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Useful Google posts this week #70

3 Handy Google Calendar Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Calendar can be of tremendous help in enhancing your teaching productivity and facilitating your overall instructional workflow. As a teacher, you can use Calendar for different purposes. For example, you can use it to create events and share them with your students and parents; or use it to share important dates and information with students. You can also create reminders about assignments and share them with your class. Check out these video tutorials to learn more about how to use Google Calendar.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers Guide to Using The New Google Forms

Google Forms is a powerful tool with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. Besides being free and easy to use, Forms works across different devices and is seamlessly integrated with other Drive services such as Docs and Spreadsheets. As a teacher, you can use Forms for a variety of purposes including: planning an event, making surveys and polls, creating quizzes, collecting feedback and other information from students and many more.

8 Steps to Create Engaging Google Forms ( for Teachers ) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today's tutorial is on the use of Google forms. By the end of this guide you will be able to :

Create a Google form with different questions
Customize your Google Forms using a plethora of templates
Share your Google forms
Embed your Forms in your Blog or website

Google Summit presentation: How to start a Coding Club

How to start a Coding Club By Daniel McLachlan. This was a presentation at the SA EdTechTeam Summit, 2016

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Good Chromebook Tools for Creating Educational Timelines

From the numerous web applications we have reviewed so far, the three tools featured below are probably the best ones to use with your Chromebooks. Tiki-Toki has the added advantage of 3D timeline view making your timelines appear more shining and lively.

Don't Fight Tech, Use the Right Tech

Google Spaces is a brand new tool from Google that will allow the user to quickly create their own SPACE online for discussions.

EdTech Nut - Kelly Fitzgerald: Trick for Having Others Copy Your Google Form

In case you don't know the 'force copy' trick, here are the steps. They apply the same with documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, and of course forms. Again, why did I not test this out earlier.

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Import and Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides

One of the questions that I often receive when I conduct Google Apps workshops for schools goes something like this, "what do I do with my old PowerPoint slides? Aren't they useless now?" The answer is, "no, they're not useless. It's easy to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides." In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to import and convert PowerPoint to Google Slides format.

Using Google Keep To Stay Organized – By Zachary Bingham

Have you ever had so many tasks to do and can never remember them all? If so, Google Keep is the app for you. Unfortunately, I fall victim to distraction much too often. This Google App has improve…

How to Make a YouTube Playlist - Tutorial with Photos

Want to get more views on YouTube and increase your watch time? In this step by step tutorial, we’ll be going over the process on how to make a playlist on YouTube, which will provide …