Garrison ISD August 14, 2014

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What we know and how it helps....


Life in the cloud. ALL things, ALL meaning ALL, Google are in the cloud. An Internet connection is what is needed to access it.
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Chrome: Now Everywhere


Main Features

  • In the cloud
  • OmniBox (WonderBar)
  • Simple
  • Extensions


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  • Searching
  • Inbox
  • Settings


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Google Drive: One safe place for all your stuff

Getting to Know Drive

  • Navigating Drive
  • Searching
  • Settings
  • Creating
  • Uploading

Changes were made to Google Drive this summer. For those updates, click here.

Click here for a link to a Diigo Account list about "all things" Google Drive.

Google Documents

Basic Features:
  1. Title/File Name
  2. Word Processing Features
  3. Tracking Changes
  4. Sharing

This is the Google Docs Crib Sheet link.

Google Slides and Google Sheets have many of the same Microsoft features, but also include the collaborative and autosave features of Google.

Google forms

Google Forms allow users to collect information in a streamlined way and have the information insert into a Google Sheet automatically. They can be used for surveys, polls, planning events, quizzes, formative assessments, etc. (How about a self-grading assessment?) Each form is a link, so it can be shared with others in whatever method you choose.

Click here for a link to a video on "A Tour of Google Forms."

This link will take you to a list of multiple videos for Google Forms for Beginners.

Click here for TeachThought's blog post for using Google Forms in the Classroom.

Google Drive 201

Here is a link to amping up your Drive in the classroom. (I found this through Twitter).

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education


Google Calendar--aka "My Brain"


  • Navigation
  • Settings
  • Creating Events
  • Sharing/Other Calendars

Sean Junkins ‏@sjunkins 22 Sep-How are we supposed to maintain our 19th century ways of teaching with all these 21st century tools getting in the way? #21stedchat

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