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Google Educast #051 - Sites For Our Eyes

Host: Fred Delventhal
Host: Diane Main
Host: Kevin Brookhouser
Host: Sean Williams

Segment #1: In the News - What happened this week?

Segment #2: Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product

Segment #3 Tips and Tricks - Cool things we run across

Segment #4: Classroom Applications - Cool things that we (or others) are doing with Google in the classroom.

Segment #1: In The News


These first two are not really “new” or “news,” but I thought they were great recent shares about Google Docs and Google Sites:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/google-in-the-enterprise/the-truth-about-seven-persistent-google-docs-myths/409

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/google-in-the-enterprise/10-myths-about-google-sites-debunked-and-dispelled/382?tag=content;siu-container



Google and QuickOffice: a match made in heaven?
http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/google-quickoffice-get-more-done.html

Next GTA is in NYC in early October! Applications due July 29th:
http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/training.html
http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/google-teacher-academy.html

Sean’s application video http://youtu.be/tbmvPtt1G4w

Google Maps Announcement
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/never-ending-quest-for-perfect-map.html

http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2012/06/google-maps-next-dimension.html

http://mashable.com/2012/06/06/meet-the-future-of-google-maps/


Google I/O Countdown Contest (Win Swag):
http://blogs.computerworld.com/20264/google_io_countdown_contest_android_swag

Google Docs in May - FD
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/06/google-docs-may-in-review.html

Who is doing the Screen sharing

Segment #2: Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product

Organize Site Navigation. (KB)

Segment #3 Tips and Tricks - Cool things

Google put this on their Google+ feed yesterday:
When looking for images from a specific date, you can filter for the desired time period in Google Image Search.  For example, if you search for [queen's diamond jubilee] and click "Past 24 hours" on the left, you'll see images that have been published on the web within that timeframe. All of the images are tagged with how long ago they were posted.”
https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899029375914044550/posts/6hJwhVjY8Ez




What to do on your summer vacation - earn some extra money. - FD
http://prizes.org/compete



Chrome Add-ons
Are you forced to use the browser that shall not be named? (IE) - FD
Here are a couple of options
Google Chrome Frame
https://developers.google.com/chrome/chrome-frame/

IE Tab
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

Scrolling for Chrome











Segment #4: Classroom Applications - Cool things that we (or others) are doing with Google in the classroom.

Haiku LMS (KB)











Shoutouts!
 California  GAfE summit - http://ca.gafesummit.com/

I forgot to put this in one of the segments, but Richard Byrne had a great blog post for educators this week:
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/05/10-things-to-make-yourself-ed-tech-star.html


Support Vista for Literacy!

Our pal Rushton Hurley at Next Vista for Learning has spent six years building a free library of short, educational videos by and for teachers and students everywhere.

This August, they will train students in Mexico to create simple, fun, and educational videos. Funding for the trip is secured. However  YOU can help them buy cameras and microphones that these students sorely need for this and future video projects. Videos made as part of The Vista for Literacy Project will receive feedback in order to help the students develop their digital media skills.

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