Did you ever notice this little icon at the bottom right of your Google Doc, Sheets, or Slide Document? Well, one little click on that guy can make both your life and your students’ lives a lot easier.
Explore in Docs makes researching and writing reports on the go a whole lot easier because you’re completing your research directly within your document. Whether you’re writing about mobile retail trends or planning your next team offsite, you’ll get instant suggestions based on the content in your document. Google will automatically recommend related topics to learn about, images to insert and more content to check out in Docs on your Android, iPhone or the web. (1)
It’s helpful to refer to other content when writing an analysis, summary or proposal. That’s why we’ve also made it easy to find a related document from Drive or search Google, right in Explore. Less time spent switching between apps more time to polish your ideas. (1)
Explore in Slides makes design polishing simple. As you work, Explore dynamically generates design suggestions, based on the content of your slide. Simply pick a recommendation and apply it with a single click — no cropping, resizing or reformatting required. (1)
Google says that they have seen that people save over 30% of the time they would have spent on formatting when they use Explore. So even if design isn’t your style, rest assured you’ll have a beautiful presentation to be proud of. Instantly. (1)
Explore in Sheets help you decipher your data easily, whether you’re new to spreadsheets or a formula pro. Just ask Explore — with words, not formulas — to get answers about your data. You can ask questions like “how many units were sold on Black Friday?,” “what are the top three items by sales price?,” or “what was the total cost of jackets last month?” Less time crunching numbers + crafting formulas = more time to find key insights and use them. (1)
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about implementing any type of technology in your classroom, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly through email (email@example.com) or by submitting a Technology Integration Ticket on the Talawanda Web Portal. Have a great day!
- “Google Docs Blog: Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides makes work a ….” 29 Sep. 2016, https://docs.googleblog.com/2016/09/ExploreinDocsSheetsSlides.html. Accessed 21 Feb. 2017.