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25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher
While Apple products (*cough* iPad *cough*) are known for their integration in classrooms, Google’s offerings give up little here.
In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 25 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom.
Let us know on our Google+ page if we’ve missed anything.
Keeping up isn't easy - but this offers some interesting articles.
Cómo ser mejor maestro con ayuda de Google
The world's most powerful online productivity suites duke it out for dominance. Which tools are best for your small business?
Google and Microsoft each allow personal and business use of their online platform, as well as simultaneous logins to multiple accounts in different browser tabs. Beyond that, however, their platforms differ greatly in usability, functionality, and mobile support. Read on to discover the standout features and surprising weak points of each suite, with a focus on how key tools operate in a Web browser.
How to create a self-grading quiz using Google Forms.
Anything you can do to automate assessment will help you save time for your real job (teaching).
This is a very easy to use tool, well explained with good potential for marketing, training, PR and community relations.
I've been using Google tools for many years. There's always something new. I was aware of most of these tips. But not all!
Susan Salvo's University Project for 2012. This video discusses the use of interactive discussion boards or "conversation boards" using Google products.
I write a lot about the iPad. This is because we’re an iPad school and I’m an eLearning leader. However, luckily, we’re also a Google school! Our school has signed up for the Google education suite years ago, and every staff member and student has a gmail account. Thank the heavens!
RT @wiredinstructor: Educational Technology Guy: What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things.
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year.
Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.
Yet what most struck me came later on in proceedings, when the company’s co-founder and driving force behind the project, Sergey Brin, described his excitement at a moment when he threw his young son into the air while wearing the glasses. The spectacles had captured an image of the moment exactly as he himself had seen it. It was, Brin reported, “amazing... there was no way I could have that memory without this device." It’s a striking phrase, and it suggests to me the astonishing degree to which we are becoming able to outsource aspects of our minds and memories to the tools we carry with us.
Google is a powerful tool, but you’re missing out on a lot of that power if you just type words into it. Master Google and find the best results faster with these search tricks.
PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic]:
Robin Good: Hangout Captions is a new experimental app for Google Hangouts that allows you to add a real-time text transcription of what is being said inside the Hangout.
The text transcription is displayed next to the event allowing deaf or hearing-impaired participants to read and understand fully the topic being discussed.
"“By adding the +Hangout Captions app, you can either connect live text from a professional transcriptionist to your Hangout, or type right into a text box yourself to transcribe a Hangout for your friends,” Naomi Black, technical program manager for accessibility engineering wrote in a post on Google+."
"You’ll only be able to see a transcription in the Hangout Captions side panel when someone in the Hangout is providing the transcription; either through live stenography (CART or palantype) or by simply typing into the app. Live transcription isn’t automatic."
"Hangout Captions is an app that connects live transcription services directly into a Google+ Hangout, improving accessibility for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing."
P:S.: In late May, Google added the ability to add captions to videos uploaded to Google+.
Support Forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hangout-captions
More info: https://hangout-captions.appspot.com/
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
Oh Google, you have so many arcane nooks and crannies to explore. I'm a sucker for these tips and tricks articles!
There are so many good things from Google. Check them out. One feature that I use often is the form features. I send out surveys and invitations. Responses feed into a spreadsheet.
i cant find it. what is my mistake?
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.
If you are looking for a smooth way to gather form generated data into a spreadsheet, GoogleForms is the answer
I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help.
I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.
The inventor of speach to text and optical character regognition technology (and the futurist promoting the singularity concept) is bound to trigger new technology at Google.
Ingress on Android (credit: Google) What is the Niantic Project? asked a teaser video. Now we know the answer: the Niantic Project is a game called
Game development pushes the tech to new levels and creates an economy of scale that makes augmented reality more affordable for other uses. 40 years ago I walked the Gettysburg Battlefield with my best friend. How might that have gone in the age of AR?
So, you think you’ve got the hang of Gmail, but you’re sure it can do far more for you? Are you certain there are better ways of managing your email than your current methods?
A couple of people have asked how they can use Google Docs with their class without setting up Google Apps. Now this might be because the school is using another system, so I thought I’d help and create this short video.
This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom.
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About GoogleGoogle is the most powerful nonhuman teacher ever known to actual humans. Implicitly and ceaselessly, Google performs formative assessments by collecting the following data: the content, genre and media that interests you most; when and for how long you access your external cloud brain; what your hobbies and routines are; with whom you work and communicate; who will get your November vote; and whether you prefer invigorating clean mint or enamel renewal toothpaste. By continuously refining the nuance of your sociogram, Google has already customized your next web exploration and taught itself to teach.
At its core, Google+ Hangouts is simply a souped-up version of video chat. But when it comes to education, it’s so much more than that. It becomes a vehicle for learning, sharing, collaboration, and ideas.
Over the past three years, Google Data Arts creative director Aaron Koblin and director Chris Milk have produced some of the most powerful music videos of all time, by allowing passive viewers to participate in the creative process.
Google's K12 Guide to Going Google contains six very detailed sections on deployment of Google Apps for Edu. The guide covers technical integration, outreach, professional development, promotion, launch, and staying up to date. There are step-by-step plans outlined in the technical integration, outreach, and professional development sections.
Google just sent out invitations to a “special event” in Kansas City on July 26 that is undoubtedly the launch of its much-anticipated fiber-to-the-home network, Gigaom reports.
Google said it wanted to build out the network so it could see what people might do with a full gigabit connection. Hopefully at the event we’ll also learn more on what Google plans to charge for access to the network as well as if it plans to share it with other ISPs.