Google Apps Gets Encryption, Student Badge Leaderboard, and More


Here are last week's top shares from our Google+ community members.

No More Scroogled, No More NSA, Google Apps Gets Encryption - www.forbes.com

Google and Zix Corporation have just announced Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME), a service that brings full scale message encryption to Google Apps. Shared via +Lee Webster.

g(Math) is now available as an Add-on live in the Google Chrome Store! - mathtechtips.blogspot.com

For math teachers looking for more graph/formula options in Google Docs, g(Math is now available as an official add-on in the Chrome Web Store. Shared via +Chad Kafka.

Have you heard of Tube Chop? - www.tubechop.com

Tube Chop allows you to grab a segment of a YouTube video and share instantly #inthecloud. Thanks to +Allison Mollica for introducing this tool to the community.

How To Create A Student Badge Leaderboard Using Google Apps - mrtrussell.blogspot.com

Learn how to create an easy to use badge system using the Google Apps ecosystem which would be ideal for any school operating with Digital Leaders.

Shared via +Chad Kafka

Google releases VirusTotal Uploader for OS X - thenextweb.com

Google announced the release of VirusTotal Uploader for OS X, allowing Mac users to upload suspicious files for scanning. You can download it now directly for OS X 10.8 and 10.9 from VirusTotal (8.52MB).

Another great share from +Lee Webster

Shut the Front Door! Digital Differentiation With Google Forms - www.shakeuplearning.com

In this blog post, +Kasey Bell of ShakeupLearning.com demonstrates how to use branching in Google Forms to differentiate content for students. Thank you Kasey for sharing this wonderful technique.

How to Manage a Classroom with Google Apps Tools - blog.backupify.com

Great post highlighting the 6 core uses of #GoogleApps in the classroom, listed in order of student engagement. Posted by +Katherine Davis.

How To Use Google Docs And Sheets Add-ons For Writing Papers - www.investintech.com

The life of a student is made up of a lot of information, and you need to be able to break down, organize, write, and carefully cite your arguments.  With Google Docs and Sheets add-ons, you can now accomplish almost everything needed to write a paper, from start to finish. Here’s a quick guide on what the author thought were the handiest add-ons for the job.

Thank you +Ana Stanojevic.

Google Glass’ Role in Connected Classrooms [#Infographic] - www.edtechmagazine.com

A new infographic outlines the possible educational uses for Google’s wearable tech. Shared via +Charlene Sirlin

The new Chrome feature “Supervised users”: Step forward in online security - www.howtodigitalstuff.com

Google has recently released the new Chrome features “Noisy tabs” and “Supervised users”. Although “Supervised users” feature is still in BETA, it gives us a clue what Google strives for. It seems that Google makes the first steps in parental controls right within the Chrome browser. It is kind of free web filtering service in the early development age. Interesting find +Milan Mihajlov

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