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


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


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.


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 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 talk to most in Gmail.

Google Docs Tips - plus.google.com

Use the Redo button in Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings and Forms to quickly reapply formatting to other shapes and text.


Number Frames - mathlearningcenter.org

Awesome tool for the K & 1 classroom combined with an IWB or tablets. Landscape worked best on the #nexus7 with annotation tools and fun graphics to help teach number concepts. Very flexible. - +Chris McCaffrey 


The latest release of the Hangouts Android app now allows external guests using the app to join Hangouts video calls from their mobile device with a meeting link provided by the organizer. People can now use their Chromebox for Meetings devices to both request to join Hangouts video calls as a guest using a link, and accept requests from guests wishing to join using a link.