google docs quick createNow a quick, easy way to create new Google documents by clicking on an extension in your Chrome browser bar.

Add the Google Docs Quick Create extension to your Chrome browser bar.  When you want to create a new Google Doc, just click on the Google Docs Quick Create icon (it is the Google Drive icon) and click on a new doc, sheet, presentations, forms, or drawing.

Locate Google Docs Quick Create in the Chrome store or simply click on the link below:

Google Docs Quick Create

For other great Chrome extensions, check out the Chrome extension store.

Speech-recognitionSpeech Recognition is a Google Docs Add-on you can now use in Google Docs.

How to get this Add-on

  • Open a Google Doc.
  • Chose Add-ons-->Get new add-ons.
  • Search for Speech Recognition.
  • Add it

How to use the Add-on

  • Begin by choosing your language and region.
  • Then click Start and begin speaking.
  • Your voice will be recognized and entered as text.

We have tried it in 3 different languages and it worked well.  One thing we have learned is to enunciate a bit more clearly.

Give it a try and see what you think.

 

flags globeCalling all dual immersion teachers and foreign language teachers!  Google classroom is available in your language.

To show a Google Classroom in a language other than English is a matter of adding an ending to the address http://classroom.google.com.

The endings are:

  • English: ?hl=en
  • Spanish: ?hl=es
  • French: ?hl=fr
  • German: ?hl=de
  • Italian: ?hl=it
  • Russian: ?hl=ru
  • Portuguese: ?hl=pt

Notice the addresses of the languages below.  So you can switch between languages simply by adding the language extension to the address.


Share web pages to your Google Classroom classes. Get your class on the same (web)page, instantly.

Google Classroom Teachers:
Save time and create a more interactive class with the Share to Classroom extension. The extension allows you to push webpages to your any of your Classroom classes, so they open instantly on your students' computers.

With this extension, you can get your students on the right page, quickly and reliably every time. You can also post announcements, create assignments, or save webpages to post to Classroom later.

Students:
The Share to Classroom extension gets you to webpages your teacher shares, without you having to type out the whole URL. You can also push web pages directly to your teacher.

 

National MallThe National Mall in Washington is a tourist mecca, a jogging track, a public demonstration site, and home to several of the world's greatest museums.

Take a virtual tour created of the nation's front yard.

Download apps to take tours of the Mall.

 

 

4th gradersCalling all 4th graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.

  • Explore ancient dwellings.
  • See a waterfall taller than a building.
  • Stay close to home, or travel somewhere new.
  • This year's the perfect time for an unforgettable outing.

4th Grade teachers: As a fourth-grade educator, you can download an activity and print paper passes for each of your students.
https://www.everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/educator

The pass expires on Aug 31, 2016.  Enjoy your national parks!