Showing posts from December, 2013

Computer Science Custom Search, MYP Design Grading Rubric, Google Classroom Update, and More

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from December 15 to 21, 2014.

Computer Science Custom Search-
To make it easier for all K-12 educators to access computer science education materials, Google created Computer Science (CS) Custom Search. This search engine has been customized to connect you to more than 550 CS education-related websites.
Grading Rubric -
+Sarah Woods created an MYP design grading rubric. If you'd like a copy of the editable form, just ask and Sarah will share it with you.
Add a note when responding to calendar invitations -

When responding to calendar invitations, it can be useful to add a note explaining your response. This might be letting the organiser know why you declined, advising fellow guests you’ll be a few minutes late, or calling in via Hangout. H/T +Samantha Vardanega

View, grade, and return an assignment -
Now teachers can always see revisi…

Upcoming Events for 2016

We are excited to announce the dates for some of our 2016 events (more to be added) featuring Google for Education in the US, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa in partnership with the Google for Education team and International Schools worldwide. Now is the perfect time to be making plans to take advantage of our early bird pricing and group discounts. Visit today!

AppsEvents Certified Admin (ACA) online course overview

The ‘AppsEvents Certified Admin’ (ACA) is an entry level certification and focused on getting educators with basic or no admin experience to ‘level up’ and be able to administer a live Google Apps Domain. It’s equally focused on teaching and non teaching staff and one of the reasons we started the program was to help with the democratization of IT admin and helping more teachers to get involved.

Mini Charts in Google Sheets Cell, Guest Mode on Chromecast, Google Tips, and More

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from December 8 to 14, 2014 as well as updates from our #GIESummit Twitter stream.

To help you visualize data trends in a spreadsheet, you can now add miniature charts, or sparklines, into individual cells in Sheets.
Guest mode on Chromecast -
New Chromecast app update also adds support for Guest mode! H/T +Alice Chen
A better place to manage your apps -
To make it easier to find and manage your apps, Google introduced a new Apps icon in the Admin console. The Apps icon is the one place to manage Google Apps, Additional Google services, and Google Marketplace apps. To check it out, simply login to, and click on the Apps icon. H/T +James Sayer

Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive -
Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc. Just select “New,” then “Mo…

Attach Multiple Drive Files to an Assignment in Google Classroom and more

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from December 1 to 7, 2014.

Classroom Update -
Now you can attach multiple Drive files to an assignment in Google Classroom.

Google, a world within the World! -

Presentations slides by +Teresa Almeida d'Eca for her session during the first Portugal Google in Education Summit.

Draftback -
Interesting Chrome plugin. Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It's like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write. h/t +Kim Nilsson
A few more updates to Docs, Sheets, and Slides -
As we head towards the end of 2014, there are still a few more updates to Docs, Sheets, and Slides that can help you make your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations more beautiful and useful. 
Edit Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides -
If you want to work with a Micros…

Amazing Shortcut for Sharing Google Docs, New Security Tools for Google Apps, and more

Great resource links, tips, news, and updates shared by our Google+ community members from November 23 to 30, 2014.

Amazing Shortcut for Sharing Google Docs! -
Easily share a preview copy of Docs, Sheets and Slides with just a quick edit of the URL. Great tip shared by +Kasey Bell
New security tools to help improve online security-

A new Devices and Activity dashboard gives your users additional insight over the devices accessing their Google account. The page shows a comprehensive view of all devices that have been active on an account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed in. h/t +David Theriault

Photos For Class -
Great website to search and download properly attributed, Creative Commons images for school!  via +Mary Raphael George
Google Input Tools Chrome extension -
Google Input Tools Chrome extension allows users to use input tools in any web pages in Chrome. Use this extension to use 7…

2014 Philippines Google Cloud Camp CLTV36 News Coverage

The Philippines Google Cloud Camp held at Noblesse International School last November 22, 2014 was featured on local new TV channel CLTV36.

2014 Bangkok Google in Education Summit Highlights

Great video made by ASB students about the 2014 AppsEvents summit featuring Google in Education.