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The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can utilize Google to its full potential. In fact, this powerful search engine can offer lots of great services, apps and features that aren’t on many people’s radar.

The Bright Side team will help you to uncover some of them. Here are 15 of the most useful Google apps that you probably didn’t know existed.

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Yes, please!

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Check out 15 of the most useful Google apps that you probably didn’t know existed. 

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About - Google Maps

About - Google Maps | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Trek the world with Google Maps. Take a Street View journey to sites of cultural, historical, and geographic significance.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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Welcome to the Digital Human Library - Digital Human Library

Welcome to the Digital Human Library - Digital Human Library | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Digital Human Library is a not-for-profit organization connecting Canadian teachers and students with hundreds of organizations and experts around the world who are delivering interactive curriculum-based programs using video conferencing technology – for free! Ready to connect? Login Be sure to check out the variety of resources for the classroom as well – like th
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9 Awesome Online Writing Tools - Simplek12

9 Awesome Online Writing Tools - Simplek12 | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Getting students involved and excited about learning is always a real challenge. Here are 9 online writing tools you can use to engage your students.
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The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers -- THE Journal

The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers -- THE Journal | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In a recent survey more than 9 in 10 teachers (93 percent) said they believe the use of VR would "excite" their students, and 8 in 10 (83 percent) say it might improve learning outcomes.
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Google Quizzes Debuts at ISTE, App Bundle for Chrome OS Announced -- THE Journal

Google Quizzes Debuts at ISTE, App Bundle for Chrome OS Announced -- THE Journal | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google today announced several new education-focused technologies, among them the new Google Cast and the full rollout of the educational virtual reality tool known as Google Expeditions. The company also announced two new, lower-profile technologies for education.
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The Curriculum Corner 123 — Weaving the Common Core into your Daily Curriculum

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Weaving the Common Core into your Daily Curriculum
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Class Tech Tips: 10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks | Tech Learning

Class Tech Tips: 10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks | Tech Learning | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC

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A BC teacher's guide to computational thinking: what is it, how does it fit your existing curriculum, and how does it relate to coding in the classroom?

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JASON Learning | Inspiring and educating students everywhere through real science and exploration

JASON Learning | Inspiring and educating students everywhere through real science and exploration | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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WhatWasThere - Put history in its place!

WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.
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Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portoflios

Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portoflios | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Seesaw - Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication.
For iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Chromebooks and Computers with Chrome or
Firefox. Free for teachers!
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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

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Copyright Interactive Game Sudent Activity

Explore information about copyright law. Develop research skills using technology and enhance reading skills
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Google Expeditions in Full Rollout, iOS Version to Follow -- THE Journal

Google Expeditions in Full Rollout, iOS Version to Follow -- THE Journal | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google has formally rolled out the full release version of Google Expeditions, the company's virtual reality system for education that's built on top of Google Cardboard.
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Google Cast for Education Allows Students, Teachers to Share the Projector -- THE Journal

Google Cast for Education Allows Students, Teachers to Share the Projector -- THE Journal | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be on different networks — without any additional device.
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5 Ways to Ace Discussion Board Assignments in an Online Class

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When online discussion boards come together well, students can actually learn more from them than from other parts of class, instructors say. But getting the most out of a discussion board – and earning the high marks to show for it – isn't easy. 

Below, experts share tips for how to ace the discussion board component of online class.

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Discussion forums are essential for an online learning community. Great tips shared here!

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MindMeister: Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

MindMeister - Leading Online Mind Mapping Software. Millions of users collaboratively brainstorm & work on mind maps. Web ✓ iOS ✓ Android ✓ Try for free!
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