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Google Drive - Email Members of a Team Drive

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Another new feature is available in my Google Drive this week.  It is the ability to email the members of a Team Drive.  This has long been a request at my organization, as otherwise we have the dual work of creating a group for those on the team drive as well as the drive itself...which then means that both have to be updated if a member goes off the team or is added to the team. 

When in a Team Drive, now under the "More" menu there is an option to Email members -

A pop-up will appear with the members of the team drive listed, and an area to add the subject line of the email as well as the content -

If you do not want the message to go to all members, you can use the "x" next to people's names to delete them from the email -

Here is an example of the email I got from Team Drive -

Google Drive - Comment on non-GDrive files

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A new feature showed up in my Drive this week - the ability to comment on non-GDrive files!  This is a great new feature in making additional files collaborative in nature.  It will work with MS Office files, PDFs and images.  The document must be in preview mode for the feature to be available. 


This is the previous view of options when in preview mode -

 This is the new view for a files that has NOT been added to your Drive yet -

And here is the new view for the files that HAVE been added to your Drive -

When viewing the document, clicking on the comment icon, highlight the part or sentence you wish to comment on, then add your comment -

Additionally there is a new setting option of Manage comment notifications -

You can choose the conditions for which you would like to be notified of comments on this particular file -

REMC February Newsletter

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MeL: Free Resources for March is Reading Month Part #2

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From Christine Schneider, K-12 Education Specialist at Michigan Electronic Library:


Are your teachers in need of free resources and ideas for March is Reading Month? Look no further!  The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is here to help.  Found online at http://mel.org/, Michigan teachers and students can freely use several million dollars worth of subscription database resources to help support reading.  MeL is a program of the Library of Michigan, and part of the Michigan Department of Education. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and also the State of Michigan, MeL provides Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted resources (many of which are K-12 standards and reading level aligned) without logging in.   MeL DatabasesTo quickly access all of MeL’s subscription databases, go to http://mel.org/databases. Here is a quick overview of the databases that can be used to help support reading in March, and any time of the year: Scholastic BookFLIX: GRADES: PreK to …

MeL: Free Resources for March is Reading Month #1

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From Christine Schneider, K-12 Education Specialist at Michigan Electronic Library:
Are your teachers in need of free resources and ideas for March is Reading Month? Look no further!  The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is here to help.  Found online at http://mel.org/, Michigan teachers and students can freely use several million dollars worth of subscription database resources to help support reading.  MeL is a program of the Library of Michigan, and part of the Michigan Department of Education. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and also the State of Michigan, MeL provides Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted resources (many of which are K-12 standards and reading level aligned) without logging in.  
MeL K-12 PortalsIf you are new to using MeL, there are three K-12 portals:  


MeL Kids (http://kids.mel.org/) focuses on students in PreK to 5th grades.  There are four centers, one of which is the very popular Storytime. In this center, users can access bo…