Google Slides Let Me Count the Ways

This is a list I’m starting for counting the ways to use Google Slides in the Classroom!

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Notifying Collaborators of Updates; Easy as 1,2,3

Recently I was asked the question, “What is the easiest way to notify collaborators of updates?” My response was it’s easy as 1,2,3. All you have to do is click file in the toolbar of a Google Doc, Slide, Sheet, or Drawing. Then scroll down and click email collaborators followed by clicking send. There is even a space if you want to send an updated message.

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Google Drive Provides Mission Impossible Files

Today the students must have thought I gone bonkers due to my excited squeal upon discovering the Google Drive Files expirations setting! It reminded me of the “OLD” TV Show, “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”! This was a spy show where the missions were delivered by a cassette recorder which self destructed. Now it is possible to create “Self Destructing” files in Google Drive. When the end of the school year comes the files your students no longer need to access automatically stop being shared.

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Print a Google Forms… It’s That Simple!

It is amazing to think in this digital oriented society there are still people who don’t own digital devices or have internet service. Teacher’s no need to sweat this one out for Google Forms can provided a paper copy for students. All you have to do is print the form. Yup! You heard me right.

When a Google Forms is printed the layout transforms to a simple black & white copy. All background designs disappear. The student marks bubbles and fills in the blank to answer questions. It’s hard to believe, but Google Forms supports both the paperless and paper Classrooms. Who can ask for more?

Before and After Sample of Google Forms


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How to Print a Google Form

  1. Click the more options icon (3 vertical dots)
  2. Scroll down to Print and Click
  3. It’s that simple!!!

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Setting Classroom Comments in Google Classroom

Google Classroom offers a variety of settings when it comes to students posting, and commenting in the classroom stream. One purpose of the stream is for nurturing good digital citizenship while allowing the students to collaborate and support one another during classroom lessons or projects. There may be times when a teacher would like to limit comments about activities or projects in the Google Classroom Stream.
The Teacher can set Posts or Comments for Students by going to to make these changes.
  1. Click the class you want to set permissions for.

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  • Click Students.

click students

  • Click the dropdown arrow by Only teacher can post or comment
    • Select the permission level:
      • Students can post and comment
        • Students can share a message in the class stream or comment on any item.
      • Students can comment only
        • Students can comment, and message sharing isn’t allowed.
      • Only teacher can post or comment
        • Students can’t comment or share in the class stream (same as muting all students).

choose one

Google Forms a Magical Tool

Imagine a student who does poorly on assessments all of sudden turning it around. Could it be possible for this child to receive 100% all the time? Why of course they can! Especially if the assessment is focused upon mastery. Imagine how this could bolster a student’s esteem. A Google Form just may be the magical tool you’re looking for!

Google Forms Magical Tool for Math

The magical force hidden within this Google Math Form is “All Students Finish with a Passing Grade.”  How can this be done? This Google Form provides more than one  opportunity to provide the answer. If a student answers a question wrong the next page leads to a repeat of the question with a visual, video or interactive support. After viewing the support the student has a second chance at answering the question. You can try it out here:

TIP: Answer the first question wrong!

The beauty of this tool is even thought the student has the opportunity to achieve 100% all the time it still provides valuable assessment information.

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