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Google Photos e-portfolios

Looking for a link to a View Only version? Please use "File --> Make a Copy" to make your own copy.

Want to look at the Template version? Please click on "Use Template" in the upper right corner to make it your own.

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Add Google Drive to File Explorer in Windows 10

Add Google Drive to File Explorer in Windows 10 to access files on your PC, even without an internet connection.

Clean up your Gmail: delete old emails and large attachments

Keep your Gmail clear from old emails or large attachments that take up your storage space.

Add a Watermark to your Google Docs

Add a watermark to your Google Docs to indicate their state (draft, confidential, etc.) or to personalize them with your company's logo.

Google Classroom for your Business

This G Suite tool is a great way to centralise all the communication, learning materials and progress.

Set up an intranet using your G Suite files

Create a company intranet in minutes using your G Suite, Drive and other content, without the need for specialist skills. Start your FREE 30-day trial to connect your team and keep everyone on task.

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Changes to multiple inboxes in Gmail

Starting February 20, multiple inboxes will support independent scrolling, a unified toolbar, and adjustable width in right-side configurations.

Use a phone for audio in a Hangouts Meet video call

Use a phone call for audio while still using your computer's camera and web browser for video.

Gmail for iOS now allows you to add attachments from the Files app

You can now upload attachments from the Files app on your iPhone or iPad.

Use Hangouts Meet with Safari

Hangouts Meet, including the screen sharing functionality, is now compatible with Safari version 13 or higher.

And for the admins...

New admin controls for third-party app backups in Google Drive

Admins can now choose whether their Android users can back up data from third-party apps, such as WhatsApp, to their G Suite accounts.

Updates to Admin console apps page interface

You will notice minor changes to the apps page and performance improvements such as faster page loading.

Use groups to manage Context Aware Access for G Suite

This update provides extra flexibility, so you can make sure the right users have the right levels of access at the right time.

(FREE) Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit © by Kasey Bell



Install and Start “Slip-in-Slide” add-on then complete step 1 and 2:

1) Select “Select Destination in Google Drive” from the add-ons menu (Note: The destination location will be stored for this file only. You do not have to select the folder each time, unless you are changing the destination. I would suggest to keep slipping from this slide deck to the same folder of student presentations).2) Once the folder/file is selected the second with state “Slip slides to [enter folder name] folder” or “Slip slides to [enter file name] file”. This will allow you to know where you are going to slip the files. Once you have choose this step from the drop down, you will be sent to an Options menu where you will choose which slides to slip, and whether you want them placed at the back of front of the students presentation. A conformation will be received listing all of the files that have received the slip.
Link to Tech You Can Do: Resources | Link to OTT-o-matic Slip-in-Slide Directions

With the holiday season here, here is a list of Eric's wintertime activities and projects that use Google tools.

The current list includes:

1) Build a Snowman with Google Slides2) Decorate a Christmas Tree with Google Slides3) Wintertime Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings4) Holiday Greeting Cards with Google Drawings5) Pixel Art Ornaments with Google Sheets6) Wintertime Emoji Rebus Stories with Google Docs7) Holiday Lights Writing with Google Docs

You can access all of the templates and directions at:

Are you graduating from high school or college? Does your school use G Suite? Then you’ll want a convenient way to take your Docs with you! This tutorial walks you through a few short, easy steps to get you there.To get started:-You’ll need a new Gmail account. Just go to http://accounts.google.com and click Create Account.-Login to your school account on any computer.-Go to http://takeout.google.com/transfer (NOTE: This will only work on GSuite for Education accounts). ---Use this handy guide if you need help!-Then follow the steps in the video below.

Sharpen your students' digital skills

Arm students with practical digital skills using our free project-based video curriculum, Applied Digital Skills. Each unit contains ready-to-use video lessons to teach digital skills that have immediate, real-life application

Incorporate Computer Science into your lessons

Introduce computer science to your students with CS First, a free set of teaching resources that require no computer science experience. Each kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students.

Take the first step with our “First Day Of” training's

When it comes to new technology, sometimes the hardest part is starting. With a mix of videos and tips from educators, our “First Day Of” trainings provide step-by-step instructions to get started with some of our most popular free tools built for the classroom.

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Google Classroom gave users a new feature called Quiz Assignment. This feature allows users to create a Google Forms quiz from inside Classroom.

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Google Forms Quiz Lock Down Browser

In this video Mr. Lee walks you through how to enable a Quiz made with Google Forms to be locked down and how to edit said quiz. It gets a little tricky if you are using a PC to make the assignment and the quiz since the Lock Down restricts use to Managed Chromebooks. Take a look!

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Google Forms: Auto-Submit Grades

Very recently, Google released an update to Classroom allowing users of Google Forms to import grades from assessments. This is a huge time-saver in terms of recording assessment scores when using Google Classroom in conjunction with your SIS or District Gradebook. Very simply put, this means that once your students click submit, not only will Forms grade your assessment, but a button has been added allowing you to import those grades into Classroom in one click!
It is a digital collection of artifacts that demonstrates ones learning and growth over a period of time. There are so many different types of ePortfolios that your students can be create in the K-12 classroom that will prepare for their career.

Calculating Total Points

Now when you use Google Forms as an Assessment Tool, Forms will keep a running calculation of total points in your quiz as you create questions. To get started, open a Google Form, and change your settings to make your Form a Quiz.Click on the GearChoose QuizzesToggle the switch to Make This A Quiz

Edit & Assign point values

After setting up your quiz, the Total Point value will appear at the top right of your quiz Title. Now you are ready to edit answers, and assign point values. You can edit answers by doing the following:Click on a questionClick Answer KeyChoose the correct answer and set a point value.

Point Value Preferences

As you alter points, or add more questions, the Total Points value adjusts at the top of the screen. If you want all questions to have the same point value or have differing values, you can change your Preferences:Click the More Menu Select PreferencesTurn on the Toggle for Default Quiz Point ValueEnter your desired number of points.Click Save

Create A Quiz Assignment

First, Open a course in Google ClassroomThen, Click the Classwork PageNext, Choose CreateFinally, Select Quiz Assignment

Locked Mode

Specifically, Locked Mode Quizzes will work on Chromebooks, which is a big help to teachers administering quizzes in a 1:1 environment.

Import Student Grades

Once your students have completed your quiz, return to Google Classroom. Open your assignment and you’ll notice a new button has been added – IMPORT GRADES This will save you a great deal of time in terms of entering scores.

Import Grades from Google Form Quiz to Google Classroom

Google Forms: New Quiz Tools

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