Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from December 8 to 14, 2014 as well as updates from our #GIESummit Twitter stream.
To help you visualize data trends in a spreadsheet, you can now add miniature charts, or sparklines, into individual cells in Sheets.
Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc. Just select “New,” then “More,” then “Google My Maps” to tap into your inner cartographer.
Replace the /edit at the end of a Google file URL and replace it with /copy to force students to make their own copy. H/T +Kim Nilsson
After you add an email address to the sharing dialogue, you’ll see profile pictures for everyone you’ve added. This can come in handy when you need to confirm that you’re inviting the right contacts, especially if you work with people that have similar names.
Check out https://www.google.com/get/googletips/ to find helpful tips on using Google tools in our daily lives.
Some really nice Google Drawing templates you can use in class: Main Events Quilt, Main Idea Umbrella, Prediction Chart, Problem / Solution Chart, Story Comparison Chart, and Story Elements Butterfly Chart.