Using Google Doc’s Voice Regonition Tool

Google Docs Voice Recognition feature is a powerful dictation tool that’s often overlooked. Once you get started, you can even use commands to edit and format your document. For example, “Select paragraph,” “italics,” or “Go to the end of the line.” Check out the video below to see how to get started with Voice Recognition.

Note: this is only available when using your Chrome browser.


Let Google Calendar Suggest A Meeting Time

Google Calendar’s Suggested Times feature automatically finds an event time that works for all of your invited guests. It’s an often overlooked feature, but can be very powerful and super convenient when you schedule meetings with multiple guests. The Suggested Times feature works best when all guests have an updated Google Calendar, so we recommend keeping your calendar up-to-date with all your daily events.

To use this feature:

1. In Google Calendar, create an event. (Note: The start time is not as important as the duration of the meeting at this stage)


2. Add guests and click “Suggested times.” The resulting list will include upcoming times where all participants are available for the duration specified in Step 1.

3. Select the time from the list, then Save.


Become a Google Certified Educator

One of the best ways to effectively learn how to use Google Apps for Education is to become a Google Certified Educator. Several FCS teachers are already certified!

Google offers two educator certifications so that you can show mastery at the level that’s right for you. They also offer an innovator certification and the option to become a Google Certified Educator.

Click any of the links above, or check out the Certification Policies and FAQ.