Don’t Struggle… Click Help!

I’m excited about the Google Docs’ Editors (Slides, Docs, Sheets, Forms) easy access support feature! No need to struggle; go to the toolbar, and click help! In the dropdown list which opens select training. Following these steps will open the Google Workspace Learning Center. In the learning center for the individual doc’s editors, you will find sections focused on the following topics:

  1. Doc’s Editor (Slides, Sheets, Forms, Docs) Basics
  2. Cheat Sheets 
  3. Productivity Guides
  4. Tips
  5. More Resources

I view offering APP features such as the Google Workspace products Learning Center as both a timesaver and stress reliever. Following is a link providing a training listing for Google Workspace products offered in the Google Workspace Learning Center: 

Built-in tools such as the learning center is like a one-stop shopping center offering the best timesaving quality tools for reducing stress while learning how to use the product. 

Advanced File Sharing…Still a Google Drive File Option

Recently I had a user in one of the Google Help Communities ask, “Where did the advanced sharing settings go in a Google Drive File?” Well, they are still there! It’s just the share settings taken on a modern look. You can now locate the advanced share settings by clicking on the gear (settings) icon in the upper right of the share screen. The advanced share settings still provide the following tools:

  • Stop editors by changing sharing settings or permissions
  • Stop viewers and commenters from downloading, printing, and copying

All you have to do is uncheck the box to the feature tool you’d like to block. 

Changing Bullet Defaults in Google Slides

Love when users help community question transforms into a helpful tutorial. Earlier this afternoon a Google Slides user inquired about changing bullet defaults. Changing bullet defaults can be a timesaver for both graphic designers as well as students. Sometimes it is helpful to guide others and show them how to use timesaving fun tools for designing purposes. Following is the video tutorial I ended up creating to help the Google Slides user.

Transform Drag & Drop Into Active Learning Study Tool

Recently I was asked, “What Google Tool is the best for creating a Drag & Drop Matching Quiz?” Of course I replied, “The Solution is in a Google Slide.” Google Slide is an easy tool for creating both drag & drop study tools. Due to the ease of use I recommend students  as the creator instead of providing them with a rote memorization activity. Let them take ownership by becoming active learners and provide them with the opportunity to share their study tool creations  with classmates.

Following is a template for a drag and drop matching study tool. All the students have to do is edit the questions and answers. If the students are savvy enough let them create the drag & drop activity from scratch. Sometimes all the student needs is to see the steps for creating an activity demonstrated.

Please click the following link to make a copy of the template:

Drag & Drop Matching Study Tool

TIPS for CREATING a DRAG & DROP STUDY TOOL

  1. Use a table
  2. Shapes work best for dragging Text
    • Insert shape
      • Double click
      • Type text

YUP!!! It is really that easy!

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!

Please Share Your Ideas by Clicking the 

Link Below the Slide Presentation!


CLICK HERE to ADD to this GLOBAL GOOGLE SLIDE COLLABORATION