52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance – a must for students in online colleges for online marketing, for instance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 52 great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive. 52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom Access your documents from anywhere: Whether you’re in your dorm room or the school library, you can access your Google Docs. This is a cross-post from onlinecolleges.net
14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students August 17, 2015 Teaching students how to conduct smart search queries online is an important part of cultivating a digital citizenship culture within your classroom. Smart searching goes beyond the simple ability to conduct quick search queries to how to effectively locate information online and assess their authenticity and accuracy. In other words, smart searching encompasses a complex set of interrelated skills and competencies that together make up the holistic picture of what it is to be a search savvy netizen. And since Google comes at the top of search engines accessed by students it goes without saying that attention here should be targeted at the know-how necessary for students to be able to tap into the full potential of this search engine. 1- Search by File 2- Exclude Words 3- Search for two things 4- Define a word 5- Fill in the blanks 6- Look up public data 7- Find an exact phrase 8- World clock 9- Track a package 10- Calculate anything 11- Area codes 12- Search within sites
Learning to use My Blocks This tutorial explains how to use the "My Block" feature of the NXT-G programming system by working through several examples. What is a My Block? Why Use My Blocks? Making your First My Block Creating a My Block Viewing and Editing the Contents of a My Block Inserting a My Block into a Program Creating My Blocks with Input Parameters What are Input Parameters? Creating a My Block with an Input Parameter Using a My Block with an Input Parameter Designing Your Own Input Parameter Changing the Name of a Parameter Creating a My Block with Multiple Input Parameters Making a Block Header Comment Variables, Wiring, and Editing within a My Block Using Variables to Send Data to a My Block Defining Variables in a My Block Rewriting the Contents of a My Block Sharing Wires in a Tabbed Switch Using My Block Variables from the Main Program Making a Modified Copy of a My Block Copying a My Block Changing the Icon for a My Block What is a My Block? Why Use My Blocks? Making your First My Block
How Has Google Classroom Improved In The Past Year? | Guildway Google Classroom has been updated a lot since launch in August 2014. Google classroom has come a long way from where it started. Every teacher can engage students better by using a Learning Management System (LMS) in today’s school. Google Classroom has a lot of potential given the shift to Google Apps. First Impressions I am lucky that I can choose my LMS. I mean this was Google, right? Let’s just say that I was already using Schoology and found no reason to switch. But a year is a long time. If you are just checking it out now or are curious, you definitely want to check out this list. Either way, we should take a look at how far Google Classroom has come to give it a fair evaluation. All Updates* August 2014 Classroom launch: Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. October 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 April 2015 May 2015
Teacher's Quick Guide to Google Best Services I got you another poster that you will definitely love. I am adding it to the list of posters I have created before and I am also preparing another list of awesome posters that you hang on your classroom wall.Yes, I am determined to help you make your classroom look completely different this school year. Below is a great infographic from GCF Learn Free that sumps up the services Google offers us. It would be great if you print it out and post it in your desk or in your classroom. Check out and tell us what you think
Head back to school with new features in Google Classroom Posted by Will Phan, Google Classroom Software Engineer As you gear up for the new school year, try the newest features in Google Classroom for more ways to save time, engage your students and keep everyone organized. Most of these features are rolling out this week; stay tuned in the next few weeks for more back-to-school goodies in Google Classroom, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, all designed to help you make this school year yours. Keep students engaged with question-driven discussions Since Classroom launched last year, teachers have been using their class stream to host student debates, Q&A and discussions. Starting today, you’ll be able to do this in a more collaborative way. “Often, teachers want to do a quick check-in on what their students are learning. Reuse posts You know those lessons that worked so well last year that you want to use them again? “The reuse post feature gives teachers the gift of time. Calendar Integration And a few more improvements you’ve asked for:
8 Awesome Husband and Wife Love Notes The loving husband who listed all the reasons he loves his wife who is battling depression Tim Murphy, a Los Angeles-based engineer, surprised his new wife Molly with a beautiful love note. Molly, who suffers from depression, had just returned from a trip to San Francisco and was feeling particularly blue. When she flopped down on her bed, she noticed Tim has written a 15 point love note, “Reasons I Love My Wife" on their bedroom mirror: 1. She is my best friend2. The husband who left an awful note to his wife — until she found the second piece "Dear Stefanie,Dinner tasted awful... so I'm leaving you.Goodbye." It's hardly the love letter a wife expects to find from her new husband. Romanticism apart, this was one hell of a creative note. The man who asked his wife what was on her mind and got this drawn response A professor in college once said in class that the biggest challenge for a woman was to answer “nothing” when her boyfriend asks what was she thinking. The short answer?
Creating Interactive Math Tasks With Google Sites Recently, I wrote a post summarizing the Stacking Paper Tasks multi-touch book for iBooks. If you had a chance to download the multi-touch book, you’ll notice that it is interactive and collaborative leveraging embedded padlet walls for students to share out their work. However, I’ve had some folks on Twitter asking how they could do something like this without an iPad: Never fear, Chromebookers or “Anti-Appletes”. you can still get your students engaged in this series of interactive 3 act math tasks via your favourite web browser! Stacking Paper Tasks on Chromebooks & Google Apps By creating a Google Site via the Google Apps for Education account I created for my school, I was able to create a similar environment to that which I created for iBooks with the Stacking Paper Tasks multi-touch book. Check It Out! Google Apps Features Used One of the great things about Google Sites is how easy it is to get a website online. Next, I’ve embedded the Act 2 YouTube video using the YouTube gadget:
The Best Tools for Visualization Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to Last.fm's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your Last.fm experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another Last.fm tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your Last.fm friends. Fidg't: Fidg't is a desktop application that gives you a way to view your networks tagging habits. Fidg't The Digg Tools: One more: Digg Radar. YouTube: Visualize Music Musicovery Last.fm music visual tools: Amazon
Google Docs now lets you type with your voice Getting stuff done in Google Docs just got a lot easier. Google unveiled a series of new features for Docs, Sheets and Slides Wednesday, including voice typing and new collaboration tools for Docs. The new features are aimed at students but available to anyone who uses the company's productivity suite. Google Docs now supports voice dictation from Chrome and the Docs iOS and Android app. During a demo of the feature at Google's San Francisco office Wednesday, the voice typing feature worked much like other dictation apps — it was able to distinguish between text and punctuation commands like "new paragraph." Android users are also getting a new feature to make multitasking easier. Ritcha Ranjan, product manager for Google Docs Editors, said students are increasingly beginning assignments from their smartphones, where switching between apps is often a clunky process. Have something to add to this story?
SlideTalk - share presentations as engaging talking videos Google Keep - Rid yourself of scrawled notes and reminders! - Everything Google In addition to simple notes, if you click the New List icon, you can create lists that you can check off as you complete tasks. Any of your notes can be shared with others, just by clicking on the Share button . I share my notes across Google accounts so I can see them on my work and personal Gmail accounts. In addition to sharing, you can also change the color of notes to fit different workflows or occasions, but best of all, like Gmail, Calendar Events, and Google Classroom assignments, Notes on Google Keep can be set up with Reminders. Reminders can be set for a time and date, as well as a place. After I started using Google Keep, I set Keep as my home page on my browser.
From sexual liberation to liberation from sex Young people are forever shocking their elders, and elders, however shocking they themselves may have been to their own elders once upon a time, never fail to play their generation’s perennial role of shocked onlookers to shocking youthful behavior of one sort or another. Not very long ago, well within living memory, parents found their children’s sexual behavior shocking. Sex was so open, so free, so ubiquitous, so uninhibitedly taken for granted. No hiding, no guilt, no confining it against nature within institutional straitjackets like marriage. This was the sexual revolution, brought about by the youth explosion of the 1960s and ’70s, aided and abetted by scientific advances like the birth control pill, which decoupled sex from reproduction and turned it into recreation pure and simple. Half a century later, kids are still shocking and elders still shocked, but for shockingly different reasons. The first two may go some way toward explaining the third. Parents. But they have met.