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A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers
July 28, 2014 Here is a new excellent Google Drive cheat sheet created and shared by Shake Up Learning (one of my favourite blogs for Ed Tech). This cheat sheet is created after the latest updates to Google Drive and as such it is the most recent visual guide to the new Google Drive. The main things covered in this cheat sheet are : Create, upload, and organizeFiles, folders, and searchDetails, activities and settingsGoogle+ Integration. This cheat sheet is available for free download from this link. You can also make a copy of it to your Google Drive from this Link.

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How to style Google Forms Google Forms are amazing – so functional and flexible! At Morning Copy we regularly use Google forms to run online promotions or surveys for our clients. Google forms are reliable, simple to use and, best of all, easy to share with all the stakeholders in an online project. The one problem with Google Forms is that they look, well, like Google :) In this tutorial I’ll show you how to: Style Google Forms so that they fit into your site’s look and feel.Replace that dull Google confirmation page with your own custom ‘Thank you’ page. The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students.

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