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Google Drive: Share with a Period

Sharing in Google Drive

Be a Keyboard Shortcut Ninja Learn one keyboard shortcut a week and you’ll be a ninja of the computer by the end of the school year! Put your keyboard shortcut on a Post-It note on your computer. When you have that one mastered, learn another one. Sharing in Google Drive What makes Google Apps truly […]

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Google Classroom: Use Control F

When trying to find information in the stream for Google Classroom you can use the keyboard shortcut of Control F to find a keyword. (Command F on a Mac.) You may need to scroll, scroll, scroll in the stream to reveal more assignments and announcements before using Control F. Google Classroom does not show all assignments […]

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Control L, Control C, Control V

This is a workflow I use frequently. Control L to highlight the URL. Control C to copy the URL and Control V to paste the URL somewhere. If you are a Mac user it is Command L, Command C, and Command V.

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Google Sheets: Toggle Text Wrapping

Unlike the old Google Sheets, the new Google Sheets does not text wrap by default. When students submit paragraph text to a Google Form, or if your spreadsheet data is long strings of text, you may want to toggle the text wrapping on and off. Toggling the text wrap allows you to view a single students full answer. […]

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Control A – Select All

  Control A is select all. I use this all of the time for a variety of reasons. (Note, it is Command A on a Mac). URL’s When I am trying to copy a URL up in the address bar sometimes I do not highlight the entire URL. Rather than fight with triple clicking or […]

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Managing Browser Tabs

Tabbed Browsing As a teacher we frequently need to multi-task what we are doing on the internet. We need a tab open for our email, the gradebook, Google and any other projects we are working on. Frequently I am going back and forth between two particular tabs. Pull a Tab Out If you click and […]

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Spreadsheet Tip: Press Escape

  Frequently when I am using a spreadsheet I find I accidentally started to type in another cell, erasing what was in that cell. Press Escape Do not press enter or tab, simply hit escape and it will undo the mistake. Control Z If you did accidentally type over a cell and did not press […]

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Mac Trick: Text Expander for Giving Comments

When giving feedback to students we can often times find ourselves writing the same feedback comment to students over and over. If you have a Mac you can create shortcuts to expand to a larger sentence or paragraph. Step 1: Click on the apple icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen and […]

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Google Spreadsheets: Absolute Cell Referencing

$A$5 Cell referencing is when you use a formula to refer to a cell. In a spreadsheet you start a formula with an equals sign (=) and then command the spreadsheet to complete a task. Example: typing =5+6 into a cell and pressing enter will calculate the value and return 11. Cell Referencing The problem […]

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Keyboard Shortcuts on a Chromebook

Ctrl Alt ? On a Chromebook, hold down the Control and the Alt key at the same time. Quickly press once on the question mark key to reveal a screen of keyboard shortcuts for the Chromebook. Hold down the Control key to see which key combinations work with the Control key. For example, holding down […]

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Cheat Sheet for Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

⌘ + / While in Google Docs if you forget some of the keyboard shortcuts that help make working in a document more efficient, hold down the Command key and then quickly strike the forward slash. Ctrl + / On the PC hold down the Control Key and then a quick tap on the slash […]

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Opening Links

When you come across a hyperlink in a webpage try holding down the COMMAND key (Mac) or CONTROL key (PC) while you click on the link. This will cause it to open in another window rather than replace the window you are on. Keyboard Shortcuts I find that I have frequent need to use this […]

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Finding Things

Photo Credit: Editor B via Compfight cc By using command F on a Mac or control F on a PC you can search the text on the page. This is particularly handy when trying to find a student name in a roster or gradebook. Not only is the name found, typically you are jumped to […]

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