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10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs: Share & Collaborate with Google Docs One of the most powerful features of Google Docs is that you can share and collaborate on documents with others. Sharing with individuals is relatively easy. Comments And Suggested Edits Sometimes, you don’t want to make changes on a document. Others can reply to your comments when they make changes or ask for clarification. Revision History One of my favorite tools in Google Docs is “Revision History.” Add-Ons Recently, Google released a suite of “Add-ons.” Leave Voice Comments Sometimes written comments are not enough. Image Editing Related:  Google WorldGoogle / Chrome

Google Wants to Save Our Schools—And Hook a New Generation of Users | Business The old “dog ate my homework excuse” is about to become a thing of the past. And kids will have Google to thank. The search giant has just released Classroom, a free tool that allows teachers to do everything from assigning projects to collecting and grading assignments, all online. Classroom uses Google’s own products such as Docs and Drive to manage and organize the often chaotic classroom workflow. Google launched a pilot of Classroom in May, but on Tuesday, the search giant announced it was offering Classroom to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account. “We did user research, and what came to the forefront was the fact that teachers were spending a lot of time doing things other than teaching,” Yeskel, a former high school math teacher, says. The Business of Education Of course, Classroom isn’t simply a show of altruism. Zach Yeskel. Google What’s more, those users just happen to be extremely valuable. Just a Start

Google | Le blog de Thierry VANOFFE : Coach Google Apps Les articles sur Google La page G+ GooSphère, késaco ? Début novembre 2014, Goosphère est né ! Ce n’est pas un nouveau projet mais un changement de nom du projet Découvrir Google ! Le service juridique de Google est passé par là et effectivement l’utilisation du [...] What’s New in Apps ! Chaque mois, l’équipe de Google Apps sort une newsletter, au format gdoc, que vous pourrez retrouver sur cet espace d’archives. Inbox : comment ça marche ? Inbox by Gmail, la nouvelle interface de Google. [...] Inbox by Gmail : le guide complet ! A peine sortie et voici déjà le premier guide complet et collaboratif sur la nouvelle version de Gmail déroutante et puisante ! Les sondages dans G+ un nouveau mode de communication (après le texte, la photo, le lien, la vidéo et l'événement) vient de débarquer : le sondage ! Google Apps dans les collectivités… Google Apps for Business, appelé aujourd’hui, Google Apps for Work peut aussi être déployé dans les collectivités (mairies, conseils généraux, régionaux).

5 Google Apps that Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction Meet Janelle, an intelligent, creative, computer-literate animator in training, who is a self-motivated sophomore. Meet Tony, also intelligent, creative, shy, somewhat computer-literate, and an English-as-a-second-language junior. Meet Justin, a creative, outgoing, somewhat computer-literate sophomore who works as a DJ on the side. I could go on, describing 20 students in the same high school class who have very diverse interests, talents and learning styles. While there is no magic, one-size-fits-all answer to those questions, our school has tapped Google Apps for Education to help answer them. Google Classroom Classroom is Google’s version of a learning management system and was released to most schools at the beginning of the 2014–2015 school year. Posting tutorials for commonly asked questions is one of the more useful ways to differentiate instruction with Google Classroom. Google Documents Google Forms Google Slides Google Sheets

Putting the Personal in Personal Statements: Tips from a NSF-GFRP Fellow | SHA Blog By Mia Carey Before my maternal grandmother suddenly passed of congestive heart failure in the early 1990s, our family would gather every Friday night to play cards and cook, while some members drank and told stories of the old days. My grandmother was the matriarch of the family, and I believe it was her cooking that kept our family as close-knit as it was. Before I explain it, you should probably know that I am a historical zooarchaeologist. I opened with this particular snippet of my personal statement for two reasons: (1) I put the personal in personal statement and (2) I deviated from the same cookie cutter response to why and when I became interested in archaeology. I know that most people can’t relate their research interests with such an intimate part of their lives, but it helps. My point in all this: Make your personal statement stand out and make it personal. Further tips: Do not share something that you are uncomfortable with letting people in on.

Google Classroom Makes a Debut | Heeding Thamus I had my first real chance to play with Google Classroom and my first impressions have been very positive. It is a very simple interface and it will ease document management for both teachers and students. Automatically makes a classroom folder in my Drive that contains a folder for each course. Inside each course folder, I can create assignments and store docs that I will be able to use year after year.Automatically creates a folder to store a class assignment. Each new assignment gets a new folder within the class folder. I also have a few things I would like to see changed, but as this is the early stages of Google Classroom, I am sure there will be lots of updates over the next few months and years. One suggestion I would like to try is integrating an ePortfolio into the file structure Google Classroom automatically creates for the students. I am not an assessment guru, but any suggestions on how to make this an authentic ePortfolio would be appreciated. Like this: Like Loading...

Tutoriel – Utiliser les services de Google sans adresse Gmail Certains services de Google, comme Drive ou Agenda, sont de plus en plus utilisés, notamment dans le milieu professionnel. Plébiscités pour leur simplicité et leur gratuité — jusqu'à un certain point —, ils présentent en revanche un inconvénient pour être utilisés pleinement : la nécessité de posséder un compte Google. Voici donc un tutoriel qui vous explique comment utiliser Google Agenda et Drive avec n'importe quel fournisseur de messagerie électronique. Contexte Vous travaillez avec des collègues sur un projet nécessitant de partager une feuille de calculs. Pour éviter de se perdre dans des versions personnelles n'intégrant pas les modifications apportées par chacun des participants, le responsable de ce projet crée donc un document partagé sur Google Drive. Vous recevez alors un email vous indiquant que votre responsable a partagé un élément avec vous, mais au moment de l'ouvrir, on vous demande de vous identifier avec un compte Google. Création du compte Google 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1.

15 Ways to Maximize Google Drive Productivity It’s hard to believe that Google Drive is just three years old … yes, really. For a tool still in its infancy, it’s remarkable how quickly it has inspired the question, “How did I live without it?” Google Drive is now ingrained in the daily lives of millions of people, many of whom rely on it for work. What started with humble—and admittedly limited—beginnings as Google Docs has transformed into a storage and collaboration powerhouse that serves as the focal point for G Suite and the centerpiece for many workers. If your organization is using G Suite, it’s essential that you know how to use Drive to its full potential. 1. Wi-Fi during plane flights is expensive; in rural areas, it’s hard to find, but with offline access you can make adjustments when the time calls for it—not when it’s convenient. In order to take advantage of offline access, your G Suite admin needs to enable offline access to Google Docs editors. Google also offers a Google Drive desktop client for both Mac and PC. 2.

How to Land Freelance Work with Social Media Despite what you may think, you do not have to be a popular, hilarious, or uber-charismatic person to maintain a positive, useful social media presence. Here are a few tips for how to get there. We talk about different social media platforms below, but you do not have to be (and probably should not) be on all of these. That would be exhausting. Here's the bottom line to getting clients across platforms: Be a resource, not a salesperson. Deceptively simple! Facebook First, you have to make the decision of whether you want to use your personal Facebook profile to market yourself or create a separate page for your business. If you’re confused on the terminology, a profile is your personal Facebook profile. If your business is just you, as it is for most freelancers, it may make sense to use your personal profile as your Facebook presence. The pros of having a public profile: The pros of having a separate page for your business: Who’s it good for? The Do’s: The Don’ts: Twitter Who’s it good for?

Infografía en español con 37 formas de usar Google Drive en Clases El popular servicio de Google para almacenamiento y tratamiento de ficheros Google Drive, ya cuenta con millones de seguidores en todo el mundo pues la gente se siente muy a gusto utilizando sus herramientas. Además Google no para de añadirles características a cada uno de las aplicaciones de la suite, y del propio servicio donde almacenamos ficheros. Pero los profesores de hoy a veces desconocen el potencial que tiene esta herramienta, desperdiciando así todo el potencial que tiene. Pues para echaros una mano de como utilizar Google Drive en tus clases, en Nerdilandia hemos creado una infografía con 37 formas de cómo utilizarlo para que así entonces te inicies en el camino de sacar el máximo provecho de este servicio. Abajo tienen la infografía que estando en español no deberían tener problemas en seguirla. Phd. en computación, bloguero por afición, amante de la tecnología, aportando todo lo que aprendo con la comunidad de Internet.