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CourseBuilderChecklist - course-builder - Checklist of all steps to create a course using Course Builder. - Course Builder. Costs When you use Course Builder, you create your course as an App Engine application.

CourseBuilderChecklist - course-builder - Checklist of all steps to create a course using Course Builder. - Course Builder

Currently, each App Engine application can consume a certain level of computing resources for free, controlled by a set of limits. If you need resources above these free limits, you can switch to a paid app to set a daily resource budget. For more information, see Develop with App Engine. Download and install All pathnames are relative to the directory containing Course Builder. Explore Explore Course Builder to get direct experience. Explore the Sample App Deploy You must deploy the Course Builder app before you can make permanent changes to it. Create your course You can create a new, empty course or import the example course and use it as a template. Read the wiki This checklist only covers the basics. Reading the Get Started page and proceeding through the wiki sequentially. going to the Course Builder forum.

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5 ways to use Google Voice in your classroom. I recently spent the afternoon with some enthusiastic teachers at the Mercer Island School District who are prepping for the start to the school year.

5 ways to use Google Voice in your classroom

One of the sessions I presented was an introduction to Google Apps for Edu with a focus on classroom application. One of the tools I referenced was Google Voice – a free yet powerful web interface for an phone number that can forward to your personal phone numbers, record voicemail, and make smart routing decisions based on rules that you manage. I love the ability to give families & students a way to contact me without revealing my personal contact information. The other killer feature for me is that any voicemail can be downloaded or embedded as an mp3 with a couple of clicks: As I tend to do when in a room full of talented educators, I introduced the tool then opened the floor for a conversation of potential applications. As with so many Google tools, Voice lowers the barrier of entry and encourages students to create.

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Teachers Definitive Guide To Google Search Skills. The 21st century education is all about cultivating such important skills as critical thinking and digital skills.

Teachers Definitive Guide To Google Search Skills

Technology has radically transformed the way we teach and knowledge is no longer stored primarily in print. There is now much more knowledge online than you would find in all libraries of the world taken together. To tap into the potential of this vast repertoire of online resources, our students definitely need a bit of instruction on how to effectively use web search techniques to search for academic sources. They need to be taught how to fish instead of being given a fish everyday. In short, we have to teach them how to be independent learners. Google Search Education has all the materials you need to help your students become skilled searchers, whether they are just starting out with search or ready for advanced training. Here is what it has to offer you : 1- Lesson Plans.

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Google Augments Mobile Search With Handwriting Recognition. Web search has evolved from traditional query typing to voice search, to auto-complete and even image searches.

Google Augments Mobile Search With Handwriting Recognition

Now search giant Google is taking the next step in making finding stuff on the web easier by augmenting its mobile search offerings with handwriting recognition. The new feature, Google Handwrite, will run on Android phones and tablets, and on iOS devices running iOS 5, with support for 27 different languages. For now, the handwritng recognition is experimental so users will need to enable it in their settings to take advantage of the new feature.

On your mobile device, login at, tap on "Settings" at the bottom of the screen and enable the "Handwrite" feature. Then save your changes and refresh the homepage to get started. To enable Handwrite, tap the icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. Will Google Handwrite change the way you search on your mobile device? Thumbnail image courtest iStock, Hillary Fox.

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Google in Education. Google sites. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] - Summify. Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.)

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] - Summify

I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one.

A recent study at Illinois Wesleyan University found that fewer than 25% of students could perform a "reasonably well-executed search. " That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don't understand how to best find the information they seek using Google. Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of my "secrets" are out. Infographic via HackCollege.

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