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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download

Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free to download, for both Windows and Mac users.

Via Aggeliki Nikolaou, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Powerful software for free. Open Resources!

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, April 5, 10:00 PM
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Thanks to Google, a new free photo-editing software joins the club
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Free Earth (Google Earth Pro that is) !

Free Earth (Google Earth Pro that is) ! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most amazing of all, Google made this tool available for free. This despite an educational -- and, let's be honest, entertainment -- value that's virtually impossible to measure.

What you maybe didn't know is that Google has long offered a Pro version of Earth as well, one that cost a hefty $399 per year. Now, however, you can get Google Earth Pro absolutely free.

First things first: The words "free trial" still appear in that URL, but as you'll see when you click through to the sign-up page, "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro." All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE.
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Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2015 1:59 PM

Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 5, 2015 1:55 PM

Yes! Just cause it's free and so cool.

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Tutorials
This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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Richard Byrne has a well deserved reputation as a tech integrating wizard. It's great to see a teacher helping other teachers leverage Google Technology. 


Here's an archive of Richard's tutorials. Bookmark it for the new school year. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:27 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 6:56 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas by Sean Junkins

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas by Sean Junkins | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.

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Spark your thinking and get in gear for a new school year. Grab an idea and delve deeper using the resources developed by Sean Junkins. 

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 11:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:39 PM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:22 PM

With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru

11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Google Drive, once again, has a brand-new look and there are a lot of changes to absorb. While many changes were design and user-experience improvements, Google also added some new functions. Check out the video below for our quick walkthrough, along with a list of some of our favorite changes!

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Good video orientation video for those still calling Google Drive, Google Docs.  This is a great site for those looking to understand Google tech.  

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, August 6, 2014 6:34 PM

A great speed update :-)

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.

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Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 2014 9:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 2014 4:29 AM

the more we know the more we understand that we don't know.

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Richard Byrne: Organize Research With Google Slides - YouTube

From Richard Byrne, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1  How to use Google Slides to organize your research.

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Here's a four minute instructional video from the always clever Richard Byrne.   I could see this as a find blended learning activity.  Have your students create their research notes with Google Slides.  Use this video to show them how to do it. 


Flip that classroom folks! 

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:42 PM

This is not outstanding, but does a pretty good job of explaining how to use Google Slides in the research process.  It would be good for teachers to view.  I don't think it's polished enough to use with students.

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Google: Making Sense of Data - Self-Paced Course

Google: Making Sense of Data - Self-Paced Course | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores or observation data? What questions are you looking to answer, and what story are you trying to tell with your data?

This self-paced, online course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to structure, visualize, and manipulate data. This includes students, educators, researchers, journalists, and small business owners.

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Kudos to Google for supporting Open education.  This free course is published with a cc copyright: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License



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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Request an Invite.  Check out Google's next steps into Education.

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marquise's comment, May 13, 2014 3:29 AM
j'ai utilisé google en classe pour les produits de matrice !
http://referencement.chronosite.org/produit_matriciel_064.htm
marquise's comment, May 13, 2014 3:29 AM
je l'ai aussi utilisé pour les équations différentielles
http://www.seo-briques.fr/yoyo.html
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:52 AM

Google has so many great apps that work together seamlessly.  I use Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Hangouts, and Google Communities - so many ways to connect with others.  And, through Google Classroom, it sounds like there is even more to look forward to.  Check it out!

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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Google Tools - Free Course


This course gives an overview of several powerful Google tools that are free to web site owners. It focuses mainly on Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools helps web site owners track the health of their website. Google Analytics helps web site owners track conversions and visitors.

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Use E-Books and Videos to get stared with Google tools. 

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:54 PM

Great place to start your journey into the world of Google tools for education! 

Heinz Krettek's curator insight, March 27, 2015 2:40 AM

Selbstlernkurs für Google Tools

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Google Oppia - Self-Paced Explorations - New Teaching Tool from the Big G

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.

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This is an Open Source project licensed under Creative Commons as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)


Of particular interest is the promise that learning journeys will be "embeddable interactive educational explorations".


Applications for blended learning abound. 

 

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A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Louis van Cuijk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:07 PM

Google+ voor scholen maar ook een Google+ handleiding. Die heb ik bij Google nog niet zo gezien.

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11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products

11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Think about all the tools you use each day to do your job. Chances are, more than one of them are made by Google. Google puts out great products that help us
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Marci Milius's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:36 AM

Who can resisit shortcuts!

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7 Tips To Use Google Sites In eLearning - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Use Google Sites In eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How To Use Google Sites In eLearning. Check 7 Tips To Use Google Sites In eLearning.
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Google sites is an easy way to build a website and bring together and share content in one place. Many of our students use Google Sites to create their online professional portfolios. Christopher Pappas offers great tips for use.

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Abdul-Qaadir Abdul-Khaaliq's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:50 AM

Google sites is an easy way to build a website and bring together and share content in one place. Many of our students use Google Sites to create their online professional portfolios. Christopher Pappas offers great tips for use.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:40 PM

Google sites is an easy way to build a website and bring together and share content in one place. Many of our students use Google Sites to create their online professional portfolios. Christopher Pappas offers great tips for use.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 2015 4:56 PM

Google sites is an easy way to build a website and bring together and share content in one place. Many of our students use Google Sites to create their online professional portfolios. Christopher Pappas offers great tips for use.

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7 ways to become a digital leader with the help of Google Apps and Chromebooks

7 ways to become a digital leader with the help of Google Apps and Chromebooks | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Today’s guest author is Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader on digital leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). He also maintains a practitioner presence as K-12 director of technology and innovation in the Spotswood School District in New Jersey. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and the author of the best-selling book Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. You can connect with Eric on Twitter or Google+.
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How about a dose of Google Big Think to go with your Turkey and stuffing?

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Алла Миргородская's curator insight, December 2, 2014 1:21 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Infographic: Google Search Strategies for All Students

Infographic:  Google Search Strategies for All Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Great sponge activities for computer time. 

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:15 AM

So timely for the beginning of the school year! 

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Consider is a quick way to get up to speed on Google's new moves into education. 

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Mark Fuson's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:00 PM

Google classroom seems to be coming strong! Sure would like access to this so I can begin testing it for teachers.

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Google for Education

Google for Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Maha Abed on 17 Jul 14
 
A Google Education Trainer is a bit different because it isn't as much about what you do in your classroom, it is about really learning the tools. To become a trainer, you must pass a series of tests designed to test your knowledge of Google Tools including the Google Apps for Education Admin Panel. Once you successfully pass all tests, you are considered a "Google Apps Qualified." To become a "Google Apps Education Trainer," you need to submit a video, a record of past workshops you've given, and a case study. The purpose of this process, is to show how you use Google Apps to both train other educators and innovate instruction.
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Thanks to Maha Abed, for posting this to the Diigo Google In Education Group.https://groups.diigo.com/group/google-in-education


 Nice to see this kind of insight. 

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5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Luísa Lima
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Most teachers I know are too busy to save time. Slow down, tune in, focus for a moment and walk away with even one new Gmail Trick... it could make you day. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 2014 8:45 AM

Tips anyone can benefit from.

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Google for Education: Training Resources

Google for Education: Training Resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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It's always fun to explore Google's resources.  Finding them is half the fun, the other half is up to you! Take a look at these training guides I found several clicks down into the Google for Education home page. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 17, 2014 5:54 PM

Google párr La Educación. Recursos de Formación.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:28 PM

More on Google!

flea palmer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 7:08 AM

Some of these look quite old but there's still some good tips here.

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App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple.

Workflow is king and the easier it is to distribute content, create solutions, and then store that information for feedback, the more success you will have in the digital classroom.

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The phrase that jumped out at me is "Workflow is king..." . The classroom is all about flow.  


The use of tablets can be daunting when it comes to getting your documents to go where you want them to go. So, flow seems a good topic to investigate.


Slide on into this article. It will help!

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Google Teacher Academy

Google Teacher Academy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Applications now open for Atlanta and Mountain View. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm PDT.

 

“My biggest takeaway wasn't a new tool or trick, though we learned great ones, but it was the reminder of what's possible with shared energy - that creative spark we hope to capture and recreate for our students.”

- Gretel Patch, Google Certified Teacher, Nepal 2013

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This site also lists international  Google Teacher Academies.


Take a bold step?

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15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As many of you will know I am a bit of a map nerd and have always enjoyed peering down at the Earth through a map or using tools like Google Earth and Maps.

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Use the tools, open the minds, teach from the heart.

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niftyjock's curator insight, April 14, 2014 3:09 AM

love google maps

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 2014 11:08 PM

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:33 AM

Google Maps can be useful not just in Geography. I've used them in Mathematics and in English as a writing stimulus.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

Via Kathleen Cercone, Jim Lerman
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:47 PM

These are great resources to use in your 21st century learning environment!

Rosa Delia Acosta's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:31 PM

Great, I just want to learn and use these interesting tools in my classes.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, February 14, 2014 6:27 PM

Essential tools to build a creative PLE

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How To Integrate Dropbox and Google Drive into Microsoft Office 2013 [updated for Windows 8.1] | Next of Windows

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