Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Save to Google: Two Extensions to Save Web Content

As you comb the web, more than likely you have come across images, articles, or websites that you would like to save either to reference later or use in conjunction with a slideshow, document, or spreadsheet. Google has two free excellent Chrome extensions that allow you to accomplish this: Save to Google and Save to Google Drive. While their feature sets are largely similar, each extension has its own niche use. 

Save to Google makes it a breeze to save and tag articles and websites, while Save to Google Drive enables you to download any image you find online to a specific folder in your Drive.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

How to Properly Work with Google Drive Attachments in Haiku Learning

Trying to figure out how to share files from Google Drive with students in Haiku Learning has been somewhat of an arcane art. The options provided are not always clear, and as they say "results may vary". In a recent blog post, Haiku Learning outlined the updated options for attaching Docs, Sheets, or Slides from Google Drive when working with assignments, discussions, and file blocks. You can now select additional levels of access for students including Read Only, Comment, PDF, and Collaborate. Read on to discover how to leverage these new options, and how to properly utilize files from your drive when working with your students.

Monday, April 4, 2016

New Features in Google Drive

If you haven't been looking lately, there are several new features in Google Drive that every teacher should be aware of. These include the ability to use voice typing, link sharing, and setting expiration dates for access to files in your Drive.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

We're Moving to Google Drive!

Our move to Google Drive is in full swing! Our student geniuses will begin the process of distributing "Google Drive Kits" to all classroom teachers over the next couple of weeks. Each kit contains information and links to videos on how to move your files from the P drive to Google Drive, as well as dates and times members of the technology department will be available to assist with the transfer of files.

If you would like to get a head start, watch the following video which covers the simple process of dragging and dropping files from your P drive to Google Drive: