Friday, March 31, 2017

4 Handy Updates from Google- March 2017

Here are 4 handy updates from Google I thought you might find useful.
  1. Google Sheets- Text rotation
    • Highlight the text you want rotated.
    • Click the Rotate button on the toolbar.
    • Select the type of rotation.


  2. Google Docs- Convert text to all CAPS
    • Highlight the text.
    • Click the Format>Capitalization
    • Select Uppercase


  3. Classroom- Copy the class code
    • Navigate to Student tab.
    • Click the dropdown menu for Class Code.
    • Select Copy


  4. Calendar- now optimized for iPad
    • While on your iPad install the Google Calendar app- https://goo.gl/Bsey0y
    • Tap the red button in the bottom to add events, reminders, and goals
    • Notice how it offer suggestions as you type information

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oh Yes! Google Team Drives are Here for Everyone

Google released Google Team Drives to the wild this week.  I've been beta testing it for a few weeks now and thought I would put together this video to share with others.  Team Drives are shared spaces to collaborate with your team on various files.  Anyone can create a Team Drive if made available by a district Google administrator.

You may be wondering how is this different than simply sharing a folder and giving various rights. This video will hopefully clarify any misunderstandings. Essentially Team Drives are owned by the group and not necessarily an individual. Therefore as people come and go the files remain in place.

This video will hopefully provide you a good introduction to Team Drives.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

It's the Simple Things: Google Sheets Finally Has Rotated Text


Anyone else been irritated that Google Sheets hasn't had the ability to rotate text in a spreadsheet?  Those of us that used this feature in Excel for years can rejoice.  Google Sheets finally has that option.  Highlight the cells that contain the text you want rotated and look for the tilted A icon on the toolbar.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

If You Love Making Lists Watch This!

Some people just love the satisfaction they get by checking things off their list.  Well, it just got better.  Have you ever used Google Keep?  G Suite for Education also includes a nifty tool called Google Keep for recording notes and reminders.  It is available on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.  This video is an overview of what it has to offer including a brand new feature to copy notes from Google Keep to Google Docs.


Learn more on the Google Keep Help site.