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…

Building a Google Form: Question Types

This section will focus on adding form items covering a random assortment of options and reasons why you would chose them.  Question Options: Duplicate questions- boxes button Delete questions- trashcan button Make questions required- slider button (marks questions with a * ) Add a question description- 3 dots Data validation- 3 dots Short Answer Short…

Google Form Setup Basics

There are many reasons why you would want to use a Google Form. Assessment (Summative, Formative) Survey Activities: choose adventure, student led projects, Voting School Forms (Intervention, ODR) Reflection Data collection Whatever your reason is, Forms is a practical way for classrooms to lead in instruction and learn through practice. Starting a Google Form Visit…

Efficient Outlines

Google Docs just added the feature of Document Outline in the Tools menu. This is a huge update for all users in and outside of the classroom. Think about the possibilities Quick access to important areas in a document Efficient way to redirect students to key points Students can draw emphasis in their documents Planning…