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Google Educast #044 - He's Dead There Too

Host: Diane Main
Host: Chris Betcher
Host: Sean Williams

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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?


Google Drive - on the way?

There was a brief Gmail outage this week.  How did it affect YOU?

I saw a Google self-driving car briefly on 101 Tuesday night when I was driving to San Mateo.

This Saturday (4/21) at 1:00 PM EST, there’s a Chromebooks podcast being broadcast live...The State of Tech LIVE . . . will feature Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist
http://www.thestateoftech.org/2012/04/state-of-tech-live.html

Updates to Google Cloud Print: http://www.chrome.blogspot.com/2012/04/delivering-cloud-printing-to-more.html
Screen sharing





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

Google Forms and Fusion Tables

Google Correlate
If we are a bit short on content, we could also talk about Google Correlate. (CB)
http://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/mining-patterns-in-search-data-with.html




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

Docs now inserts images from webcams and Life Magazine


English Teacher Google+ Hangout: CHECK IT OUT
(this was held Thursday, 4/19 with Kevin Brookhouser, Jen Roberts, Catlin Tucker, David Read, and Carol LaRow)
YouTube Video

Curious about your own Gmail usage? (CB)
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/know-your-gmail-stats-using-gmail-meter.html

Recent improvements to the spellcheck in Docs.  Try the phrase “icland is an icland” and then take a look at the correction options for each misspelled word... how does it know that?”  (CB)

Great summary page for Google Search.  (CB)
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/

And who doesn’t love a good infographic? (CB)
http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

A bit of inspiration (CB)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V4DDt30Aat4

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


Will Kimbley uses branched logic with multiple-choice questions in Google Forms to create scoring rubrics, then he uses Flubaroo to grade them.
Create a Self-Grading Rubric with Forms

Google Tools course on iTunesU (created by John Sowash):
http://itunes.apple.com/us/course/google-in-the-classroom/id517678928

32 Ways to use Google Apps in the Classroom by Julia Stiglitz  (CB)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-AI1CNpa0rU



Shoutouts!
California Apps summit http://ca.gafesummit.com/
Midwest Google Conference: https://sites.google.com/site/gapsmidwestsummit/
https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/
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