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Google Forms for Surveys, Quizzes, Differentiation, and More!

Google Forms can be a powerful tool to help facilitate a surprising variety of learning experiences for students. Such learning experiences can range from quick formative assessments to check for ...
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Select All or Multiple Email Messages in Gmail

by Randy Fairfield, 2/2/18... It always saddens me when teachers get so bogged down with administrivia that their focus gets drawn away from their students. That's why I love sharing ...
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Teaching Entrepreneurship with AwesomeTable

by Randy Fairfield, 12/1/17... The ability to find and solve problems both feeds and is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. That is, a successful entrepreneur is someone who looks for ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets to Bring Your Google Forms Data to Life!

by Randy Fairfield, 10/27/17... The summary view in Google Forms is helpful in getting a view of how your whole class did on a forms assessment, and the individual view ...
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Using Google Slides as a Tool for Group Self-Reflection

by Randy Fairfield, 10/25/17... Too many times, Google Slides is seen as nothing more than a presentation tool. Yes, it can be used for that—but because multiple users can work ...
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5 Simple Google Drive Tips That Make Life Easier

by Randy Fairfield, 10/24/17... I really enjoy discovering little tips and tricks that save me time on menial tasks and help me focus my energy and attention on what's most ...
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Selectively Sharing Google Forms Data

by Randy Fairfield, 10/3/17... Google Forms beautifully displays the results of a form that has been responded to! How do you selectively share the results with your intended audience? One ...
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Advanced Google Image Searches

by Randy Fairfield, 9/15/17... Did you know you can narrow your Google image search results to better find what you're looking for? This can be extremely helpful if you're specifically ...
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Advanced Google Searches

by Randy Fairfield, 9/14/17... Did you know that you can use advanced Google Searches to narrow the results of your search by all sorts of different search parameters? Check it ...
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Reflection on Google Classroom Promo Video

by Randy Fairfield, 5/19/17... For every three likes this Google Classroom promo video has, it also has one dislike. Seeing all the dislikes got me wondering why so many people ...
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Using Google Forms for Course Evaluations

by Randy Fairfield, 3/22/17... While your administrative evaluator might only be in your classroom a few times in a school year, your students are in your class every day and ...
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Voice-to-Text Typing and Leaving Feedback in Google Docs

by Randy Fairfield, 3/13/17... Do you have students that struggle with handwriting and typing? Perhaps they struggle to get the ideas in their head down on the paper? Why not ...
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How to Turn off Recommended Content from YouTube Homepage

by Randy Fairfield, 2/25/17... I haven't been browsing NSF content on YouTube, yet the "recommended content" showing up on the homepage of YouTube is not anything I would want my ...
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Reflections After EdTechTeam Roseville Summit Featuring Google for Education

by Randy Fairfield, 1/18/17... This past three-day weekend was one of the best weekends of my life! I had the privilege of getting to head down to Roseville, CA and ...
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Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom

by Randy Fairfield, 1/11/17... Google Classroom just added the option today to allow teachers to differentiate assignments for students. This is a feature that teachers using Classroom have been calling ...
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5 Reasons to Try Inbox by Gmail

by Randy Fairfield, 1/5/17... Inbox by Gmail is an app from Google that has seamlessly interplay with Gmail itself. For me personally, I prefer to use the Inbox app on ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts to Add Bulleted and Numbered Lists to Gmail Messages

by Randy Fairfield, 1/4/17... You can quickly and easily add bulleted and numbered lists to your Gmail messages by pressing "Ctrl + Shift + 7" and "Control + Shift + ...
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My Journey to Becoming a Google Certified Trainer

by Randy Fairfield, 11/8/16... What is your name? Randy Fairfield Are you currently a Google Certified Trainer? Yes What is your official job title? Technology/Instructional Classroom Support Teacher. I was ...
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Rocketbook: Write Notes in a Microwavable Notebook and Post Them Straight to Google Drive

by Randy Fairfield, 10/24/17... My mind was blown when a teacher demonstrated to me how she could take notes in her Rocketbook and send them straight to Google Drive and ...
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Push Websites to Students with Google Classroom Extension

by Randy Fairfield, 10/22/16... Did you know that you can get all your students on the website you want them to be on with just a few clicks? Here's how ...
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First Google for Education Certified Trainer in Eastern Washington

by Randy Fairfield, 9/19/16... Becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer has been a lot of work, but it's been well worth it and is something that I've really, really ...
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How to Send out a Google Form with a Link, Edmodo, or Google Classroom

by Randy Fairfield, 9/19/16... One of the most common questions I get from teachers getting started with Google Forms is, "Okay, I made a great form... now how do I ...
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Five Google Chrome Extensions to Become a Productivity Monster

by Randy Fairfield, 9/16/16... A 2014 report came out that showed the average American spends over 100 minutes on the computer every day. 100 minutes! During that time, you want ...
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Make Copies of a Google Form for Everyone!

by Randy Fairfield, 9/8/16... As collaborators on a Google Form work together on something, there will often come a time where they need their own copy of the form. It's ...
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How to Complement Edmodo with Google Sites

by Randy Fairfield, 8/17/16... One question that many teachers frequently ask when they first dive into edtech is, "What tools should I use? Should I use Edmodo? Google Classroom? Google ...
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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

by Randy Fairfield, 8/14/16... I love keyboard shortcuts. As an educator, my time is limited and I need to make the most of it. So, on the rare occasion that ...
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Edmodo/Google Integration Summer Campaign

by Randy Fairfield, 8/9/16... You may have started noticing a lot of posts this summer from me that relate to using Edmodo and Google Apps for Education in tandem. I've ...
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Google Chrome Extensions to Enhance Edmodo Productivity

by Randy Fairfield, 7/30/16... I used to think that Chrome Extensions were superfluous fluff meant for the uber geeky. While there's some truth to that, I can't get enough of ...
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Compare and Contrast of Edmodo Quiz and Google Forms Quiz Features

by Randy Fairfield, 7/11/16... There are a lot of different options out there for quizzes, so which one is the best? Particularly if you're using Edmodo and Google Apps, you ...
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How to Use Edmodo and Google Docs to Enhance Teacher Feedback to Students!

by Randy Fairfield, 6/29/16... One of most important practices a teacher can engage in to help students learn is to give students feedback in an effective way. Using assignment comments ...
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Make a Copy of a Google Drive File for Each Student on Edmodo

by Randy Fairfield, 6/19/16... One feature that teachers have come to love in Google Classroom is the option to "make a copy for each student" when attaching a Google Drive ...
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Edmodo + GAFE = Project-Based Learning Platform

by Randy Fairfield, 6/9/16... Learn how to leverage the social learning platform that is Edmodo by integrating it with the Google Suite for Education to take project-based learning in your ...
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Edmodo and Google Drive / Chromebook / GAFE Integration

by Randy Fairfield, 6/6/16... A lot educators that are in school district's that have adopted Google for Education have started switching over from Edmodo to Google Classroom, which pains me ...
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Adding Multiple Google Drive Accounts on an Android Phone

by Randy Fairfield, 6/6/16... I've been using the Google Suite for quite some time and was incredibly excited when our district decided to adopt Google Apps for Education! However, since ...
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Intro to Google Drive

by Randy Fairfield, 6/3/16... Tired of losing your memory sticks? Wish your files were on your home computer when you're at your work computer? Problem solved! Use Google Drive to ...
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Restricting Viewership of YouTube Videos to Only Those Within Your EDU Domain

by Randy Fairfield, 6/3/16 Perhaps you ready to start flipping your classroom or want to create other video content to share with your students, but you're not ready to go ...
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Transfer Ownership of Drive Files and Folders Outside of a Domain

by Randy Fairfield, 6/2/16... Tired of seeing what you see in the image below? Yeah, me too. Especially at the end of the school year when you might be leaving ...
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How to Use Google Drive to Assist in Evidence Gathering for AVID Site Coordinators

by Randy Fairfield, 5/28/16... As an AVID Site Coordinator, I am expected gather a lot of evidence as a part the requirements of maintain our AVID certification. Using some more ...
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Google Certified Educator, Level 2

by Randy Fairfield, 10/24/15... Pretty stoked to become a Level 2 Google for Education Certified Educator. It took me two attempts to pass the test, which really surprised me since ...
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How to Create a Teacher Portfolio on Google Drive

by Randy Fairfield, 10/22/15... I am an educator in Washington State, and teachers here are under TPEP (Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program) for their evaluations. Because there are so many ways in ...
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