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Three Effective Techniques for Brainstorming Ideas | Edudemic

Three Effective Techniques for Brainstorming Ideas | Edudemic | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
One important skill for succeeding in school is coming up with new and creative ideas. The best ideas are ones that solve problems or make our lives easier.
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Google VR - Daydream

Google VR - Daydream | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Daydream is a platform for high quality mobile virtual reality, coming in Fall 2016.

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Can't wait for VR to be part of a student's learning choice.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 7:09 AM

Google is preparing the next generation of Cardboard. Looks exciting.

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Google Keep gets even more useful with a Chrome extension and new goodies

Google Keep gets even more useful with a Chrome extension and new goodies | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Keep received a few new features this week including the use of hashtags and an extension for the Chrome browser. Menus were moved around as well.
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New changes for Google Keep to try today.
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How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature

How to Add Social Media Links to Your Gmail Signature | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
You don’t have to settle for a staid, text-only signature for your Gmail account: with a little image manipulation and the help of Google Drive, it’s possible to insert images and even links to your social media accounts (or any other part of the web). Here’s how to set it up in a few minutes.
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Nice reminder on how to add your brand and social media connections to your Gmail signature.

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How to collaborate in Google in the new forms

How to collaborate in Google forms-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presenta...


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First - good example using PowToon to illustrate a simple process for teachers to follow.  Second - This gives me all kinds of ideas to use for Professional Development tutorials for teachers and their classes.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Photo Albums on Google Photos

Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Photo Albums on Google Photos | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it

"Back in September Google announced that soon we would be able to create shared photo albums on Google Photos. This week that became true. Now you can collaboratively create photo and video albums through Google Photos."


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This will be a great way to share a collection of images with your classroom, especially for younger students.

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Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it

"We have already posted a step by step guide on how to create a form from scratch but since then Google Forms has witnessed some major updates with the addition of some amazing features most important of which is the last update a few days ago. 


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Teacher friendly guide on using the "new" Google Forms.

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The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru

The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
With only a month and a half left until 2016, we thought now is as good a time as ever to take a look back at all the new features Google Apps released this year. There were so many amazing ..more ›
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I have tried a few of these already. My high school students have had fun experimenting with Google Docs composing with their voices.

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Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard - Part 3

For links & updated list visit: http://virtualrealityportal.blogspot.com Feel free to suggest more games / apps into my next video! :)
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Hidden Google Image Search Design Tips

https://1wd.tv/hidden-google-image-search-design-tips/ In this video, Cheryl shows you how you can do a search for images and logos using hidden tools in ...
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Loved the reminder about advanced searching for images, especially to find ones with a transparent background.

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3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
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Linda Dougherty on Twitter

Linda Dougherty on Twitter | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Big Take-Away! Use Mobile Google Slides to insert images right from camera. Thanx @TraceyKracht #gafesummit pic.twitter.com/H4xp9s1fpG
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This is my #1 share from the Missouri GAFE Summit.  Easy to implement and share with teachers and students. An excellent way to model how to use a mobile device with Google Apps.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
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Oculus Rift in the Classroom | Edudemic

Oculus Rift in the Classroom | Edudemic | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Technology is already becoming a significant part of the classroom, and the Oculus Rift is making virtual reality affordable and accessible for students.
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Google Keep updated with faster app switching, now allows new notes from Chrome

Google Keep updated with faster app switching, now allows new notes from Chrome | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Google is rolling out a number of updates for several apps, products, and services this year. Perhaps the tech giant is already preparing for the upcoming
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Definitely need to try out Google Keep with its new updates.
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Google's Chrome experiment shows artists painting with light

Google's Chrome experiment shows artists painting with light | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Google has commissioned six artists to paint and sculpt with light using the company's virtual painting app Tilt Brush. And yes, the big G has captured th
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Very cool to see this virtually! Sharing with Fine Art teachers today.
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How to Use Choice Eliminator in Google Forms by @JeffHerb

How to Use Choice Eliminator in Google Forms by @JeffHerb | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms has been an amazing tool for educators to get information from students, parents, and even other teachers. The uses have been numerous and lead to making life a lot easier for the individual looking to get information. Many use Forms as a way to schedule meeting times and have users select from a […

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I really like the idea for this add-on, Choice Eliminator.  Even though Google Calendar can be used to set up dates and times for meetings, this would be a simple way to organize multiple meetings with just the one Google Form.  I see this also as a way for teachers to share out a list of possible topics/themes and students would select their choice - no more haggling over a paper list on the teacher's desk. 

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ReUse and Combine Old Google Forms Questions in a New Google Form - The Techy Coach

ReUse and Combine Old Google Forms Questions in a New Google Form - The Techy Coach | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it

Often, teachers will use Google Forms to create quizzes and tests throughout the semester to assess students.  Wouldn't it be helpful to combine questions from those old forms into one common assessment at the end of the semester?  Well, there isn't a quick fix for this right now, but here are a few tips on how to copy and paste them, while taking out some of the tediousness of this task.  This option utilizes the Chrome Extension, Tab Resize to make life a little simpler.


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Good basic common sense solution to re-using Google Form assessments. 

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:37 PM

Needs Chrome and the Chrome extension, Tab Resize.

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Advanced Online Assessments with Google Forms - YouTube

"Advanced Online Assessments with Google Forms" webinar presented by Eric Curts Description: Take Google Forms to the next level with these advanced techniqu...
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Google Forms that include Math Add-on's to create formative assessments for math classes.

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Google Spreadsheet tutorial: How to add a Note or Comment

Google Spreadsheets is a free, online spreadsheet tool that I use almost everyday. It can be used for business purposes or organizing personal information.
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Google Forms: Pre-fill a Form for your Students

Google Forms: Pre-fill a Form for your Students | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed the option to get pre-filled Google Forms and wondered, "why would I need that?" Check out this post!

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Using Google Drawings to Create Custom Headers

You can use Google Drawings to create custom headers for Google Classroom and Google Forms. This might come in handy if you want to use the Google ...
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Very nice and simple explanation to create a Google Classroom custom header. Great idea to add class reminders to the Header!

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Share your Quizlet study sets on Google Classroom

Share your Quizlet study sets on Google Classroom | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
If you use Google Classroom, you can now share any Quizlet study set directly your Google Classroom course. How it works Step 1: Go to any study set on Quizlet and click on “Share” in the upper right. Step 2: Click on “Share on Google Classroom” Step 3: If you have not linked your account to Google, you will need to do so here. Step 4: Select the Google Classroom course you would like to share this study set with. Step 5: Choose the type of post - assignment or announcement. Step 6: Fill out any
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What a great way to connect a cool study guide like Quizlet directly into Google Classroom.  A definite share with teachers today!

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New- Google Classroom Starts Sending Out Notifications to Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New- Google Classroom Starts Sending Out Notifications to Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it

Students now will start receiving notifications about assignments and new content that is added to their classes via their Android or iOS mobile devices.

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Google made the best app for storing your photos - Google Photos vs iCloud

Google made the best app for storing your photos - Google Photos vs iCloud | Google in the Library & Classroom | Scoop.it
Forget Apple. The best way to storage and manage your photos is with Google.

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Perfect reason to organize those photographs! Adding Google Photos to my summer to-do list.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 13, 2015 2:30 PM

I wonder how Flickr measures up to these!?