This week's tech tip focused on managing your Google drive. We looked at the Google drive environment and the different organizing features of the drive. We learned to sort and search documents and how to create and upload new documents. We created folders and moved some of the items into folders and looked at items that were "Shared with me" to see how those were organised. See document below for the training document.
This week's tech tip focused on Google Forms. The purpose was to learn to create and share a form or survey that could be sent to anyone. Responses to Google forms are gathered into a Google spreadsheet or in chart form so they can be viewed in a variety of ways. Forms can be used to gather information or feedback from parents or students, create simple quizzes and anything else you can imagine.
The need for some basic Mac OS, Mac Applications, and Google Apps training came out of our last ES Tech Committee meeting. We decided to offer this training in the form of Quick Hit Tech Tips Sessions. These will be shorter (20 mins) sessions offered twice a week, once in the morning (7:55-8:15) and once in the afternoon (3:40-4:00). We surveyed the staff (teachers, TA's, admin) about what topics to cover and which days in the morning and afternoon would reach the widest audience. After compiling the results of the survey we came up with the following schedule for the Quick Hits Tech Tips Sessions. Sessions will run each week between now and the week of May 26th.
We look forward to seeing you each week as we help you become more effective and efficient users of your new MacBook Pro laptops!!!!
This weeks Tech Tips session topic was Mac Keyboard Shortcuts. The idea was to introduce you to some keyboard shortcuts that will help make you more efficient on your Mac. We had 20 participants this week, if you know someone who attended a session ask them to share a new shortcut they learned. If you were unable to attend, below is a Mac Keyboard Shortcut cheat sheet to print and put up by your desk. Once you start using some of these shortcuts you will no longer need the cheat sheet!
Next weeks Tech Tip topic is Creating and Using Google Forms. The sessions will be on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. See you there!
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