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10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017

10 google apps tips for 2017

10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 1. Force a Copy When I create templates I like to share the templates in a way that prompts the user to create a copy. Notice if you go to alicekeeler.com/poo that it does not take you directly to the document but rather asks you to copy it […]

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Google Drive: Share a Folder

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Share a Folder in Google Drive An important skill for G Suite users is to be able to share a folder in Google Drive. Any files in the folder take on the sharing permissions of folder. This is an easy way to share multiple documents. Simply create a Google Doc in the folder or drag […]

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Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters

Google Classroom in Paradise

Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters July 1st in Honolulu Hawaii Join Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano for a day of learning about Google Classroom and G Suite. If you would like to present at the event fill out the call for presenters. Google Classroom Hands down Google Classroom is the fastest way to […]

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Google Chrome Extensions: A Big Ol List

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Alice’s List of Chrome Extensions I went through my Chrome extensions and made a list of them. I opened all of the extensions in the Chrome Web Store in a single window and then used the OneTab Chrome extension to collapse them into a list. http://www.one-tab.com/page/A7QiMO9uT1m259T_Iy_ZRg      

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo I saw this tweet about Jennifer Serravallo’s Reading Goals Self Reflection form from her book. My first thought is of course that this would be better as a Google Form. My biggest beef with PDF’s is they do not collect data. Switching to a Google Form allows the teacher to […]

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SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool

Google Slides Explore Tool and SlideShot Chrome Extension Alice Keeler

SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool The Explore tool in Google Slides is relatively new. It uses machine learning to predict attractive layouts for the slide. I have to admit it almost instantly became one of my favorite features. You can locate the Explore tool icon in the bottom right corner. While creating a slide, click […]

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TemplateTab: All Students on One Spreadsheet


View Upcoming events at alicekeeler.org for TemplateTab workshops. TemplateTab TemplateTab is an Add-on script I wrote to make it easier to have all students working on the same spreadsheet. Instead of collecting 30 digital documents, you have ONE where all students contributed to the same one. This makes it easier to manage digital work and […]

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Google Classroom: Provide Links

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Google Classroom: Provide Links I love using Google Classroom private comments to provide additional resources to students on as needed basis. While Google Classroom does not have a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) toolbar, you can provide hyperlinks to students. http:// The trick is to include the http:// when typing web URL’s. […]

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback I like to joke that the “Make a copy for each student” option is really the “Make a giant pile of paperwork for yourself” option. When you ask students to use the “Create” button and create a Google Doc or you give them a template on a […]

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5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar

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5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar To access Google Calendar go to calendar.google.com. 1. Appointment Slots If you are a G Suite for Education user you can create appointment slots. Click on any spot in Google Calendar to create an event and click on “Appointment slots” at the top. You can use these to […]

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New Google Sites + Google Classroom

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New Google Sites + Google Classroom New Google Sites is finally out! This is a great option for creating a class website and sharing resources. Since New Sites is essentially a new product it does not have all the features of Classic Google Sites, but be assured more features are coming. What I particularly like […]

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G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension

G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension Awhile back Google bought a company, Synergyse, that integrates G Suite training into the Google Apps. Using Gmail, Google Drive, etc… tutorials will pop up directing you through how to use the product. This is really important so we can allow teachers to be more knowledgeable of using […]

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Google Sheets: Split and Transpose

google sheets split and transpose

Google Sheets: Split and Transpose This Google Sheets trick helps you to extract lines of text out of a single cell and have the text in individual cells. Rubric Where I was doing this was using a rubric. Multiple criteria were entered into a single cell, but this made it difficult to mark each of the […]

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Google Sheets: Pixel Art Trick

pixel art trick

Google Sheets: Pixel Art Trick Students love using pixel art. It is basically paint by number. There are lots of ways for students to use pixel art for academic reasons. Check out this brownie division activity adapted from a Jo Boaler Mathematical Mindsets activity. To represent their understanding of division multiple ways students use the […]

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Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic]

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Link to Infographic in Google Draw Having a good workflow for assessing student work is essential. Here is my workflow for giving feedback through Google Classroom. Assignment Title To find student work in Google Classroom go to the Stream in Google Classroom and find the assignment. Click on the assignment title to view student work. […]

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