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Make Badges with Google Apps

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Gamification Works!! We know when we gamify activities it increases student engagement and increased engagement increases student learning. In my webinar today I went over how to create digital badges using Google Slides and Google Drawings. Make Badges in Google Slides I have created a template in Google Slides to help you to quickly create digital badges. Create a copy… Read More »Make Badges with Google Apps

Create a venn diagram with Google Slides

Google Slides: Create a Venn Diagram

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In Google Slides or Google Drawing you can create a Venn Diagram by creating 2 circles and adjusting the transparency of the fill color. Perfect Circles The trick to a perfect circle is to hold down the Shift key when you draw the circle. Fill Color – Reduce Opacity To make your fill on your circle more transparent, first click… Read More »Google Slides: Create a Venn Diagram

Updated 5 Google Apps Challenges

Going through my Google Drive resources folder I found this Google Slides with 5 challenges for Google Apps. The image for Google Forms was still green (instead of purple) so you know it was needing updating. Basic Challenges These challenges would be for those newer to G Suite. Add fonts to Google Docs. In Google Slides change the background image.… Read More »Updated 5 Google Apps Challenges

#DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning

Binge on FREE #DitchSummit video presentations in December A Guest Post by Matt Miller What if you had access to a sort of Netflix for really good online professional development? You know, not boring videos of stuff that you’ll never use, but practical ideas. Inspiration. Plug and play activities you can use in class tomorrow. And from speakers you KNOW… Read More »#DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning

Make a copy from Version History

Google Docs: Copy a Version

Extract a Previous Version as a New Document In Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings versions are automatically saved. There is no save button because Google Apps saves for you! Back in the day when I used Microsoft Word I would frequently make copies as I worked just in case the file I was currently working on got corrupted or… Read More »Google Docs: Copy a Version

Name your google Apps

Google Docs: Name This Version

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Get in the Habit: Name This Version Version history is an essential component of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings (sorry no Forms.)  One of the advantages to Google Apps is NO SAVE BUTTON. The reason there is no save button is because Google Apps periodically saves for you. Version history shows you those periodic saves. You can go back… Read More »Google Docs: Name This Version

tie dye google classroom header by alice keeler

Tie Dye Your Google Classroom Header

Tie Dye Your Google Classroom Header In Google Drawing and Google Slides you can now customize the gradient to create a “tie dye” effect. Use my Google Drawing template for Google Classroom headers to create a tie dye effect! Note: this does NOT work on mobile devices. Google Drawing only works on a Chromebook, Mac or PC. Template alicekeeler.com/gcheader Steps… Read More »Tie Dye Your Google Classroom Header

Resize the Google Drawing Canvas

Google Drawing: Resize

Resize a Google Drawing The default size of a Google drawing is 960 x 720 pixels (10″ by 7.5″). There are many reasons to need a different sized canvas. For example, when creating an image for Twitter the image needs to be 400 x 200 pixels. When I want to create badges I will use 500 x 500 pixels. (FYI:… Read More »Google Drawing: Resize

Twitter Image Template in Google Drawing

Add an Image to Your Tweet

Add an Image to Your Tweet How do you find new ideas; not just for using tech but that too? Twitter is full of innovative awesome educators who share! Create a Twitter account just for teaching and only follow educators who share, give free lesson plans, and free moral support. Follow @burgessdave @jmattmiller @shakeuplearning @ericcurts @jenroberts1 @lisahighfill @catlin_tucker @jcorippo @burgess_shelley @thomascmurray @marvelousmcc @shfarnsworth… Read More »Add an Image to Your Tweet

Control D Duplicate

Control D – Duplicate

Duplicate with Control D Rather than using Control C to copy and Control V to paste, try Control D to duplicate! Control D duplicates objects when drawing, for example in Google Slides or Google Drawing. If you are using Insert->Drawing into Google Docs, you can duplicate shapes in there as well. In Google Slides you can duplicate a slide with… Read More »Control D – Duplicate