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If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with your students that have nothing to do with public speaking. Here are some fun exercises you can try in your classes. Visual Note/Flash Cards Imagery is a powerful tool in all subjects. Visually Outline a Project Presentation slides are a great way to engage in pre-writing exercises. Create Visual Prompts & Virtual Discussion If you’ve ever used Voicethread then you’re familiar with the idea of providing students with a visual prompt and then allowing them to discuss the image. Create a Repository of Images with Citation Citing images properly is a key skill in the 21st century. Digital WorkBooks This project is primarily geared towards elementary students. Related:  Docs and Drivecharjule02travail

5 Ways to Make Professional Looking Google Documents The Gooru recently posted “4 Tips for Making Professional Looking Google Documents.” Here are a few more tips for using Google Docs for professional looking documents. Using the “Table” menu insert a table to organize the content on the page. Right click on the table to choose “Table properties…” Choose a table border of zero to erase the table lines. Cell background color only applies to the cells in the table that are highlighted. It is recommended to not use more than 3 fonts in a document. From the Google Fonts website you can find fonts that pair well together. This will bring up a window with additional information about the font. In the Google Doc, choose “More fonts” at the bottom of the font list to search add additional Google fonts to your font choices. When you paste from one source to another the formatting can become a little wonky. Highlight the text that has formatting you want to reproduce. Looking at a huge block of text is mind numbing. Like this: Like Loading...

Paperless Classroom? ePortfolios? Easily Accomplish Both with Google Docs! » Clint's Tech Integration Resources Permalink: UEN Faculty Lounge PPT or PDF versions Google facilitated the Education On Air Conference, a virtual conference for educators focused on and around Google Apps for Education, featuring their master teachers. I sat in on a few sessions – Managing Digital Portfolios w/ Google Tools from Kern Kelley, and The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs from Eric Curts. Both sessions were great, and both spelled out and reinforced a vital process or workflow for teachers and students to easily and successfully use Google Docs for every day work, for group projects, and for digital portfolios. I have a few teachers that have gone down this road of using Google Docs exclusively for student work, and their Docs/Drive inboxes have exploded with student work – and has been a struggle for them to manage. This session will assume that you are familiar with using Google Docs. Here’s the bullet points for success, and then I’ll explain each in detail below: Digitize Student Work

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined. Features & Tools Collaboration Organization

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance. One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. With the integration of these apps, users can now handle their files and documents ways not affordable by any other cloud storage tool out there. I have curated for you some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface. Here is a list of some great apps to use with your Google Drive : 1- WeVideo 2- PicMonkey 3- Google Forms app

What Can You Create on a Chromebook? One Stop Resource for Google Docs If you’re a Google Docs user, curious about Google Docs, work with Google Docs with students, and especially if you’re looking for help understanding all of the features of Google Docs, then you’ve got to bookmark MaryFran’s Google Docs Tutorials. Created as a Google Site (of course), this is a huge collection of resources, tutorials, videos, … all devoted to helping the visitor understand the ins and outs of working with Google Docs. That’s really the best description I can think of to describe this site. Navigation and use is as simple and powerful as Google Docs itself. Just select a topic of interest from the left side navigation menu and read on. Google Docs users – make sure that you bookmark this resource. Powered by Qumana Like this: Like Loading... Related OTR Links 12/16/2011 Main Page - Math Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. In "Links" OTR Links 04/09/2012 OTR Links for 07/10/2011 In "Computers"

eduCanon 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google Forms isn’t exactly the first thing that leaps to mind. While you’d probably prefer a piece of hardware that’s affordable, easy to use, and mobile that allows students to direct their own mastery of content in peer-to-peer and school-to-school learning environments, for now you just might have to settle for a spreadsheet. No, wait. Spreadsheets are simply a kind of framework, yes? And they have built-in formulas to perform calculations, visualize data, and communicate information in ways we–and students–are not used to seeing, right? So maybe a self-grading assessment? Questionnaires? See, I told you it’s not so bad.

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Educator Groups Que sont les GEG ? Les Groupes Éducateurs Google (GEG) sont des communautés d'enseignants qui apprennent les uns des autres, échangent des idées, trouvent ensemble l'inspiration pour répondre aux besoins de leurs élèves par le biais des technologies, en classe ou ailleurs. En savoir plus Pourquoi rejoindre les Groupes Éducateurs Google ? Apprendre. En savoir plus Par où commencer ? Recherchez le groupe le plus proche de chez vous dans l'annuaire des GEG, suivez ce groupe sur Google+ pour rester informé des actualités et n'hésitez pas à participer au prochain événement du groupe. En savoir plus

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. Watch the video below to learn more about how to use Doctopus on your Google Sheets. Free English Grammar Lessons and Tests A Beginners Introduction to Using Layers Using layers in your photo editing software is one of the most important things you can do to create great images. Layers are so powerful, even the most basic understanding of them can improve your photography tremendously. The good news is that using layers is extremely easy, and very quick. If you follow along with this tutorial and incorporate the techniques, you’ll see a huge difference in the quality of your images. While there are countless things you can do with layers, it’s convenient to group them into three main categories: Exposure blendingLocal adjustments to specific parts of an imageSpecial techniques We’ll go through all three categories in this tutorial. Exposure blending is one of the best techniques you can use to improve your photos. First, let’s understand why you need to blend exposures. You simply take two or more photos of the scene at various exposures and blend the best parts of each exposure to produce a single image where all areas are exposed correctly. Before

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