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Google Educast #041 - Are You Comfortable? Or Cosy?

Host: Fred Delventhal
Host: Lisa Highfill
Host: Corin Richards
Host: Sean Williams
Host: Kyle Pace

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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 - What happened this week?

Last week we didn’t get to this - Search gets a refresh - Sean
Semantic web - Tim Berners Lee!!! Arghhh, why couldn’t I remember? http://youtu.be/HeUrEh-nqtU

If you think Translate is the same old machine translation, think again. Google gave Engadget a look at the inner workings of Translate http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/19/google-translate-how-it-works/ -Fred

New Look for Gmail goes into effect next week beginning on March 27. No more opting out. If you are the Google Apps Admin for your school or district, Google has resources you can use to transition your users to the new look http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look/gmail-resources
http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2012/03/gmail-new-look-will-be-released-to-all.html - Fred


New content in Google Maps Streetview - Amazon River and Rainforest
http://maps.google.com/intl/en/help/maps/streetview/?utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=hpp&utm_source=en-hpp-na-us-gns-svn&utm_term=amazon

New Spell Checker started on Wed. http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/03/spell-checking-powered-by-web.html Anyone see a resmeblence to Google Scribe in this? BAH! Fred beat me to this! :)
Screen sharing ?














Kyle




Fred
Segment #2: Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product
Creative uses for Google Voice - Corin (have you all done Google Voice on a different show?)
http://support.google.com/voice/?hl=en


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

Change icons to text in Gmail - Sean

How to Prezify your PowerPoint Slides -Lisa

Round Robin - One Chrome extension or add-on from each


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

Lisa’s cool forms story
https://sites.google.com/site/highfillcrew1112/home/the-clean-water-project
The surveys

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkE1DMIpDbdTdGw5TzJVTmRjSjFhMmIyMzY3Nkx3Qnc#gid=0
The results (spreadsheet)




Shoutouts!
California Apps summit http://ca.gafesummit.com/
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