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Google Drive has all the features that make it a very powerful productivity suite for teachers.
Today as I was working on Google Forms to create some forms for my colleagues in the university, the idea of providing my readers here with some practical pre-made template forms dawned on me.
After posting about Google Docs , Google Presentations , now comes Google Sheets turn. These are basically a series of simple and effective tutorials from Google engineers explaining how users can tap into the potential of Google Apps. As teachers and educators, we probably are a target audience for such guides simply because most of us use these apps in teaching ; think about how many times you used Google Docs to write a document, create a presentation or work on a spreadsheet.
from http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/blog/2009/100-great-google-docs-tips-for-students-educators/ For students and teachers, the Google Docs collection 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.
Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google.
Google has recently conducted a massive operation to improve its services from Google Maps to Google Docs. This latter in particular has known some radical changes that would definitely increase users productivity.
THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans--Way Beyond ‘Just Google It’ - Internet@Schools MagazineWe use Google for our own information needs, so why should we expect the students to only use what we want them to use? The consensus on this is that we should teach students how to search both Google and databases effectively. Nothing new here. But Google’s Literacy Lesson Plans released in May 2012 are something new. Students’ tendencies to “just Google it” while ignoring subscription databases and primary sources raise concern among media specialists and teachers. Discussions about banning or limiting Google haven’t gone away.
New! As of 21 March 2013, Course Builder 1.3.1 is now available. See Release Notes for information on what's changed. Visit the Downloads page to get the latest software. Course Builder is our experimental first step in the world of online education.
Today as I was going through my feeds I came across this great web tool called Internet Map and thought it might interest you as well. Internet Map, as its name suggests, is a Google Map of the 350.000 largest websites in the world. Websites are included in circles in the map.
Google Forms is a great free service by Google and that has a huge potential in education. Google Forms is very easy to use and does not require any advanced technology skills to run it. It is automatically built in Google Docs meaning it is completely web-based and does not require any software download.
Google has recently released a new service to the public called Google Drive. This is basically an online storage system that provides up to 5GB for free.It also has a desktop version that you can install on your computer and which will make it very easy to sync files between your computer and your Google Drive account. Google Documents is part of Google Drive and anything you create on Google Docs will automatically be saved in your Google Drive account.
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Google has made several inroads into education. Over the last couple of years, Google has been providing services , most of which are free, to educators and Google in Education is a living example. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning deeply senses the huge potential of Google for teachers and hence has been posting tutorials and guides on the effective use of this service in education. The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students , and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers are but some of the prominent posts we have shared with our readers before. Today we are adding another resource which contains video tutorials about some of the important Google services that teachers can use in their daily endeavour. These video tutorials cover the following topics :
Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance – a must for students in online colleges for online marketing , for instance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 52 great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student , with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive. Access your documents from anywhere : Whether you’re in your dorm room or the school library, you can access your Google Docs. Take advantage of this to make it easy to do your work on-the-go. Use Docs reference tools : Take advantage of the Define option to use Docs’ built in dictionary, as well as a thesaurus and an encyclopedia available for use right in your document – an especially creative tool for online colleges for creative writing students, for instance.
Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application. The result? I am realizing how little I actually knew about these tools and how tragically I was underutilizing them!