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Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive

Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive
January 13, 2015 Here is a set of practical video tutorials on Google Slides (formerly Presentation) I have bookmarked over the last couple of months. The purpose behind this collection is to provide teachers, especially beginner users of Slides, with practical know-how to assist them in creating, editing and sharing Google Slides. Google Slides is one of the easiest and simplest presentation creation tool out there. It is also part of Google Drive suit which makes its integration with other Drive services a seamless process. The video tutorials below will introduce you to some of the basic tips and tricks to help you create beautiful slides on Google Slides. Check them out and , as always, share with us what you think of them enjoy. 1- How to add slides to Google Slides by Vickie Henson 2- How to Animate presentations by Navitend 3- How to insert a background and video in your slides by Sethi 4- How to insert images and add new slides by Alaina Beaver

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4 Great New Google Docs Templates for Teachers November 21, 2015 A few months ago, we shared with you six popular Google Docs templates to use in your instruction but those were in the old template gallery. Now that the new Docs template gallery is released, there are way more practical templates to use for different educational purposes. We have spent sometime browsing through the collection there and picked out for you the ones below. These are especially helpful for creating lesson plans, brochures, newsletters and resumes. To access and use any of these templates, go to Docs Gallery and click on 'More' on top right hand side

An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs July 1, 2014 A few days ago Google released a few interesting updates to its Drive applications. One important update that I want to share with you today is called "Suggested Edits". This new feature is great for collaborative work on Google Docs. Before, when you share a Google document with your collaborators and grant them the editing rights they can edit anything in it.

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The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers July 23, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google Docs. These are the six most popular and most downloaded templates in Google Docs Template Gallery (in Students & Teachers category). As a teacher, you can re-appropriate the content of the docs to suit your teaching purposes.

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4 Great Google Drive Tools to Make The Best of Your PDFs March 1, 2016 Here is a collection of some very good add-ons to use on Google Drive to edit and share PDFs. Some of the things you can do with these tools include: merge several documents into a single PDF, split or extract pages into one PDF, convert PDFs to images, compress and reduce the size of your PDFs and many more. All of these add-ons are web based and do not require any software installation. You simply add the Chrome extension to your browser and start experimenting with it right away. Give them a try and see what works for you. Enjoy.

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