The Top 10 Posts You May Have Missed from The Techy Coach in 2018

Thanks to everyone who has visited the TechyCoach Blog or subscribed over the past year.  Just in case you missed it, here is a rundown of the top 10 visited posts for 2018.

Google Slides – Making Presenter View Work for You

Several months ago, Google released an update to Google Slides that allows presenters to take questions from the audience.  But its much more than that.  In addition to taking questions from the audience, you can control your presentationfrom the Presenter View Dashboard, use audience tools to display questions from audience members to the entire audience, and access a back-channel of questions from any presentation in the future. More…

Create A Scrolling Banner for Your Google Site

Anyone can easily create a scrolling banner for a Google Site by using Google Slides.  To learn how, watch the tutorial below.  Then when ready, use the embed feature on Google Sites to add your banner to your site. More…

 

 

Calculating Total Points in Google Forms

Now when you use Google Forms as an Assessment Tool, Forms will keep a running calculation of total points in your quiz as you create questions.  To get started, open a Google Form, and change your settings to make your Form a Quiz. More…

 

Google Takeout for Graduates

Are you graduating from high school or college?  Does your institution use Google Tools?  Then you’ll want a convenient way to take your Docs with you!  More…

 

Make Your Own Mad-Libs with Google Forms

1548522858531Do you remember Mad Libs?  They were those funny little stories that had parts of speech missing from them, and the gist behind them was to substitute random words for those parts of speech to see what fun ensued.  Have you ever thought about making your own? More…

 

 

Awesome Updates to Google Forms

Here are a few new updates, as well as reminders of past updates that will be helpful as you start the new year. More…

 

 

Google Forms:  Auto-Submit Grades in Google Classroom

Very recently, Google released an update to Classroom allowing users of Google Forms to import grades from assessments.  This is a huge time-saver in terms of recording assessment scores when using Google Classroom in conjunction with your SIS or District Gradebook.  More…

Custom Headers and Footers in Google Sheets

Something that many Google Sheets users have been waiting for is the ability to add Custom Headers and Footers to a spreadsheet.  In the latest Google Apps Update, you now have this ability.  More…

 

 

Faster Grading for the New Google Classroom

Google has added faster grading features for the New Google Classroom. Check out this video to see the changes that are coming.  More…

 

 

Getting to Know Google Classroom – Make Assignment Copies for Each Student

When working in a digital classroom like Google Classroom, one situation you want to avoid is messing up your assignment master.  Too often, new users of Google Classroom will attach a Google Doc, and choose Student Can Edit File.  This results in 30+ students all working in the same document – which can be great for collaboration, as discussed in this article, but creates confusion for individual work.   If you need students to have their own copy of a Google Doc when working in Google Classroom, follow these simple steps outlined in the video below…  More…

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