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3 Ways to Increase Collaboration in Google Docs, Sheets and Drive

3 Ways to Increase Collaboration in Google Docs, Sheets and Drive

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you are an educator (or student), chances are that you have to collaborate on tons of projects. Everything from serving on committees to working with co-teachers to modify assignments requires collaboration. While meeting in person is great, time rarely allows for this. And using desktop-based office suites to collaborate usually looks something …

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Finding LearningGrids resources – top tips

Finding LearningGrids resources – top tips

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Using the search bar in LearningGrids is a fantastic way to find Clicker resources on particular topics. Did you know that it’s also a great way to locate activities that focus on a particular strand of literacy, writing genre or on developing a particular skill? The following search terms are …

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Get More Out of Google Searches – Infographic

Get More Out of Google Searches – Infographic

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A while back I did a post on 7 Google Search Tips Worth Learning. While those 7 tips are still well worth taking advantage of, there are always new and additional ways to take Google searches to the next level. A great example of this can be found in the infographic below from …

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Give Customised Feedback Using Google Forms

Give Customised Feedback Using Google Forms

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week I spent some time with a colleague showing teachers how to provide customise feedback to students using Google Forms. Typically Google Forms are used to create simple surveys or quizzes. The form results are then dumped into a spreadsheet that can be reviewed anytime. However, with just a few additional tweaks …

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3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively

3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you are a teacher or student using Google Apps for Education, you are likely spending a significant amount of time in Google Drive. The new Google Drive was launched over the Summer of 2014 and has slowly been rolled out to users (including Google Apps for Education users) over the last few …

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How do I search in Google using the reading level filter?

How do I search in Google using the reading level filter?

The Reading Level feature in Google is a great tool to filter results based on three broad reading level categories: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. To access and use the Reading Level filter follow these steps. First, in Google find the settings icon. This can be in different locations on your screen depending on the device you are using. …

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Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog One of the Quick Grid Wizards available to use in Clicker 6 enables you to create picture banks in seconds. But did you know that with one click of the mouse you can instantly add the picture names to the cells as well, creating a word bank with pictures in …

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More speaking activities with Clicker

More speaking activities with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Following on from my last blog on using Clicker speaking activities, here is how a Year Two teacher used the recording facility in Clicker with a group of children in her class. She wanted to increase their confidence in speaking and to encourage them to extend statements beyond single words …

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Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Did you know that you can set up instant pictures in Clicker, so that when you type a word, an image from the Crick Picture Library appears in the document? What’s more is that with a few simple steps, you can have Clicker add photographs that you or your children …

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More science with Clicker Books

More science with Clicker Books

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Following on from my last blog, here is another idea for using Clicker Books for science observations. Looking at plants as a topic, children can use Clicker Books to keep records of how plants change over time. They may for example note the appearance and opening of buds, the development …

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