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Updated by Fiona Beal on Aug 03, 2015
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Great Google posts this week #24

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

8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn’t Ignore

Did you ever click the bright red 'New' button inside your Google Drive? Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the 'neglected' siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time…

Reading, Writing, & Thinking: Become A Chromebook Superhero

Get the most out of your Chromebook! This session will harness your collaboration and super creation power by building strong foundational skills. Learn how th…

How to import books from Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud Drive

Using a cloud service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud Drive is a great way to back up your books, or collaborate across iPads and bring them together into one book.
You can always open a nat...




Educationa Technology and Mobile Learning says, "Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your class website and here are some of them:"

It's a Draw! Organize Your Way To The Finish Line - Tots & Tech 2015

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Google Drawing can help you and your students create graphic organizers that organize information and illustrate k…

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Doctopus and Goobric to Grade Google Classroom Assignments

Richard Byrne says, "On Sunday afternoon I had one of the "rabbit holes of the Internet" adventures that has me jumping from one link to another. It started by reading about these Google Classroom Hacks that Peter Vogel shared and ended with watching two videos about using Doctopus and Goobric to grade Google Classroom assignments. Doctopus and Goobric are Google Sheets Add-ons. In the videos embedded below Justin Brink demonstrates how to use Doctopus and Goobric with Google Classroom."

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Webinar Recordings - Blogger, Google Drive, and YouTube

Richard Byrne says, "Last week I presented three webinars on behalf of Simple K12. If you couldn't attend the live sessions, you can now access the recordings through Simple K12."

Free Technology for Teachers: Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School

Richard Byrne says, "Last week I updated my free guide to using Blogger in school to include directions for using the Blogger iPad app. This afternoon I updated it again. The latest update includes directions for using the Blogger Android app. You can download the complete guide here or download just the Android section here."

10 Secrets About Google

We may use it everyday, but how much do we really know about the biggest search engine on earth? Watch the clip to discover 10 of the...

8 Absolutely Brilliant Chrome Extensions That You Should Know About

Despite having used Firefox in the past, having dipped my toes in the water with Safari and Opera, and even going totally crazy after using Internet Explorer for 10 minutes, somehow I always seem to come back to Chrome. And it's easy to see why. The number of Chrome plugins is huge, and when a developer makes…

Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout

Richard Byrne says, "Last week I presented three webinars on behalf of Simple K12 (the recordings will be available later this week). The third of those webinars was all about Google Drive Add-ons and Chrome extensions for teachers. If you couldn't attend the live webinar, you can still grab the handout here or view it as embedded below."

Google Tone is a Chrome extension for sharing URLs with nearby computers using sound

Google has launched a new experimental Chrome extension that lets you transmit the URL of a website to other nearby computers using nothing but sound.

TeachingTechNix: Google Drive Search Tips

he little search bar in your Google Drive can be pretty awesome when you know how to harness its power.  You can just type in a word and hit search, and most times you will find what you are looking for, but I want to share some tips to help you search more effectively.