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Great Google posts #54

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Notes to Pictures in Google Keep

To add a voice comment to a picture in Google Keep you simply open the app and tap the camera icon in the "take a note" field. Then after taking your picture (or importing from your camera roll) tap the "+" icon in the lower-left corner to add a note. You can choose to type a note or your can tap the microphone icon to record a note. Then just start speaking. The audio file will automatically be attached to the note containing your image.

EdTechTeam: Top 10 Reasons to Attend a #GAFESUMMIT

1.Find out how Google Apps for Education (GAFE) can automate your workload and simplify your life.
2. Learn how to give immediate, effective and ongoing student feedback
3.Discover the amazing collaborative features of GAFE
4.Learn how to empower your students with GAFE tools
5.Explore how your students can get creative with GAFE
6.Network and meet other teachers in your community who are excited about education.
7. Get inspired by international and local speakers and presenters.
8.Get Googley in the Photo Booth with old and new friends
9.Be dazzled and entertained with the Demo Slams
10.Find out how you can disrupt education and make a significant difference in your students’ lives

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Q&A and Laser Pointer Features of Google Slides @googledocs

This afternoon Google added two fantastic new features to Google Slides. First, Google Slides now has a Q&A feature that lets your audience submit questions to you. Second, Google Slides now has a built-in laser pointer that you can use to call attention to parts of your slides. I've already received some questions about how to use these new features so I made the following short video

Free Technology for Teachers: Collaborative Book Publishing with Google Slides & Issuu

Google Slides has become a universal tool for students to use on any device. In this video, Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) shows how students could collaboratively design a book using Google Slides and then publish it with the digital publishing platform, Issuu.

Free Technology for Teachers: Improved Voice Commands and More New Google Apps Features Released This Week

A few months ago Google adding voice typing as a native feature in Google Docs. This week they improved the voice typing feature by adding a slew of new commands. You can now use voice commands to do things like add and edit tables, select and highlight text, and format text. A complete list of voice commands can be found here.

Google Classroom

Today we're launching an integration with , so that you can use the Classroom Share button to send out Quizizz games. How does it work? Just begin a Live or Homework game as you normally would. On the page...

Meet Gboard: Search, GIFs, emojis & more. Right from your keyboard.

iPhone users—this one’s for you. Meet Gboard, a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. Unfortunately this is only available from the US store at the moment and not in South Africa.

4 Handy Google Drive Tools to Create Educational Visual Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Adding some variety to your teaching content can positively impact students learning and comprehension. Web 2.0 technologies empower teachers with various educational tools and apps to create engaging content. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some examples of applications to utilize with your Google Drive to design beautiful visual content to incorporate in your teaching. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: creating diagrams, flowcharts, posters, flyers, infographics, newsletters and many more.

Control Alt Achieve: 20 Instant Google Searches your Students Need to Know

These cards contain the information you searched for, but often also include interactive controls to let you dig deeper, branch off, or experience the information in a more engaging manner. As students learn to become better at searching and researching, many of the instant search cards can be useful to them in a variety of their school subjects.

A Great App to Remotely Control Google Drive Presentations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

De Mobo Slides is a great application to remotely control the presentations you create through Google Slides, Prezi, and Slideshare right from your iPhone or Android-operated device. The process is ver simple: you install De Mobo app on your mobile device and pair it with your computer using a generated code as shown in the video below. Once the two devices are connected you can then start streamlining presentations from your mobile device. However for this to work, you need to make sure both of the devices are connected on the same network.

Docs Demo: Masters Edition

Google Docs allow you to collaborate with anyone in real time. See what it's like by joining up with some famous authors to create something worth sharing. h...

Chrome Music Lab – UKEdChat.com

A superb suite of fun and playful online musical activities and toys.

Using GAFE in the K-2 ELA Classroom

By: Leane Krause 1st Grade Teacher lkrause1@kleinisd.net @leanekrause

Google Cultural Institute

The brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

Welcome to GLT

Google Lit Trips, educational nonprofit, award winning, educational technology, place based storytelling, reading about reading