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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.

  1. [videoMerge Table Cells in Google Docs.
  2. [videoAdjust Image Colors in Google Docs.
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 management of sharing Google Docs with 120+ students. I came across a blog postthat suggested a "workflow" that teachers can use to streamline the assessment process with Google Docs.

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 video tutorial to learn 5 methods for quickly accessing a Google Doc.

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 nPrint. You can, however, use the steps below to accomplish this task:

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' (9th graders) average essay grades have moved from C+ (79.4%) to B average (83.5%) after a year of implementing feedback on Google Docs.