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Google Drive: Keyboard Shortcuts

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One of the most effective things you can do to become better at using the computer is to learn keyboard shortcuts. Learn one a week!! I use keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive ALL THE TIME! P to Preview It’s a toss up between P and N for which Drive shortcut I use the most. P is PREVIEW!!! Single click on… Read More »Google Drive: Keyboard Shortcuts

Chromebook- Partial Screenshot

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My standard rule in my class is to “take a screenshot and submit to Google Classroom.” This lets me know what the student was working on and if I need to provide any support I have screenshots I can use to give advice or go over it with a student. Students can add up to 20 attachments to a Google… Read More »Chromebook- Partial Screenshot

Move Backwards Google Form

Shift Tab…. Go Backwards

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Use the Shift Key When Using Tab When filling out a Google Form (or any form) use the TAB key to move between the fields of the form. Use the mouse less! However, what if you need to go back UP the Form? Shift Tab Hold down the Shift key and press the Tab key. This will send you backwards… Read More »Shift Tab…. Go Backwards

Paste Special

Magic Paste!! Control Shift V

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Paste Special with Control Shift V When you copy and paste off the internet… it messes up your document. It pastes the formatting from the internet and doesn’t match what you had. Strip Formatting Normally you paste with Control V. Try also holding down the SHIFT key with that. This will match your destination formatting. If you have hot pink,… Read More »Magic Paste!! Control Shift V

UNDO with Control Z

Essential Skill Undo with Control Z If you do not already know Control Z today is about to be a great day that will save you hours of future heartache. On your keyboard Control Z (or Command Z on a Mac) will UNDO. Wipeout Email Have you ever been typing whole paragraphs and then suddenly… poof .. it’s gone? Your… Read More »UNDO with Control Z

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Teachers by Alice Keeler

Essential Teacher Keyboard Shortcuts

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Use Control T and Control W I was showing a couple of teachers from my kids school some Google things and one asked me “How did you get that tab open?” KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS! Learning keyboard shortcuts helps us to blast through our digital teacher tasks faster. Control T Control T opens a new tab. I’m surprised the T key on… Read More »Essential Teacher Keyboard Shortcuts

Control A Select All

Control A – Select All

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Keyboard Shortcut – Control A to Select All Keyboard shortcuts greatly improve your productivity when using the computer. I recommend learning one a week. Put your shortcut on a post it on your computer and make an effort to use it as often as possible until it becomes muscle memory. What prompted me to write this post is I was logging… Read More »Control A – Select All

hyperlink Control K

HyperlinK – Control K

Use Control K to Make a Hyperlink A hyperlink is text that you can click on to open a webpage. If I say CLICK HERE and hyperlink the text it will open to a descriptive meme template. I ask my students to keep a list of activities they do and to hyperlink to their evidence. They list the activities on… Read More »HyperlinK – Control K

Create a Google Doc – Shift T

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Create a Google Doc in Google Drive A shortcut for creating a Google Doc is to use Shift T in Google Drive. Google Drive Start with drive.google.com or use the apps switcher (3 dot grid waffle) to choose Drive. Compose Button Instead of using the Compose button to create a Google Doc, try the keyboard shortcut! Shift T In Google Drive… Read More »Create a Google Doc – Shift T

Google Drive Press V

Google Drive: Press V

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Press V to Toggle Grid View List view or Grid view in Google Drive. Both are helpful! List view shows a text list of your documents. Grid view shows a visual tile of your documents. Toolbar Icon There is a toolbar icon to toggle list view and grid view. It is the 4 squares under the G Suite logo in… Read More »Google Drive: Press V