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5 New and Updated Google Tools for Education That You Might’ve missed - Eductechalogy

5 New and Updated Google Tools for Education That You Might’ve missed - Eductechalogy | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
  Most tech giants (Google, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, HP…) are racing to contribute to the education domain by providing powerful free, mostly cloud based,  tools and resources, for students, teachers, schools, and universities. Most of them believe in education and the vast economic gains the world will reap when students are taught 21st century skills …
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Google to award $5 million to Canada's most innovative non-profits - Cantech Letter

Google to award $5 million to Canada's most innovative non-profits - Cantech Letter | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google is looking for Canada’s most innovative not-for-profits. The search engine giant yesterday announced it will divvy up $5-million and disperse it between the ten most innovative Canadian non-profit organizations through means of a competition called the Google.org Impact Challenge. Ten finalists will be chosen to pitch an idea on March 6th to a panel …
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How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone or iPad

How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone or iPad | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Placing FaceTime video or audio calls is ridiculously easy to do. There's a built-in FaceTime app on every iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, and FaceTime is also integrated into the Phone app on iPhone, As long as you're on Wi-Fi or cellular data, you can stay in touch with family and friends, even while traveling, connect with anyone in the world, even without a long distance plan, and not only hear but see the people you're talking to.

It's like having all the people you care about most right there in front of you.

Best of all, it's easy to use!

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5 More Awesome Chrome Extensions for Teachers

5 More Awesome Chrome Extensions for Teachers | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Can’t get enough of Chrome extensions? Here are five more great ones that teachers will find useful when using videos in the classroom, sharing content, and researching.
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Add Text to Your Image Just By Right-Clicking

Add Text to Your Image Just By Right-Clicking | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Adding text to images can be cumbersome. But there’s an easy solution that lets you add text to any image just by right-clicking, making the process seamless and quick.
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Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers

Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google Classroom, the company's platform that brings together Google Apps for Education and a number of tools for managing classes and content, is getting one..
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Boomerang Respondable

Boomerang Respondable | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Boomerang Respondable is an assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you write more effective emails in real-time.
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Use Google Drive to Fill Out PDF Forms

Use Google Drive to Fill Out PDF Forms | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
If you don’t have the right software, filling out PDF forms on your computer can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, this (free) trick using Google Drive makes filling out PDF forms a breeze.
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Google launches video chat app to compete with Apple's FaceTime

Google launches video chat app to compete with Apple's FaceTime | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google Duo, a new video chat app that works on phones, is released today. It's fast, easy to use, and devoid of complicated bells and whistles.
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How to Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

How to Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has been selling strongly since its launch last month, thanks in part to a number of new features includin
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When I Code I am: via Nicole Kaufman ‏@teach_msK @AlexHutchison 

When I Code I am: via Nicole Kaufman ‏@teach_msK @AlexHutchison  | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
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"Hey @JCasaTodd @AlexHutchison and I created this graphic when we had parents asking about why coding! #amdsblearns pic.twitter.com/8SUC7vdHxq "

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3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way

3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way | Techy Tips | Scoop.it


"One of the great things (among many) about 3D printing is that not only is it an important skill in itself, it’s also a valuable tool for learning about other things. Just look at 3D printed organ models, for example – they’re becoming increasingly common in hospitals and clinics as a way for surgeons to plan operations before operating, but they also allow medical students and professionals alike to study the human body – and all of its quirks and malfunctions – more closely and thoroughly than ever before.

3D printing, and its ability to create perfect replicas of microscopic particles and blow them up to thousands of times their original size, has also enabled researchers and students to study things like pollen, for example, in a tactile way that wasn’t previously possible. At the other end of the spectrum, 3D printing can scale the universe down to a cube that can be held in the palm of a hand. 

There’s virtually no limit to the concepts that can be elucidated with a 3D printer, and a group of scientists at the Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB) have designed a course that uses the technology to teach high school students about the growing field of materials science."


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5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar - Teacher Tech

5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar - Teacher Tech | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Explore Google Calendar with these 5 tips. Use appointment slots, drag events, use Agenda view, Toggle Calendars off and use Hangouts.
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Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites

Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google has recently introduced a totally revamped Google Sites available to its G Suite customers only. Compared with the classic Site, the new Google Sites comes with a bunch of extra interesting features that include intuitive technology, integration with G Suite apps, attractive design, ability to track site’s performance using Google Analytics, new colourful templates and many more. To learn more about the difference between classic Sites and new Sites, check out this resource.

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Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success

Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Though a recipe for success in digital classrooms evades researchers, the report concludes with five key takeaways, highlighting important lessons for technology integration in schools:

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How to Change the Text Density and Spacing in Gmail - BetterCloud Monitor

How to Change the Text Density and Spacing in Gmail - BetterCloud Monitor | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
In this video, we show you how to customize the text density and spacing of your Gmail layout to fit your personal preference. This is a helpful tool because som
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Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door

Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
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Google will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups

Google will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google today announced two major changes related to its mobile search results. The one you'll probably notice first is that Google is removing the..
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How to Split Text into Columns in Google Sheets

How to Split Text into Columns in Google Sheets | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a list of names in a spreadsheet and wanted to separate them by first and last names into two columns? Instead of wasting time with tedious copying and pasting, there’s a quick, easy way to separate text into columns in Google Sheets.
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4 of The Smartest Workarounds in Google Apps - BetterCloud Monitor

4 of The Smartest Workarounds in Google Apps - BetterCloud Monitor | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Just because it isn’t a built in feature, doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. With a little ingenuity, you can find a way to do almost anything you want in Googl
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Google will kill Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018

Google will kill Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018 | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
Google today announced plans to kill off Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018. Chrome extensions and themes will not be affected, while Chrome apps will continue to live on in Chrome OS.
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Google Forms and Siri Unite For Recording Anecdotals and Classroom Walkthoughs

Google Forms and Siri Unite For Recording Anecdotals and Classroom Walkthoughs | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of using Siri on my iphone and have been ever since I began using speech to text software with students in about 2006.  Boy, has the technology improved since then!  I now use it to create reminders, schedule calendar events and dictate emails and documents when I have a quiet place…
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50 Google Sheets Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Spreadsheets

50 Google Sheets Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Spreadsheets | Techy Tips | Scoop.it
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3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way

3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way | Techy Tips | Scoop.it


"One of the great things (among many) about 3D printing is that not only is it an important skill in itself, it’s also a valuable tool for learning about other things. Just look at 3D printed organ models, for example – they’re becoming increasingly common in hospitals and clinics as a way for surgeons to plan operations before operating, but they also allow medical students and professionals alike to study the human body – and all of its quirks and malfunctions – more closely and thoroughly than ever before.

3D printing, and its ability to create perfect replicas of microscopic particles and blow them up to thousands of times their original size, has also enabled researchers and students to study things like pollen, for example, in a tactile way that wasn’t previously possible. At the other end of the spectrum, 3D printing can scale the universe down to a cube that can be held in the palm of a hand. 

There’s virtually no limit to the concepts that can be elucidated with a 3D printer, and a group of scientists at the Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB) have designed a course that uses the technology to teach high school students about the growing field of materials science."


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