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Useful Google in Education posts this week #67

Control Alt Achieve: Exploring Tangrams with Google Drawings

Writer says, "At some point in your life, probably in school, you have had the chance to play with a tangram puzzle. If somehow you are not familiar with this, a tangram is a popular Chinese puzzle made up of:

2 big right triangles
1 medium right triangle
2 small right triangles
1 square
And 1 parallelogram"

Change the Background Color of a Google Doc

It’s really easy to change the background color of a Google Doc. This is great if you are trying to create a flyer or poster and need it to pop a little with some color. There are only a few …

Google Slides: Create Rotating Slideshow - Teacher Tech

Have Google Slides presentations automatically advance using the publish to the web option. Google slides rotating slideshow updates when you edit.

How to HyperDoc

How to HyperD c Created by Nicole Beardsley. A HyperDoc is an interactive Google Doc or Slide Deck that replaces traditional “teacher in the front, worksheet on desk” learning and puts it in the hands of the student!

Useful Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are some helpful tips we pulled out from our Gmail Tips archive to share with you today. These tips are meant to help you enhance your productivity and make the best of your gmail experiences. Let us know what you think of them.

Mr. B's Blog: How May We #GAFEhelp You?

Do you use Google Apps for Education (GAFE)? Are you a connected educator on Twitter? Have you ever had a question about GAFE and so you Tweet it out only for it to get lost in the abyss of Twitter and never get a response? Or if you do get a response, it is completely random and really doesn’t help? Well, we hope this will be a solution to that dilemma. We would like to introduce to you a new Twitter account, @GAFEhelp.

Mr. Fahey's Tech: Insert YouTube Videos into a Google Doc

To insert a video into Docs you'll need to use Google Slides, insert a Drawing into your Google Doc. Then after a few extra copy and paste functions and double clicks, you'll have yourself a YouTube video embedded into a Google Doc.

Free Technology for Teachers: A New Lesson Plan Tool for Google Docs

OpenEd is a service that offers a huge catalog of standards-aligned lesson plans and other resources for teachers. Today, I received an email from OpenEd informing me of their new Google Docs Add-on called Lesson Plan Tool for Docs.

Using Google Keep in the Classroom ~ AppsEvents Community Blog | EdTech & Google for Education Insights

Reasons including tips why Google Keep is a better productivity service for students especially the younger ones.