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Summary: The Google Educast, hosted by the Google Certified Teachers, features a weekly roundup of the newest Ed tools from Google, highlighting best practices using Google tools, and further highlighting the impact that these tools have on the classroom, schools, and school districts.
Join the crew this week as we dissect all the latest news and events from the last week in Google education. Tons of announcements from Google I/O as well as a bunch of new stuff that was released the day before. Images in Forms, unified Google storage limits, new maps, new scripting tools, Images Easter eggs, and lots more this week! Related posts: Google Educast #65: K to the B Google Educast #62: Real Men Use 2-Factor Authentication Google Educast #26: Maps, Music, Mobile Sites, and MORE
This week we show you the many faces of Google Maps. We discuss upcoming improvements to maps and how you can use Google Maps to chart YouTube trends, environmental change, how far you can go in a car and where you guitar classmates are located. Hear about updates to Google Forms, Google Translate, a voice to dictation app and how to take your phrasebook on the go. Related posts: Google Educast #041: Are You Comfortable? Or Cozy? Google Educast #038: This is How California Rolls Google EduCast #16 – Reaching Out With Google Apps for Education Regional Groups
Kevin and Kim are back. Along with Fred and Juan, they look at Google Now on iOS, Blogger and Google+ joining forces, and Doodle 4 Google State winners announced. Google releases a killer tech support feature. The Educast crew also contemplates the meaning of an anonymous kraken and chupacabra showing up in your chat. Related posts: Google Educast Show #4 – Going Google Gets Easier Google Educast #65: K to the B Google Educast #048: Ex- “cite” -ing Times with Google Docs
On tonight's show Juan leads Fred and Sean on a whirlwind tour of current Google events including new chat features in (most) Google Docs, viewing MS Office Docs without leaving your comfy Chrome browser, new resources for the Admin Control Panel, offline Drawing is added to offline features, and how to change your tabs back from the new UI. Related posts: Google EduCast Show #13 – Google Video Lives On! Google EduCast #15 – Here Comes Another Google Teacher Academy! Google Educast Show #12 – Map Maker Makes Mapping Magical!
Juan De Luca, Sean Williams, Chris Betcher and Fred Delventhal give Kevin Brookhouser a well deserved day off this week after his presentation at TEDx Monterey. They lead you through more Google Coding education efforts, great management options for the Chrome Web Browser, citing resources in Google Scholar and how to turn your Google Site into a newsletter. All this and more on this week’s show. Related posts: Google Educast #62: Real Men Use 2-Factor Authentication Google Educast #65: K to the B Google Educast Show #11 – The Lightning Round!
On this episode of The Google Educast Kevin is joined by Google Certified Teacher, Kevin Brookhouser, Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainer, K.J. Brookhouser, and celebrated chicken farmer Kevin DeBrookhouser. Topics on the show include two-step verification and creating a custom currency converter in Google Sheets. Related posts: Google Educast #051: Sites For Our Eyes Google Educast #61: Everything is Better with a Taser Google Educast #63: Juan De Luca es El Hombre
This week we look at the April Fool’s aftermath, Google Translator now offline on Android, a great way to send email confirmations upon form submission, how to find out which teachers won #ifihadglass, introduce students to Google Apps using Haiku, and why you should use Google Moderator or lose it. Related posts: Google Educast #17 – Gone Google with Dr. Henry Thiele Google Educast #055: Digging into Google Search Google Educast #052: I Click Everywhere
This week on the Google Educast: Sean, Kevin, and Chris cover the latest Google news including new street view maps, new maps engine, shopping, and Chris’s amazing spreadsheet voodoo! Related posts: Google EduCast #16 – Reaching Out With Google Apps for Education Regional Groups Google EduCast #15 – Here Comes Another Google Teacher Academy! Google Educast #051: Sites For Our Eyes
Kevin leads the gang through a quick look at Google Keep, Google Art Project news, Chrome Maze, Hover Free, capturing screenshots in Hangouts, and how students can put their spin on silent films. In addition, for the classroom we look at ideas to use Google Ngrams for word usage analysis through history and using The Google Art Project with Pixlr for student self portraits. Related posts: Google Educast #65: K to the B Google Educast #044: He’s Dead There Too Google Educast #31: Art, History, and Life in the Cloud
The ‘cast along with guest Tanya Avrith from Montreal, Canada, discusses saving Google Reader, why Google Reader is great, followed by an overview of how Google Reader is used in our schools, and the despair facing millions without Google Reader. Oh, and magic fill in sheets is back, or maybe never left, a great Chrome app “One Tab” and “Cargo Bridge”, a game that can be used for STEM programs in schools. Related posts: Google Educast Show #23: SOL (Save Our Labs!) Google Educast #62: Real Men Use 2-Factor Authentication Google Educast #65: K to the B
On this week’s show Sean, Kevin and Fred look at the new Field Trip app for iOS, Microsoft’s Fear, Unknown and Doubt campaign, and is Picasa Web Album going away. Kevin issues a favicon challenge along with a great bookmark bar tip. We also share a couple videos from educators who recently were accepted to the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney, Australia. Related posts: Google Educast #63: Juan De Luca es El Hombre Google Educast #051: Sites For Our Eyes Google Educast #61: Everything is Better with a Taser
Kim, Sean, Chris, and Kevin answer the following questions: Do all students need to learn coding? Do we really want students bringing Google Glass to class? Which of those tabs in Chrome is making all that racket? We also talk about using Google Drive Apps such as Pixlr and Desmos Graphing Calculator for math projects. Related posts: Google Educast #37: Go Chrome or Go Home Google Educast Show #5 – Go Go Chrome Web Store! Google Educast #17 – Gone Google with Dr. Henry Thiele
Corin Richards joins Chris, Sean, and Kevin to discuss the slick new Chromebook that we’re all trying to justify. We fail. Chris shows off the new preview mode in Drive, Sean tries to tell if you’re actually reading his emails with the archaic read receipt feature rolled out in gmail, Corin shows off book sheets instead of book reports, and Kevin shows how canceling a photo upload in Google+ actually saves it. Related posts: Google Educast #048: Ex- “cite” -ing Times with Google Docs Google Educast #041: Are You Comfortable? Or Cozy? Google Educast #053: Too Many to Count
This week on the Google Educast: The mystery deepens - where did the template gallery go? Why can’t I see folders shared with me? Is Google Apps expensive to install? What’s next, Android? Kevin and the Hardy boys solve these and other mysteries on tonight’s show. Is it Valentine’s? Related posts: Google Educast #63: Juan De Luca es El Hombre Google Educast #61: Everything is Better with a Taser Google Educast #051: Sites For Our Eyes
This week on the Google Educast: Kevin leads the crew in a fast-paced discussion of the new Forms interface, some creative learning opportunities, as well as the new road to Oz. Also workflow ideas and Advanced Power Searching tips! Related posts: Google Educast #65: K to the B Google Educast #055: Digging into Google Search Google Educast #056: 20 Percent Time = Awesome Learning