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Google Educast #034 - Tying It All Together


Host: Diane Main

Host: Fred Delventhal[e]

Host: Sean Williams

TABLE OF CONTENTS :

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 little 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 - What happened this week?

Updating Privacy Policy and TOS

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/updating-our-privacy-policies-and-terms.html 

         Counter point Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet

Google.org puts Public Alerts into Google Maps - Fred

http://www.google.org/publicalerts

Match this with http://weatherspark.com/#!maps;a=USA Zoom out to show the whole country

Google Earth 6.2 Released

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/google-earth-62-its-beautiful-world.html

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2012/01/google_earth_62_released_with_googl.html

Here is a quick list of the new features:

  1. Integration with Google+ - you can now sign into your Google+ account and you can Share your current view with Google+. This feature may also mean that your "My Places" content is shared between clients. We'll be checking this soon.
  2. New Search Interface - Google has made substantial changes to the way searching is done in Google Earth. The results look more like Google Maps. You can also now get walking and biking directions just like in Google Maps. Search results also happen dynamically.
  3. New graphic rendering - Google has made changes including turning on anisotropic filtering by default.

Segment[f] #2 Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product

Google Currents in the iPad Google app[g]?

        Who put this in?[h] Currents is pretty awesome - sean

Google + for 13+ http://www.appsusergroup.org/news/is-google-plus-coming-to-k12-schools-soon 

                Does this fit here? Move it somewhere else? Wait til next week?[i]



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

Threaded comments for Blogger

        http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2012/01/blogger-adds-threaded-comments.html

Not super new but I just discovered it - looks like it could be good

Silly but fun - http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2012/01/belgian-fries-in-google-street-view.html 

Generate QR Codes in Google Spreadsheets

http://www.tammyworcester.com/TipOfWeek/TammyWTechTipOfWeek/Entries/2012/1/24_Tip_110_-_Auto_Generate_QR_Codes_in_Google_Spreadsheet%21.html

Hat tip to Tammy Worcester


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

QR code to Google Form for self-assessment of reading fluency performance (accuracy, expression, pace) for second graders with iPods (Robert Pronovost does this)

New Google Edu stuff released today

Blog post http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/resources-to-support-new-and-open-world.html

Google+ page

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103266364845729488839/posts

Google in Education website[j] - makeover

http://www.google.com/edu/index.html

Booklet

http://www.google.com/edu/about.html

Retuned Google Education page http://www.google.com/edu/index.html 


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