Google Apps

Hanging Indents for Works Cited/Bibliographies

An official Works Cited or Bibliography page has very strict formatting guidelines. One of the main features is what is called a “hanging indent,” which is when the first line of a paragraph sticks out to the left of the rest of the paragraph. There are right ways and wrong ways to create hanging indents.… Continue reading Hanging Indents for Works Cited/Bibliographies

Advertisements
Google Apps

Google Drive for MS Office Users

One of the biggest hurdles for teachers in using Google Drive and Google Docs is making the transition from MS Office. Google Docs are great for sharing and collaborating, but not so great at complex formatting. If you have years of worksheets, quizzes, memos, and other documents (all carefully formatted), you are rightfully reluctant to… Continue reading Google Drive for MS Office Users

12 Days of Tech · Google Apps

Winter Break Backup: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 10

12 Days of Techmas, Day 10: Winter Break BackupAs part of a tech person's traditional "sales pitch" to get people to backup their files, we usually describe horror stories of how you could lose all your stuff. Because this is the festive holiday season, I'm going to skip the doom and gloom, and assume you know all the reasons to back up your… Continue reading Winter Break Backup: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 10

12 Days of Tech · Google Apps

Gmail Inbox Organization: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 9

In Gmail, you can  organize your inbox so that your most important stuff is near the top. There are a few different ways to set up it, but I'll show how I set up my Inbox and let you experiment from there.​My Inbox shows email in this order of priority:1. Starred Emails, both read and… Continue reading Gmail Inbox Organization: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 9

12 Days of Tech · Google Apps

Generic Entrance/Exit Tickets Part 1: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 4

12 Days of Techmas, Day 4: Generic Entrance/Exit Tickets Part 1Entrance and Exit Tickets have grown significantly in popularity because of their wide range of utility. They are great for formatively assessingstudent learning, they are a good classroom routine for the first or last 5 minutes of class when the teacher is otherwise busy, and they are easy to set… Continue reading Generic Entrance/Exit Tickets Part 1: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 4

12 Days of Tech · Google Apps

gMath for Google Docs: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 2

Thanks to the add-on system in Google Docs, students (and teachers) can create mathematical formulas to insert into their math and science documents. It's using a Google add-on called gMath, and it lets students click to build complex formulas, equations, and mathematical graphs. When you install and turn on the add-on, a sidebar pops up giving students clickable buttons,… Continue reading gMath for Google Docs: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 2