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Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks

Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks
It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google for teachers tools to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these Google for teacherstricks will surely save you some precious time when using technology in the classroom. Google for Teachers Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google for Teachers From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Using Google Docs in the Classroom 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed Now that you've written your eulogies for Google Reader, it's a good time to remember that Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular but still deserve a spotlight. We rounded up some lesser-known Google tools and applications that could help you cope with the loss of Reader and rekindle your love for Google. From fun tools like Google Ngram Viewer to useful resources like Full Value of Mobile Calculator, you'll find an array of tools for developers to small business owners to the average consumer. Take a look at the gallery and let us know what your favorite Google tool is in the comments. Image courtesy of Flickr, Scobleizer.

Alberta School Library Council’s Blog Posted by: by Kelly Reierson and Lissa Davies As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need. The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning. 100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students Google Drive 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. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.

Google Tricks and Tips: Editing Images in Docs and Slides Pinterest Editing Images in Google Docs and Slides Add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Slides! Did you know you can crop, add borders, and even reshape your images in Google Docs and Slides? This feature has been around for a while, and it a great feature for students and teachers!

The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner:

Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson 11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know Searching the Web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can quickly and easily whittle down your results to get exactly the information you're looking for. Start out by simply asking Google a question.

10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students April 18, 2014 Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your class website and here are some of them: Google Sites is easy to use and has a student friendly interface.You can set up your website within minutes without the need for any HMTL or CSS knowledge.It provides highly customizable themes that you can easily apply to your site.It is integrated with some other Google serves like Google Calendar.Google Sites has a wonderful web-based editor that allows you to easily create, edit and share you content.It provides a set of collaborative features including multiple editors and commenting.Inserting images, videos, and other multimedia materials is ridiculously easy.It provides a modest cloud storage capacity for you to upload documents, files, attachments, and PDFs.And it is FREE.

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