I have been using Google Docs for a couple of years now and each time I discover a new way to use it in education I would say that this is the last tip I did not know but always proved wrong. There are always more and more to learn and in fact the moment you think you have learned it all is the moment you start to loose it all. This is at least what I have learnt from both " The Ultimate Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students " and " The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students ".
Today as I was reading my mail I came across a great resource about 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students as featured in Online Colleges website. After reviewing these secrets which took me so much time, I surprisingly realised that I have missed several of them.Yes budies Google Docs will always continue to take you aback by its hidden treasures that only few people get to know and experience. As educators and teachers I do want you to discover the full potential of this great tool and also share it with you students.
The folks at onlinecolleges.net have gathered these 52 secrets from different online resources. This means that you will be directed to different web pages each time you want to learn about a secret.Anyway, I have checked all the links , they are valid and working properly.
Edudemic has also posted a great article that I want you to read about 50 Little Known Ways Google Docs Can Help in Education.
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Here are the 52 secrets of the Google Docs :
· Track visits
· Set notification rules
· Use Docs instead of emailing attachments
· Kick slackers off of a project
· Freeze to stop editing
· Revert back to old versions
· Save brainstorm notes for group projects.
· Use data validation
· Use color coding
· Clean up your main Google Docs page
· Insert a bookmark
· Create subfolders
· Get color coded
· Get synched
· Check your translation work
· Get a grade before you turn assignments in
· Write in full screen mode
· Automatically correct your common mistakesCustomize your styles
· Work offline:
· Save web pages to your Google Docs account: Back it all up
· Use Google Docs for everyday stuff, too