How to add music to your Google Slides presentation Music is a great way to liven up your presentations and keep your audience engaged. Unlike Microsoft PowerPoint, however, Google Sheets doesn’t include support for audio files. But with the following workarounds, you can add a soundtrack to any slide for a more dramatic deck. 6 Great Things You Can Do with Google Classroom September 10, 2014 Google has recently announced the official release of Google Classroom in more than 40 languages. Google Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes.As a teacher, here are some of the key features you need to know about Google Classroom. Creating Google Class for your class Google Class allows you to create multiple virtual classes for your students. Within these classes, you will be able to share announcements with students, create and distribute assignments with them, grade and provide feedback on students work, engage in whole or private discussions with students, and many more.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. This is the same list I have been using to create guides I share with you here in this blog.
New Google Docs, Sheets and Slides features make schoolwork less miserable Google is holding a "back-to-school" event today at its San Francisco office to introduce a set of new Google Docs tools specifically built with the classroom in mind -- though all Docs users will benefit from these changes. Some will only be appearing on Android, some will be in the desktop, and some will be hitting both, but regardless it should make life easier for Docs users. Google introduced six new features, including built-in Search for Docs on Android, voice typing, automatic chart creation for Sheets and more. Research is what Google's calling the new search feature built right into Docs for Android. It exists on the desktop today as sort of a Google search sidebar, but it hasn't been available for mobile until now. Google wanted to make it easier for people to insert content they find on search into documents they're creating on mobile -- rather than jumping back and forth between Docs and search, you can now do it in a more efficient fashion in one app.
Get Muvizu When you download and install Muvizu:Play you are required to accept an End User Licence Agreement (EULA) which concisely outlines the dos and don’ts of the commercial exploitation of footage from Muvizu:Play. But in the interests of plain language, here’s a summary of the rules: Muvizu:Play is a free trial of our software. Muvizu:Play renders animations with a watermark in the bottom left of the image and is limited to SD output. This watermarked footage may be used for educational, non-commercial and personal projects. Google Tutorials Upload Twitter Richard Byrne Google Classroom + Google Forms = Magic It is now significantly easier to utilize Google Forms in Google Classroom. Simply attach a Form using the Google Drive attachment option when making a post. Students are automatically linked to the live view of the Form. For the teacher, Classroom provides a link right in the stream to view the results in Google Sheets. Google Forms is possibly the best Google App. Before Google Classroom, Google Forms was the main tool to go paperless.
New Script that will create Google Forms from questions in a Spreadsheet There was a query posted in the GEG Singapore about automatically creating forms from spreadsheet questions. g(Math) kind of does this, so I threw a script together that will create a form from a highlighted range. It will even create multiple choice questions from option in the sheet (I am especially proud of that aspect). Check it out here and make a copy to play around: 25 BEST WEBSITES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH I want the new e-book! How do you learn English in your free time? Do you meet internationals in cafés, do you self-study using books, do you get on the internet? When it comes to learning many people have realized they are not going to acquire the language just by sitting in classrooms. But not everyone has the opportunity to walk out to the street and start practising with the passers-by.
3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class October 23, 2014 Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. First Time Setup – Kaizena Welcome to Kaizena! The guides in this "Getting Started" section are everything you need to start giving fast, high quality feedback to students. You can also watch this video, which covers the same material: Signing up for Kaizena Right after you click the Signup button on we will ask you if you are a teacher, student, or neither. By default, we'll display the photo from you Google account.
The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks! Google Classroom makes organizing and managing all of your Google Apps activities streamlined and easy. Set it up in minutes. (Sketch by Matt Miller) Thousands of teachers are certainly finding their way to Google Classroom. It has been as billed by Google: less focus on tech, more focus on teaching. Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects View Now...