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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers

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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. The 5 Most important Google Drive Updates in 2017 February 24, 2017 Since the start of the new year, Google Drive released a number of important updates geared towards enhancing the performance of its services. The one we liked the most in this series of updates is the ability to add Google Drive videos right into presentations created in Slides. Before, you could only add YouTube videos but now you can easily embed videos stored in your Drive into your slides. Below is round-up of the most important updates in Google Drive, if you haven’t already seen them:

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article we originally ran on March 22nd, 2014, updated to reflect the latest Google innovations. Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Aside from offering convenience and helping spare teachers from endless amounts of typing, the addition of voice commenting brings with it profound benefits to the learning experience as a whole.

Google Tutorials Upload Twitter Richard Byrne 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by 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.

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. Chromebook cheat sheets, guides and useful links One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive Need help?

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are eight activities that bring interactive learning to students. (Public domain image via So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences. They can also create visually stimulating products to deliver a message and valuable content.

10 ways I use Google Forms in my tablet classroom Image courtesy of TBR Mohamed El-Ashiry takes a look at ways of using Google Forms in the classroom. I am one of Google Forms‘ biggest fans! I have many reasons to love the service, and I use it in many different ways. While there have been many other advantages, the biggest advantage of using Google Forms in my classroom is being able to give students immediate feedback. I often connect my tablet to the projector, and hide the column displaying the names of students submitting their responses (whether they are responding to a test, or self-assessment or peer-assessment, etc.).

Google Drive Training Videos Click here to watch this video on YouTube We’ve all been down a rabbit hole when searching for files in our Drive. To help locate files more quickly, Google has relocated two buttons in Drive to help you organize your ..more › Read now 10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom Google Maps has been out for 10 years now. Digital maps…starting with Mapquest has been out since 1996 (technically 1993 but mapquest was the first main stream map most people remember). For those of you keeping track that puts us almost 20 years into the digital mapping word. 20 years we have been using digital maps and yet for some reason digital maps have not replaced (there’s that word again) mapping in our schools. In 2007…8 years ago now….Apple put a map in our pocket. Fast forward to 2015 and almost everyone has a digital map in their pocket. Pilots now fly with iPads, ship captains now navigate with GPS and digital maps.

Speech Recognition – Instructions Install the add-on, here is the link. Then click on the button with the name “FREE”. Next, appear one window that show you the required permission to use the add-on. Go and click on the button with the name “Allow”. Note: These permission not allow the program to record any conversation or anything else, only converts the voice to text via google servers.

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom September 22, 2015 Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with other services such as Gmail, Drive and Google Docs, Classroom provides teachers with an intuitive platform preeminently geared towards enhancing the assignment flow between teachers and students. As a teacher, you have access to several features related to your assignments. You can, for example, use the same assignment in different classes. You can also choose whether you want your students to work on individual copies of the assignment or work on the same copy. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Two Simple Ways to Create A Table of Content in Google Docs April, 2015 There are actually two ways to add a table of contents to a document in Google Docs. Both of these ways require that you create headings and subheadings in your document. The first way is through using Google Docs' built-in feature which can be accessed by clicking on "insert" button then select "table of contents". Watch this excellent tutorial from Shannon Hermandez to learn more about how to create a table of content using Google Docs built-in functionality. The second way is through using a third party add-on called 'Table of Contents'. This is a powerful Google Docs add-on that allows you to easily create a table of content in the sidebar.