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Useful Google in Education posts this week #59

Control Alt Achieve: The Totally New Google Sites

Out of all the major Google tools, most people would agree that Google Sites has been the most overdue for an update. Yes, it is one of my favorite programs, and I have used it extensively to design websites, and I have created loads of training videos and guides for it (see here for details). Still though, when compared to most modern web design tools, Google Sites has fallen far behind its competition.

10 innovative Google lessons from the EduOnAir Conference

Looking for innovative ways to integrate Google Apps in your classroom? Look no further. Here are 10 lessons you can use in your own class.

Bring Life to Aging Computers By Converting Them to Chromebooks

Does your school have dated tech, but a limited budget? You might want to read this.

5 Things You Can Do in Google Sheets That You Can't Do in Excel - BetterCloud Monitor

Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel have a lot in common--they're both spreadsheet programs that share the same basic functionalities. But there are few features that set Sheets apart from Excel. Here are five features in Sheets that don't have an exact corollary in Excel.

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

Google Keep is a powerful note taking application for teachers. It allows you to capture your thoughts in different format: audio, text and images. You can also use it to create to do-lists, add reminders to your notes, copy notes to your Google docs and many more. For those of you new to Google Keep, here is a handy visual that features 10 basic Google Keep tips you should know about. Check it out and share with your colleagues. Enjoy

How to Use YouTube to Record a Video of Your Screen

With nothing more than a browser and YouTube you can create a screencast of your desktop in a matter of minutes powered by Google Hangouts. To get started, go to YouTube's Live Events while logged in to your account and hit the 'Enable live streaming' button. This won't start the live screencast as there are…

Two Great Chrome Extensions to Use with Google Keep ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Keep is a great note taking and task management web tool and mobile app. We have recently created a step by step guide on everything teachers need to know about Google Keep including things such as: how to create text, photo and audio notes, how to customize the settings of your notes, how to copy your notes to Google Doc, how to set reminders for your notes, how to create a list and add items to it and many more. In today’s post, we are sharing with you these too helpful Chrome extensions to use with your Google Keep :

Allow Anyone to Upload Files Directly to Your Google Drive

Have you ever been in the situation when you needed someone to share a digital file with you but the file is too large to send as an email attachment? Sharin...

Teaching, Tech and Twitter: Better Together! Creating Collaborative HyperDocs

There are times when you just get PUMPED up about teaching. Something reignites that passion we all have as educators and fuels our fire. It is no secret that HyperDocs do this for me. I am very passionate about spreading the love for this incredible method of instruction that transforms how we teach with technology. HyperDocs were created by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis and they are such a game changer! (Check out my previous post HyperDocs! Need I Say More??? and definitely get your hands on a copy of their book The HyperDoc Handbook today!)

Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook

When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionless bri...