Archive for Category: "Google Educast"
Kevin takes the lead on the show this week and along with Sean and Fred shares how Google is helping people in oppressed countries get around firewalls, but how does it affect us in education? The gang puts Apple’s iWork for iCloud through an iTest.
Your host Chris explains how your search just got more secure, thank you Google. Screencasting is coming to a Chromebook near you soon, thank you TechSmith.
Kim’s back, Kim’s back! This week Kim (yea!) joins the ‘cast to cover the news and share some great tips! The folder icon is gone from docs – are you a searcher or a sorter? Chris makes a surprise drop in with the crew at the Google Summit in Melbourne.
Watch or listen to this week’s episode to find out whether or not the guys sing their birthday greetings to Google. We also take a look at the new Constitute project for comparing the constitutions of the world. Kevin reports on the Google science fair winners and Fred shows how to go “way back” using Google. Have you ever needed to force a copy of a Google Doc? There is a quick and easy way to append your URL to do just that.
Arrghh – Captain Chris navigates Fred and Sean through the ‘cast this week looking at NGram Viewer’s recent addition to the knowledge graph as well as Google trying to get Death to walk the plank. Translate for iOS7 gets a great update and the Google Bar gets some changes as well. Plunder QuickOffice for Android and get 10 GB for your trouble!
Once again Kevin leads the cast through a share-a-thon of news and tips from Google. First up, forms got the long awaited ability to add video (among other updates), how to embed your Google+ posts anywhere as well as new photo editing built right in, and Chris searches in sites. There is a great looking new Chromebook option and you can finally take that trip to the Galapagos Islands (at least in street view). Tips on organizing your forms as well as your inbox and how to teach democracy the Google way to wrap things up.
Fred leads the gang of Chris and Kevin through the latest Google news including the Chrome App Launcher, Gmail warning when sending an unshared link, and the new Drive interface for iOS. We then welcome Troy Cockrum from The Flipped Learning Network who is talks about the new book he helped write Flipped Learning 2.0. The gang talks about Ginger for Chrome, and Chris demos how to mirror Android to the desktop. Finally, Fred shares how to organize your research in Google Drive.
Fred does a great job keeping Sean on track as they share resources for the March on Washington, share great search tips and tricks just in time for the new school year. Chromecast comes to iOS and you can monitor your Google+ post impact using Google ripples.
Under Kevin’s supervision the Educast gang takes a look at upcoming Google Helpouts as well as the smarter Omnibox in Chrome. Is supervising Chrome users a useful idea in the classroom? What about having five ways to destroy an address in Google Maps? The crew also discusses uses and merits of the new Chrome extension – TLDR, Too Long Didn’t Read.
Inevitably, I have students who show up to my class on the first day of school telling me what they want to do for The Twenty Percent Project.
Juan leads the crew in a short ‘cast that is filled with Google goodness. From explaining Google privacy in Gmail to Minecraft on a Chromebook this is a fun filled show. New updates in Docs help the spelling challenged among us, a short guide to Google Drive boosts staff productivity, and updates to the Android app improve location sharing ability.
This Week on the Google Educast: The Ninja Master himself, Jeff Utecht joins Chris, Sean, Juan, Fred and Kevin and talks about his Google Ninja Program, an open content resource combining gamification and badging for professional development and student learning.
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!