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Google Apps – A reflection on PD: 18/8 Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland)

18 September 2013

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So, today saw me taking a day out from school to drive up to Auckland for an immersive day with Google Apps. The day was a big success and although I took just a few things away with me it was great to start developing my PLN here in New Zealand. The day was facilitated […]

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Recording Notes to accompany Web Video – great Educator’s tool! Videonot.es

18 September 2013

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VideoNot.es is a a great tool that lets you take notes and add them to a web video. It is an app that integrates with Google Drive, so is great for all those schools who run a Google Edu Domain, works with all major browsers and is designed with educators and students in mind. Being a […]

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Selfing Marking quizzes in Google Forms using Flubaroo

18 September 2013

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Flubaroo is a script for Google Forms (found via the script gallery) for turning Google Forms into Self-marking quizzes. A great tutorial can be seen here: Another great tool is using the FormLimiter script on the Google Form/spreadsheet. This allows you to set a few variables as to when your form will become available and […]

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Great tip to get more from your Google Quota

18 September 2013

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OK, so we all get a little concerned when we get close to our limit on our Google drive. It is worth remembering that any content created using a Google product does not count towards your allocated space. So, a trick – when inserting images into a googledoc, embed image urls. Get students to use […]

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Video in Google Forms

18 September 2013

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OK, so there are a few new features that are available in Google Forms and are great at supporting the flipped classroom. The most interesting of which is the ability to add Video into your Google Forms. Schools who are not seeing this functionality available from their Google Edu domain need to go into the […]

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Managing Collaboration in a GoogleDoc

18 September 2013

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There are a number of ways of managing collaboration within a Google Doc to help manage the work that your students are producing. Here are some ideas: Insert a table (1 column and multiple rows) assign a cell to each collaborator for their work Colour code sections of the document for different people to use […]

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Using Google Maps Engine Lite in the classroom – Student Worksheet included

3 July 2013

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After feeling inspired by completing the Google Mapping course I have created a worksheet that is suitable for Year 8/9 students to use in order to develop their understanding of online mapping and Google Maps Engine Lite. This could be run as a standalone lesson or as part of a wider project. I have used […]

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Google Maps and Earth for Educators

24 June 2013

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So, Google has made quite an overhaul to Google Maps and Google Earth with some fantastic features for educators to get stuck in and create wonderful dynamic content for their classes and for students to create some fabulous content to showcase their learning too. Google has done a great job of putting together a lively and […]

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Hosting E-Portfolio’s using Google Sites

13 June 2013

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With an increasing number of schools in New Zealand taking advantage of their Google Education domain I thought I would turn my attention to unpicking some of the pitfalls of using Google Sites to host e-portfolios of supporting evidence for Unit/Achievement Standards. Having spoken to a few teachers that are using Google Sites to manage […]

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Update to Google Forms

7 June 2013

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So, the new interface gives us a great way to get started with Google forms – more intuitive than the old one and a range of newer features that really help the workflow of an educator when using them. Great additions: Being able to collaborate simultaneously with others to build forms in real-time (just like […]

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