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Chris Craft. Two New Important Updates to Google Slides Teachers Should Know About. It seems like Google is doing a major update to its products for after allowing recipients who are not signed in or do not have Google account to view Slides, Docs, and Drawings, today Google released two new updates to Google Slide. 1- Widescreen Format Google now allows a widescreen view of presentations. Now when you try to make a new presentation you will have a widescreen where you can get a ton of new space to fill with words, charts, tables or even a simple, beautiful image. You can also change the size of your slides using the pull down menu in the theme chooser, or by visiting Page setup in the File menu. Widescreen presentation are a good fit for TV or monitor. 2- Editable Master Slide This functionality allows users to change customize the theme of their presentations as they like. can now easily tailor how content appears on every slide by selecting "Edit master" from the Slide menu.

Click on the image below to see " Editable Master Slide" in action. Gle URL Shortener. Google's Chrome will automatically block malware. A developer version of Google’s Chrome browser will automatically flag and block malware that the user’s anti-malware system wouldn’t otherwise detect, Google said. The “Canary” version of Chrome, designed for early testing by developers and others, will show a small warning note in the area of the screen reserved for downloads, notifying the user that it had prevented malware from being downloaded, Google said in a blog post. The new technology is in addition to Google’s existing “Safe Browsing” capability, which blocks up to 10,000 new websites per day, based on a reputation score that Google develops and assigns. The downloads Google will block with the new technology aren’t flagged by an antivirus program as “traditional” malware, and people may not even know they’re there, representatives said.

They may change browser settings or install ads, hijacking the browser for its own purposes. NSS criticized the reputation schemes used by both IE and Chrome. Google + How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] | teaching with technology. Photo by kam329. 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education. 5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker 7.16K Views 0 Likes If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots. Not only is the thought of speaking in public nerve-wracking, but being in charge of a seminar that no one wants to at...

My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year 2.66K Views 0 Likes I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite Learnist boards from the past year. There may not be ones from every month (Learnist is new!) Summify - Facebook vs. Google+ [Infographic] The Paperless iPad Classroom with the Google Drive App. Summify - The Google+ Guide For Educators. Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+. All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) So it's been hard to find just one favorite Google+ area to discuss...that's why I've decided to share some of my favorite articles to help get educators started.

Here's my Google+ Guide for Educators: So what do you think about Google+? Share this post with your friends and colleagues: Google+ Building (or Re-Building) your PLN. Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ and say, “I just don’t understand this…” or “Struggling to understand how this is going to fit in…” or “It just doesn’t do what Facebook or twitter does… or doesn’t do it as WELL…” Here are some other things that we are struggling with: “I have “spoken” with a person for years on twitter… but I only know them by his or her handle… – We are shocked that someone we really know so well: children, ailments, dreams, hopes, personal challenges… and we don’t even know his or her name.

If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone. 50 Google+ Circles Teachers Should Know About. 68 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom. Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School. Like most schools, teachers at New Milford High School spend time on duty at lunch, in the halls and at in-school suspension rooms. But this year, the 55 teachers from this New Jersey school didn't have to do these duties for two or three 48-minute periods a week. And only one teacher had these duties at a time instead of two. This simple policy change enables what's been called the 80/20 principle, a theory practiced by Google that employees who spend 20 percent of their time on company-related projects that interest them will work better.

In similar fashion, New Milford teachers now have more time to follow their work-related passions, Principal Eric Sheninger said. "We really want teachers to be innovative and creative," Sheninger said. Math teacher Kanchan Chellani spends her time researching and putting concepts into practice in the classroom. She finds videos on the secure social learning network Edmodo that lay the foundation for a math concept.

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