Sometimes it is easy to disregard something that’s available and accessible for free. Google Drive fits that bill. It’s there connected like a relationship to whatever we do with Google. Just like a relationship, we don’t realize its value till we really make the effort to get close and personal. One of the ways is to understand how to manage files and folders on Google Drive. It is simple stuff really, but still something that needs a few tips to perk up our interest about it.
There’s a lot you can do with 15GB of free storage. You can do a lot more when you consider that Google Drive is a productivity suite. You can use Google Drive for research or you can use Google Drive for any creative use. But ultimately, managing it well means knowing how to handle all the files and folders you will keep on the cloud. These tips should help.
Today, keywords still play a significant role in search habits, and in how Google and other search engines deliver search results. The trend, however, is …
Google’s Matt Cutts proclaimed, “It’s another step away from raw keywords (without knowing what those words really mean) toward understanding things in the real-world and how they relate to each other. The knowledge graph improves our ability to understand the intent of a query so we can give better answers and search results.”
SInce then, Google has made numerous enhancements to the Knowledge Graph, and has tweaked its algorithm in other ways that would seem to indicate a decreased dependence on keywords. In fact, there have probably been a number of changes related to this that we don’t even know about because Google stopped publishing their monthly lists of algorithm updates for some reason.
Then there’s search-by-voice and conversational search.
Google put out a pretty interesting Webmaster Help video this week in which Cutts discusses voice search’s impact on searcher behavior. In response to the question, “How has query syntax changed since voice search has become more popular?” Cutts talks about the trends that Google is seeing.
Das Internet erleichtert uns das Leben', schwärmt der achtzigjährige Michel Serres. In jungen Jahren hatte der Philosoph den Durchbruch des neuen Mediums Radio erlebt. Auch Serres kommt leicht ins Schwimmen, wenn er die Zukunft der vernetzten Gesellschaft beschreiben soll. 'Ich bin nicht sicher, dass das Buch tot ist, aber jene, die es beweinen, erinnern mich an die Sorbonne-Professoren, die Lateinisch sprachen und den Buchdruck bekämpften, weil sie um ihre Macht fürchteten.' Vor Gutenberg waren die Studenten gezwungen, die Werke auswendig zu lernen. 'Der Buchdruck hat unser Gedächtnis zerstört, auf der Festplatte hat es wieder einen Ort gefunden.' Serres nennt es die 'Auslagerung des Kopfes'. Heute hat jeder einen Drucker zu Hause. Das Internet, ahnt Michel Serres, wird die Gesellschaft radikaler verändern, als es der Buchdruck vermochte. Er vergleicht seinen Durchbruch mit der Erfindung der Schrift, als unsere Geschichte begann."
Major new featuresOpen Badges integrationMDL-35073 - Badges may be awarded manually or for course or activity completion. Users can choose to display their badges in their Moodle profile and in their Mozilla backpack.Add-on installerMDL-38509 - New admin tool for installing add-onsThemesMDL-38016 - New Clean theme with responsive design for all screen sizes and Bootstrapbase for developers to use as a templateMDL-23504 - Transparency and RGB support in themes colour pickerForms improvementsMDL-30637 - Improvements to the usability of big complex Moodle forms in general
Latest update 15th April 2013 - These are some (207!!) of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it!
Heiko Idensen's insight:
.. one of the best lists I have ever seen - a very goog curated List !
Technology and the Internet can be used in many different ways, and you can benefit a lot if you learn how to use them wisely. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. There are many tools that can be used for that purpose, but we chose the best 10 of them for educational writers, which you should start using as soon as possible.
Canvas keeps it simple with easy-to-use, intuitive features that make teaching and learning easier. See some of the features Canvas has to offer!
LESS TIME. LESS EFFORT. MORE AWESOME.
Canvas demands half the time and half the effort while giving you and your students twice the awesome. (All numbers are unscientific approximations. After all, how exactly do you measure awesome?) It’s our goal at Canvas to make teaching and learning easier and part of that is wasting less of your time and effort trying to get your LMS to do what it should just do.
Facebook announced a complete redesign of its iOS app on Wednesday to correspond with the launch of iOS 7.#
The most noticeable design change is that the app's main navigation bar has been moved to the bottom of the screen, replacing the old navigation bar at the top of screen. The new design also eliminates the tool bar that slid out from the left-hand side of the app in the old version.
DebateGraph states, "to change the world you need to look at it in a different way." Many would agree; this platform gives multiple partners the ability to visualize and share different ideas. It's a neat concept and it's one that has been used by the United Kingdom's Foreign Office and CNN. A helpful "how-to" area can get users started and the application allows visitors to link ideas visually via a very easy-to-use interface. This version of debate graph is compatible with all operating systems
The folks in Google know that the secret to continuity and distinction is innovation. It is pretty hard to become popular but it's harder to keep your popularity amidst a stormy wave of strong competitors. Google has been deeply immersed in renovating and improving its services and sometimes the need to out-excel others drives it to take out products that no longer perform well. This is part of Google's policy: success or perish.
We all use a variety of Google's products from Gmail to Google Plus and the more we use them the better we become at tapping into their potential. Knowing how to quickly find your way around Google's services is a prerequisite for increasing your productivity and enhance your use of these services. Below is a collection of useful shortcuts for popular Google products that you can bookmark and use whenever needs be. Enjoy
In the latest update to our iOS apps we've included more options for exporting your mind maps to your favorite installed apps, added support for displaying boundaries, updated and refreshed the UI, and fixed a few elusive bugs on the way.
Less than three hours after the last Google Drive update, Google has announced a very useful feature: automatic syncing of all your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. You can now also create and edit drawings offline. The two features are rolling out over the next “few days” so you should see them soon if you haven’t yet.
To take advantage of offline access, you’ll need to use Chrome OS (it’s all set up for you) or Chrome. If you’re using the latter, here are the steps you need to take:
In Google Drive, click More on the left-hand side of the screen.
Select Offline Docs.
Click the blue button that says Get the app.
You’ll be taken to the Chrome web store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
Once the app is installed, you’ll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Drive app icon. To return to Drive, click the Google Drive icon.
On the right side of the dialog on the Offline Docs page, click the blue button that says Enable offline.
If you change your mind, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of your browser window and select “Stop using Docs offline.”