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Great Google posts #50

Free Technology for Teachers: Try the Google Newspaper Archive to Locate Old Articles and Images

Earlier this week I shared the U.S. News Map which is a database of newspapers that displays search results on a map of the United States. The U.S. News Map is limited to the years of 1836 to 1925 and is limited to U.S. newspapers. The Google News Newspaper archive offers a larger selection of newspapers both in terms of years and geography. In the Google News Newspaper archive you can search for a specific newspaper, search for article titles, or as demonstrated below you can search for a topic.

5 of the best Google apps for iOS, and how to use them

Not all Google geeks use Android. Bring popular productivity tools to your iPhone or iPad with these native versions of your favorite apps.

New Google Contacts Preview

see how it works and how you can merge your duplicate contacts

Free Technology for Teachers: Capture Student Ideas with VideoNot.es & Google Classroom

If you’ve used VideoNot.es, you know that it is a powerful application that allows users to take time-stamped, synchronized notes alongside a YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, edX, Udacity or Coursera video. Students using this app can record their thoughts and ideas to share with their peers, their teacher, or to refer to later as they review concepts. Teachers can use VideoNot.es to gain a glimpse into their students’ thinking as well as to ensure that they have actively engaged with video content.

Control Alt Achieve: Why every educator should be using Google Communities

How would you like a way to connect with hundreds of thousands of educators online? To find others who teach the same subject? To locate classes around the world to collaborate with? To share your ideas and learn from others? One great way to accomplish all of these ideas is with Google Communities.

4 New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few weeks, Google has been rolling out some cool new features and functionalities to Google Drive. For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, below is a quick overview of the major new releases. Our favourite feature in this collection is number four which allows Drive file owners to set expiration dates for access to files they share with others. After the expiration is over ,file receivers are denied access.

10 Basic Google Drive Tips Every Teacher Should Know about (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Whether you are a novice or veteran Google user, the visual below provides you with 10 essential tips to help you make the best of your Drive. We have particularly focused on the following areas: how to: access your Drive files offline, customize sharing settings of your folders, connect and manage apps in your Drive, organize and sort your folders, convert uploaded files to Google Docs format, quickly search your Drive, change the language of your Drive and finally how to access a list of important keyboard shortcuts to use on your Drive.

A Quick Overview of The Latest Google Drive Updates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since the start of the new year, Google Drive has released a number of key features and updates for both the web based version and the mobile apps. Here is a brief overview of some of the important updates as featured in Google Apps blog.

Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking

Visual notetaking can help new content stick. Use Google Drawings to pull in images and make those notes shine!

8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive | Shake Up Learning

  Pinterest The Google Drive Advanced Search is a thing of beauty. My Google Drive is not the most organized, and I frequently rely on the search tool to find what I need. I have never been good at keeping all my digital files inside perfectly organized, color-coded, nested folders. It’s a good thing that I …