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Google Educast #061 - Everything is Better with a Taser

Host: Kevin Brookhouser
Host: Chris Betcher
Host: Fred Delventhal
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: In The News

A new apps list on Chrome OS (FD) I put this in but don’t have Chromebook experience. Anyone else?
http://chrome.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-new-apps-list-on-chrome-os.html
More on the same
http://gigaom.com/mobile/update-makes-chromebooks-better-for-work-and-play/

The U.S. election, live on YouTube (Everyone)
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-us-election-live-on-youtube.html

Learn how to be safe on Google+ : Safety guides for teens, parents and teachers
http://google-plus.com/7773/google-safety-center-guides-for-teens-parents-and-teachers/


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


11 Amazing facts about Google Maps (FD)
http://mashable.com/2012/08/22/google-maps-facts/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box7141

10 Handy Tricks (FD)
http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/google-maps-tips/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box6973

Using Google Docs on iPads - advice from those who know!

Segment “Ask a GCT”:  googleeducast@edreach.us

I heard iGoogle is going away, what should I use to replace it? (KB)

2 options
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/07/two-excellent-customisable-start-pages-worth-trying-as-igoogle-replacements/

5 Options
http://www.digitizd.com/2012/08/10/5-great-replacements-for-igoogle/

10 options
http://dreamcore.net/google/10-igoogle-replacement-alternative/

Or ditch the whole web-portal mindset and replace functionality with tabs and Google Reader. (KB)

Segment  Tips and Tricks - Cool things:


Chrome Add-ons

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/alnfdikmbdfgkcbdodjcbmedanjinmkk?utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=social&utm_source=en-social-na-us-social-gplus-post (sw)

WatchDoc for monitoring changes to your shared Documents
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/okagolgbanbllgndpnacdhohdfacdhfm

Diigo Bookmarking tool (checking the show notes mentioned way back in ep. 5)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oojbgadfejifecebmdnhhkbhdjaphole

Make sure you join the Google in Education Group on Diigo
http://groups.diigo.com/group/google-in-education











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


Not really Google related or maybe there is but I would like to hear about Kevin’s nature webcam.

I could talk about the camera and how to use Google Forms to collect scientific data in the field without wifi or 3G access. Simple solution, but it’s cool that it’s possible. (KB)








Shoutouts!



Latin America Summit August 31/September 1
http://mx.gafesummit.com/
Presenters - Google Apps for Education Southern Summit »
The Google Apps for Education Southern Summit is a regional users summit at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia September 22 & 23, 2012


The Google Apps for Education Southern Summit is a regional users summit at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia September 22 & 23, 2012

Just announced last week after last week’s show - The Google Apps for Education New England Summit is a regional users summit at Burlington High School November 3 and 4, 2012.


miGoogle Conference (Michigan) - October 19, 2012. bit.ly/mi-google
  • Keynote speaker: Ronald Ho, Product manager for Google+
  • Conference chair, John Sowash, @jrsowash

http://www.gafesummit.com/
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