55 Back to School Tips from Google

The 2015 school year has just started, and many students are surely both excited as well as worried on how well they’ll do in their studies for the entire year.

Fortunately, there are tons of web tools these days that can really be useful for students to further improve their learning experience.

One of them is Google, probably the biggest technology innovator of this generation and a leader for pretty much everything over the web, including edtech tools (see Google for Education).

Google has recently launched an interactive checklist of tips that students from all over the globe can utilize to make studying & learning less difficult – and fun at the same time.



55 Back to School Tips from Google for Education

  1. Translate foreign languages without leaving your doc

  2. Divvy up the work for a group project

  3. Drop a video into your presentation

  4. Email your whole class with just one address

  5. Turn in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint assignments even when you’re using Docs

  6. Never sleep through class again

  7. Don’t miss important emails from teachers and classmates

  8. Make edits on the way to class

  9. Say no to hackers. Actually, we’ll say it for you

  10. Make sure your roommate isn’t reading your email

  11. Translate languages you don’t even recognize

  12. Snooze without losing your place

  13. Look up new words without looking up from your doc

  14. Do research in a language you don’t speak

  15. Amp up your selfies with code

  16. Host movie night whenever, wherever

  17. Look sharp for your homecoming date

  18. Master the art of group projects

  19. Free music for studying and partying

  20. Show your History class what it’s like to see the Pyramids

  21. Take a field trip from your laptop

  22. Read textbooks that translate themselves

  23. Save your most needed translations for language class

  24. Had a fun summer? Cue the collage

  25. Check if it’s game on or game off. Get the forecast fast

  26. Learn to code nearby

  27. Do homework on the go

  28. Hack photos and PDFs to say what you want

  29. Go ninja on identity thieves

  30. Keep your sources straight with easy footnotes

  31. A complete spreadsheet with less typing

  32. Run your own research study

  33. Ditch the note-cards and present with confidence

  34. Get your whole team’s info in one place

  35. Find a good time to host a study group

  36. Pretend you’re always this organized

  37. Study and compare images for Art History

  38. Get inspiration for your next paper

  39. Keep track of all your classes

  40. Keep off the freshman 15

  41. Never miss that weekly study group

  42. See your plans (and due dates) for the week at a glance

  43. Got a lot of research? Use a lot of tabs

  44. See who changed what in your group project

  45. Keep your selfies to yourself

  46. Never miss a homework assignment

  47. Back to school pranks? Lock your device to stay safe

  48. Work without interruption. Or WiFi

  49. Check your school and personal email in one place

  50. Hit the books where you want to, not just where there’s WiFi

  51. Take turns taking notes with Google Docs

  52. Create a password haters can’t guess

  53. Have a research question? Just ask

  54. Computer meltdown? Your files are safe online

  55. Avoid long-term relationships with textbooks


Notable Source: Daily Genius