Lesson plans, assessments, progress monitoring, and scraped knees—teachers’ days are full! As educators, we look for ways to clarify information for our students to increase their understanding and efficiency. Sometimes we need the same.
Many districts utilize Google Apps for Education, which can be overwhelming. There is a myriad of applications available and plenty of tricks to help us navigate them to increase our workflow. Linked below is a cheat sheet of sorts that focuses on Google Drive, Google Docs, and advanced tips for other Google products. Each page contains an animated demonstration or screenshot, as well as the steps to create or complete each task. Topics featured include the following:
Google Drive Topics: creating new folders, adding files to a folder, moving existing files to a folder, uploading files to a folder, transferring folders between Google accounts, starred folders, and viewing activity and details on files.
Google Docs Topics: making docs view only (no print or download), embedding docs, setting an expiration date for file access, converting uploaded file formats, working offline, and transferring ownership of files.
Advanced Topics: creating multiple profiles on Chrome, "reply from" emails, using Who Has Access, adding emojis to Drive folders, Chrome extensions, and a bonus link to Google shortcuts.
Nicole M. Zumpano is a National Board Certified teacher and technology coach in a Chicago Public School. She is an adjunct instructor at National Louis, Dominican, and Michigan State Universities. Nicole is the immediate past president of Illinois Computing Educators, an ISTE affiliate. She would love to connect with you on Twitter @nmzumpano.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced educators to make many changes in response to instant lockdowns and other unexpected pressures. But one thing educators who read Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter didn’t have to change: their reliance on the newsletter as a valuable tool for finding and buying technology resources for their schools and districts.
SDI has released its PPE for Schools Report to help guide district leaders as they look to navigate the rest of this school year and also mitigate future risks. In the freePPE for Schools Report, district leaders will find information about the PPE procurement process, lessons learned, and best practices for moving forward.
The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center studied nine dual enrollment programs across three states that have narrowed or closed equity gaps in dual enrollment for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander students.