Sunday, November 8, 2015

8 Great Google Tips for Every Educator

There are a ton of Google tips and tricks out there. Here are eight tips that I feel every educator needs to know. 

Here are the eight tips highlighted in the above video:

Tip #1 - Force people to make a copy of your Google document, spreadsheet, drawing, or presentation.

In the URL, change edit to copy.

Tip #2 -  Share your Google presentation, document, drawing or spreadsheet with preview rights.

In the URL, change edit to preview.

Tip #3 -  Conduct a search for only Shockwave Flash files (Thanks to Kellie Lambert for this tip).

  1. Type in search
  2. Go to settings wheel
  3. Choose 'Advanced Settings'
  4. Change File type to 'Shockwave Flash.'
  5. Click 'Advanced Search'

Tip #4 - Start a timer instantly

In Google search type in amount of time + timer and hit enter.

Tip #5 - Work offline in Google Drive

  1. Click on settings wheel
  2. Select 'Settings'
  3. Check 'sync...offline'
Tip #6 - Restrict commenters and views from downloading, printing or making a copy of your Google document, spreadsheet, drawing, or presentation.

  1. Click 'Share'
  2. Click 'Advanced'
  3. Enter people’s name or change private to one of the other settings
  4. Check 'Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers'

Tip #7 - Trim a YouTube video to a specific portion of the video.

  1. Copy YouTube URL
  2. Paste URL
  3. Select start and end time
  4. Click 'Chop It'
  5. Capture embed code or URL

Tip #8 - Only search for Google images that are free to reuse.

  1. In Google Images, type in search term
  2. Click on 'Search Tools'
  3. Change usage rights to one that permits reuse.

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