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Collaborate Better – Email Collaborators

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If you use Google Docs, Sheets or Slides you are probably sharing your documents with someone. Collaboration is what makes modern document creation amazing. No longer is one person responsible for adding content to a document, multiple people can edit and review a document. This can be done synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous Collaboration Synchronous collaboration would occur when you are… Read More »Collaborate Better – Email Collaborators

Puzzles for the Puzzled: Children of the World

Everyone matters. We each make an impact on this world.
Working together makes our task feel less difficult as we work for the same goal.
And if we do our jobs well, we will be together to pick up the pieces when it’s over.

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

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What are you curious about? What questions do you have? A Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Based on the work of @ramusallam These are the questions I was asked after watching a Verizon commercial, in which a bicyclist rides throughout San Francisco and his path is captured on his phone in the shape of a heart, which he sends to… Read More »Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

Working is learning

Who’s Doing the Learning?

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Are the Students Learning or Is the Teacher? A Guest Post by Erin Whalen I have had the privilege of hearing Alice speak several times now, and while I have learned a LOT from her, there is one particular phrase that has really made me stop and think about my own practices. It’s sort of a gut check; the type… Read More »Who’s Doing the Learning?

Google Docs: Reply to Comments Tip

One of the greatest features of Google Docs is the ability to collaborate. Part of the collaboration process is inserting comments to communicate suggestions and questions. Comments are emailed to collaborators, which allows for an ongoing conversation. Try these techniques to improve your collaboration and communication when using a Google Doc. Keyboard Shortcut To insert a comment hold down Control… Read More »Google Docs: Reply to Comments Tip

Google Docs: Link to a Comment

In Google Documents you have the ability to add comments. These comments look a little like sticky notes on the side of the document and they line up with the spot in the document that the comment is placed. Click on one of the comments and you have the ability to reply, thus creating a back and forth collaboration between… Read More »Google Docs: Link to a Comment

Google Docs: Stop Email Notifications

If you are shared on a Google document with a large group of people you may find the number of email notifications from collaborators inserting comments to be overwhelming. I like my students to receive the email notifications when I give them individual feedback, however, when collaborating with a large group this may be unnecessary. Comments In the upper right hand… Read More »Google Docs: Stop Email Notifications

Try student presentations like this

I had lunch today with someone from the local city college and we were thinking of ways that college professors might be more productive with Google. Here is one of our ideas: Create Google Presentation templates (like PowerPoint) and allow students to create their presentations on the teachers starters. This allows the teacher to already have access and to give… Read More »Try student presentations like this

Create a Document from an Email

How many times have you gotten an email that you will want to keep a record of, to create a project out of, or want better collaboration communication with?  Usually I copy and paste the email into a Google doc, but gmail will actually do this for you! When you have your email open and you are reading an email… Read More »Create a Document from an Email