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Google Educast #043 - Teach Ideas, Not Apps

Host: Fred Delventhal
Host: Corin Richards
Host: John Sowash
Special Report: Chris Betcher

Big welcome to the newest GCTs who attended and survived GTAUK 2012!

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

Google+ UI Update
A few useful upgrades to Hangouts - CB
(since we covered the face features last week, suggest showing how Slideshare works. Anybody have one to share or we can do one of Richard Byrne’s?)

Brainstorm ideas for using Project Glass in education video is far out cool! - FD

Google April Fools day jokes for 2012
Screen sharing




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

Since this is blank on Thursday afternoon just adding this as filler

Chris is there a users group for Oz?
Not an active one. However, we might be holding Australia’s first Google Summit soon, stay tuned! - CB  

How about the latest updates to Google Art Project? (CB)
South African rock designs. Brazilian street graffiti. Australian aboriginal art. Today we’re announcing a major expansion of the Google Art Project. From now on, with a few simple clicks of a finger, art lovers around the world will be able to discover not just paintings, but also sculpture, street art and photographs from 151 museums in 40 countries.


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

Easier access to folders for Docs.

Xavier College Prep World History teacher Ms. Nunez will have to miss class during the critical review week before final exams. She turns to Google+ Hangouts to interact and connect with her students. includes Youtube video - FD

Google Maps Mania Blog (super awesome) -- one post this week is about a fun use of Maps in a Disney promo: - DM (SW)

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

Kern Kelley is great: - DM (SW)

Also Chad’s GDOCs playlist

Productivity Tip of the Day - CB
A set of videos I’m making to help our staff with their transition to Google Docs, Gmail and Chrome

Google Tools course on iTunesU (created by John Sowash):
John to screen share

California Apps summit
MiGoogle Conference (Oct. 19); more info posted soon!