Google for Admins: Be Efficient

TCEA-Tots and Tech 2015

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  • FREE
  • Group text without being IN a group text.
  • Private--no one knows your phone numbers
  • Schedule Texts (birthdays, parent reminders, holiday greetings)
  • Add attachments
  • Add voice memos
  • Insert Links
  • FREE

Click here for information about using Remind with Spanish speakers.

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It ALL starts with Chrome

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Signing into Chrome:

It's important you SIGN IN to Chrome from whatever workstation you are using. Most of the features in this session are for using Chrome on a Chromebook or laptop.

Important Chrome Terms:

Address Bar

Google calls it the "Omnibox."

  • Use it to enter a web address. (ex.
  • Use it for a Google search. You don't have to use anymore.
  • Start typing. It auto-completes for you.
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Tabs are very versatile.

  • Close them out.
  • Open a new one.
  • Drag and drop them to where you want them.
  • Reopen a closed tab.
  • Search "incognito."
  • Pin tabs
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Create a shortcut or favorite for frequently visited sites:

  • "Turn on" the bookmarks bar from the setting icon.
  • Use the star icon in the Omnibox to create one.
  • You may edit the label or delete the text entirely and just the leave the "Favicon"
  • Drag and drop the bookmarks to create an order meaningful to you.
  • Manage Bookmarks from Settings
  • Import bookmarks from other browsers


Sometimes referred to as "hotdogs" or "the hamburger."


  • Bookmarks
  • Sign in (IMPORTANT!!)
  • Basic Settings:
  1. Sign in: Does your email address show?
  2. On startup
  3. Show home button
  4. Search/OK Google
  5. Add Person
  6. Default Browser
Google Chrome Settings Basics

Advanced Settings

  • Passwords and Forms- autofill and manage passwords
  • Web Content- change default font size and page zoom
  • Downloads- change location


  • View Google Chrome Search History from any device
  • Access through settings or by ctrl + h


  • Manage all installed extensions
  • Enable, disable or delete
  • Learn keyboard shortcuts for each extension

Chrome + Extensions = An enhanced experience while using the Internet [ C + E = :-) ]

Others extensions

Always remember to log off or disconnect your Chrome account!!

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Calendar 2.0

  • Create multiple calendars
  • Consider listing your resources to be checked out
  • Appointment slots


Have you....

moved all important files/folders from your computer to Drive?

"starred" your important files?

discovered the power and efficiency of Forms?

found the Add-On for Docs, Forms and Sheets?

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And then there's Google Forms. The Game Changer.

Form and Sheets Add-on (The Great gets BETTER)

Form Add-ons:

Sheet Add-ons:

Using an iPhone? Make sure you are using the Google Apps

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* Copyright 2015 by Region 7 Education Service Center. This document may be reproduced for educational use only.