Archive for Category: "Google Educast"
This week on the Educast, Chris, Sean, Fred, and Kevin talk more about how great the Chromecast is, which is only $35. More talk about killer maps features, and the Chromecast is only $35.
This week on the Google Educast: The Educast was happy to welcome and speak with 2 brand new Google Certified Teachers fresh out of the Chicago Google Teacher Academy. Joan Le and Anna Searcy joined us and shared their experiences during the Teacher Academy.
Today in the Google Educast Chris, Sean, and Kevin tackle a slow news day with some hot tools to get you ready for the school year.
In this week’s jam packed show we look at the latest news and updates from Google including the return of phone calls to Hangouts, new Maps app for Android. Google Databoard. and free entry to zoos and museums for Field Trip owners. We check out the Roswell Google Doodle, look at some cool tips with Google Keep, learn how to move YouTube videos, and investigate Any.DO for staying organised. Finally we finish up with a demo of the import data options in Google new Maps Engine Lite.
In this week’s show Kevin, Juan and Chris talk about magical little devices called Chromekeys, we check out what Googlers do to help make the world a better place, and look at how you can change your default font to something a little less controversial than Arial. We have a rant about needing more makers in this world and check out Ingress and other games you play in the real world. We also discuss the cool stuff you can do with the Doctopus script.
Chris is back! This week the crew looks at the new look of groups with a nifty collaborative email, a clearer view of the Earth, as well as the new Google in Education site. Don’t forget it’s not too late to vote on the science fair or apply to be a Google Maps Trekker. Lot’s of new products and ideas for video and images and the new version of Flubaroo is out!
Kevin leads the the gang through print-friendly formatted forms, Google+ notifications, and a who’s who at the Google booth at ISTE. Also, Google listens to its user and changes where you delete calendars, so you don’t erase them by accident. We learn to stay away from the Lobster font and use font combinations using Google’s Web Fonts.Wondering what to do this weekend or the next great summer read? We got you covered with tips and tricks. Play Cube Slam against a bear, your friends or even your bear friends. Finally, a great tip from Juan on how to upload your epubs and pdfs to Google Play and share across your devices.
Fred and Kevin talk about the new Drive app for iOS and Google Science Fair finalists. Kevin and Fred both ask if Apple is encroaching on Google Docs with iWork for iCloud beta … it isn’t. They both also talk about their experience as diligent students in the Mapping With Google MOOC. Turns out, if Kevin is hungry at 3:45 am, he has to go to Denny’s. You will also get to see Kevin’s dog embarrass himself on an Auto Awesome GIF. We watch a couple GTA videos that caught our eye in the hashtag #gtachi.
We made it! Join us for our 100th Episode Spectacular! After Google On Air Hangouts spectacularly fails- we make do and share a whopping 100 Google tips for educators that you will not want to miss! Join host Kevin with our Google guest Tasha Bergson-Michelson, and an all-star cast including Kim, Sean, Fred, Cube, Nick, and Juan for this Google-studded event!
Food facts, slow motion and a new GMail feature round out this week’s Google news. Challenge your students to redesign their classroom with Floorplanner, hear about our first week with Google Play All access and the new version of Google Sketchup. We discuss Hangouts in school, take audience questions about Google Apps and remind people to get their Google Teacher Academy applications in on time.
Chris shows off his sheets skills as well as his leadership guiding the group through a fast ‘cast this week including neat tips for sheets. The new Google Maps page is hiding “My Maps,” but they’re not really gone. Fred reports on new museums added to the Google Art project and Kevin Questions the use of Google Translate and finally the gang takes on a search challenge in GooglePlus.
Join the crew this week as we dissect all the latest news and events from the last week in Google education. Tons of announcements from Google I/O as well as a bunch of new stuff that was released the day before. Images in Forms, unified Google storage limits, new maps, new scripting tools, Images Easter eggs, and lots more this week!
This week we show you the many faces of Google Maps. We discuss upcoming improvements to maps and how you can use Google Maps to chart YouTube trends, environmental change, how far you can go in a car and where you guitar classmates are located. Hear about updates to Google Forms, Google Translate, a voice to dictation app and how to take your phrasebook on the go.
Kevin and Kim are back. Along with Fred and Juan, they look at Google Now on iOS, Blogger and Google+ joining forces, and Doodle 4 Google State winners announced. Google releases a killer tech support feature. The Educast crew also contemplates the meaning of an anonymous kraken and chupacabra showing up in your chat.
On tonight’s show Juan leads Fred and Sean on a whirlwind tour of current Google events including new chat features in (most) Google Docs, viewing MS Office Docs without leaving your comfy Chrome browser, new resources for the Admin Control Panel, offline Drawing is added to offline features, and how to change your tabs back from the new UI.
Juan De Luca, Sean Williams, Chris Betcher and Fred Delventhal give Kevin Brookhouser a well deserved day off this week after his presentation at TEDx Monterey. They lead you through more Google Coding education efforts, great management options for the Chrome Web Browser, citing resources in Google Scholar and how to turn your Google Site into a newsletter. All this and more on this week’s show.
One of the several unpopular assignments I force upon my students is the Sophomore Speech. I am capitalizing Sophomore Speech because it has become a thing at our school … a proper thing. Every single one of my 10th grade students is required to write a personal essay and convert it into a speech to be delivered in front of the entire school during our assembly period we call Break.
On this episode of The Google Educast Kevin is joined by Google Certified Teacher, Kevin Brookhouser, Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainer, K.J. Brookhouser, and celebrated chicken farmer Kevin DeBrookhouser. Topics on the show include two-step verification and creating a custom currency converter in Google Sheets.