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Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education, Google+ Profile Discoverability and more

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Last week was a busy and exciting one for us here at AppsEvents as we prepared for the Vermont Google in Education summit. We would like to thank all our summit delegates, speakers, and sponsors for making the event possible. We hope to see you again next year!

Here are some great resource links and videos shared by our Google+ community members last week.

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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education by +Vicki Davis
Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely.
Shared via +Dan Gibson
Edit images right in Google Slides and Drawings
Google Slides and Drawings make it easy for you to tell a story and share your ideas. And a big part of storytelling is the images you use to bring a concept to life. Now it’s even easier to get those images just right, because Slides will let you crop, apply shape masks, and add borders to your ima…

Google Keep Now Lets You Export Notes to Docs, Use My Maps in the Google Maps app, and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from March 23 to 29, 2015.

Use My Maps in the Google Maps app - support.google.com

My Maps isn’t the same app as Google Maps. But you can view maps from My Maps in the Google Maps app. You can also get info and turn-by-turn navigation to places on My Maps.

Chrome App management - support.google.com

A new view for managing Chrome Apps and extensions in the Admin console is available. This provides greater visibility and control in managing specific Apps and extensions for your domain.

Google Docs Tip: Formatting Words in Comments - plus.google.com

Add formatting to words in your comments for emphasis, like bold, strikethrough, and italics.


Google Keep Update: Export Notes to Docs - plus.google.com

Whether you're jotting down a shopping list or putting ideas together for your next novel, Google Keep helps you capture your thoughts in the form of notes. With the latest updated, when you visit http://ke…

Spain Google in Education Summit 2014 - Sotogrande International School

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During the first weekend of February 2014, Sotogrande International School (SIS) in collaboration with AppsEvents hosted the first Google in Education Summit in Spain. This video summarizes the 2 full days of the summit. Thanks to all participants and presenters who took part in the event.

Cisco WebEx and UC Coming to Google, Docs Phishing Scam Update and More

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As promised, we will be doing a round up of all the resources shared in our Google+ community page from the previous week every Monday. But aside from gathering links to articles and other resources, we decided to include the discussion threads opened by our community members so everyone can keep up with the conversations.
Top Resource LinksCisco WebEx and Cisco UC: coming to Chromebooks near you

Good news for enterprises and higher educational institutions using Cisco WebEx! Google announced last Tuesday that they will be integrating Cisco communication technologies to Chromebooks and Google Apps.

"Starting today, if you use Cisco and Google Apps, features you love, like messaging, fax, click-to-call and Cisco presence, are visible alongside Gmail."

Great share from +Aaron Gumz

Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam
Last week brought a scare to many Google users.

"A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way ar…

Google+ Officially Splits into Photos and Streams; Awesome List of 70 Google Now Voice Commands; and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from March 16 to 22, 2015.

Google+ officially splits into Photos and Streams - www.theverge.com
Google is splitting Google+ apart, breaking the social network's photo element away from what it's now calling "Streams." Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of product, announced that he had become the new lead for both new products, Google Photos and Streams. Shared by +Dan Taylor
Awesome list of 70 Google Now voice commands - trendblog.net
Google Now has become a big part of the Android experience and will probably be even more prominent in future updates. For that reason, it’s about time to get familiar with all the possibilities Google Now has to offer.
CheckItOut - Google Forms add-on - chrome.google.com
+Bjorn Behrendt  originally shared: CheckItOut add-on now sorts choices when they switch between IN and OUT questions.
Teaching With Video - March Updates - us2.campaign-archive2.com

AppsEvents to Host 2015 South Korea Google for Education Summit at Chadwick International

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We are thrilled to announce that Chadwick International, in cooperation with AppsEvents, will be hosting the 2015 South Korea Google for Education Summit on May 9 (Saturday) to May 10, 2015 (Sunday). It's going to be an exciting two days of exploring, learning and leveraging the Google Apps for Education suite of tools.
Why attend a Google for Education Summit?


Google Apps for Education is a powerful tool that can enhance and support education and organization communication at every level and the South Google for Education Summit is a fantastic professional development opportunity to help you to get the most out of these Google tools in both education and business environment.

The summit is packed with sessions lead by some of the worlds leading technology in education experts including Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers and Certified Google Apps Administrators.

Are you looking to get Google certified? On Friday, before the summit, we will run our Google Educato…

What to Expect from the 2015 Taiwan Google for Education Summit

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We are excited to announce that Morrison Academy, in cooperation with AppsEvents, will be hosting the 2015 Taiwan Google for Education Summit on May 16 (Saturday) to May 17, 2015 (Sunday) at the Morrison Academy Taichung campus. It's going to be an exciting two days of exploring, learning and leveraging the Google Apps for Education suite of tools.

The summit is packed with sessions lead by some of the worlds leading technology in education experts including Googlers, Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers and Certified Google Apps Administrators. 
Suan Yeo, Education Evangelist for Google in the Asia-Pacific region, will be at the Taiwan Summit to share his views on educational trends, Google insights and the future of technology as it relates to the teaching and learning process.
Are you looking to get Google certified? On Friday, before the summit, we will run our Google Educator certification preparation bootcamp which will help you complete the certification proc…

Google Apps EDU Tips for Teachers by Teachers, New Doctopus Add-on, and More

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Here's a round up of some great Google Apps EDU Links and other resources from our Google+ community last week.

Google Apps for Education: Tips for Teachers by Teachers (Free eBook) 
A free eBook containing 100% real world, practical advice from Google certified teachers on how they use the suite of Google Apps to empower their students and enhance the learning experience. An excellent guide as you begin your own move to Google Apps or continue refining your existing process.

Found by +Katie Thornton

Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, An Add-on for Google Docs 
Apps Script lovers REJOICE! Scripts are back in the new Sheets and there’s a new way to make the magic happen with the brand new Add-ons menu. Scripts have moved out of the Script Gallery and into the Add-ons Gallery. The new interface gives us more detailed information, screenshots, ratings and support information.

Great share from +Allison Mollica cc +Jay Atwood  and +Jennifer Magiera

Styling Embedded Google Calendars
E…

Great Geo Game for Grades, Two Powerful Google Drive Tools for Signing Your Docs and PDFs, and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from March 9 to March 15, 2015.
Great Geo game for so many grades: Smarty Pins - smartypins.withgoogle.com
Smarty Pins makes geography fun with gamified trivia using Google Maps. The game asks location-based questions. Drop a pin on the map as close to the correct answer as possible. The farther away you are, the more miles it deducts from your score. Earn extra credit miles for answering quickly. Topics include Arts & Culture, Science & Geography, Sports & Games and more. I’m using this one in class today. H/T +Allison Mollica
Two Powerful Google Drive Tools for Signing Your Docs and PDFs - www.educatorstechnology.com
There are several tools out there that claim to help users add electronic signature to their documents and PDFs but only a select few are really worth the try. The following recommendations are among the best Chrome tools teachers can use to electronically sign their documen…

Doctopus Collaboration Metrics, Switch Google Chrome User Avatar Menu Back, and More

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

Announcing more Doctopus collaboration metrics! - plus.google.com
A combination of analytics to help teachers monitor student engagement, ensure consistent teacher feedback, and increase the instructional impact of group projects and peer-review protocols has been added to Doctupos.
Don't like the new user menu with the Chrome update?plus.google.com
Switch your old avatar menu back.  Just go to chrome://flags/#enable-new-avatar-menu   Disable the feature and relaunch Chrome. h/t +Allison Mollica
The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together - gmailblog.blogspot.com
The Gmail team recently released a preview of the new Google Contacts that makes it easier to keep track of the people you know and get the info you need, fast. The new Google Contacts comes with a fresh look and feel, and conveniently pools together all your contacts, circles, and the people you ta…

Trim YouTube Videos Via Mobile App, Create Custom Headers and Footer in Google Docs, and More

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Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from February 23 to March 1, 2015.

Trim YouTube videos via mobile app - plus.google.com
Android users, rejoice! The YouTube team is proud to introduce a new video-trimming feature and inline video previews for the mobile app.  Now you can select the exact frame where the video starts and ends, giving you precise control of your trims in a simple, intuitive way. h/t +Dan Leighton
Headers and Footers - the way you want them - plus.google.com

You can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of your documents, which comes in handy for:
Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)Starting page numbering on the second pageMaking a title page without headers or footers There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers. h/t +Roscelia Lavenant

Google Classroom: New treats for teachers and students - googleforeducatio…

AppsEvents Supports the ‘Arkansas Innovation Institute’

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The second season of ‘The Innovation Institute’, hosted by Springdale Arkansas Schools and the eMINTS National Center, is taking place this June 8 and 9, 2016. This 2-day event aims to improve current instructional technology practices and is a great opportunity for educators to come together and learn from each other. If you have previously attended any of our Google Pre-certification Bootcamps, we encourage you to share your knowledge and ideas on using Google Tools for education by submitting a session proposal.

For those attending the conference, we are happy to announce that we will be giving away some free passes for our 2016 US summits and bootcamps!

We may also be offering our 1-day Google PreCertification course as a post-conference workshop. Additional details to be announced soon.

March 18 NYC Metro Google for Education Summit

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A lot has happened in education this past year in the development of cloud based learning and Google Apps….Many innovative ideas have been developed and shared worldwide. Now is a great time to take your learning to the next level.

The Eleanor Roosevelt High School in cooperation with AppsEvents and our amazing partners LogicWing is proud to be hosting the first NYC Metro Google for Education Summit on March 19th (Saturday) with the Google EDU certification preparation boot camp being offered as a whole day pre-summit course on Friday, March 18th.

The summit is 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.

The New York event has been focussed to really meet the needs of the NY Google Community and the EARLY BIRD pricing has been extended through March 4th. For those who haven't registered yet, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the l…

Don’t Miss The 2016 Chicago Google for Education Summit. Early Bird Ends March 2

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The Winnetka Public Schools District 36 in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting the 2016 Chicago Google for Education Summit on April 2-3, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) with the Google EDU certification preparation boot camp being offered as a whole day pre-summit course on Friday.

The summit is 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 on …