Sunday, October 18, 2015

Indiana's ICE 2015 Conference


Indiana's ICE Conference 2015

Credit: ICE

Wrapping up my 2 day experience at Indiana's ICE 2015 Conference and I am really excited to review all the new tools! I get so excited learning and collaborating with others within the state of Indiana.  It's great to be a part of the state of Indiana and being connected to so many great educators!!  I would like to share some top Google Tools!!

5 Quick Google Tips & Tricks:

  1. Google Chrome - If you accidentally close a tab...don't fret!! Access your recent tabs from the Chrome Settings Menu > Click on the "Hamburger" (3 lines) in right corner > Hover over "History and Recent Tabs"
  2. Google Drive - Voice Typing
    • Great for struggling students
    • Go to Tools>Voice Typing (enable Microphone)

  3. Google Drive - Research Tool within Google Docs
    • Search the following:
      • Google Images
      • Google Scholar
      • Quotes
      • Dictionary
    • Search by Usage Rights
    • You can even site sources and insert them within Google Docs
  4. Google Drive - Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc, Sheet, Slides, or Drawings
    • Grab the URL of the doc, sheet, slide or drawing - It will be the URL at the top of the one you are editing. (Hint: the link has 'edit' at the end)
    • Replace the word EDIT with the word COPY
    • Send this link to who you are wanting to Share it with (OR Copy)
    • When the person you send it to opens it, they will prompted to make a copy of the file
    • Once they click 'Make a Copy' button, it will make a copy of the file and add it to their Google Drive
    • Note**Sharing settings will still apply for users/students - You still have to give viewing rights for everyone
  5. Google Drive - Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google
    • Use Google Chrome
    • Install the Office Editing Extension
    • Upload your .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file into your Google Drive
    • When you open file in Google Drive - you can edit without converting and losing the formatting of document.