Google Tips

The Complete Guide to Google Certifications (FREE eBook) – Education Article

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED: I have synthesized the information about all of the Google Certification options into an easy-to-follow guide. This handbook was designed to help you determine which certification(s) are right for you. CONTENTS The Google for Education Teaching Center: information about the free resources from Google. Google Certifications for Educators: information and detailed comparison of the certification options available to educators.  Google Certified Educator Level 1: details about the Level 1 certification, what you have to know, and the…

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Google Classroom Cleanup Tips for the End of the Year – Education Article

It’s that time of year again! As many teachers begin to wrap up the end of the school year and prepare for summer, let’s make sure everything is clean and organized! I’ve put together some Google Classroom cleanup tips for the end of the year! Google Classroom and Google Drive can get quite messy throughout the school year, and you want to get everything cleaned up and set up for success in the next school year. Let’s go all Marie…

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How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) – Education Article

The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived! We can now insert audio in Google Slides–this can be voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create. For many years, teachers have been asking me how to add audio–usually narration or background music–to Google Slides. Google has heard our request and we now have a new menu option: Insert > Audio! Hooray! There are so many ways that we can use…

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How to Make a Copy of Google Files – Education Article

See a great Google Doc or Slide deck that you want to use? MAKE A COPY! How to Make a Copy of Google Files IS A MUST-HAVE GOOGLE SKILL! If you are a Google-using educator, you must know how to make a copy of Google files. When you come across a Google file that has been made available for you to view, chances are, you can make your own copy and save it to your own Google Drive. So instead…

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5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool – Education Article

The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more. Explore is available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides and it uses machine learning to try to predict the things you need as you compose and create. The features vary across applications so this post will focus on how this tool works inside Google Docs. In this post, you will learn 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool. The Explore…

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How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides – Education Article

Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides! Editing the images gives you the ability to add a professional touch to your presentations and documents. These tips may seem like a secret because some of these features are a bit hidden, but once you see the possibilities, your docs and slides will never be…

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You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts – Education Article

Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts. This is one of my favorite Google tips and has made my life so much easier! A lot of Google users have more than one Google account, often a school/work account and a personal account. If you are like me, you may have fifteen accounts! Logging in and out can be an absolute pain! But I…

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Google Docs Cheat Sheet – Education Article

Google Docs Cheat Sheet! I am #superexcited to announce the release of a brand new, updated, Google Docs Cheat Sheet for teachers, students, or anyone! In this handy, Google Docs reference guide, you will get access to beautiful screenshots of all the main features of Google Docs. This is a great reference guide for experienced users, and a fabulous tutorial to help new users learn the basics of Google Docs. Back in 2014, I released the first version of this…

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