Google Educast 167 – A Slides Carnival

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This Week on the Google Educast: Join our international crew, Juan, Megan, and Chris, as they discuss all things Google. The Google Science Fair is now open! Find Creative Commons images with proper attribution. Talk to Docs with the new Speech Recognition add-on. Keep your data secure with a Google Security Checkup, plus stay safe and save time with SmartLock for Android. And are you tired of the … [Read more...]

Google Educast 166 – Hard Habit to Break

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This Week on the Google Educast: Custom message for lost and disabled  Chromebooks via the dashboard is available, Fiber coming to four big cities soon and some fun app makers recently acquired by Google has great implications. Mixing up the format a little this week, Fred leads the gang in sharing some ideas for habits to break for the New Year. These include some great tips and tricks to make … [Read more...]

Google Educast 165 – It’s Good Spelling But It Wobbles

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This Week on the Google Educast: Listen to the gang discuss some sweet mobile Drive app updates, like auto spell check and read aloud accessibility features. Learn some tips for using Google Sheets that everyone should know, collaborate with Google Classroom users on Google Plus and if you’re interested in creating an online course, check out Versal. Book Creator is better than ever and try not to … [Read more...]

Google Educast 164 – Schrodinger’s Glass

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This Week on the Google Educast: Classroom gets a mobile app, and it’s awesome. We are all looking forward to what comes next. Word Lens is available for mobile and works off line.  A new Google Administrator Certification is available and a great way to check your knowledge as well as demonstrate proficiency. Do you use a Mac? Chris shares a great tip for quick user switching in Chrome. If you … [Read more...]

Google Educast 163 – YouRock on YouTube

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This Week on the Google Educast: The whole band is (almost) back together! Check out the experts directory to find a trainer near you! What would you do with a *huge* tablet in the classroom? How to change your status in Hangouts and get your teaching on without embarrassing messages from your friends.  Tough lessons in sharing Creative Commons content, plus screencasting from your phone. All this … [Read more...]

Google Educast #162 – The Catch Up Episode

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This week on the Google Educast: Lots to catch up on in this episode with Fred, Megan and Chris. After a hiatus of several weeks we run through the changes and updates to the Google universe that have happened over the past two months. We talk about Hour of Code, show some great tools for working with your holiday photos, talk about the exciting future of Chromebooks, and prepare for Christmas … [Read more...]

Google Educast #161 – Google goes Interstellar

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 This Week on the Google Educast: Kim and Seani are back and join Fred, Juan and Chris this week for a bumper edition of Google goodness. News about Google Classroom, Inbox, Google Drive for iOS and YouTube Music. Learn some great tips for managing your toolbar icons, some awesome Chrome apps like Draftback, SimpleExtManager, and of course some great ideas for teaching Search skills using Google … [Read more...]

Google Educast #160 – A New Kind of Inbox

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This Week on the Google Educast: Join Juan and Chris this week as they talk about the new Inbox tool for streamlining access to your Gmail. Add-ons come to Forms, so now you can limit responses and bring values from lists. We give an overview on the new suite of Nexus devices, some good tips for 2 factor authentication, seeing maps in your new tabs, and some tips for bookmarks. Learn about two … [Read more...]