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Google Introduces Voice Typing, Faster Insights for Forms, and More Updates!

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Here are some February 2016 Google Apps updates that might be interest to you.

Type, Edit, and Format Documents Using Your Voice in Google Docs

Google launched a new feature called “Voice Typing” that helps users construct ideas, jot down notes, or even compose reports - all without touching your keyboard!

To begin, select “Voice typing” in the “Tools” menu when using Google Docs in Chrome. Say anything from your mind and then start editing and formatting with commands like “copy,” “insert table,” and “highlight.” View full list of commands here.

As an added bonus, they are also making it possible for voice typing to dictate in dozens of additional accents and dialects! Users shouldn’t exert an effort to download and use complex applications to accomplish everyday tasks with Voice Typing.

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Get Faster Insights From Your Google Forms

Back in September, Google revealed a sleek new experience for Forms like adding logos to your forms. Recently, they continue to build on what they …

How to Set Auto-Expiration Date in Google Drive, Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs and more

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from February 16 to February 22, 2015.
How to Set Auto-Expiration Date for Shared Folders & Files in Google Drive - labnol.org

When you share any folder or file in Google Drive with someone, the shared links will work forever until you manually change the sharing permissions. What if you want to share a folder in your Google Drive for exactly 24 hours and automatically make the folder private after that period? Google Drive does not offer an option but you can easily can add an auto-expiry date to any of your shared files and folders with the help of a simple Google Script. The script works for both Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Thanks to +Dan Leighton

How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs - plus.google.com
Lesson plans & science experiments galore. Search for all that & more with publicly shared Docs. Just type site:docs.google.com "Example Topic" into Google Search.


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Invitation for the 2015 Netherlands Google for Education Summit at Int’l School of Amsterdam

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The International School of Amsterdam, in cooperation with AppsEvents, is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Netherlands Google for Education Summit on May 2 (Saturday) to May 3, 2015 (Sunday). It's going to be an exciting two days of exploring, learning and leveraging the Google Apps for Education suite of tools. It will be the first of many Google events we hope to host in our new Professional Development Center.

We hope to have a range of attendees, so in addition to the tech experts at your school, we hope you will send teachers, office staff, and anyone who wants to use Google tools more effectively.

We are also holding a pre-summit Veracross Users' Group meeting on May 1st and are planning a "data track" during the Google Summit on May 2 & 3 designed for people who work in school offices - from Athletics to HR, Secretarial, and Admissions - to support these folks in leveraging Google tools to make their work more efficient. You can go here to find out more inf…

The Return of Clipped Cells in Google Spreadsheet, 9 Reasons to Elect Google Apps in your Classroom and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from February 9 to February 15, 2015.

The return of clipped cells in Google Spreadsheet - plus.google.com

Google Sheets just got a subtle upgrade, making it possible to clip cell overflow (rather than wrap it). This was possible in the old Google Sheets, but not the new. h/t +Andrew Stillman



9 Reasons to Elect Google Apps to your Classroom - pages.backupify.com

Want to join the millions of students and educators worldwide using Google Apps for Education? We don’t blame you. The benefits of Google in classrooms are endless! In this free eBook, we’ve highlighted the top 9 for you to sway the naysayers. Thanks to +Katie Thornton

The New Google Apps for your Smartphone- plus.google.com

The Google Docs app for Android and iPhone got a fresh makeover.

New Andriod Apps that are available in Chrome OS- plus.google.com

Six new Android apps are available on Chrome OS today, including SlideShare for sharing prese…

Unlock your Chromebook with your Android Phone, Turn Student Writing Into Stylish Flipbooks and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from February 2 to February 8, 2015.

Unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone - support.google.com

Smart Lock for Chrome automatically turns on Bluetooth for your compatible devices during setup. Bluetooth MAC addresses are stored by Google for devices that have Smart Lock for Chrome turned on. These are deleted when you turn Smart Lock for Chrome off. h/t +Jeremy Collins

Turn student writing into stylish flipbooks - www.iste.org

Students love to write stories and illustrate their tales with original artwork. Whether you prefer your students to handwrite their stories and reports or type them up in Word or Google Docs, you can transform their work into a slick-looking flipbook using a free tool called FlipSnack. h/t +Cortney Steffens

How-To Customize themes in Google Slides - isimplify.com.au

Google Slides have a good range of themes you can use to add some colour and fun to your presentati…

Some of the Things You Can Expect from the 2016 Qatar Summit feat Google for Education

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The Qatar Foundation in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting another Google for Education Summit this March 11-12, 2016 to be held at the Qatar Academy in Doha.

The 2016 Qatar Google for Education Summit 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.

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

If you have not registered yet for the summit, please secure your seat at http://qatar.appsevents.com/. Early bird promo pricing available until February 11, 2016.


Chromebook Management and the Google Apps Classroom
We are also delighted to offer the Chromebook Management Course designed to help you get started on using the device in an educational set-up.

The course will run as a seven part series spread throughout the 2-day summit and will be headed by Google Certified Trainer, Copil Bogdan…

You are Invited to The Central European Google Cloud Camp at Vienna Int’l School

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The Vienna International School, in cooperation with AppsEvents, is pleased to be hosting the first Central European Google Cloud Camp on Friday February 27, 2015.

It's going to be a full day of exploring, learning and leveraging the Google Apps for Education suite of tools. There will be sessions on the core Google 'apps', using the Flubaroo add-on, and how to encourage collaboration in class to name a few. 
For those looking to get certified, this training will also help prepare the delegates for the Google Certified Educator qualifications.

More details can be found below and you can register here. We look forward to having you.


Why attend a Google Cloud Camp?

The Central European Google Cloud Camp is a curriculum focused on authentic and valuable ways to use Google Education Tools in the classroom. Beginners will leave equipped with powerful skills to use Google tools to facilitate learning in an efficient and engaging manner and experienced users will finally learn sma…

Announcing NYC Metro Summit featuring Google for Education. See what's in store!

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The Eleanor Roosevelt High School in cooperation with AppsEvents and LogicWing is proud to be hosting the first NYC Metro Google for Education Summit on March 19 and 20, 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 learning 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 depen…

Google Apps Vault Added to All GAFE Accounts, Cool Chrome App for Screen Casts, Turn Your Mobile Device Into a Microscope and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from January 26 to February 1, 2015.

Google Apps Vault added to all Google Apps for Education accounts - googleappsupdates.blogspot.com
As of January 28, 2015, all new Google Apps for Education customers will receive Vault as part of their Google Apps for Education suite. Existing Google Apps for Education customers who do not already have Vault enabled will now see it added to their account (note: these customers will first have to set up retention policies for archiving to begin). Existing Google Apps for Education customers who already have Vault enabled will not see any changes. Shared by +James Sayer
Easily remove a file or folder from a particular location in Drive - plus.google.com

h/t +Nathan Kellogg




A new look for the Google Apps Admin console- googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

Some good looking design changes to the Admin Console especially the new add user button! - +James Sayer
The Bubble Mirro…