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19 great Google posts this week #34

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

The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru

With only a month and a half left until 2016, we thought now is as good a time as ever to take a look back at all the new features Google Apps released this year. There were so many amazing ..more ›

Using Google Sites as Student and Teacher Portfolios

Learn how to create student and teacher portfolios using Google Sites. For more information, please visit TechEducatorPodcast.com | @TechEdShow

The New Google Plus Is Now Released with Interesting Features ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A new version of Google Plus has been released today with a redesigned look and a focus on two main features: Collections and Communities. These are functionalities that were already present in the old version of Google Plus but with this new update, Google puts them ‘front and centre’ allowing people to easily discover, follow and share content that matter to them.

Google Slides CHEAT SHEET! (Free Download)

This Google Slides Cheat Sheet will give teachers and students an overview of the NEW Slides Home Screen, as well as a good overview of the available features in the menu and toolbar. I hope you find this handy and useful!

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.

Google Tricks and Tips: Editing Images in Docs and Slides

Add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Slides! Did you know you can crop, add borders, and even reshape your images in Google Docs and Slides? This feature has been around for just a few months, and it a great feature for students and teachers! Editing images give you the ability to add a professional touch to your presentations and documents.

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides - FREE Template

Celebrate winter and get creative with winter magnetic poetry using Google Slides! Get your FREE Copy of the Winter Magnetic Poetry template to use with your students!

Getting Started With Google Apps for Education Training

Training is extremely important from day one, and it should continue throughout the adoption year and beyond. It’s always a good idea to find a small group of teachers ready to learn and share what they’ve learned. It’s important for schools to promote the value that GAFE will bring to teachers, parents and students. Start by identifying key benefits.

No connectivity? No problem for Google Maps

Ever tried to use Google Maps in an area with spotty – or even no – Internet access? That may no longer be an issue.

The Benefits of Using GAFE with Primary Students | Imagine Easy Solutions

ImagineEasy says, "Part of the fun of integrating GAFE revolves around documenting and sharing our learning, so that others can benefit from our experiences. I recently took some time to reflect on what I consider to be the major benefits of using GAFE with students, particularly primary students. Here are my top 5:"

Translate Text on the Fly Using Your Phone and the Google Translate App. Brilliant! — Emerging Education Technologies

Who hasn’t had the occasion to look at a sign or document printed in a foreign language and wonder what it says? Imagine being able to point your camera at that text and have it translate it to the language of your choice on the fly! Maybe you could even take a picture of the translated text so you can have it available on demand? Is this sort of thing possible? Yes … yes it is! Welcome to the Google Translate app.

4 New Updates to Google Drive Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few weeks, Google released a set of interesting new features for both Drive mobile apps and Google Plus. Here is a brief overview of the new features that have been added to mobile Drive. And in case you haven’t already done it, it is advisable that you complete a simple Security Checkup to ensure that your Google account is fully protected.

friEdTechnology: Google Cardboard Apps for the Classroom via @friEdTechnology

The Cardboard app itself (Android, iPhone) which includes the following . . .
Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth
Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide
My Videos: Watch your videos on a massive screen
Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you've captured

Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings (National Poetry Month)

Just in time for National Poetry Month: Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings! That’s right! I’ve created a magnetic poetry interactive template with Google Drawings that you and your students can use to get creative during National Poetry Month. You can use this as an independent activity, or take it a step further and make …

How to Host a Google Hangout On Air

Do you want to try a Google Hangout On Air, but aren't sure where to start? This article shares how to create and host Hangouts On Air.

7 Tips On How To Use Google Hangouts On Air To Promote Your Business

Learn how to use Google Hangouts on air to connect with your customers in this blog post.

WeAreTeachers: 7 Ways to Use Google Hangouts in the Classroom

Using Google Hangouts is a great way to connect and collaborate with other classrooms. It’s also a powerful tool for making connections, working collaboratively and introducing the wider world to your students. Many educators have embraced Hangouts to enrich both their students’ learning experiences and their own professional development. You can connect students with their peers from around the country, or even from abroad, if time zone differences permit.

Youtube - highfill2013

Plenty of great resources on using YouTube for teaching from Lisa Highfill

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word with these four easy steps. Here are some tricks you need to know to edit Google Drive Documents in MIcrosoft Word.