Unsure how to share a Google document with your class, or add it to an assignment? Check out the video below for a quick how-to.
Google has pushed out recent updates with improved features for many iPad apps. These are important updates that can help your child complete their work, collaborate in the classroom, and provide an improved experience on the iPad!
- Chrome: stability updates and bug fixes
- Docs: spell check and performance enhancements
- Slides: grouping objects together for quicker editing
Please advise your child to go into their App Store app, click up Updates, and Update all apps.
Alternatively, you can set your child’s iPad to automatically download any app update when it is available. To do this, simply go into the iPad settings app, and click on iTunes & App Store. Make sure the slide icon is green next to Updates. This will prompt automatic updates.
A little known feature allows you to switch the default styling of your Google Docs, so you can customize your experience. This will save you time from constantly having to restyle your Docs or choose a new font when you start.
To change the default style of your Google Docs:
- Highlight a portion of your text that you would like to change to the new style
- In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Arial and choose your font
- In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Normal text and click the arrow next to Normal Text
- Click Update ‘Normal text’ to match
- Highlight the rest of your text, click on the drop-down next to Normal text, click the arrow next to Normal Text and select Apply ‘Normal text’
To save this font as default for your account:
- Click Format, Paragraph styles and then the Options gear at the bottom of the list
- Click save as my default styles
Google Docs now lets you move a file to a folder without using the Docs list. Just click the “folder” icon next to the title of the file and you can pick one or more folders. This works for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, PDF files and any other files.
Google uses the word “collection” instead of “folder” and that’s confusing for both Google Docs users and Google’s engineers. When you mouse over the new icon, the tooltip reads “folders”.