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10 great Google posts this week #7

After looking through all the Google posts that were shared to my various subscriptions recently, these are the ten that have caught my eye so far.

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‘How to Easily Find the Biggest Files in your Google Drive’ from Digital Inspiration

‘How to Easily Find the Biggest Files in your Google Drive’ from Digital Inspiration

http://goo.gl/b5msYB
What do you do when your Google Drive is running out of storage space? You either add more storage or the inexpensive option is that you clean up your Drive and delete the large files that are hogging up the bulk of space. But how do know where these big files are hiding in your Drive?

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'Two Tools for Turning Outlines Into Mind Maps' from Richard Byrne

'Two Tools for Turning Outlines Into Mind Maps' from Richard Byrne

http://goo.gl/O3gCcf
This is good news! Richard Byrne says, "Some students prefer to see ideas organized in an outline style while others see large concepts better when they're in a mind map format. Text 2 Mind Map and MindMeister's Google Docs Add-on bridge the gap between the outline format and the mind map format. Both tools allow you to type an outline then see that outline turned into a mind map."

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'Where Is Street View? Where Isn't Street View?' from Richard Byrne

'Where Is Street View? Where Isn't Street View?' from Richard Byrne

http://goo.gl/6nXT5D
In this post Richard Byrne outlines three ways to determining where Street View imagery is available and where it is not available.

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'Now You Can Customize Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers in Google Docs' from Richard Byrne

'Now You Can Customize Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers in Google Docs' from Richard Byrne

http://goo.gl/WX0cLB
Google Docs is improving all the time. You can now customize the placement of headers and footers in your documents. You can specify which pages those headers and footers appear on which makes it possible to create a cover page within your document. This post shows how you can do this.

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'Organize Your Thoughts With Google Keep' from Richard Byrne

'Organize Your Thoughts With Google Keep' from Richard Byrne

http://goo.gl/0ydm1g
Richard Byrne says, 'Google Keep is an interesting digital sticky note service that is available as a website, as a Chrome app, and as an Android app. On Google Keep you can create sticky notes to use simple text notes, as bookmarks, or as reminders with dates and times.'

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'Google Announces Big Online Conference For Educators' from Larry Ferlazzo

'Google Announces Big Online Conference For Educators' from Larry Ferlazzo

http://goo.gl/psrurG
Larry Ferlazzo says, 'Google has announced a free online conference for educators called Education On Air that will take place on May 8th and 9th.
They don’t mention any names of presenters or speakers, and they’re pretty vague on the topics to be covered. They say a schedule will be released next month. They are also inviting people to send in suggestions of what should take place.'

Slides - 2015 GAFE Summit Hawaii

Google Collaborative Slide Project
This is a great example of how creative and collaborative one can get on Google Slides. This is a good way to get people to introduce themselves at a workshop and on this particular collaborative slide project I like the way the first slide has a link to the recipients actual slide plus a way to get back to that first slide!

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms

   Skip Pages Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the questions do not apply for every student. If students an...

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

Looking for some good mind mapping and brainstorming tools that work with Google Drive? Here are 4 tools that are integrated with Google Drive which means that you can easily create, edit and share your mind maps and diagrams right from your Drive.Also, these tools support real-time collaboration, a feature ideal for students group work. Different participants can work on the same mind map with the ability to see each others edits as they happen.