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#114 Useful Google in Education posts this week

Posts about using Google applications in the classroom

YouTube will fight fake news by offering workshops to teens

Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news through workshops. The day-long gatherings will encourage teens to check facts, escape "social bubbles," deal with hate speech responsibly and use reporting tools. YouTube began the program in Liverpool on April 21st, but it plans to swing by youth clubs in other UK cities over the months ahead.The workshops are hosted by veteran YouTube creators who focus on youth culture, diversity and education.

Researching a Topic with Google Keep @coolcatteacher

I’ve taught lots of tools for research with Diigo being one of my favorites. (Diigo tutorial here.)However, with some recent integration of Google Keep with Google Docs, for this project I have students using Google keep and tagging. I’ve embedded two tutorials below. First, you’ll have the YouTube video. It will just play and not pause. Second, I’ve got the Edpuzzle video. If you watch Edpuzzle, you can see how I’ve inserted pauses, etc. in it for students to do the work. They can ask me for help if they get stuck at any point. (I’ve written about Edpuzzle before.)

Create an Amazon-style School Store using Forms and autoCrat

When I think about my purchases – even those I make with my kids – more often than not, I am making those purchases online. Why? Not only does it save this busy mom time, it is just so much easier to shop from the comfort of my home than to fight traffic and battle crowds only to find that they don’t even have my size or the color I want.

How to manually create a Story in Google Photos - Android customization

The new Google Photos makes it easy to manually create Stories, Movies and more "autoawesome" content, join us on this Android customization post to see how to build a Story.

How Your Phone Knows Where You Have Been

Most smartphones can store a visual history of your travels based on your GPS data, but you can turn it off.

Shut the Front Door (Again)! Updated Differentiation With Google Forms

There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms. One of my favorite features allows us to differentiate a form for students, meaning we can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question.

The Beginner's Guide to the Hour of Code

In case you haven’t been paying attention, computer science skills are vastly becoming some of the most in-demand skills of the twenty-first century. In fact, some call it a new “superpower.”

Edit Images in Google Drive: Pixlr Editor - Teacher Tech

Image editor Google Drive: connect more apps to Google Drive to allow for editing images in Drive and saving those images to Google Drive.

FTT - Google Drive for File Storage

Most people know that Google Drive is the online tool that allows your students to make collaborative documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets on their Chromebooks. I think many of us have also been using the tool frequently too when we want to collaborate with colleagues or survey students using Google Forms. But, it is really important to remember that Google Drive was designed to be two things, a place to create Docs, Sheets, and Forms, and a place to store ANY file. You do not have to convert files to store them on Google Drive. Literally any digital file can safely be stored in Google's Cloud and since we use Google Apps for Education, we have unlimited Google Drive Storage. Everything you've ever created on your computer can be stored in your school Drive Account and accessed by you from any computer.