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How to add your Google Calendar to your Teacher Webpage
"I am sharing with you instead one of the best guides that you can ever find on Google Drive.
I said the best because it is made by the same people who have developed it.
It is also the only resource I personally go back to when in need of any help on Google Drive." 
Med Kharbach, the founder and editor of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
Google Tips 
"A bunch of stuff you can do with Google.  Find a card you like and "flip" it over to learn more."
Blogs and websites to follow for all things Google: 

from “Shake Up Learning”

YouTube Channels to stay up-to-date on Google 
GooglNinja Program
The Ninja Program is a free program for students and educators to learn how to use Google Apps for Education in a fun and social way.
Study, take tests, earn badges, and become a Ninja Master.
GooglTips: Auto-Fill 
from TCEA 

Google's spreadsheet has a great feature to help save you and your students time: Auto-fill. Auto-fill is arguably one of the most useful features of any spreadsheet program. Here's how it works in Google:

  1. Open a new Spreadsheet document in Google Drive by clicking on Create and then Spreadsheet.
  2. Enter the first piece of information in A1 (Column 1, Row 1). For this example, let's use today's date.
  3. Type tomorrow's date in A2.
  4. Now you can tell Google to auto-fill in the rest of the dates for you. Select both A1 and A2 by left-clicking on A1 and dragging your mouse over A2. You should see a blue box appear around A1 and a light blue box highlighting the two cells.
  5. Look for the tiny dark blue box at the bottom right of the highlighted area. In this case, it should be at the bottom right of A2. Press the ALT key (OPTION on a Mac) and click and drag this box down to A5. You will notice a dotted line around the cells as you do this. This line indicates the cells you want to auto-fill.

If you do this right, you should see the dates advancing. The cool thing about Google's Auto-fill is that, if it recognizes a pattern, it will fill cells in in relation to that pattern. If no pattern is recognized, Auto-fill will just repeat the information.


There are a number of useful patterns that auto-fill recognizes.

Options include days of the week, months, years, countries, cities, car makers, and more. Have your students see if they can find other patterns recognized by Google.
A Step by Step Guide to Creating
a Virtual Field Trip using
created by Silvia Rosenthal from Langwitches
Being able to frame your field trip enables you to take your students into an education virtual learning trip in which they will engage in authentic and experiential learning.

Silvia used Tour of Jacksonville, Florida as  an example of the virtual field trip you can create for your students. She also integrated some curriculum activities that go parallel with this virtual trip. Other things you will get to learn while framing your virtual field trip using Google Earth include :

How to Create a folder in Google Earth
How to add an image of a landmark or building
How to edit them  placemarks and many more.

Download this short guide and use it with your students.