Safely Backup Your Files with Back Up & Sync

Just recently Google Drive has added a new back up and sync tool to allow you to access/sync you Google Drive off your computer as well as sync common areas of your computer to Google Drive. The new tool doesn’t have an exact name however when you visit your Google Drive you will notice a…

Schedule with Meet

As the world evolves with video and chat communication within and outside of the school systems, we need to take note of name and tool changes currently happening. Just an FYI, Google Hangouts for video broadcasting/conferencing is changing. The app we know and love is growing and changing via name and implementation. Welcome to Google…

4 Things to KEEP in Mind

It doesn’t come as a surprise the usage and existence of many digital note-taking applications on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Each year all users (educators, students, etc.) take notes in various and efficient/non efficient ways. Digitally we take pictures, videos, stream events, type notes, share links, and on we go! Instead of using the…

Easily Accessing Google Drive Templates

Just recently Google Drive has updated to allow all users to easily create docs, sheets, slide, and forms from a template. This is done simply by pressing the New button, mouse over any app and click on the arrow on the right side. Check out this short video on how easy this is for you…

Site or File? Customizing and Safety of New Google Sites

Lot’s of Googlers are still in the initial starting phase of the transition from “Classic” Google Sites to the “New” Google Sites. Set aside all the obvious awesome features of “New” Sites (below). Modern web design Responsive design (how the published site looks on differing devices) Ease of use Real-time customizing and editing Did you know?…

Working Offline in Google Drive

Google Drive has transformed how we work, share, collaborate, and overall network with each other. The concept of using an internal network and or even saving locally has been questioned. Why save locally when you have cloud access anywhere? Why focus on an internal network when G Suite for Education provides us unlimited space? Both questions…

Create Self-Graded Google Form Assessments

For years the only way we were able to create graded assessments was using the add-on Flubaroo. For years I’ve been a huge advocate of that add-on and have taught, presented, and blogged about it. Now I believe Flubaroo has inspired Google with the new update of adding the Quizzes feature in Google Forms. This…

First Step for Multi-District Google Classrooms

The first step to break down barriers of a single domain in Google Classroom is to whitelist other school domains in your Admin Console. This short video demonstrates what you can do as an initial step to start a multi-district Google Classroom.

A Brief Introduction to the New Google Sites

Over the past few months, Google Sites has transformed into modern and material designed masterpiece. Not only is it visual appealing, it’s very user friendly for all learners. Over the past couple months I had early access and thoroughly enjoyed using the new platform with some minor exceptions (I’m assuming will be rolling out in…

Synergyse Training for Google Apps

As of May 2nd, Synergyse has announced they are joining Google Apps for Education according to this recent post. Due to this joining venture, Synergyse Training for Google Apps will be free allowing Google Apps customers to get immediate searchable help within any Google App. In short, this is great news all users of Google Apps…

Response Options in Google Forms

Now we will take a look at what happens when anyone fills out a Google Form. There are generally 2 areas we will look at when viewing our data Responses section (View Data Label in my diagram) Spreadsheet Responses When clicking on this tab you will see the following screen. Summary: will display charts/graphs and…