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Evenly Space Elements in Google Drawings (or Slides)

Distribute Evenly in Google Drawings (or Slides) When creating visuals in Google Drawing or Google Slides I sometimes need to space out the elements evenly. Control D One keyboard shortcut I find helpful is Control D (Command D on a Mac). This duplicates. When creating numbered circles I will create a circle with a 1 in it, Control D duplicate… Read More »Evenly Space Elements in Google Drawings (or Slides)

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Google Slides: Create a Locked Down Background

Google Slides: Create a Locked Down Background When using Google Slides you can set the background image on a slide by clicking on the “Background” button in the toolbar. Any images on the background are locked down. Template alicekeeler.com/drawslides Google Drawing I created a template in Google Drawing that is the same size as the default Google Slides. Make a… Read More »Google Slides: Create a Locked Down Background

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Google Graph Paper for Math

Graph Paper for Google Slides I was trying to find a PNG (ie: transparent) graph paper image for use with Google Slides. Unhappy with what was easy to find, I made my own in Google Drawings. Folder of Graph Paper These are made in Google Draw. Make a copy and modify as you wish. Google Drawing Graphs: alicekeeler.com/graphpaper Google Slides… Read More »Google Graph Paper for Math

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Essential Google Docs Skill: Anyone With The Link Can View

Share Google Docs By default Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings) are private. If you share the link to a Google Drive document with someone they will not be able to view the document. Google Classroom automatically solves the sharing problem. Classroom explicitly shares docs with your students when attached. If you want parents to be able to view… Read More »Essential Google Docs Skill: Anyone With The Link Can View

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3 Things to Try in Google Drawing

Google Drawing Google Drawing (drawings.google.com) is a basic drawing tool. Like other Google Apps, Google Drawing is collaborative. Try these 3 tips when creating Google Drawings. 1. Change the Canvas Size Use the File menu to change the size of the drawing canvas. Choose “Page setup” from the menu. Use the drop-down menu to choose “Custom” instead of “Standard.” Digital… Read More »3 Things to Try in Google Drawing

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11 Tips When You’re New to Google Apps for Education

Essential Getting Started with Google Apps Google Apps for Education (GAfE) encompasses several products. Typically this starts with a branded Gmail account, specific to your school district. If email is turned off the account sign in appears to be an email address on the schools domain, but is used only for accessing other Google products. 1. Start with Google Drive… Read More »11 Tips When You’re New to Google Apps for Education

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Sharing Settings in Google Docs

Sharing Settings in Google Docs The blue share button is an important part of using Google Docs. Google Docs refers to both the global suite of documents as well as Google text documents. Specifically the blue share button is in Google Sheets spreadsheets, Google Slides presentations, Google Drawings and Google text documents. Consider your Sharing Settings By default when you… Read More »Sharing Settings in Google Docs