GOOGLE for Education
On this page you will find resources and information about Google for Education
This is about a 40 minute presentation on Drive and Classroom - It gets staretd about 4 minutes in.
They focus on Effective Organization of Google Drive and Google Classroom
Tips 'n Tricks for ending you Google Classroom for the school year
Cleaning up and organizing your Google Classrooms should be part of your EOY activities. Here are some resources to help you.
Here are Cheryl Kissel's words on the difference betweeen Copying and Archiving
Just to clarify the difference between copying and archiving:archiving saves your class as it is now, students, grades, etc. and just makes it inactive. You can still reuse assignments and materials from them (in the Create menu under Classwork). Copying the class makes a new copy of the Classroom, including all of the assignments and materials, save as drafts that you can open, edit, and assign through the coming year. It does not transfer items in the stream or student lists, so you can start fresh with a new Classroom for a new year, but retaining all of the classwork.I highly recommend that you do both! Copy your classroom to make it easy to follow basically the same curriculum units next year, and archive the current year class so it's not cluttering up the page of current classes for 2020-21, but is still accessible to you.
Information on Level 1 Certification - See TTT#12
Going throught this certification will help you in your classroom using Google for Education.
Brand new Google Earth (11/25/19)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wTnrhLgug4 - simple directions
more details about how to draw
Classroom Basics - link to the Teacher Center
How to convert a PDF to a Doc? - the easist wy to do this is to upload/drag the Doc to your Drive. then use Open With and select Doc. You will loose any fancy formatting as Docs will only bring in the text. You can try converting the PDF to Word and then into Docs. It does a better job. Read the linked article for more information.
Parent Acess to GClassroom - read here
Read & Write for Chrome - Need to activate the extension
See video below
Google Sites: use this link sites.google.com/u/0/create
Kaienza - A tool that allows you to add voice comments to a Google Doc
Doctopus & Goobric
Click on this Link to explain how to use these tools
Doctopus is a Google Sheets add-on that “ingests” assignment information from Google Classroom, while the Goobric Chrome extension attaches a digital rubric so teachers can grade and comment on student work within a single browser tab.
Basically, the attached rubric appears at the top of the student’s assignment in Docs, and with a few easy clicks, your individual comments and the rubric data are time stamped and appended to the bottom of the Doc for each student to view. This information is also sent to a Google Sheet for your easy reference and analysis from anywhere at any time.
Here is some information on a great tool called Back-up and Sync
This tools allows you to create a connection to your Google Drive just as if it is a local fine (like your old OneDrive.) So you can put files in a folder that automatically syncs with your drive and you can go there to get files from your drive.
Here is the download - slect the one on the left.
Here is a video to help you.
Becoming a Google certified educator information
YouTube Help Videos:
More Resources to help with Distance Learning
Below are resources to help you during the next few weeks:
Information on Google Meet (video conferencing)
Using your Gcalendar to set up Office Hours appointments
It is very important that you set up a new calendar in your calendars (suggested name: Office Hours) and then only share that calendar with the public, otherwise you will have to make your own calendar public and I doubt you want to do thatTo see how it works, click here:
Oh my...so many emails to manage!
This section will give you some trick and tips for managing your gmail. Below I have 3 videos (a series) that really goes through using filters and lables to help you manage your gmail.
The first minute of the first video isn't very helpful, but after that they get much better.
Here are some links to some other helpful videos for you to watch and learn how to better manage your gmail.
7 Gmail settings we should all know - Simpletivity (they have many videos about managing all things Google.
Filters & Labels part 1
Filters & Lables part 2
Filters & Labels part 3
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