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Showing posts from April, 2014

How-to-guide: Upload documents to Google drive

When you start using drive more frequently you will get used to the functionality of the tools with regards to collaboration and sharing.  It will be likely that you will need to start uploading more of your documents to the drive so they are available to you from any device and any location.  As a department we used to use our staff drive based at school to host all of our curriculum documents, but it was difficult to access when not in school, and there were multiple copies of several documents due to older versions and different people editing them.  We now use Google drive to store our curriculum documents and it allows everyone to access them from anywhere as well as collaborate on plans and resources.  This video will guide you through the processes to move your documents to the cloud!  One thing I didn't mention in the video is the fact that some formatting is occasionally lost when converting a word document to Google drive - In my experience tables can look a bit odd, but

How-to-guide: Compose, reply, and forward emails

This video goes through some of the simple features of gmail.  Perhaps one of the most important things to note is the use of the Bcc option - you will probably have been sent or forwarded emails from large institutions and you can see all of the email addresses of everyone that has received the email, therefore exposing the confidentiality of the other recipients.  In this case the Bcc option should have been used.  To read more about when to use Bcc have a look at this link .

How-to-guide: Create circles and share on google+

This is a quick guide of how to create a google+ circle, and then share to that particular circle. From there you can look at creating a community and engage with the students through the power of social media, this is brilliant because they can easily access it on their phones and mobile devices.