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New treats for teachers and students. Posted by Vance Vagell, User Experience Prototyper In every classroom around the world, teachers spend time decorating their rooms by tacking up fun decorations and outstanding student work.

New treats for teachers and students

Starting today, teachers can bring those same personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. That’s just one of the little surprises we’ve sprinkled throughout Classroom to brighten your winter (or sweeten your summer, for our Southern Hemisphere friends). If you have an image you’d like to use as your theme, Classroom will help you crop it to the perfect dimensions, and automatically pick a matching class color. And in case you don’t have a great photo to use, we’re adding 18 new images and 30 pattern themes to our gallery, so teachers have lots of options to make their classes look great. Mrs. Harrel's Class sur Twitter : "Look at these awesome kids! They inserted pictures and typed a story! Amazing! #FirstGrade #GoogleClassroom #r7proud.

Lori Burbee sur Twitter : "First day on Google Classroom! They are rockstars! #greathappenshere #r7proud... LSR7 ITS sur Twitter : "Did you know you can go straight to editing in Docs from a Word doc sent in Gmail? #itsthelittlethings #googleedu. Google Santa Tracker is back with an educational twist. Google and Santa have a lot in common.

Google Santa Tracker is back with an educational twist

They know when you are sleeping/awake. They also give you cool stuff but also freak you out a little bit sometimes. Well, Google also keeps tabs on Santa and for the umpteenth consecutive year Google is following Santa on his round the world trip from the North Pole on Christmas. This year’s tracker has some fun games to play every day but this year you might actually learn a thing or 2: This year, you’ll find an edu touch — new geography games let you explore local holiday traditions, while a new coding project teaches basic JavaScript as you help Santa and the reindeer navigate the map. TIME For Kids: LIVE with Lemony Snicket - Google+ Chrome - Why use Google Chrome? Clearing your browsing data With Chrome, you can clear your browsing data at any time so that this information is not stored in your browser, including browsing and download histories, cookies, saved passwords, and saved form data.

Chrome - Why use Google Chrome?

Learn more Customize privacy preferences by website. Google Chrome Apps for Educators. Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually. Teacher Academy Resources. About the GTA The GTA is a free professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies.

Teacher Academy Resources

Produced by CUE, each Academy is an intensive, two-day event during which participants get hands-on experience with Google tools, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact. Google Earth Lessons. Lesson Organization: Google Earth How To's - Learn how to do the basics so you are comfortable teaching with Google Earth Student Controlled - Where the student controls Google Earth.

Google Earth Lessons

Suitable for labs, mini-labs, home school, etc. Teacher Controlled - Suitable for Lectures, Presentations, whole class discussions, etc. Mini-Lessons - Lesson starters for looking at various topics Icon Legend. Earth ‎(Google Tools for Schools‎) Google Earth Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

Earth ‎(Google Tools for Schools‎)

(Note: while Google Earth is a free program, the application must be downloaded to your computer.)Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and you’ll zoom right in.Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox and More Compared: What's the Best Cloud Option? Aviary’s editing tools: now in Google Drive! Goofram - Search Google and Wolfram Alpha at the same time! Google Map tools. Google Play and FanBridge Offer Musicians Free Artist Hub Accounts. Google is making it easier for U.S. artists to sell their music on the Google Play artist hub by offering free sign-up for a limited time.

The Google Play artist hub is where musicians can create a Google Play store page, set the price on their music and sell direct to users. Artists get 70% of revenue and Google gets 30%. Street View - Gallery – Google Maps Street View – Google. Collaborate at work with Google Apps Team Edition - Google Apps for business. Making the most of your sidebar in Google Sites.

Cross-posted from the Google Enterprise blog.

Making the most of your sidebar in Google Sites

Editor's note: Hangouts On Air are live video chats, interviews, or performances that are broadcast to Google+. We’ll host these broadcasts from time to time on the Google Enterprise Google+ page to give you the inside scoop on our business and products. Last week, we hosted our first Hangout On Air from the Google Enterprise Google+ page with Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management, Jeff Harris, Google Docs Product Manager, Teresa Wu, Google Docs Community Manager, and Eric Brunnett, Director of IT at Trump Hotel Collection.

During the conversation, Jonathan Rochelle told us the story of how Google Docs, Google Drive and cloud collaboration came to be. What was once an experiment to bring desktop software to the web is now a collaboration and productivity platform used by millions of people in their personal lives and at businesses, universities, non-profits and government agencies around the world. Tips and Tricks for Google Sites - Annuaire du Vin. Art Project, powered by Google. Using Google Docs. Using Google Forms to Create a online Quiz.