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Google Apps Connected to Google Drive

Google Drive Apps are web-based applications (programs) that are designed to be used on with Google Drive. These apps add functionality to Google Drive. The apps add various features to the Drive interface, ranging from advanced file management tools to utilities that let you edit things beyond basic documents and spreadsheets.

Below is a Collection of Recommended Apps Connected to Google Drive to Support Teachers and Students
Google + Collection of Drive Apps Recommended for Teaching and Learning
Learn More About Using Google Drive Apps
Google Drive apps are available in the Chrome Web Store, but they can also be added in in Google Drive. Once you install them, you can use them with Google Drive on the web. Apps are compatible with all supported browsers.

1. Login to your Google Drive using the Chrome Browser or a Chromebook.

2. Left Click on button the and scroll down and left click on + Connect more apps

3. A new window will pop up to Connect apps to Drive

You can browse popular Dr…

Google Arts and Culture - Digital Collaboration for Everyone

The Google Arts and Culture Site can be a powerful resource for teachers and students to connect to Global Cultures. Teachers can use the features of the site to help students connect to different cultures and ideas.

Google Arts & Culture also provides teachers and students with a wealth of resources that can be connected to the ISTE Standards for Students.

I think this post from Google is great spot to start exploring the power of Google Arts and Culture. 

We've also put together this interactive to help teachers and students explore the essential sections of Google Arts and Culture.

How would you use Google Arts & Culture in your classroom?

Creative Screencasting - Powerful Teaching and Learning Tools

"Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing." - Linda Naiman
When you think of screencasts, you typically think of tutorials connected to a piece of software or an app. Screencasting can also be a powerful way to share resources with students. One of my favorite uses of screencasts is when students can record their learning experiences. Students can use screencasts to visually and verbally demonstrate learning.

Screencasting in the Classroom
Students record how they use the web to research a concept. Students create a presentation based on a web resource. Students can create flipped tutorials to share with classmates. Students can review key concepts presented by a teacher in a blended learning model. Teachers can use screencasts to provide feedback on digital activities. …

Chrome Omnibox Tips and Tricks

The primary purpose of this post is to share some of the Chrome Omnibox abilities. We've also created this tutorial document connected to this post.
Chrome Omnibox Tips and Tricks Tutorial

Search in Omnibox
You can search directly by typing text into the Omnibox and click return. You can also set up custom search options directly from your Omnibox.
You can also search a specific website from the Omnibox Type the name of a website in the address bar AND press “Tab”, which will change the address bar to search that website. Any keyword you type after this will be searchedonn the website and take you directly to the site.

Chrome Help - Custom Search

There are also a variety of very useful quick actions you can complete using the Omnibox. You don’t need to go to to take advantage of these quick takes. Some of our favorites are listed below.

Start a countdown timer by typing: timer (or tm) and a time in the Omnibox.

Convert just about any units of measure by…

Awesome Shortcuts for Sharing Google Docs (Copy, Templates, or Preview)

Google Classroom is a great resource to share Google files with students or other teachers. Google Classroom allows you to quickly share viewable or editable documents. You can also have Google Classroom make a copy for each student enrolled in your classroom. Google classroom only supports this sharing for students and teachers enrolled in your classroom.

Sometimes you need to share a document outside of Google Classroom. The sharing options in Google Docs allow you to share a document directly with anyone. You can get a link that allows you to share a document using 1 of these 3 choices: "Anyone Can view", "Anyone Can Comment", or "Anyone Can Edit". You can also share with specific users. Click here to learn more about Google sharing settings.

There are also several shortcuts that allow the owner of a document to have anyone who clicks on the link to either make a copy, display as a template, or preview the document.

Click on each of the links below to see…