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Looking for a quick and easy way to create crossword puzzles? Crossword Labs is a free, online tool with some nice options. Enter the answers, the clues/questions, and click "Generate." Teachers can print puzzles as PDF or Word...

Recently, Google added two new features to Google Docs. First is the ability to merge cells within a table. Second is the option to adjust the colors of an inserted image. Click the video links below to see a quick demonstration of each feature.

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Our high school Chromebook lease agreement includes a product called Hapara. It allows teachers to monitor student devices in their classrooms; helping students stay on task. In addition, Hapara provides a "Teacher Dashboard" that simplifies the...

I have written a few newsletter articles about NPAS ending our TeacherWeb subscription at the end of this school year. Elementary teachers will use the district website to publish their class web...

Organizing your Google Drive with folders is an important skill to master. But when you have hundreds of Google Docs, even a well organized Google Drive can make it hard to find the Doc you are trying to access. Watch this ...

Last school year, Google introduced "Add-ons" for Google Docs and Sheets. Recently, Google Forms received the feature that provides increased functionality. With Add-ons, teachers can now "close" a form (or assessment) automatically after a specific date or number of responses, add math...

One of the benefits teachers find when they begin using Google Docs is how much less paper they use. There inevitably comes a time when you need multiple copies from nPrint. So what do you do if the file was created in Google Docs? Unfortunately, you cannot submit a Google Doc file directly to...

When Infinite Campus updated their product over the summer, Campus Instruction Beta was added as the newest "teacher tool." It combines the most common teaching tasks (attendance, grading, seating charts, etc.) in one location. Many of the same features, along with additional capabilities, are ...

Over the past two school years, the "Forward Your NP Gmail to Your NP Outlook" has been one of the most referenced TIP Sheets. About a year ago, Jeremy Biermaier, MS Social Studies teacher, started forwarding his...

I recently attended a high school TIP Session titled "Google Documents: Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback," presented by Sean DuBe'. In his presentation, Sean shared how Google Docs can be used to provide feedback and help students achieve standards, goals, and expectations. Students...

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