Tag Archives: Docs

Google Docs: Name Mobile Files

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Rename Google Doc In Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on a mobile device it is easy to set the document name. By default the document title is “Untitled Document.” Even if you do not rename the file, the “Untitled Document” will save edits. Google Docs App Use the Google Docs app on your mobile device […]

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Google Docs: Create a Template

Create Templates with Google Docs

Turn Your Google Doc Into a Shareable Template Every day teachers create awesome resources in Google Docs that can be shared with other teachers. The documents can be shared by sharing the link and the end user uses the File menu to make a copy. Creating a template skips the last step and directly prompts […]

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Sharing Settings in Google Docs

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Sharing Settings in Google Docs The blue share button is an important part of using Google Docs. Google Docs refers to both the global suite of documents as well as Google text documents. Specifically the blue share button is in Google Sheets spreadsheets, Google Slides presentations, Google Drawings and Google text documents. Consider your Sharing […]

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Google Docs: Fixing Tables You Copied and Pasted

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Fixing Tables Pasted into a Google Doc Sometimes when I copy and paste into a Google Doc the results are not exactly what I wanted. One possible reason the copy and paste did not go well is that the information was in a table and the column widths were smaller than originally displayed. Table Properties […]

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Google Docs Writing Journal

Google Docs Writing Journal

Creating a Writing Journal with Google Docs This is an updated writing journal template from my previous blog post. Taking advantage of the new outline tool in Google Docs by including headers within the document. This makes it easy to jump to the current journal entry of a student. Unlike the table of contents, the […]

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Kids Start Coding Their Vocab

Coding Vocab Words with Google Apps Script

Shamelessly, I bribed my 8-year-old daughter to learn JavaScript. I’ve shown her a couple of things with Google Apps Script (which uses JavaScript). Imagine how delighted I was when a week later she comes home and exclaims “I am teaching my class how to code.” First, major kudos to her teacher who when seeing how […]

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Google Docs: Read to It

I was working with a teacher today who was lamenting how she had to type a large section of text into a Google Form. If you have not tried voice typing in Google Docs, simply put, it is magical. Read to a Google Doc what you need to type. Copy and paste that into Google […]

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Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda

I have created an Add-On script that allows you to create a Google Form with the list of agenda items for a meeting and then merge¬†the responses of participants to an editable Google Doc. I have noticed that many meetings I attend the agenda is created on a Google Doc and shared with those attending […]

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3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth

3 Google Resources to Help Students Organize Information in a Student-Centered Writing Classroom ¬†Guest Post by Shaelynn Farnsworth In a student-centered writing classroom, students may be in various stages in the writing process. To combat all of the organizational issues that may arise, it is important to equip students with not only the resources to […]

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Top 10 Google Docs Posts of 2015

2015 is winding down, let the top 10 lists begin!! Here are my top 10 blog posts of 2015 for Google Docs. 10: 5 ADVANCED Google Docs Challenges 9: Google Docs: Change Your Default Font 8: 5 Google Docs Challenges 7: Voice Typing Comes to Google Docs 6: Google Docs: Insert Boxes Not Lines 5: […]

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5 Things for Google Docs Noobs

If you are not a Google Docs user here are 5 things for you to know: Go to docs.google.com to create a new Google Doc or create one from Google Drive. A Google text document starts as a blank page for you to type a paper, create a flyer or create a list. 1. No […]

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Google Docs: Use Snagit to Leave Audio/Visual Feedback

UPDATE Snagit is no longer offering the Chrome extension. There are many screenshot and screen recording Chrome extensions in the Chrome webstore. While the directions below are specific to the now discontinued Snagit Chrome extension, the idea is still good. You can accomplish this with other tools. If you are not on a Chromebook, consider […]

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Google Classroom: Submit Short URL’s

There are times when using a short URL with Google Classroom makes sense. Submitting an ongoing journal or project. Submitting a link to a group project. Submitting link to a particular slide in Google Slides from a collaborative activity. Submitting peer evaluation comments (I’ll explain that at the bottom.) Short URL When students submit the […]

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Google Docs: Insert Boxes Not Lines

When students fill out information on a worksheet typically there is a line for the students to place their answer. When students fill out information on a digital document the line does not make as much sense. Placing the cursor in the middle of the line pushes the line and the text is not underlined. […]

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