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Great Google posts this week #23

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

Making a LOT of Copies of the Same Google Docs

Sometimes I have need to make a lot of copies of a document in my Google Drive. For example, I have a template for creating badges in Google Draw. However, I need a lot of badges for my project. Ma...

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Dangers when working with shared documents or folders in Google Drive that have the...

If you research how the sharing of documents or folders in Google Drive, some alarming facts emerge especially if those documents allow one to edit. For example you may want participants to be able to to share documents from a recent conference. This can cause some real problems if anyone decides to move a folder.

A Simple Way to Create A Search Engine of Educational Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

'Educational Technology and Mobile learning says, "While YouTube is a fundamentally important resource of educational videos to use in class, it is not the only one out there. There are actually several other powerful alternatives to YouTube which provide video content specifically deigned for educational purposes. I have already featured a wide variety of these alternatives in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. However, today I want to share with you a great way to create a video search engine that your students can use to search for educational videos from sources other than YouTube.'

Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students

If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone.

6 of the Best Hidden Features in Google Chrome | The Gooru

Google Chrome is actually much more than just a web browser. Yes, it can navigate you to whichever website you please in the blink of an eye and you can use the URL bar to conduct Google searches, but that stuff just scratches the surface.

Google has tucked away a lot of hidden functionalities into the Chrome browser. Jotting notes on a built in notepad, playing a dinosaur themed browser game when the wifi is out, and even finding your lost cell phone on a Google map, are just a couple of the cool things most people can do. These are six of our favorite hidden Chrome tricks you can try out right now.

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9 Steps to Create A Classroom Poster Using Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learn how to use Google Draw in nine steps by creating a poster

Google Read & Write-- the basics

Recorded with ScreenCastify (, the screen video recorder for Chrome. This extension is free to teachers and it can do some amazing things...

Add videos to Google Docs

Add videos to your Google Doc lessons with DocentEDU. 1. Publish Google Doc 2. Load DocentEDU extension on the published doc 3. Add a sticky note and paste t...

Disable downloading, printing, and copying of any Google Drive file

With Information Rights Management (IRM), people using Google Drive can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu―perfect for when the file you're sharing contains sensitive information that you don't want shared broadly or leaked. This new option is available for any file stored in Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Google Docs.

Gamify Searching Google Drive

Want to learn how to search Google Drive? I am presenting at the NJECC Conference in January. I thought I would use this as a chance to try out gamified Professional Development. One of my sessions...

EdTechTeam: 10 Ways to Change Your Classroom with Google Cardboard
  1. Download Cardboard App Android| iOS
  2. Kaleidoscope in the App
  3. Roller Coster VR Android | iOS
  4. 360-Degree YouTube Videos
  5. Wingsuit 360
  6. Cardboard for the Classroom
  7. PhotoSphere Android-> in-Camera | iOS
  8. Create 360 Video
  9. Ready, Set, Go!
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Google Play Books Can Now Sync Notes to Google Drive

Google Play Books has been our top pick for ereader on Android for a while. Now, it’s getting a little better. The newest version of Play Books allows you to sync your notes, highlights, and bookmarks to a separate folder in Google Drive. The Best Ereader for Android The Best Ereader for Android The Best Ereader for Android Reading ebooks on Android used to be just okay. Now it's awesome. While there are plenty of… Read more Read more

Free Technology for Teachers: New 'Replace Image' Function Makes it Easier to Edit Google Slides

In their on-going quest to make Google Slides as robust as Keynote and PowerPoint, the Google has added a new slide editing tool. You can now right-click on any image your slides to quickly replace it with another image. In the past you would have had to delete the old image then insert the new image and in the process lose the size formatting. The new "replace image" function allows you to swap images without losing the size formatting.

How to make beautiful presentations | Slides | The Apps Show

If you make a lot of presentations, you know it's all about organization and details. Well, we've got you covered in this episode by showing you our favorite...

Google lets users map their steps

Google on Wednesday began letting smartphone users automatically map where they have been. A 'Your Timeline' feature being added to Google Maps lets users see histories of trips taken and, if they also use Google Photos, see where they took images on any given days. 'We're rolling out Your Timeline, a useful way to remember and view the places you've been on a given day, month or year,' Google product manager Gerard Sanz said in a blog post.

5 Best Google Docs Tips and Tricks 2015

here are Five Tips and Tricks for Google Docs.Did you know you can view and edit your Google Documents Offline