Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Google has announced 10 new features for students and teachers to explore in Google Classroom and Google Forms! Here’s a list of the features which you can read more about in their blog post:
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Whether you’re graduating or moving to a new school, if you’re a G Suite for Education user, odds are at some point in time you’ll want to save a copy of your schoolwork for use outside those four walls. Thankfully, Google has recently made the process of copying the contents of your Google Drive from your school account over to your personal account much more straightforward. To get started, head over to https://takeout.google.com/transfer.
If you’ve been looking for a simple, affordable, and organized way to provide your students with their very own WordPress blog, look no further. While there’s certainly no shortage of free website platforms out there today, none of them tout as many features as the ever popular WordPress. If you’ve looked into using WordPress in the past, you’ve probably run up against the prohibitive costs and technical hurdles associated with finding a suitable web host.
In less than an hour and for right around $30, you can host your students’ WordPress on your very own VPS (Virtual Private Server.) This guide will walk you through the steps associated with:
- Purchasing a domain name.
- Purchasing and configuring a VPS.
- Configuring DNS on your domain. (don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds.)
- Creating a new WordPress site for each of your students using ServerPilot.
Have you ever noticed a typo in the email you’re sending, but just a split second too late? Perhaps you’ve accidentally sent your shopping list to your boss instead of your significant other. Whatever the case may be, we’ve all been there.
Thankfully, Gmail has a creative way to help save you from yourself and it’s known as “Undo Send.” Enabling this setting for your Gmail account will allow you to set a 5-30 second delay between the time you click the send button and the moment when your message actually gets sent off.
What’s the big deal?
Up until yesterday, if you wanted to include a video in your Google Slides presentation, YouTube was your only option. Now, in addition to searching for/pasting in the URL to your favorite YouTube videos, you can insert any video you have stored in your Google Drive! Now you can include that clip of your students’ chemistry experiment in your presentations without the added step of uploading it to YouTube. Keep reading to learn how.
Google launched their new Explore feature back in September. This is a great tool that works in Docs, Slides, and Sheets to bring the power of Google search into whatever you (or your students) happen to be working on.
One of the lesser known Explore features is the ability to quickly insert a footnote citation into a Google Doc. MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations are supported. Keep reading below the fancy moving picture to learn how!