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Orange Slice: Rubrics for docs

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I just discovered Orange Slice, a Google Add-on that offers both teacher and student rubrics.  A handy productivity tool, Orange Slice plays nice with Google Classroom and makes it super easy to evaluate student work in Docs. The Orange Slide Teacher Rubric allows teachers to add rubrics to students’ assignments for grading.  The Orange Slide […]

SlidesCarnival: it will make you feel better about templates (and about Slides in general)

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I make lots of presentations and I use presentations as a platform for instruction. For so many reasons, Google Slides is my go-to platform for creating presentations these days: It’s collaborative. I often work on presentations with partners. So do our students. It updates easily and save automatically. I can easily examine revision histories and […]

Google introduces Voice Typing for Docs (and it transcribes too!)

Hooray! I rely heavy on voice typing for messaging and searching on my phone.  I type pretty darn fast, but I talk and think way faster than I type and I just lose ideas before they make the page. Along with several other enhancements (a See New Changes feature and research tools that I will […]

Google Docs adds add-ons

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Take a close look at the Google Doc or Sheet you likely have open right now and you’ll see something new on a tab about the WYSIWYG tools. Last week Google launched add-ons–easily accessible tools created by Google’s developer partners that offer on-the-fly features for your documents and spreadsheets. When you click on the  add-ons […]

Google Docs news

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In addition to a bunch of new fonts and templates, Google Docs just added a convenient Research Tool that automatically appears on the right side of your document and toggles off and on.  (If it doesn’t immediately show up, go to the pull-down menu under Tools.) The search bar offers web results, images, quotations, maps, […]

Mary on Google in the library (some very practical stuff)

I am just back from PSLA, our state conference, and want to share my friend, Mary Schwander’s super-practical presentations, Google in the Library.  In her interactive sessions, Mary offered step-by-step guidance in Creating a Library Schedule using Google Spreadsheets and on Using Google Forms in the Library.  (BTW, back in December 2009, Mary and I […]