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Updated Mobile Apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides; Protect a Range or Sheet from Being Edited; and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from January 19 to 25, 2015.

Updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides- googledocs.blogspot.com
Google Docs aims to help you work better, everywhere you are. So recent Android and iOS updates for Docs, Sheets and Slides make it easier to get things done while you’re on the go.  
Protect a range or sheet from being edited - support.google.com
If you want to restrict who can edit a specific group of cells or a specific sheet in a spreadsheet, you can protect the range of cells or sheet.
Google Classroom Tip: Sorting - plus.google.com
Did you know that you can sort your students different ways?  You can choose to sort by first or last name!  Choose whatever works best for you from this dropdown menu!

Google Sites - Embed PDF from Google Drive - www.steegle.com
Google Drive provides HTML code you can use to embed the PDF in your Google Site. +Steegle.com has made some written instructions and a video …

Updates to Our Online Google Education Courses

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We’ve had a busy period over the holiday season working on our online course portal ‘AppsEvents Courses’ and building it up to be the premier resource for practical training on Google tools in Education.
Our AppsEvents Certified Admin qualification is being updated weekly to reflect the regular changes in the control panel and is the best way to get beginners up to the level of being ‘let loose’ on a live domain to perform the most common admin tasks. This is a great course not only for IT staff but also for teachers looking to get involved in admin tasks and to show employers they understand Google Apps Admin. (See our post on Google and the democratization of IT departments). We have had a lot of requests for our advanced ‘Level 2’ Admin certification which we are launching soon and if you are interested in this please fill out this form and we will notify you shortly as soon as we agree our first cohort.

This course is also being offered in ‘Live in person‘ format at upcoming App…

Images in Frozen Sections in Google Sheets, Classroom Mobile App, Google Translate and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from January 12 to 18, 2015.

Images in frozen sections in Google Sheets - googleappsupdates.blogspot.com
People using Google Sheets will now be able to add images to frozen sections. This is helpful for prettying up invoices, reports and other spreadsheets where you want to feature a logo or image. h/t +Ben Rouse
A Classroom mobile app and new teacher goodies - googleforeducation.blogspot.com
Google recently launched a native Classroom mobile app for both Android and iOS (also available in Google Play for Education) to help teachers and students connect from wherever they are, and save even more paper and time. They are also launching two new features to help teachers stay organized as they head into the second half of the year: a teacher assignments page and the ability to archive classes. h/t +Angie Sutherland+Allison Mollica
Choice Eliminator Update - plus.google.com
Choice Eliminator now supports t…

What to Look Forward to During the 2016 Taiwan Google for Education Summit

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Morrison Academy in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting another Google for Education Summit on February 20 - 21, 2016. The Taiwan Summit featuring Google for Education is a fantastic learning event to support classroom teachers, school leaders and school IT staff on leveraging Google Apps for Education’s suite of tools to enhance and support 21st century learning.

As a special Chinese New Year gift we are excited to announce Early Bird rates have been extended until 31st January 2016!
Check out some of the exciting things you can look forward to during the 2-day summit.

Customize your summit experience according to your experience or job role!
All AppsEvents summits have some specific learning pathways that goes beyond Google Apps for attendees who want to take deeper dives into specific subjects or job roles. Remember though that all sessions are ‘open access’ so attendees can choose individual sessions depending on their areas of interest and many choose last minute de…

What to Expect from the 2016 East Africa Summit feat Google for Education

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The International School of Tanganyika in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting the 2016 East Africa Google for Education Summit on February 6 - 7, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) with the Google EDU certification preparation bootcampbeing offered as a whole day pre-summit course on Friday.

The summitis a fantastic learning event to support classroom teachers, school leaders and school IT staff on leveraging Google Apps for Education tools to enhance and support 21st century learning.

Check out some of the exciting things you can look forward to during the 2-day summit.

Customize your summit experience according to your experience or job role!

All AppsEvents summits have some specific learning pathways that goes beyond Google Apps for attendees who want to take deeper dives into specific subjects or job roles. Remember though that all sessions are ‘open access’ so attendees can choose individual sessions depending on their areas of interest and many choose last minute depending o…

Guide to Activating Technology in Schools, How to Think Like a Troubleshooter, and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from January 5 to 11, 2015.

Bringing learning online - a guide to activating technology in schools - googleforeducation.blogspot.com

Whether you’re an IT administrator at a school with connectivity issues, or a teacher helping your school get online for the first time, you know that activating technology involves careful planning and decision making. So Google put together a guide to bringing learning online based on the ideas of schools who have gone through the process. via +Suan Yeo

How to think like a troubleshooter- support.google.com
We all want to solve any issue we encounter as quickly as possible. Here are some useful tips that you should always remember when you're troubleshooting Google Apps or... just about anything else! H/T +Bill Selak
AddOns for Sheets: Yet Another Mail Merge - www.youtube.com
Brief tutorial on how to use Yet Another Mail Merge Add on by +Allison Mollica


BPS EdTech: C…

AppsEvents EdTech Buzzwords Bingo Card for BETT 2015

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Here is our final Buzzword Bingo card for BETT 2015. Thanks to everyone who contributed their ideas.

Shout-out to +Dan Taylor+Tim Brown+Susan Gilley+Charlie Gerancher+Lori Curtis+Nathan Kellogg+Blanca E. Duarte+Ben Harrison+Jane Shrader+Sarah Woods+Elizabeth McCarthy+Jennifer Scheffer+Sean Tm+Donnie Piercey+James Allen


We received a handful of suggestions and too bad we couldn't fit everything in a single card. See complete list in no particular order:

Personalized Learning Personal Learning PlansOpen Learning PlatformsStudent Tech TeamBalanced UseGoogle ClassroomChromebooksDifferentiated InstructionLearning Management System (LMS)Blended LearningSAMRGoogle PlayGamificationDesign ThinkingSelf Directed LearningSketch NotesMOOCFuture Ready Schools3D Printing Augmented RealityProject Based Learning (PBL)Hour of CodeMaker SpacesBig Data
The items above were picked based on popularity. Below are the rest of the buzzword suggestions we didn't include. Maybe create a second card?

Flipp…

AppsEvents Google Enthusiasts Meet Up at BETT 2015

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AppsEvents will be hosting an informal Google enthusiasts meet up at BETT 2015 on Thursday January 22 at 4:30PM onwards at The Fox Bar At Excel, just outside the West entrance. Everyone is invited to join!

RSVP herehttp://goo.gl/4821CE

Organize Gmail with Sortd, Add Image to Gmail Signature from Google Drive, and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from December 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.


Sortd Intro- www.youtube.com

Sortd transforms the way you work with email. It brings your email conversations, your tasks and your priorities together in one intuitive workspace, and works right inside Gmail! http://www.sortd.com/ H/T +Samantha Vardanega


Add image to Gmail signature from Google Drive - googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

It is now easier to add images to Gmail signatures on the web by enabling the option to choose and display images from Google Drive. H/T +Asher Maslan

Vidmaker Demo - www.youtube.com

Vidmaker has just been bought by Google to work on YouTube. If they bring all these features to YouTube, then Video Editing is another item we can tick off the Chrome OS tick sheet. Great find +Peter J. Moran

The video below is a walk-through of Vidmaker's video editing capabilities.

English-language schools once aimed at expatriates now cater to do…

AppsEvents Certified Admin Level 3

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[EVENT] Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes @ Nexus International School (Singapore)

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Please see below for what we hope will be a unique and thoroughly worthwhile day of professional learning that will really make participants think about what matters in education. Nexus International School (Singapore) has managed to secure two acclaimed international authors and presenters. 
Counting What Counts
Date: Friday, 04 March 2016 Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Location: Nexus International School (Singapore)

Please note that seats are limited, especially for the afternoon session, so book early! For group bookings or inquiries, please email events@nexus.edu.sg
Click here to register for this event | More information here

Call for Speakers

For those who have attended any AppsEvents Google for Education Summit, Bootcamp, or Cloud Camp and are ready to step up to showcase your skills and expertise, we invite you to submit a session proposal for any of our upcoming 2016 Google for Education Summits happening across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond in partnership with International Schools and the Google for Education team.

In addition to our core team of AppsEvents speakers, we welcome others to submit session proposals for any of our upcoming summits.

We need speakers to be passionate and knowledgeable but we have a range of sessions from ‘beginner’ to ‘techy’ so please submit your suggested session and we’ll get straight back to you. If it’s not right for us now we’ll give you some feedback as to what we are looking for to help you work on your current session and resubmit.

Speaking is a really great way to raise your profile in Google EDU and EdTech circles. If your session is selected, you will receive: 
Waived registratio…