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New Gmail, Drive and Forms Features | Tips and Tricks Episode 6 #GooglePD

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In this episode, Dean runs through the brand new Gmail and Google Drive design and features. He also explains some of the six new features coming to Google Forms.


Google blog post about the new Forms features: https://blog.google/topics/education/6-ways-quizzes-google-forms-are-getting-smarter/

Google Forms in Less Than Two Minutes

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Learn how to create your first Google Form in less than two minutes! It's super simple and will save you a tonne of time! Leave your questions in the comments below.



Looking for in-person training from Dean? Check out https://www.appsevents.com

Hit Inbox Zero with the New Gmail and Google Tasks

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My perpetual quest for inbox zero may soon be over thanks to the new Gmail upgrades and Google Tasks app! 
If you haven’t tried or enabled the new Gmail, you may check out our previous blog post where James Sayer takes a deep dive on the new features and how you can enable them.

Google Tasks: What is it?

Tasks is a dedicated to-do list or task list service integrated within the redesigned Gmail for the web and is also available as a standalone mobile app for both Android and iOS.

It’s like a fancier version of Google Keep’s checklist, but with the ability to add notes, deadlines, and subtasks. The best thing about it is that you can create a Task entry from an email and you can create multiple Tasks Lists for better organization!

Project Management Right in your Inbox

Tasks on its own, is a pretty basic to-do list service, but as an integrated Gmail service, it becomes a powerful addition to your Google productivity ecosystem.

If you have been using your inbox as a to-do list, I’m prett…

How to Design Beautiful Presentations in Google Slides | #GooglePD

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Design not your strong point? Use the Explore button in Google Slides to create beautiful presentations with zero effort! Also, a bonus tip on inserting images in Slides!


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Texthelp Strengthens Partnership with AppsEvents

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At Texthelp, we understand the importance of sharing good practice. When teachers and educators come together for professional development, something magical happens. Sharing strategies, ideas, tools and successes across schools and regions helps everyone. With tech in particular, we’re all finding new ways to help students in ways we might have never considered before.

That’s why this year we are excited to be a supporting sponsor of the AppsEvents Google Bootcamps and Summits. We’ve worked with the team at AppsEvents for some time - a team that has teaching and learning at the heart of everything they do. With summits and bootcamps taking place across the country we know there is no better way to help facilitate professional development.

We know that Google certification is important to everyone that attends, but the events are much more than that. They offer a chance to hear from practitioners in a context that's meaningful and relevant for every classroom and for every teacher.