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Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps

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Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps

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Give Faster Feedback with Keyboard Shortcuts

When using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings you can insert feedback comments by using the keyboard shortcut Control Alt M. (Command Option M on a Mac.) This is much faster than other methods to insert feedback comments, and as teachers, we need every second we can get.

Control Alt M

Highlight the word or phrase you wish to give a comment on. Hold down Control and Alt and press M for comment. A note off to the side will appear. DO NOT CLICK ON THE NOTE you can immediately start typing.

Control Enter

Do NOT touch the mouse! Type your comment and hold down the Control key and press Enter. (Command Enter on a Mac.) The comment will save.

New Google Classroom Beta

If you have access to the new interface* for Google Classroom you can try the new feedback/grading workflow. When you click on a student’s “attachment” from Google Classroom it opens the document in a feedback shell. You are able to use the same keyboard shortcuts of Control Alt M to insert feedback comments. However, the new workflow from Classroom has the added bonus of a comment bank. When inserting a comment type the pound symbol (#) and it will bring up the comments you added to the question bank in the sidebar.
Insert a comment bank

*New features are said to roll out in the Fall of 2018. Date unknown.

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

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Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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