Archive for Category: "Google"
In this week’s show, Fred, Juan and Chris look at recent changes in Drive, including the handling of native Microsoft Office documents and new features in charts for trendlines. We also talk about big tablets and their place in education, fill you in on the RISE awards, share some amazing new Android apps, and much more!
There were a lot of new changes in July and Google is keeping the updates coming into July. We share the release date for Google Classroom that will the next school year. Google Science Fair has been narrowed to the final fifteen. Megan tells us that Gmail gave you an update that will make your busy life so much happier. We go to Mars and the moon in Google Maps. Kevin shares an example of using data validation in Sheets (psst it sounds harder than it is.) You can do a vector drawing on the web and we share the app that allows you save them to your Google Drive. Juan shares an app to work with language learners and to build vocabulary.
This week we cover new announcements from Google about Hangouts for everyone along with better support and an eject button. Google Drive might look different in the coming weeks, but like it or hate it, the new appearance is most likely here to stay. Learn how to split or concatenate cells in Sheets and Chris shares how to open Microsoft Office files in Google Drive with their new add-on along with making it the default way to open Office docs on your operating system.
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 Add-ons … most notably, Doctopus and Autocrat.
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.
This week we dig deep into Google Classroom. Kevin shows us all the bells and whistles of Google Classroom for your school. Also, get excited that Google Classroom is coming to your school-much sooner!
On this very special Google Educast, we welcome Amit Deutsch from Google, who works on their MOOCs! Enjoy the show!
This Week on the Google Educast: Breaking news! Sites sees some love and upkeep with some huge updates. You can now embed custom maps from Google’s Map Engine Lite your site. You can also make images BIG, up to 100% across the page. Google Now helps keep you safe with weather and geological events. Do you want save use more of the food in your fridge rather than throwing food away. Google has teamed up with Sainsbury’s for Food Rescue. […]
Google+ is not dead, and it’s not dying, but why doesn’t anyone know this? Will we be putting school children on self-driving school busses? Is your ISP killing your YouTube viewing pleasure? And why are there no more Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainers? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s Google Educast. Additionally we explore how to be a boss at switching applications on the computer. Hint: don’t minimize the window you want to get out of. We take a quick look at The Pebble Watch as well as Snagit from Techsmith and Lucidpress.
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 tips to those who didn’t get that happy email. Hint: Go for […]
Free upgrade Read&Write for Google Apps teachers, take it for a test drive! Samsung School plays with Google Edu and offers new tablets. Great tips on using Google Maps for research as well as Google Earth Tour Builder, a lightweight version of Google Earth. Find out what the fox says by checking out the new Chrome Experiment SpellUp.If you are in Michigan there are some great opportunities for Google Educator Bootcamps lead by fellow GCT John Sowash. Finally, Let me Google That For You comes to come to iPads with a nifty app!
This week on the Google EduCast we have a discussion on Google’s new tool, Classroom! More Chromebooks are coming your way and have you heard of the Google Bar? Learn how to add text to drawings, stretch your images in Draw, and special education teachers will be interested in the Read&Write and Speakit Chrome extensions. Our special guest Eric Curts shares some great resources and interactive uses for Google Slides.
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 and a brief review of the 2013 model of Nexus 7. Finally, we take a look at British archive videos.
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!
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.
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.
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!