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Google is killing off its Drive desktop app to make way for a smarter one

Google is shutting down its Drive desktop app for uploading files to your cloud storage account from Macs and PCs next March.<p>That’s a while away, but it’s worth knowing in case you have important files stashed there. The service will replace the existing app with Backup & Sync, which launched last …

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google will end support on December 11th<p>The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will …

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Get on the same page: new Google Docs features power team collaboration

<b>Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide</b>. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to keep a historical record of …

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web …

Education Technology

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Gmail has come a long way. It's not perfect and occasionally prompts ripples of outrage across its user base. But let's be honest: with Gmail you get plenty for nothing.<p>As a web app, Gmail …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – A Summer of G Suite Updates – A Handout

Over the summer Google released a bunch of updates to some of the G Suite products that teachers and students use most. During the summer I published …

Education Technology

Welcome to your first day of Classroom

#FirstDayofClassroom is designed around a simple premise: When teachers need help, they don’t need to look any further than their fellow teachers.<p>On …

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Get started with Team Drives

What can you do with Team Drives?<p>Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any …

Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Participation in Google Classroom used to be limited to those with G Suite for Education accounts. Now everyone with personal Google accounts can …

Education Technology

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers

May 3, 2017 Google Docs has tons of interesting features that can immensely enhance your productivity level as a teacher and educator. However, most …

Education Technology

Customize your site with logos, matching colors, and more in the new Google Sites

Since launching in November 2016, we’ve continued to add features and functionality to the new Google Sites, including support for Team Drives, …

15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers

15 Expert Google Drive Tips for Teachers<p>By Jessica Sanders<p>Google Drive makes your life easier and encourages collaboration and 21st century skill …

Google opens up its new product for business file sharing “Team Drives” to early adopters

Google is opening up applications to businesses interested in testing its new file-sharing product called Team Drives. Announced earlier this fall, the focus of Team Drives is to offer companies an easier way to share files across their organization, along with more granular access controls over …

Five Years Later, Google Finally Remembers Google Voice Exists

Google Voice used to be one of Google’s best tools: The idea of having a single phone number for all of your devices was handy and uncomplicated in a …

How to Use Goals in Google Calendar

We all have different types of goals that are important to us, like getting healthier or building a new skill. Finding the time to work toward those …

Google revamps Drive with File Stream and expanded Quick Access, launches Gmail add-ons

At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google is announcing several updates to Google Drive, its cloud-based file syncing and sharing service.<p>For one thing, Google is introducing a feature called Drive File Stream that will make your entire Drive show up on your Mac or Windows …

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18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs

Behind the clean and tidy interface sported by Google’s online office apps, there are all kinds of features and tools you might not yet have stumbled …

Google’s note-taking app Keep joins G Suite, now integrates with Google Docs

Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote, is today being integrated into Google’s suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite (previously, Google Apps for Your Domain). This allows Keep to become a part of users’ workflow for capturing ideas, …

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

55 Facts You May Not Know About Google

Google, now a part of parent Alphabet, is one of the most impressive companies to be born in the last two decades.<p>The domain was registered in 1997 …

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Chromebook Workshop: From Basics to Classroom Use for Student Engagement

Whether you're a novice or an expert Chromebook user, if you have Chromebooks in your school district, you're going to need to know how to use them …

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

G Suite has recently released two features that allow teachers to meet these criteria and maximize their instructional time: Google Cast for …

Education Technology

How to Add Music to Google Slides

Last week a reader emailed me to ask if there is a way to add music to Google Slides. The answer is yes, but it's not as straight-forward as you …

Better Together! Creating Collaborative HyperDocs

There are times when you just get PUMPED up about teaching. Something reignites that passion we all have as educators and fuels our fire. It is no …

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Pinterest<p>Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep!<p>Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help …

Updates in G Suite to streamline Hangouts and Gmail

If you were at Google Cloud Next this year, you may have heard that Gmail and Google Hangouts are getting several improvements designed for …

5 Ideas For Using Drive Slides

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo DeVinci<p>When selecting tools to use with my students, I look for ways to reduce time on the …

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