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Vicki Davis

Why Google wants to replace Gmail | Computerworld - 14 views

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    OK so if really kills I just will never trust them again. I've depended on it for years. My friend tried the new Inbox and posted on Facebook the other day about her dislike for it. I've got someone helping me with my email and I just don't want them to force me to move.

    We have workflow and when you mess with it we respond. After they killed Google Reader that was the straw that moved me from Blogger (Google's service) to Wordpress. I want my email left alone, dudes. We love it.

    Of course if we want it, we might have to pay for it. You get what you pay for. At this point, if it will get Google to stop messing with their services, I would.
Vicki Davis

Great Google Modifiers - 21 views

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    I'm going to use this in the material I use to teach searching. Very nice poster you could blow up or use as a handout. Awesome!
Vicki Davis

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers - 9 views

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    Helpful Google forms Tutorials for teachers if you're wanting to learn how to do this. Great info from Richard Byrne.
Vicki Davis

Optimize your network for Hangouts - Google Apps Administrator Help - 4 views

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    Having problems with Google hangout? Send this information to your network administrator with port information for the firewall that they'll need to know.
Vicki Davis

Doodle 4 Google Contest - 6 views

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    Get your artists to create a Doodle 4 Google! Entries are due March 20. Start doodling. They also have a Teachers Pack and other things that you will need to help participate. Remember that only one application per student is allowed but you can have an unlimited number from your school. The 50 state winners will be flown to Mountain View, California. I went there for Google Certified Teacher training and it was awesome.
Vicki Davis

Obama to do national 'Google+ Hangout' - 7 views

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    Obama will do a "Presidential Hangout Roadtrip" as he has a "virtual whistlestop tour" - wondering if Skype will howl at this one. ;-) One thing is for sure, more people will activate their Google Plus handles trying to get in on the action.
Vicki Davis

Meet the Man Google Hired to Make AI a Reality | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com - 3 views

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    Artificial Intelligence and the "deep learning" movement are hitting it big time: big bucks and big influence on our future. Geoff Hinton is working for Google to help improve voice recognition, image tagging and more. Microsoft, IBM, Baidu (search enging in China) and others are getting into AI. This is part of education as AI and learning tools can be greatly impacted. Read and share this article if you're an education or technology futurist. Fascinating.
Vicki Davis

Google's forays beyond the search box - Tech News | The Star Online - 3 views

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    Welcome to your new Google smarthome - not smartphone - smarthome. They've bought a smart thermostat maker - I can imagine all kinds of cool things with Google Glasses, Droids, and other Google integrations with this. This interesting article covers many of the things Google has gone into besides their traditional search box/ advertising model and it tells you about the future of our world as a major giant positions for the Internet of Things which moves far beyond our screens into the air we breathe.

    This will impact our schools beyond what we understand as our surroundings become smarter and able to be controlled remotely in ways we can't really understand today. These are trends I'll be discussing in my Intro to Computer Science classes.

    "Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for US$3.2bil (RM10.54bil), signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. "
Vicki Davis

How to get the most out of Google's apps and services when using an iPad - Tech News an... - 5 views

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    There are some tricks for using Google apps on the ipad. The biggest issue I have with Google drive is that it can't be used to upload video which means my classroom has to use Dropbox.But many of you are Google Apps and ipad.This is a handy guide for you.
Vicki Davis

3 Easy Ways to Create A Google Plus Hangout with Your Students ~ Educational Technology... - 4 views

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    An excellent point by point (with screenshots) how-to guide perfect for those using Google Hangouts in the classroom from Educators technology.com
Vicki Davis

Seeing the Classroom through Google Glass | EdSurge News - 1 views

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    Margaret Powers won the #ifihadglass contest and is using Google Glass in her classroom with her PreK-2nd grade students and documenting what works and doesn't. She shares what she's learned in this practical article that gives a good state of this technology in the younger student classroom.
Vicki Davis

Cyber Weekend Deals - Android Apps on Google Play - 0 views

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    Google's Cyber weekend deals are a serious reason to at least download Google Play for iOS on your ipad. I'm picking up Malcom Gladwell's book for 3.49 and reading it in the app for just this reason.

    Book lovers must go over this list, but the chromecast stick is worth a look as it is basically a Roku/ Apple TV on a stick for just $35.
Vicki Davis

Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad - Google Play Help - 0 views

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    If you want to use Google Play Books for iOs, here's how you download. With the deals this weekend, you'll want to do it now.
Vicki Davis

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - 0 views

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    How to use Google Hangouts in the Classroom. Now that you can segment participation and let certain groups of students and educators participate in Google Plus, this is becoming a popular method of connecting classrooms. I'm setting up Google Hangouts on Air to record and send to the class YouTube channel to share conversations with guests and let those students who missed the day join in. I am also going to use these recordings as part of flipped classroom modules as I learn about using Sophia for flipping my classroom.
Steve Ransom

Online courses - Course - 12 views

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    Nice new selection of new self-paced courses for education by Google
Martin Burrett

Scoot & Doodle - 16 views

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    A wonderful collaborative real-time drawing space which connects to your Google Plus account, allowing you to illustrate, explain and teach remotely across the world.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Vicki Davis

'I Was Very Shocked,' Says Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass : The Two-Way : NPR - 5 views

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    A driver was given a ticket in California for wearing Google glass even though it was turned off... and yes, the drama has begun. The police officer said it obstructed the driver's view.

    "The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie, who's in Google's Explorer program of people testing Glass before its official launch, got a ticket for speeding - and for wearing a device that could block her view of the road."
Steve Katz

gClassFolders v2 - Google Drive Script - 12 views

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    Google Drive Script
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