Summer can be a great time to learn some new technology tools. Google Docs is a cross-platform, Internet-based application that supports collaborative learning and 21st Century Skills as students work together to create and edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. The platform contains hundreds of built-in features that can increase productivity and flexibility in
In this newsletter we share tips and tools for developing and improving your own knowledge and skills unique to Google Docs. You can also share this with students in summer programs or this fall so they can learn some new Google Doc features that support learning.
*Some features, such as Voice Typing, will only be available when Google Docs are opened through a Google Chrome browser.
Convert Uploads - Automatically converts uploaded files to Google Docs editor format. Open Google Drive > Settings > Convert Uploads
Translate Document - Creates a new, translated version of a document. Over 100 languages to choose from. Open a Google Doc >
> Translate Document
Choose Writing Language - Changes the default English input. Choose from 75 languages. Language specific keyboards needed for special characters and letters. Open a Google Doc >
Add Math Symbols - Creates a toolbar shortcut with Greek letters, common and complex operations symbols, relationship symbols, and arrows. Open a Google Doc > Insert > Equation
Voice Typing - Speech-to-text typing with native language. Over 80 languages and dialects to choose from. Open a Google Doc >
> Voice Typing > Select Input Language
Explore & Research - Retrieves related information from the Web, Commons Wikimedia Images, and Google Drive for any selected words or phrases in a Google Doc. Open a Google Doc > Select a Word or Phrase > Right-Click Selected Area > Select Explore
Text - Adds an alternate text title and description to an image that can be used with assistive technology. Open a Google Doc > Select Image > Select Format > Select
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