Sometimes we can extend the capabilities of Docs by installing add-ons or extensions. That tool ... That's right. In this blog post we are going to take a look at eight things you can do with Drawings inside of Docs. See below for details, directions, and examples for each, as well as recorded video tutorials demonstrating how each works.Resources Session Agenda - Google Doc link Session Slideshow - Google Slides link You can view watch the entire training video above, or view just the portions related to each example using the links below. The Basics

12 Ways to Use Google Apps in Education with Susan Oxnevad IT Integrator Susan Oxnevad uses Google Forms to train parents about the school’s iPad program. Even though she’s an advanced user, she also has practical advice for getting started. Chock full of Google goodness and best practices, this show is a “must listen” for schools using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) or Chromebooks. Listen to Susan Oxnevad Share about Google Docs Susan Oxnevad – Show Notes #77 – 12 Great Ways to Use Google Drive in Education Susan Oxnevad’s glogster linking to effective writing methods using Google Docs is widely shared among writing teachers around the world. Susan Oxnevad, an instructional technology facilitator in the Chicago area, is an expert at using Google Tools for K-12 learning. Susan is excited about using Google Templates in education to create Reusable Learning Objects. Her advice for getting started is to use tools to teach current lessons.

Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features On Monday I featured ten overlooked Google Slides features. Like Google Slides, Google Docs has a lot of features that new users often don't notice. Some these are features that even experienced Google Docs users overlook. 1. 2. 3. 4. Restricting printing is a great option to use when you just want someone to look at your document for a final review but you don't want them to print it. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. If you're new to using Google Docs or G Suite in general, check out my G Suite for Teachers course.

Google Drive s'améliore : stockage illimité et modification des fichiers Office À l’occasion de l’événement Google I/O, le géant américain a présenté de nombreuses améliorations pour Google Drive. La suite bureautique prend une toute autre dimension, qui risque fort d’inquiéter les équipes de Microsoft. Google Drive devient une vraie alternative à la suite Microsoft Office 365 et aux solutions de stockage dans le cloud proposées par Microsoft OneDrive. Dans le même temps, les utilisateurs de Google Drive peuvent désormais modifier les fichiers Microsoft Office depuis Google Drive et les enregistrer au format Word, Excel ou PowerPoint. Le stockage illimité pour 10 dollars par mois Cette semaine, Microsoft a frappé fort en améliorant OneDrive. La modification des fichiers Microsoft Office depuis Google Drive Autre nouveauté : désormais, les utilisateurs de la suite bureautique Google Drive peuvent modifier les fichiers Microsoft Office directement. Slides, une application dédiée aux présentations Google Drive Les modifications suggérées arrivent sur Google Drive

Google | ICT at Newington Google products can certainly enhance learning in a massive way! This page will outline the main tools on offer and then branch into pages for each of the offerings with tips and tricks along with ideas for applications to learning. We will initially focus on the services we are using along with ideas for use for learning and a tutorial for each. Great Google Goodies: (PLUS how to use each for learning!) GOOGLE DRIVE: access, collection, storage and sharing for all sorts of documents across all devices and internet connections.Through to the Google Drive page GOOGLE DOCS is Google’s “word” type document editor but it comes with access, collaboration and sharing.Through to the Google Docs page GOOGLE SHEETS is Google’s spreadsheeting option, again within the browser with sharing and collaboration.Through to the Google Sheets page with resources! GOOGLE FORMS enable collection of data from all devices.Through to the Google Forms page Coming later: Google Earth, Maps, Tours, Chrome apps etc!

You Can Now Work on Google Slides Offline This is a good piece of news for all Google Presentation users including myself. As I have always said in my previous posts, Google Presentation is really a powerful free web tool that most of us use to create slides. It is my first choice when it comes to creating slides for my students and although there are several other alternatives ( more than 20 tools ), Google Presentation remains of the best among them all. However, the feature that was missing from this service and which drove some people way from it was that it did not offer users the possibility to work on their slides while offline, but this is all history now. One of the tricks I used to do ( probably many of you used to do it as well ) to overcome this problem of internet connection was downloading my slides into a PDF format. Check these instructions to learn how to use Google Presentation offline.