Showing posts from September, 2013

Top 5 iMovie for Android, Differentiated, Collaborative Reading, and more

GAFE - Google Apps Summit Slam -

Excellent resource to find weekly slam demos created by EdTech, Top Slams from around the world and Demo Live Sessions etc. A good place find a collaboration of clips to see how educators and users use Google Apps in new and innovative ways. Thanks to +Mike. Yung for sharing this!

Top 5 iMovie for Android -

One of the interesting features iMovie for Mac OS has to offer besides its desktop video tool for Mac, is that it also has a mobile application for you to enjoy in the iPhone and iPad. However, not all the goodies go to Apple users. Android users also have access to great video edition tools that will come at handy on their devices. h/t +Dan Leighton

NEWSELA + Google Docs = Differentiated, Collaborative Reading! -

A nice article about integrating Newsela and Gdocs. By combining these two FREE tools, it is now possible to differentiate your instruction, provide your students with a new way to …

Last Call for European Google in Education Summit at International School of Prague (Oct 4 - 5, 2014)

Just a quick final reminder about the third annual European Google in Education Summit being held at the International School of Prague on October 4th and 5th, 2014. We still have a few seats left which we would like to fill before we close registration at the end of the week.
We have some truly world class and inspiring speakers to join us for the summit as well as a fantastic line up of sessions for all job roles, from beginner to advance users!

California Education Leadership committee member +Rowland Baker  will be there to deliver his keynote on how to prepare our students in the job market. The amazing Google Certified Trainer/Admin +Allison Mollica will also be there to give us powerful sessions on getting more from Gmail, Google Docs and Drive to help you discover new things you never knew existed.

For those itching to learn what else you can do with Google Classroom, +Ben Rouse  will have an advance level session where you can learn how you can add the formative assessment v…

Google Drive Improved Screen Reader, Epic Docs Animation, and More

Google updates Drive and Docs with improved screen reader, Braille display, and accessibility phone support -
Google recently announced a major accessibility update to Google Drive as well as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Forms. Specifically designed with blind and low-vision users in mind, the improvements include an improved screen reader and Braille display, as well as phone support. h/t +Lee Webster
Google Demo Slam: Epic Docs Animation -

Automated lists, backspace to undo autocorrections in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings -

In Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings, Google will now automatically turn on bulleted or numbered list mode when we detect that a person wants to make a list based on what was typed as the first visible character in a paragraph. h/t +James Sayer

Connect objects and images in Slides and Drawings -

Elbow and curved connectors between shapes are now supported in Google Slides…

New Features of Google Sheets Mobile App, Google Docs Feature Ideal for Collaborative Writing, and More

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from September 7 - 20, 2015.

New Features of Google Sheets Mobile App -

New Sheets features help you stay productive. Format individual words in the same cell, choose contents from a list and calculate sums, averages, and more easily...even on-the-go!

Leveraging Google Docs & Drive for Supercharging Class Workflow -

Loads of resources to speed you up, better support your students and Super-charge YOUR Workflow

Enhancing the Slides App with 2 New

Now, you can toggle between the slides you're presenting and the live feed video during a Hangout. Simply tap the video camera icon to view and pin other Hangout participants.
You can also flip between slides from the notification bar, even if your phone is locked. You’ll see options to move forward, backward or exit the presentation entirely.

A New Google Docs Feature Ideal for Collaborative Wr…

Announcing The 2nd Scandinavian Google in Education Summit in Sweden This October!

We are delighted to announce our second annual Scandinavian event!

The Sweden Google in Education Summit is being organized by Google in Education partner AppsEvents together with Infomentor and the Xenter Botkyrka on October 27 (Monday) until October 28, 2014 (Tuesday).

Why Attend a Summit?
The summit is a fantastic two-day event of educators teaching other educators that is focused on the core Google Apps for Education suite such as GMail, Calendar, Docs, and Drive but may also cover other Google products such as Google Classroom, Chromebooks, Google Play and Android, YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Earth among others. (See 12 reasons you should attend a Google in Education Summit this 2014).

It's going to be a really great event with the amazing Google Certified Teacher, Trainer, and Admin +Allison Mollica flying in from the US to Tumba, Sweden just for the summit to share her famous “Treasure Trove” series. The summit will also feature Google and education technology experts…

Helping Kids Be Smart Online, Google Form Results in Form View, and More

It looks like everyone had a blast during the first ever Hong Kong Google in Education Summit held at Kowloon Junior School. We would like to thank all the awesome speakers, attendees, volunteers, and partners (GSA21st Century Learning, and English Schools Foundation) for making the summit possible. We hope to see you all again next year!
Meanwhile, here are some great articles and resources shared on our Google+ community:
Helping kids be smart online -
Great tips on helping kids navigate the web smartly and safely from Google Safety Centre. Shared via +Suan Yeo
Google Form Result in Form View -
Demo from +Mike. Yung on how to send notification email to a user after submitting his/her responses in Google Form format. Great trick to for reviewing information submitted in Google Form especially for student online quizzes.

Relationship between Chromebook & 21st Century Schools [SLIDES] -

The presentation material for the Hong Ko…

Announcing The 3rd European Google in Education Summit in Prague

We are delighted to announce the third annual European Google in Education Summit being organised by Google in Education partner AppsEvents together with the International School of Prague on October 4 (Saturday) until October 5, 2014 (Sunday).

It's going to be a really great event with the amazing Google Certified Teacher, Trainer, and Admin Allison Mollica flying in from the US to Prague just for the summit to share her famous “Treasure Trove” series. The summit will also feature Sarah Woods, one of the most popular speakers in Europe, as well as Ben Rouse and many more Google and education technology experts. Check out the initial speaker and session line-up.

Are you looking to get Google certified? At the Summit we’ll run a certification bootcamp which will prepare you for the exams ahead. Find out more about the bootcamp.

If you don’t want to miss the “must attend” Google event this year, CLICK HERE to register for the European Summit. Early bird pricing is going on so grab a…

The Value of Blogging in the Classroom, Introducing Google for Work, and more

Why Blogging is So Valuable in the Elementary Classroom -

Though there are some challenges with classroom blogging, there are many more benefits to enhance student learning and success. Shared via +Claire Wachowiak

Your Forms, you way -

One of your top requests has been the ability to add your own personal touch to forms, and starting today you can with custom themes. To add a custom theme, just create a new form and click the “Change theme” button in the toolbar. h/t +Aaron Gumz

Introducing Google for Work (the artist formerly known as Enterprise) -

As of September 2, 2014, what was called Google Enterprise is now, simply, Google for Work. Shared via +Alex Stamp

Now it is super easy to import videos from Google+ into YouTube -

Shared via +Blair Cook. Screenshot from +Patrick Green
Turn a Set of Spreadsheet Cells Into Easy to Read Documents -
Save As Doc is a free Goo…

Find Famous Quotes in the Google Docs Research Tool, Share to Classroom Chrome extension, and More

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from August 24 - September 6, 2015.

Find Famous Quotes in the Google Docs Research Tool -

The Research tool in Google Docs and Slides is a popular way for students to find, insert and cite information from the web into their work. But did you know that it can also be used to find famous quotes?

h/t +Samantha Vardanega

Send students to the same website with Share to Classroom Chrome extension - googleappsupdates.blogspot

Google launched a new Chrome extension for Classroom called Share to Classroom. This extension makes it easy for teachers to send all of their students to the same website during class. Once the extension is installed, a teacher can simply open a website and “push” it to his or her students, triggering that website to open on the students’ devices as well. (It also works the other way—students can “push” websites to their teachers.)

h/t +Allison Mollica

Head back…

Last Call for Fall Summits Registrations

Just a quick final reminder about the upcoming fall AppsEvents Summits happening across the US, Europe, and Asia. We still have few places left before we close registration a week before the summit dates. We have some world class international speakers flying in for all our summits as well as fantastic session lineups prepared together with leading local Google for Education and EdTech experts for a memorable PD experience. All our summits will have ‘demo slams’, a ‘Samsung tablet raffle’, ‘Google Apps Admin’ strand and ‘mobile learning’ strand held in our Samsung Smart Classroom, where you can try the latest device as well as learn about using tablets in the classroom. Here are some additional things you can look forward to in our Fall summits:

Fresno Summit

We are thrilled to have EdTech superstar Alice Keeler ( joining us for the Fresno Summit this September 12th and13th at Glacier Point Middle School. Alice will be delivering the day 1 keynote and will be presenting…

Verifying Teachers in Google Classroom, Google Docs Major Updates, and More

Verifying Teachers in Google Classroom -

As the Google Apps admin for your school, you'll need to decide how teachers are given permission to create and manage classes in Classroom. When users first sign in to Classroom, they are asked to identify themselves as a teacher or a student. Everyone who identifies as a teacher is added to a Google Group, pending your review. h/t +Luz Pingol

10 Tips to Know before becoming a Google Educator -

Do you want to become a Google Certified Educator? Or do you know someone that does? Here are 10 tips to know before becoming a Google Certified Educator by +Victoria Woelders.

Google Docs Makes Major Updates That Could Potentially Replace Microsoft Office 365 -

Google’s Slides app (Google’s answer to PowerPoint) is available as a separate app for devices running on the iOS platform. Until now, it was accessible only through the Google Drive on iOS. Google Drive is Google's online file stora…