Google Educast #157: It Ships Itself

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This Week on the Google Educast: Where did Maps Engine Lite go? Oh, it’s now in My Maps! What password should you choose now? Who cares? Let Chrome make one for you! What’s the shortcut for bulleted lists or numbered lists? I don’t know, I just let it happen automatically. Why is managing iOS devices so hard? Because you’re not letting Google do it for you. Listen to the GoogleEducast this week … [Read more...]

Google Educast #155: Makes My Organizational Heart Sing

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This Week on the Google Educast: On the show we chat about the new iPad Drive apps including Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Hangouts is now a core part of the Google Apps for EDU suite meaning Google is fully supporting this if admins have any problems. Juan gives the Pope a big +1 for his Scholas initiative.  Kevin shows how to quickly customize the calendar view by using the minical. Juan busts … [Read more...]

Google Educast #151: Drive Scripts Guru, Andrew Stillman

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This Week on the Google Educast: Today on the Educast, we welcome two new faces to the show. First Megan Ellis a language arts teacher from Palo Alto will join the gang, and she kicks off her first show live, roughing it from Maui. We’re stoked to have Megan on the team. Our special guest for the show is none other than EdTech royalty, Andrew Stillman, creator of insanely useful scripts and … [Read more...]

Google Educast #150: Code Gym Class With Google’s Coach D

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This Week on the Google Educast: This week we've got a very special Educast with a special guest "Coach D"-  D. Feher  from Google, who works on special projects with Google. Hosts: Kevin Brookhouser, Fred Delventhal, Chris Betcher, and special guest D. Feher!  Here's our Show Notes!  Ask a Google Certified Teacher!   Leave us an email at googleeducast@EdReach.us Watch the … [Read more...]

Google Educast #148: Making Sense Of Making Sense Of Data

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This Week on the Google Educast: On this very special Google Educast, we welcome Amit Deutsch from Google, who works on their MOOCs! We also get into Google I/O with a Googler! Enjoy the show! Hosts:  Kevin Brookhouser, Chris Betcher, and Amit Deutsch Here's our Show Notes!  Ask a Google Certified Teacher!   Leave us an email at googleeducast@EdReach.us Watch the show here on … [Read more...]

Google Educast #145: OK Google: What’s On The Educast?

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This Week on the Google Educast: Google+ now makes it easier for you to share your memories. Fred talks about YouTube rejecting RSS feeds. Juan and Kevin talk waaaaay too long about Google vs. Apple in the branding wars, but they don’t apologize. The gang gets excited as the preview of Google Classroom nears. They also welcome 100 new invitees to the Google Certified Teacher Academy and offer … [Read more...]

Google Educast #142: Google Subtracts Ads

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This Week on the Google Educast: Big blog post from Google this week addressing student privacy and completely disabling ads from Google Apps for Education. The finalists for the Google Doodle are out, so vote early and vote often. The gang talks about the beauty of separate apps for Docs, Sheets, and coming soon Slides! We talk about new updates to android’s camera app, mirroring to Chromecast … [Read more...]

5 Reasons iWork for iCloud is no Google Drive iKiller, Yet

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On Tuesday Apple had a little product announcement that made the bloggosphere ‘splode with excitement. The most interesting part for me as fully committed Google Drive fan-middle-aged-man is the iWork for iCloud beta announcement. Like Google Drive, the iWork suite is now free, and like Google Drive, it offers real-time collaboration. Sorry Microsoft SkyDrive 365 Office Sharepoint. If you don’t … [Read more...]