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Ray Kurzweil Teams Up With Google to Tackle Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil Teams Up With Google to Tackle Artificial Intelligence | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Think we’ll have artifical intelligence by 2029? Ray Kurzweil does. He is simultaneously idolized and infamous for saying so. And now he will put his ideas to the test. On Friday, Kurzweil announced he’s accepted a position with technology giant Google as Director of Engineering. Like all things exponential, the new relationship is on the fast track—he starts Monday.
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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. 

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Inside Ingress, Google’s new augmented-reality game | KurzweilAI

Inside Ingress, Google’s new augmented-reality game | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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
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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?

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DOWNLOAD Beyond the Inbox: The Power User Guide to Gmail

DOWNLOAD Beyond the Inbox: The Power User Guide to Gmail | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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?

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Google Docs without Google Apps | Under Ten Minutes

Google Docs without Google Apps | Under Ten Minutes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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.

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Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic]

Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom.
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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About Google

Google 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.
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50 Ways Schools Can Use Google+ Hangouts | Edudemic

50 Ways Schools Can Use Google+ Hangouts | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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.


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A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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Free Technology for Teachers: K12 Guide to Going Google

Free Technology for Teachers: K12 Guide to Going Google | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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.

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Google Fiber to launch next week | KurzweilAI

Google Fiber to launch next week | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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.

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Google Launches Custom Themes For Gmail, Lets You Choose Your Own Background Photos | TechCrunch

Google Launches Custom Themes For Gmail, Lets You Choose Your Own Background Photos | TechCrunch | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For a while now, Gmail users have been able to choose between various themes to personalize their inboxes.


Starting today, you will be able to add even more of a personal touch to Gmail, as Google now allows you to set your own background images in Gmail.

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Google launches a MOOC for learning search « NeverEndingSearch

Google launches a MOOC for learning search « NeverEndingSearch | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Need a little retooling of your search skills? Want to learn some new strategies for teaching search?
The folks at the Google booth here at ISTE, just led me to their new free online searching course. Registration for Power Searching with Google, a short course on becoming a great internet searcher opens today.

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Google’s Augmented Reality Concept Video - Project Glass: One day...

We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't.

A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.

Follow along with us at http://g.co/projectglass as we share some of our ideas and stories. We'd love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?


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19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of

19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients available, it’s very easy to use the basic features for each and leave it at that.
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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!

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19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of
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New Online Discussions for Teachers

Susan Salvo's University Project for 2012. This video discusses the use of interactive discussion boards or "conversation boards" using Google products.

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Googlassroom: Google in the classroom?

Googlassroom: Google in the classroom? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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!
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Educational Technology Guy: What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things. | 21st Century Information Fluency

Educational Technology Guy: What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things. | 21st Century Information Fluency | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
RT @wiredinstructor: Educational Technology Guy: What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things.

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80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year.
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8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities

8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.
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Google Glass and the Rise in Outsourcing Our Memories| The Committed Sardine

Google Glass and the Rise in Outsourcing Our Memories| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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.

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How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek

How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic]

PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic]: 


Clever approach!

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A Real-Time Transcription App for Google Hangouts: Hangout Captions

A Real-Time Transcription App for Google Hangouts: Hangout Captions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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."


(Source: http://mashable.com/2012/07/05/google-hangout-caption/) 


"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+.


Documentation: https://hangout-captions.appspot.com/docs


Support Forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hangout-captions  


More info: https://hangout-captions.appspot.com/ 



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Twelve Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search

Twelve Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
by Michael Gorman – I would suggest that educators direct students towards the Google Advanced Search Engine even before using the Google Basic Search. In fact, I would further suggest that an Advanced Search be used until students understand how to use these advanced techniques in a Basic Search. Why? First, I do not see these skills as advanced techniques. I see them as a skill set necessary in finding information in a productive manner.
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20 Awesome Google+ Tips for Teachers

20 Awesome Google+ Tips for Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Google+ has a ways to go  but it may fit in very well


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