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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

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How to enhance your lessons with Google Art Project

How to enhance your lessons with Google Art Project | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
This is reblogged from my post on Daily Genius. Google Art Project is one of my favorite tools available online. It is a repository of high resolution images and 3D “museum view” virtual art galler...

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Miguel Damiani's curator insight, April 22, 2015 10:41 AM

¿Conoces algo sobre el Art Project de Google? Podría ser muy util para tus clases

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 22, 2015 9:51 PM

Cool beans!

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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible. There are many Google services that have come and gone through the years, but a few of them -- like Gmail, Google Drive and of course Google Search -- stay even more…

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 11, 2015 10:14 PM

I had no idea the features Google has to offer.  I am definitely underutilizing Google.

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Google Apps for Education - A Solution to Your Video Needs

Google Apps for Education - A Solution to Your Video Needs | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | hobbitlibrarianscoops | 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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:52 PM

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

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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Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine

Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Search Engine Ranking Factors infographic list: SEO, SMO, PPC, SEM tips for better rankings


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Joan Puighermanal Oller's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:28 AM

Un excelent resum de SEO.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:50 PM

Dit is zo'n waslijst dat je snel begrijpt dat optimaliseren voor zoekmachines een vak is geworden. ;-) 

Inside Market Strategy's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:52 PM

Must read if you're staring a website and want to rank well in Google.


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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2014 1:20 PM

Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, March 22, 2014 3:23 PM

Well I am learning something new every day. How about you? Do you have knowledge that  you want to share with us?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:14 PM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Search Google Like a Pro | Visual.ly

Search Google Like a Pro | Visual.ly | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
This infographic aims to help readers search Google with a few simple yet very impressive and helpful advance search operators.

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:00 AM

Search Google Like A Pro

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:37 AM

Always good to know all about Google...

pulau seribu wisata's curator insight, December 22, 2013 9:44 PM

i like this,,, graphic google, so simple

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7 Simple Google Tips To Search Like A Boss

7 Simple Google Tips To Search Like A Boss | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Anyone can type a word or phrase into the Google window and hope for the best.

Some even use quotation marks, or use autocomplete to their advantage. But how about putting a dash before a word to exclude it from your search? Or using the tilde–like a boss–to search for synonyms for a term as well?"


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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:07 PM

I'm not sure why googling well is a "boss" attribute but the hints are good.  I am trying them now!

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:49 PM

Love learning the "insider" tricks!

Andrew Lambert's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:13 AM

Some good tips here!

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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.

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This is awesome!

 

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Wiliam González's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:05 PM

Great for sharing documents faster with mobile devices.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Interesting,thank you.
harish magan's comment, October 11, 2013 8:00 AM
hi, thanks to all .
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4 Awesome Google Products Cheat Sheets for Teachers

4 Awesome Google Products Cheat Sheets for Teachers | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
  via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning "The web is going Google" and there is no way you can imagine Internet without Google. From its inception in the last decade of the 20th centur...

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:42 PM

If you are devoted to Google and all it offers, these cheat sheets for use and navigation are priceless. Check them out!

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Using Mail Merge from a Google Form

Using Mail Merge from a Google Form | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
  If you use Google Forms with students you can use mail merge to provide students with feedback. The Flubaroo Add-On allows you to add personalized comments to each students responses before ...

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Climb Mt. Everest on Google Street View

Climb Mt. Everest on Google Street View | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The world's tallest peak is now open to armchair visitors.

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NatGeo Maps on Google

NatGeo Maps on Google | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. National Geographic Maps publishes more than 100 new print maps annually and is a leading developer of digital map content found in websites and award-winning mobile apps. All proceeds from the sale and licensing of National Geographic maps go to support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. www.natgeomaps.com


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:33 PM

Have you ever wanted an archive of all the fabulous maps produced by National Geographic?  And what if you could preview a digital version of all of these NatGeo maps seamlessly on Google Maps?  That is exactly what this gallery delivers.   

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, December 25, 2014 7:03 AM
happy holidays
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 9:57 PM

Very US focused but a good source of many maps

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Google Takeout- The Best Graduation Present (save your data)

Google Takeout- The Best Graduation Present (save your data) | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
You can't change text on an image. Or can you? We are still not sure but you can go back in time with Google Street View! Google updates privacy policy and makes it easy to navigate as well as hints at using stars across the web not just your inbox. Now you can get notifications when maps are updated as well as when a form is submitted. How to deal with the data from your leaving students - Google Takeout! Looking for the best Chromebook for students? We got you covered and Kelly shares how to get to primary sources from an original event.

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The Science behind Google Earth

The Science behind Google Earth | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Google is using a new technology to automatically generate  3D buildings from 45-degree angle aerial photography made by overlapping passes of aircraft.  The aerial photos are combined to create 3D models."


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Annenkov's curator insight, April 16, 2014 12:46 AM

This technology of visualization I would name "3D landscape"

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:40 PM

Tecnología para generar imágenes en 3D con Google Earth

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 2:06 PM

Google Earth has made the Earth easier to decipher and examine in a geographical sense of location and place by being able to see multiple layers. This article goes into the 3D designs and usage of aerial photography to create 3D images.

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Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine

Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Search Engine Ranking Factors infographic list: SEO, SMO, PPC, SEM tips for better rankings


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Joan Puighermanal Oller's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:28 AM

Un excelent resum de SEO.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:50 PM

Dit is zo'n waslijst dat je snel begrijpt dat optimaliseren voor zoekmachines een vak is geworden. ;-) 

Inside Market Strategy's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:52 PM

Must read if you're staring a website and want to rank well in Google.


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Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Google debuts online education tool Oppia to help anyone create interactive activities for teaching others.


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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:49 AM

Interesting tool.

Training in Business's curator insight, March 4, 2014 11:10 AM

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

#interactive learning and teaching.

Donna Browne's curator insight, August 3, 2014 12:01 PM

Try the online Demo!

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20 Google Forms for Teachers

20 Google Forms for Teachers | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
20+ Google Form Teachers Should Not Miss - oh so perfect for accessing and completing formative assessment on a mobile device!

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:58 AM

ah the self grading quizzes what a time saver!

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Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features

Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday added two nice features to Google Drive slides.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:33 AM

Great news for Google Drive users! Now Google presentation slides have two new features - widescreen format and customizable master slides. The article makes it easy to learn how to use the new features.

flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:35 AM

Two new useful features - widescreen (although this can be resized if not appropriate) and customisable master slides.

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Beyond Google: Ten Search Engines For Serious Research

Beyond Google: Ten Search Engines For Serious Research | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Mobile JISC

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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, September 16, 2013 8:36 PM

I think all the information about US. lack of secure privacy, Google's involvement ... make this list worth looking at.