118? Did you say 118??? The question about where Episode 118 went has been solved! After a glitchy Google Hangout, Episode 118 disappeared. Then a month later- it came BACK! So here it is- in all of its glory!
Can it be? A Chromebook with touchscreen for $300? According to Juan it is! What do you think of the new Apps login screen? Sean rants (just a little) before sharing that Google Now will look up that song that is playing. Juan shares some great tips on embedding Picasa slideshows as well as HTML5 tips. New ways to download your data – thanks for tip Chris! Be sure to have your students add to the White House Film Festival, details in the show notes.
The Zim is back and her hair looks great! She paid for her ‘new do’ with Google wallet via GMail while Sean was busy checking out the new Massive Open Online Courses for Edu and Fred was checking out the new voice commands using Google Now. Did you know that Chrome apps are developing to be able to delete local files to keep your machine running smoothly. WeVideo Next has new options for greatness while GMail has a new user interface that previews any of your attachments and works seamlessly with Drive.
This week Juan and Fred look for deeper meaning behind the release of Tour Builder. Juan shares how you can now save Gmail attachments to any folder in your Google Drive and how you can now insert research data tables into Docs and Slides.
This week Kim takes the lead as the ‘cast ponders the Google barge mystery, perhaps there will be a field trip there one day using Google hangouts! Sean and Juan share how Google+ communities get granular permissions for edu domains and YouTube gets Google+ like commenting on videos.
Juan De Luca joined tonight! just in time for Halloween, a Google Barge off each coast full of mystery. Sean shares some formatting options for images in docs and Fred gives an in depth review of Google+ updates.
On Tuesday Apple had a little product announcement that made the bloggosphere ‘splode with excitement. The most interesting part for me as fully committed Google Drive fan-middle-aged-man is the iWork for iCloud beta announcement. Like Google Drive, the iWork suite is now free, and like Google Drive, it offers real-time collaboration. Sorry Microsoft SkyDrive 365 Office Sharepoint. If you don’t give your software away now, you’re in even bigger trouble. Last night on The Google Educast, Sean, Fred, and I […]
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!
Like many other schools, we have a firm social network policy that prohibits teachers from accepting Facebook friend requests from students. I get it. The notion of teachers and students being Facebook friends makes most people uncomfortable. If one of my students sends me a request, I reject it until he graduates. The notion of teachers and students being Facebook friends makes most people uncomfortable.
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.