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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. 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 5- How to add sound to a Google Slide by Kit Hard 6- How to use Google Drive Presentation App by Dottotech 7- Google Presentation tutorial by Ian O’Byrne

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets January 1, 2015Flippity is a very good tool that you can use on Google Spreadsheets to create flashcards and quizzes. The flashcards you create can be either printed or shared online through a generated link. The process to create a flashcard using Google Spreadsheet is pretty easy. Here is how to do it: 1- Click on this template and copy it to your Google Spreadsheet by clicking on "file" and " make a copy" 2- Now that you are on the copied version of that template, edit the text and type in the data you want to include in each side of the flashcard 3- Name your flashcards by clicking on "Flashcards" in the bottom. 4- Publish your sheet by clicking on "file " then "publish" 5- Copy the link under the link tab 6- Now click on the "get the link here" tab of your template which is at the bottom 7- Paste that link in the light blue cell to get the link to your Flippity flashcards 8- Click on the generated Flippity link to see and share your flashcards with others. View your flashcard

Forms - Kern Kelley Google Form Templates If you are logged into your Google Account, these form templates will automatically copy into your Google Docs Dashboard. Many of the forms are designed to work with an iPod Touch. For more information about educational uses of that device, go to Test and Quizzes Self Grading 10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz - Provide a link to this form or embed it into a website. Administrative Forms Professional Performance Evaluation - Teacher observation form that the administrators can use. Miscellaneous QR Code Generator - Creates QR Codes from URL's collected in a from.Science Fair Judging Form - This is the scoring form used in a middle school science fair.Story Board - Used by student groups to write and produce a video project.

How to Send Emails from a Google Spreadsheet Have you ever found yourself sending strikingly similar though slightly different emails to all of your students or all of their parents at the same time? If so, you may have entered the email address, copied and pasted a message into the message, modified it slightly, then pressed send before repeating the process for the next message. That can be time consuming. Applications for Education Using this Google Spreadsheet script could be a great way to send similar though slightly customized messages to students and their parents.

Google Sites for Teachers 2012 How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz Are you a teacher or trainer? Someone involved in a hiring process? Do you need to check somehow that other people have the skills or knowledge that you expect them to? Google Forms are amazing tools, allowing you to do some really advanced tricks with forms as the front-end and spreadsheets at the heart. Create A Self-Grading Quiz Creating a form in Google Forms is very self-explanatory: you open Google Docs, create a new form and get typing (or read this if you want a general guide to using Google Forms). For this example, we have used one form question to ask for the person’s name and written out 5 spelling test “fill in the blank” questions. You will need to click on “Choose Response Destination” and tell the form to put responses into a spreadsheet. In the Form Responses tab, you need to use a couple of lines to add the answers and the value for the answers. Now, create a new tab for your test scores, so you can cross reference each person’s answer with the results. Use A Template

10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know Which websites and apps have background access to my Google account? What does Google know about me? Where can I see all the ads that I’ve clicked on Google search? What does Google know about the places I’ve visited recently? Here are some of the most important links that every Google user should know about. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bonus: For Google Apps Administrators This is important but undocumented URL for Google Apps users.

5 Google Drive Add-ons You Need To Use Long ago, productivity enthusiasts were relegated to using desktop software for writing documents or organizing with spreadsheets. Thanks to the advance of the Internet and cloud computing, there are now wonderful products like Google Drive to enhance daily productivity. What makes services like Google Drive so great? They key here is to put things like Google Spreadsheet and Google Docs to good use in your life, and the best way to do that is to enhance those services with some of the best add-ons available. Google Docs and Google Spreadsheet are both amazing free services as-is, but when you include some of the add-ons listed below, it can really breathe new life into those tools. AbleBits Suite AbleBits is a company that actually offers paid professional add-ons for Microsoft Excel. Lucky for Google Drive users, Ablebits offers a whole list of highly useful Add-ons for Google Drive apps. Then, it lets you define exactly what sort of data you’re looking to identify. Mapping Sheets

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a ton of Google tools that you should try out. See Also: 6 little-known Google tools you should try today First, check out the graphic we worked hard on making for you. Google Tools Teachers Should Try (And How To Use Them In Classrooms) Scroll the whole way down this VERY long visual for links and more! Links And Other Information Privacy and Security Tools Ensure your students’ (and your!) Google Drive Take your classroom paperless, collaborate, and share easily with this one stop for all of your documents. Docs/Sheets/Slides Easy to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools for classroom work and professional development. Google Sites Calendar Forms Create polls, feedback forms and more. Google+ Groups

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class August 11, 2014 This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk. Google Docs