Posts tagged Google
Posts tagged Google
Google’s Cyber weekend deals are a serious reason to at least download Google Play for iOS on your ipad. I’m picking up Malcom Gladwell’s book for 3.49 and reading it in the app for just this reason. Book lovers must go over this list, but the chromecast stick is worth a look as it is basically a Roku/ Apple TV on a stick for just $35.
So Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has written an 860 page how-to guide detailing how to switch from iPhone to a Google-powered Droid phone. If you’re going to do it, here’s the guide.
A nice training module to help students and teachers become “Google Drive masters.” Neat idea created by someone at Rochester Public Schools for their teachers along with videos that are hyperlinked. This is a great example of the new kind of training that many technology integration coaches are providing. Just in time (JIT) or “own your own time” (OYOT) types of courses.
If you want students to draft work in Google Docs, you have to teach them about the Research pane. It lets you search for the appropriate license (click the down arrow) and set the citation method. You can insert photos, search Google Scholar and a dictionary, your own files, and even the web. When you mouse over the item, you have the option to cite the source or insert a link. Very cool and handy for writers. This is an older feature that hasn’t gotten the press it deserves in classrooms. If you have Google Apps for education this is a BIG DEAL because it simplifies finding pictures and does many other things that online citation generators do all within Google Docs.
AWESOME visual depiction of how to use Google Docs. Ignore the typo in the title - this glogster is an awesome thing to share with teachers in your school who are using Google Docs.
An awesome graphic (click on the buttons on the graphic) from Edudemic sharing some excellent ways to use Google Drive in Education including templates, writers workshop, self grading quizzes, assignment tracking and more.
IF you use Google Hangouts, you’ll want to check out Google moderator which lets you ask questions and people can suggest answers and vote up answers. You can use this in class as well.
There are many apps you can add to Google Drive including wevideo (collaborative video editing), Mind Meister (for brainstorming) and hellofax (for sending and receiving faxes) and more. Learn how to be more productive with Google Drive.
Lots of free lesson plans by some reputable teachers using Google products. These are on the Google website and looks like many fellow Google Certified Teachers have prepared the plans. Awesome! Pass it along.
This is the only way I’ve found to access Google calendar on Windows 8. The two companies, Microsoft and Google, aren’t working together. This is not smart for either of them, I think, but I’ll work around it for now.