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How to properly insert google documents from Gmail

Attaching a Google Doc to an email is surprisingly easy, provided you use the correct button.  When you compose an email click the drive triangle instead of the paperclip to insert a Google Doc.


Once you send the document if the recipient doesn't already have permission to view the file it will ask you to set the permissions.   The default is "Anyone with a link can view" but that can be changed in the same window to get more granular share settings. 


or if you click More options




Announcing the Flippity.net Add-on

Flippity.net is a series of web apps that can easily turn a google spreadsheet into a set of online Flashcards or Quiz Show.   There are cards for helping a teacher create random groups, or mix and match activities.   Students accomplishments can be tracked using the Badge Tracker and the Certificate Quiz.   There is even a Spelling Words that can read the word to you.


These great tools from Flippity.net were created and are maintained by Steve Fortna, and now available as an add-on thanks to a partnership with Bjorn Behrendt of Edlisten.com.



Google Cast for Education

Google Cast for Education allows students to share their Chromebook screens with the teacher's computer that is connected to a projector.

App:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast-for-education/bnmgbcehmiinmmlmepibeeflglhbhlea/related


Stop motion Animations on a Chromebook



Stop Motion Animation is a great educational tool.  Here is a way you can have students do this on a Chromebook.

1. I suggest one of the IPEVO document camera's. 

2. Go to http://www.gifpal-edu.com to get started creating your stop motion animation.  You have the ability to do onion skinning, or annotate over the frame, but there is a limit of 48 frames per gif.

3. The gif file can be imported into Wevideo if you want to add audio or combine several gifs together to make a longer video than 48 frames. 











Here is the end result: