Teach Students How to Create Calendar Meetings

Google Calendar is a tool both students and teachers can use for communication and collaboration. It allows the user to share attachments, web-links and images along with a brief summary. If a student is working on a class project outside of school Google Calendar allows them to make arrangements and share information with their classmates. Google Calendar provides opportunities for collaboration and communication for teachers without having to leave their classroom. It’s an easy way for teacher’s to leave sub plans which support the use of the classrooms interactive whiteboards thanks to clickable attachments and links left in the description area. Read below to learn how to maximize Google Calendar for supporting school needs.

CREATE EVENT, ATTACH DOC & PHOTOS

It’s Simple to Invite Others to an Event

Just add Email and Save

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No Task is Too Small for Google Calendar

Create a Google Calendar Task and it will appear off to the righthand side of Calendar and Gmail Inbox. This is a perfect way to create and maintain to-do lists for both Teachers and Students.  It is an easy way to keep organization of school projects, and assignments along with staying on top of events.

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Yes! Text Boxes Can Be Inserted Into a Google Doc!!!

I’m finding a Google Doc seems to be looked upon as one of the most challenging features of GAfE (Google APPS for Education).  It really isn’t difficult to master once you understand how the components hidden within a Google Doc function. Following are directions for inserting a text box within a Google Doc.

I Can Read Clearly Now…

Wow it is amazing how much easier it is to focus upon reading when there is less clutter surrounding the web article. This is what the Clearly Chrome Ext. provides for the reader. I can see how the extension would support both students and adults who have trouble focusing due to distractions.

The Clearly APP sits in the right hand corner of the web browser.

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All you have to do is click the Clearly Icon, and like magic the distractions disappear.  

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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According to the APP Store Clearly Articles can be saved in Evernote. Here is a trick on how you can save the article as a PDF. Click Print and then Save as PDF. This will allow you to save a PDF to your computer. The PDF article can be uploaded to your Google Drive for future use.

EXTRA BONUS: A text to speech reader can focus on the content of the article when it can skip over the need to read ads and etc…