Posts tagged Google
Posts tagged Google
Get your artists to create a Doodle 4 Google! Entries are due March 20. Start doodling. They also have a Teachers Pack and other things that you will need to help participate. Remember that only one application per student is allowed but you can have an unlimited number from your school. The 50 state winners will be flown to Mountain View, California. I went there for Google Certified Teacher training and it was awesome.
Welcome to your new Google smarthome - not smartphone - smarthome. They’ve bought a smart thermostat maker - I can imagine all kinds of cool things with Google Glasses, Droids, and other Google integrations with this. This interesting article covers many of the things Google has gone into besides their traditional search box/ advertising model and it tells you about the future of our world as a major giant positions for the Internet of Things which moves far beyond our screens into the air we breathe.
This will impact our schools beyond what we understand as our surroundings become smarter and able to be controlled remotely in ways we can’t really understand today. These are trends I’ll be discussing in my Intro to Computer Science classes.
"Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for US$3.2bil (RM10.54bil), signalling the Internet company’s intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. "
There are some tricks for using Google apps on the ipad. The biggest issue I have with Google drive is that it can’t be used to upload video which means my classroom has to use Dropbox.But many of you are Google Apps and ipad.This is a handy guide for you.
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.