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Make a Template in Google Docs
- Be sure the Doc is view only, and students have to click "File" and "Make a Copy".
- "Force a Copy" by changing "edit" to "copy" in the link address. But, students don't see what they are making a copy of first.
- Provide a "Template" link. To change a Doc, Sheet, Slide, or Drawing to a template link, replace the word, “edit,” with the words, “template/preview.” Hit enter/return, and you will see a preview window with the “Use Template” button. Students can now see what they are copying. This tweet shows this in one easy-to-understand photo.
The video below shows the differences between the three. You can use what works best for you. And, sharing rules still apply. Students still need access to view the doc, slide, etc. to get the template. More Info
Get the Unsplash Add-On in Google Slides
Check out even more Google Image alternatives below. Pixabay is another favorite, and they also offer a "safe search" mode.
News to Know
Updated Menus and Toolbars Coming to Google Docs and Slides: If you take a break from using Google Docs and Google Slides during the upcoming holiday break, you might notice some changes when you open Docs after your vacation.
7 Good Tools for Surveying Your Audience: Games like those you can make on Kahoot and Socrative are great for review activities. However, you don't always need to play a full game to gauge your students' understanding of a topic. And, other times you just need a quick way to anonymously survey your class. Here are some tools that you can use to poll your students or any other audience.
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