How to Use Google Slides to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories – Education Article

Google Slides has lots of little hidden features and overlooked tools that students can use to make all kinds creative presentations. One of those overlooked features is linking slides to other slides. If used correctly and with a little planning students can create choose-your-own-adventure stories by using the slide linking feature in Google Slides. That’s what I explain and demonstrate in the following video. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Richard Byrne) Read Full…

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A .new Shortcut for Creating G Suite Files – Education Article

Posted February 7, 2019 by Nick LaFave under General Looking for a quick way to create a new Google Doc? Just type doc.new and a new Google Doc will open instantly. The .new shortcut works for nearly all types of G Suite files.  It’s also forgiving in allowing variations of the shortcut. For example, you can open a new Google Sheet by typing sheet.new, sheets.new, or spreadsheet.new.  The Complete List of .new G Suite Shortcuts Docs: doc.new,… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Videos, Image Editing, and G Suite – Education Article

Good morning from frigid South Paris, Maine. As I posted in an Instagram story, this morning it’s so cold that even in my office I’m wearing a down jacket. Like every January in Maine we’ve had a lovely mix of frigid days and snowy days. I like the winter, but these frigid days just make me appreciate summer days even more. Speaking of summer, this week I opened the registration for the 2019 Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. As I…

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How to Change Google Classroom Notification Settings – Education Article

Earlier today a subscriber to my Practical Ed Tech Newsletter asked me if it was possible to change the frequency of Google Classroom notification emails. Yes is the answer to that question. Here’s how to change Google Classroom notification settings:1. Sign into Google Classroom.2. In the upper, left corner of the screen click on the “hamburger” or “three line menu.”3. At the bottom of the menu select “settings.”4. Notifications options will appear in the settings menu.5. Choose your global settings…

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers – Education Article

Yes! 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. It has improved vastly over the years, and teachers have learned how to make the most of this flexible assignment manager and communication hub. A few weeks ago, I asked the members of the Shake Up Learning community to share with me their favorite Google Classroom tips. If you are not already a member of the Shake Up Learning…

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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 Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites – Education Article

Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time. Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios. Yes, folks, we are officially dropping the “e” from ePortfolios. Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate. In this post, we are using the more appropriate term, “Portfolios.” Google Sites talks…

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – Education Article

Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides!   Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas! This is the third installment of magnetic poetry templates that I have shared. Magnetic Poetry Lynn Kleinmeyer’s Students Using Winter Magnetic Poetry What is Magnetic Poetry? This digital template takes the idea from the original refrigerator magnet game, where you are challenged to write poetry, phrases, sentences, or even stories…

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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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Student “Play of the Week” with Google Slides (FREE Template) – Education Article

Every student is an MVP! Share their success through the Student “Play of the Week,” with Google Slides. It’s so important that we celebrate student success and help every student to feel like an MVP of the classroom. Below is a guest post from Pam Hubler, sharing a super fun way to get students recognizing accomplishments and sharing their success. We’ve all heard the phrase “Play of the Week” used in sports around the world. The purpose is to highlight…

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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 for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips – Education Article

 are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more. Here are some tips and best practices for settings in the Admin Console. The Admin Console is relatively easy to use, although some settings can be hard to find. Remember to use the help features by clicking on the question marks throughout the console. The icons on…

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18 Challenges for Teachers Online Course – FREE for Subscribers! – Education Article

The 18 Challenges for Teachers ONLINE COURSE! Now FREE for Subscribers ($60 value) That’s right! Subscribe to Shake Up Learning emails and you can get this online course for FREE! (details and form below) What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is the companion course to the FREE 18 Challenges ebook announced earlier this year. The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! This course is about transforming learning in your classroom and trying new things! There is something…

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20 Things You May Have Missed in 2018 – Education Article

Here are the BEST Blog Posts of 2018! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts from 2018. There went another year! Shake Up Learning will be five-years-old in January (gasp!), and I want to take a moment to THANK YOU! You have helped me learn and grow as an educator and blogger. Reflection is such a critical component of the learning process, so I always like to take a look back…

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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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