Tue 26 November 2013

12 ways to use Google Drive in education

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education

...I stumbled across a fabulous new visual guide put together by Susan Oxnevad on Glogster. In the graphic, she showcases a dozen different ways to easily and effectively integrate Google Drive into your classroom.

Sat 23 November 2013

Google Forms add features

Google updates Forms with progress bars, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages

Google today announced four new tools for building surveys with Google Forms. You can now display progress bars, set up data validation, embed YouTube videos, and post custom messages when your form is closed.

Data validation ...

Fri 15 November 2013

Learn Python from Google

Google’s Python Lessons are Awesome:

The lovably geeky Nick Parlante — a Google employee and CS lecturer at Stanford — has written some awesomely succinct tutorials that not only tell you how you can use Python, but also how you should use Python. This makes them a fantastic resource, regardless of ...

Thu 07 November 2013

Using Google Drive with students

Google Drive Workflows to Use with Students

When you’re wanting to use Google Docs/Drive with students, figuring out which workflow works best for you is one of the biggest challenges. How to access something I want students to turn in to me? How do I put a file ...

Tue 05 November 2013

Ubiquitous opportunity

How To Use Real-Time Technology In 1:1 Classrooms

A concern about 1:1 programs I sometimes hear (and that I once held myself) was that students will always be “plugged in” and connected to a device. What seems to be happening on 6 Lime, though, is not ubiquitous use ...

Mon 21 October 2013

Quantum computing and Minecraft

Google Releases qCraft Mod For Minecraft So Kids Can Explore Quantum Computing

Google recognizes the potential here well, and wanted to add quantum physics into the mix. Thus, the 'qCraft' mod was born, one that adds new blocks that add an entirely new mechanic to the game, such as quantum ...

Sat 19 October 2013

Get voice search on your older iOS devices (iPad 1, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, etc.) with Google Search

Do you have a iOS device that doesn't have Siri? Are you feeling lonely and would like to talk to your device? Maybe Google Search is what you need.

Once you install it, you can ask Google questions, like "Is it going to rain tonight?" or "What time do ...

Thu 05 September 2013

"Fear based" testing regimes are hurting education

Google Glass creator says 'fear-based' testing regimes block technology

The scientist behind Google Glass wearable technology has criticised the use of restrictive and "fear-based" testing regimes in education, describing a lack of innovation in the system as a crisis.

Sun 01 September 2013

Let me look that up

Back in June I road in the Great Ohio Bike Adventure (GOBA). It consists of a series of 45-6o mile bike rides over the course of a week. During our numerous downtimes, I was having a discussion with my uncle about robots and automated drivers. As we were talking, there ...

Wed 15 May 2013

Ohio Goes Google conference notes #ohiogoesgoogle

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending my first Ohio Goes Google Conference presented by ITIP Ohio. The sessions I attended were very informative, I picked up quite a few different tips and ideas. (I'll emphasize my thoughts like this.)

Keynote speaker - Jennie Magiera @msmagiera

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