Archive for Category: "Google Educast"

Google Educast #141: Google Takeout- The Best Graduation Present April 26, 2014 9:22 am

Google Educast #141: Google Takeout- The Best Graduation Present

You can’t change text on an image. Or can you? We are still not sure but you can go back in time with Google Street View! Google updates privacy policy and makes it easy to navigate as well as hints at using stars across the web not just your inbox. Now you can get notifications when maps are updated as well as when a form is submitted. How to deal with the data from your leaving students – Google Takeout! Looking for the best Chromebook for students? We got you covered and Kelly shares how to get to primary sources from an original event.

Google Educast #140: How Does Heartbleed Affect Google Users? April 18, 2014 1:42 pm

Google Educast #140: How Does Heartbleed Affect Google Users?

Heartbleed has been in the news, even though Google patched early it is a good reminder to change your password and turn on two step authentication. Did you get #Glass on +Tuesday? Sean and Kevin share their experience with Glass. Add auto upload images right inside your Gmail – yes! Kelly joined the crew and shared some great tips on creating quick graphics using shortcuts as well as using Google tools to create a checkout system for school equipment. Lots of great apps for Chrome and Android as well!

Google Educast #139: Apply Now For U.S. Google Teacher Academies! April 11, 2014 2:22 pm

Google Educast #139: Apply Now For U.S. Google Teacher Academies!

Have you heard about the new Chromebook on the block? Dell enters the Chromebook game with a pretty rugged Chromebook packed with features and a longer battery life. Now is the time to start working on your application for the Google Teacher Academy.

Google Educast #138: The Marginalizer April 5, 2014 1:54 pm

Google Educast #138: The Marginalizer

Kim leads Sean, Fred, Chris and Kevin through Google’s April Fools tricks. Gmail tops their Shelfie’s announcement with shareable Gmail themes. Fred leads a discussion on docs security and promoting the value of two-step-authentication. Google and Donors Choose have joined up to help fund teacher programs.

Introducing: The Google Docs Marginalizer April 1, 2014 8:00 am

Introducing: The Google Docs Marginalizer

Margins have long been a problem with Google Docs, as many an English teacher can attest to. In this video, Kevin Brookhouser shares how you can marginalize your friends with Google Docs! Enjoy!

Google Educast #137:  Making Sense of Data: The Datagasm March 28, 2014 11:47 am

Google Educast #137: Making Sense of Data: The Datagasm

Looking for 15 of the best Add On’s for education, look no further. You can also customize the app launcher as well as adding to your Play Music library through the browser , thank you Juan! In case you missed it Google released its transparency report +today along with a nifty video. In other breaking news you can edit images in Slides! Got a ChromeBook? Get the ZipExtractor extension. Chris has a datagasm in the new Google M.O.O.C. – Making Sense of Data.

Google Educast #136: High Resolution Mustachioed Robot March 16, 2014 9:28 pm

Google Educast #136: High Resolution Mustachioed Robot

On this week’s show Kim, Fred, Juan and Chris discuss the wonderful world of add-ons, now available in Google Docs! Hear about 11 upcoming Google Teacher Academies around the world and application tips. Explore with Oppia, don’t forget your Chromebook goodies and connect with others on Google Plus by joining some of the great communities that are forming, including the new GEG groups…and maybe a mustachioed robot snuck into the conversation.

Google Educast #135: Catching Up With Google Edu At #SXSWedu March 8, 2014 2:17 pm

Google Educast #135: Catching Up With Google Edu At #SXSWedu

This week the Google Educast crew (well, most of them) took on SXSWedu! We sat down at the Google Lounge, and chatted with Jaime Casap, Lisa Jiang, and Devin Sandoz about the current awesomeness from Google Edu.

Join The Google Educast Live From SXSWedu! March 3, 2014 11:51 pm

Join The Google Educast Live From SXSWedu!

EdReach is at SXSWedu again this year- and- in greater numbers! Join our Google Educast Team for a very special Google Educast!

Google Educast #134: Is Chromeaggedon Coming? February 22, 2014 10:30 am

Google Educast #134: Is Chromeaggedon Coming?

More fiber? Several cities say yes please to Google Fiber. The official end of life policy for Chrome OS devices was recently published, does that mean Chromeaggedon is coming? The new Google Maps is out for everyone, what do you think? There is a site for check out for adding Hangout apps and an old tool comes comes back – newspaper archive. Is that a scanner in your pocket? Why yes, I am using the Drive app! Fred brings back an old friend, Google Voice while Kevin shares the most recent update to MIT’s Android App Inventor 2.

Google Educast #133: Chocolate Covered Ants February 16, 2014 11:42 am

Google Educast #133: Chocolate Covered Ants

Juan, Chris and Fred talk about two Google competitions for students; Doodle4Google and the Google Science Fair. VMware is teaming with Google to bring Windows applications to Chromebooks. Chris shares a great update to the new Google Sheets. The first screencasting app for Chromebooks has crossed the finish line, but is it the winner educators need? Juan shares a very nice drawing app for Chrome. All this and more in this week’s Educast.

Google Educast #132: Chromebook Yoga Down Dog Position February 1, 2014 10:22 am

Google Educast #132: Chromebook Yoga Down Dog Position

This week we mix things up by beginning with the end and ending with the middle. Kim shares a new program that works with Google Apps allowing you to turn videos into lessons. Wilderness Classroom is going to connect with your classroom and take students on a dogsled run using Google Glass.

Google Educast #131: Music To My Eyes January 25, 2014 1:47 pm

Google Educast #131: Music To My Eyes

Chris, Fred and Juan talk about the latest news with Google including new, useful information on your search results pages, Google Education site gets a makeover as well as the Google Apps Certified Trainer rebranding and makeover. Take a look at visualizations of big data from dictionary words to cyber attacks to music. Juan shares a way help move your school from paper forms to digital. In addition, he shares a little known notification setting for spreadsheets. Juan was on fire with information as he also shared how to view revision history in Google Docs on mobile devices as well as a standardized testing solution using Chromebooks.

Google Educast #130: Easy Creative Commons Image Searching January 18, 2014 4:36 pm

Google Educast #130: Easy Creative Commons Image Searching

Chris and Fred take you through what’s new this week with Google including the activity panel in Google Drive, searching images for classroom use just got easier and a brand new eye-popping thing coming out of Google Project X. Using Google Chrome can now save you on your data plan as well the new Connectivity Diagnostic tool can help you find problems with your wifi and network connections. Lastly, we share two upcoming Connected Classroom field trips for you and your students.

Google Educast #129: Why Is Your Dog Always Hungry? January 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Google Educast #129: Why Is Your Dog Always Hungry?

It’s a Happy New Year with the ‘cast! Chris leads the way with some dashboard tips and Fred reports on the latest additions to the Google graveyard. Special cameras for Google Helpouts? Yes! Juan also shares a nifty Chromebook tip to zoom in on your screen. The folder is back in Drive! Fred has five good reasons you should Google yourself. Tune in for some great tips and apps as well as ideas for using using Google in your classroom!

Google Educast #128: The Year’s Top Stories For Google And Education December 27, 2013 10:03 am

Google Educast #128: The Year’s Top Stories For Google And Education

The Educast crew spent some time over the holidays going over all of the shows we’ve done in 2013 and culled what we be believe are the top stories for the year of Google and education. Ranking the stories we came up with out top ten stories and events for the year. We count them down to number one. Listen or watch and let us know if you think we missed something that made your top ten list.

Google Educast #127: The Ghosts of Spreadsheets Past December 20, 2013 10:41 am

Google Educast #127: The Ghosts of Spreadsheets Past

Kim, Chris, Fred and Sean go over the river of new things happening with Google Drive and through the woods of the Google Sheets. Photo Sphere on Android devices now allows you to bring street view to places that might have been missed by the Google car. Kim asks “Shall we go a-caroling?” and doesn’t wait for an answer from the guys. Teachers will find two news/non-fiction gifts for their classrooms when they open Ponder and Newsela. We’re reminded that the year is coming to a close by the latest Zeitgeists by Google and some talented students.

Google Educast #126: Holy Sheets Batman! The Sequel December 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Google Educast #126: Holy Sheets Batman! The Sequel

Nick Cusumano joins Kevin this week, as Kevin returns from paternity leave. Kevin and Nick sing a song of “these are a few of their favorite things” as they dig through tools like Google Keep and the new Google Sheets! This is one Sheety podcast you won’t want to miss.