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Docs - Google Apps Learning Center v4

Docs - Google Apps Learning Center v4 | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Google Apps Learning Center for new users to Google Apps. Here you can get started with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites. Printable guides, instructional videos and tutorials!
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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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good google tools for learning

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:10 PM

Great post for all those using Google.

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6 Google Now Features That Will Change How You Search

6 Google Now Features That Will Change How You Search | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Google Now, Google's less sassy but arguably more useful answer to Siri, is a handy little piece of software. Once you have it, you find yourself depending on it in surprising ways. You can use it to find showtimes, search by voice, set reminders to yourself, and much more. But if that's all you use…
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Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google's leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let's dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine that has recently been unveiled.…
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:31 AM

Argh.... will this article help me break my Google Addiction?

Sayed Saber Ali's curator insight, June 27, 2014 6:38 AM

Useful links inside article

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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, April 25, 2014 1:43 PM

Excellent and  extremely informative. Thanks for this. Great way to bring people together and sharing information with prospects, future customers,  business partners, etc.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:04 PM

Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

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Tips & tricks - Deploy Google Apps

Tips & tricks - Deploy Google Apps | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Planning to deploy Google Apps for your organization? Here's where you'll find resources to help get you started, including our Technical Transition Guide, change management resources, and a variety of communications and documentation templates you customize for your users.
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Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google's built-in tools, advanced operators, and third-party extensions. You can also use it for some pretty cool stuff if you know the right tricks.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Image Search to Solve a Flea Market Mystery

Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Image Search to Solve a Flea Market Mystery | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
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"combine image upload with text to improve your Google Images search results" from Freetech4teachers - great tip, great little video

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OTT Explains – Is It Better to Log Into Websites using Facebook, Google or Twitter Accounts?

OTT Explains – Is It Better to Log Into Websites using Facebook, Google or Twitter Accounts? | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Over the years, you may have noticed that a lot of websites let you use your Facebook, Google or Twitter account to log into their websites. You don't have
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pros and cons of using FB, Google or Twitter to log into sites

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Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t

Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
On the information superhighway, we are at the helm of piloting a browser through the lanes and alleys of the web. To be a good driver, you need to be a master at the wheel.
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3 Google Tricks When You Don’t Know What to Search For

3 Google Tricks When You Don’t Know What to Search For | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Sometimes you are totally sure which terms to use to search Google to find the information you need. However more often than not, you have to try dozens of various search phrases to accidentally come across a good result.
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Google Tricks and Tips: Saving Files to Multiple Folders

Google Tricks and Tips: Saving Files to Multiple Folders | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Saving Google Drive Files to Multiple Folders Google Apps and Google Drive in particular are full of great features. I love to share tips and features that have made my life, work, and classroom...
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Good tip - didn't know this one

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The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not Using

The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not Using | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Many of us already know and love Google Docs for being free, available on the web, and relatively robust. What you may not know is that there are a ton of features hiding in Google Docs that either don't exist in other suites, or are just too awesome to not use all the time.
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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Infographic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Infographic | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
So you're a Google guru or a search siren... I bet you still don't know every last trick and tool in Google's array of services. But whether you're a newbie or expert, the following infographic may very well be worth printing out and posting in your office or teacher's lounge.

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Find Unadvertised Job Openings with a Clever Google Search

Find Unadvertised Job Openings with a Clever Google Search | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Most job openings at most companies go unadvertised--that is, they're posted on their site, but they're not farmed out to recruiters or posted on massive job boards. That also makes them harder to find.
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Google Apps now lets you share Docs, Slides, and Drawings without forcing recipients to sign in

Google Apps now lets you share Docs, Slides, and Drawings without forcing recipients to sign in | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Google today announced it has tweaked the way sharing works for Docs, Slides and Drawings. Recipients no longer have to sign in or create a Google account if they don't have one.

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Become A Google Maps Boss With These 6 Crucial Tips

Become A Google Maps Boss With These 6 Crucial Tips | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
It’s been a long time since Google Maps had some real competition. Nowadays, Bing Maps offers some level of adversity but it’s not quite there yet. Remember when MapQuest used to be the Big Thing? We
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The Final Showdown: Google+ vs. Facebook, Which One Is REALLY The Best?

The Final Showdown: Google+ vs. Facebook, Which One Is REALLY The Best? | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
It’s an age old dispute (well, two years old, anyway): which is better, Facebook or Google+? Even here at MakeUseOf, we can’t quite agree.
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How to Use Google Plus

How to Use Google Plus | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up?
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