Edit, Collaborate and Sync Documents With Google Drive

techlearning

Google Drive is a combo online-productivity software suite and cloud-based, file-syncing service

KingSoft free office suite software

Educational Technology Guy

After posting about SSUITE free office software , I found out about KingSoft Free Office Suite Software on Google+. KingSoft Free Office Suite Software includes word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software and is easy to use, looking very similar to Microsoft Office.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #10 - scanning documents and business cards

Educational Technology Guy

Tip #10 - Scanning Documents and Business Cards Another great feature of Evernote is the ability to scan and then easily organize and search documents and business cards. Once captured, text in the document is searchable. It also scans both sides of document at the same time.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18]

Quick photo scanning: Google PhotoScan

ProfHacker

We’ve reviewed portable scanners such as the Doxie One , and taken a look at phone applications that can be used for document scanning (see, for instance, Lincoln’s post on DocScanner , or Natalie’s on CamScanner ). Those applications are good for working with text documents.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

Considerate Collaboration: Google Docs

ProfHacker

A large portion of the work I do exists on Google Docs – whether working on internal documents within my department, for committees, within my classes, or collaborating online to co-author articles, organize events, or provide feedback to other writers.

7 New Features Added To Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Announces New Features In Google Classroom. At TeachThought, while we love Apple’s products, app ecology, and general aesthetic, we tend towards recommending Google for most classrooms. 7 Changes To Google Classroom. Attach a Google Form to a post.

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Leave voice comments in Google Docs with Kaizena – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Kaizena has recently introduced their “Kaizena Mini” add-on that will allow you to leave voice comments and written notes on students’ documents within Google Docs itself. With the software installed, simply go to Add-ons → Kaizena Mini → Open Kaizena Mini.

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Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Doug Levin

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs’ users. Here is Google’s description of the incident and their response: “ Protecting you against phishing.” From the time the exploit was launched until it was addressed, users’ Google accounts – including student accounts – could have been fully [h/t Jim Siegel ] accessible by the attacker.

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Access Google Translate right from Docs and make translating a breeze.

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Collecting Student Work with Google Forms

ProfHacker

When I teach my writing course each fall, I have my students use Google Documents so that it’s easy to see an essay’s development over time. What makes this feature so useful to me, though, is that Google Forms creates a folder corresponding to the form.

Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

First, Google Classroom allows teachers to organize their class content while integrating Google Drive to support workflow and student organization. Google Classroom. For more information on Google Classroom, visit EdTechTeacher’s Google Classroom page.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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Google Code-In 2012 - contest for High School Students

Educational Technology Guy

Google has announced Google Code-In 2012 , a contest for high school students. The contest is for 13-17 year old students and is all about software development. The grand prize winners, along with a parent/guardian, will get a trip to Google Headquarters in Mountain View California. These projects have worked with students before in the Google Summer of Code college student program. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

If you’re a G Suite for Education user who thinks that Google Vault will fulfill all of your eDiscovery and compliance needs, you might want to reconsider. Here are five reasons why Google Vault is not an archive. You can’t set a retention policy for files in Google Drive.

4 Reasons Google Docs Is a Good Idea for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

In an earlier post , I suggest Google Docs as an alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office as an office suite. Google Docs does provide users many useful features that extend far beyond what can be obtained from a locally installed office suite like Open Office or Microsoft Office.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. These standards have been traditionally published only as human-readable documents, such as PDFs, that can’t be used directly by education technology tools.

Write! App for Academic Writing: A Review

ProfHacker

George brought this up way back in 2010 with the “ magic software ” idea. It’s got a simple organizational tree structure on the left and a birds-eye view of your document on the right. Are you looking for some new magic software?

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

When the Technology Changes on You

ProfHacker

and all of our shared work was on Google Drive. I couldn’t get any work done because Google Drive was down. Two ways to protect against this include saving important documents offline (Google Docs has those options on the computer and on apps).

My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone. Google offers so many useful applications to school administrators, I would find it hard to live without those apps now. Here is my most useful Google Apps list.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014. Students and teachers using the platform have access to and work within Google Suite products including Docs, Sheets, Slides and more.

Why You Should Backup & Archive Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

Gaggle Speaks

Last month’s announcement that Vault now supports Google Drive finally recognizes that G Suite users keep information in more places than their inbox, yet many school districts still focus their attention on archiving just email communications. . When it comes to backing up and archiving Google Drive or its competitor, Microsoft OneDrive, the good news is that there are plenty of similarities to email as you move beyond the inbox.

Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

Educational Technology Guy

I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. Title of extension links to Google Play store. goo.gl , the Google URL shortener - shorten URLs, and share with many different services! Google Translate features and languages.

Virtual Techniques for Co-writing

ProfHacker

Here are a few I’ve been using, and their advantages and disadvantages: Google Docs. It seems like every committee and project ends up with its own document or folder in my Google account these days, even though it’s not the primary platform of my university.

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Kyle Pace

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. When you first go to their site you will click the Connect with Google Drive button on the home page.

Interactive Fiction and Twine at Computers & Writing

ProfHacker

Ink is well-documented and has both a useful webplayer and a Unity integration, making it potentially very interesting for prototyping visual projects. Software Teaching games games in the classroom interactive fiction twine

Better Presentations with Sway

ProfHacker

I did them in Google Sides and they are…boring. First off, Sway does not (yet) play nice with Google Apps or Dropbox; of course it wants you to use the Microsoft cloud-based service. Do you see Sway as a possible replacement for your current presentation software?

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The award-winning HUE HD Pro USB camera and visualiser is one of the most versatile, flexible, affordable document cameras I’ve ever tested. Inside the box, I found the HUE HD Pro Camera, camera base, instruction booklet, and Intuition software.

Filenames and LaTeX and Pandoc, oh my!

ProfHacker

Sometimes it happens: someone sends us a document in Word format, and we’d really rather it was a PDF. The initial setup doesn’t take very long — I think I had it all done in less than half an hour, and part of that time was spent Googling how to install “rename” on the Mac.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

MSEDTechie

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?