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How to use the newly redesigned Google Drive. Technology One of the biggest productivity tools has gotten a solid redesign.

How to use the newly redesigned Google Drive

In case you didn’t notice, Google Drive got trimmed down and made into a lean, mean, time-saving machine. List of Google Now voice commands. Updated 03/17/15: Added the ability to send Hangouts messages.

List of Google Now voice commands

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. Google Search 3T. Google... Google+ Explained. 50 Ways Schools Can Use Google+ Hangouts. Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World. Track Hurricane Sandy Using The Google Crisis Map 1.05K Views 0 Likes If you're on the east coast like we are, you've got a pit in your stomach about Hurricane Sandy. It's shaping up to be brutal and there's talk of widespread power outages and dangerous flooding and winds. In an effort to keep everyone safe, Google has created a very useful 'Crisis Map' that shows plenty of relevant information about the storm's trajectory, details about it, radar views, cloud cover, and more.

Report: Vast Majority Of Top U.S. 7.33K Views 0 Likes. An intro to Google+ using Storify · suebecks. Google+ Communities: A Beginner's Guide. On Google+, users have the ability to manipulate their circles to control the groups of people and brands they receive information and content from, but there's no guarantee those brands or users will circle you to receive your updates.

Google+ Communities: A Beginner's Guide

This is where Google+ Communities come in, Google's version of a group or forum, built to bring people together around particular topics. Launched in December, the types of Communities available to the Google+ audience seem endless — ranging from science, animals, development and more. Communities are places where users can share specific questions, comments or content relating to a particular topic with other users who are just as interested in the conversation. 10 Top Google+ Users Weigh In on the Web's Newest Social Network. Using Google+?

10 Top Google+ Users Weigh In on the Web's Newest Social Network

Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. 40 Essential Google+ Resources. Google+ Tactics of the Blogging Pros. ePortfolios with GoogleApps. How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios.

The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec & Beth Holland from EdTechTeacher.

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

You can hear them both present at the April 10-12 EdTechTeacher iPad Summit in Atlanta! As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen. In other words, how can we curate this content into portfolios for assessment as well as reflection. 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. — Edgalaxy. 6 Fixes We'd Like to See in Google Apps. For a free service, Google Apps is not too shabby.

6 Fixes We'd Like to See in Google Apps

You can create, edit and share documents with Drive, handle all correspondences in Mail, organize your day-to-day affairs with Calendar, find novels and articles with Books, and a lot more. Even though Google Apps is a decent free alternative to software such as Microsoft Office, there are few things that the company could improve (or work with others to improve), such as space limits, lack of cohesiveness between apps and other small difficulties, in order to provide a better user experience. SEE ALSO: Is This the New Google Maps App for iOS? [RUMOR] Check out the gallery above to see our suggestions. Mashable composite image courtesy of iStockphoto, Frender. Meet the Future of Google Maps. Offline mapping for Android phones, Street View for nature trails and 3D Google Earth maps are all improvements coming to Google Maps in the near future.

Meet the Future of Google Maps

The three new features were unveiled by company executives at a press event at the company's San Francisco offices. Offline mapping will become a part of Google's "own global base map" and offer hi-res navigation without needing a WiFI or 3G or 4G connection. To use the feature, users will have to select the area they plan to visit before going offline, then download the map to their device. The familiar GPS tracking blue dot will still be there to help with navigation. Street View for walkable locations will take the popular feature beyond the streets, railroads and rivers that have already been covered. 3D Google Earth mapping also comes with the introduction of a new user interface called Tour Guide.

Turning on 2-step authentication in Google. One of the most harrowing tales of security woe in recent memory is that of Mat Honan, clearly a tech-savvy guy, who had a hacker call Apple and use social engineering gain access to his Amazon and iCloud accounts, and thus wound up losing a ton of data on his Mac, iPhone and iPad plus his primary Google account.

Turning on 2-step authentication in Google

Apple has since quit allowing iCloud password resets over the phone, but it wasn’t merely social engineering which allowed Honan’s account to be so thoroughly hijacked. iPad X Google Drive X Student Portfolios. It has been too long since my last post...hopefully this one will be worth it.

iPad X Google Drive X Student Portfolios

With recent upgrades to the Google Drive app on the iPad, Google Drive is now a viable solution for student portfolios that can be created in their entirety on an iPad and everything that is created by a student can be uploaded directly to their Google Drive account to a "Portfolio" folder that can then be shared with any one of their teachers. The Google Drive app now allows for creation of: DocumentsSpreadsheetsFolders You can now also upload from the camera roll: ImagesVideos. Set up Google Voice to allow students to text their questions to your Gmail Account. Google Offers Effective Search Tips For Teachers. The ability to search the internet effectively is an important — if not the most important — research skill for today’s students. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar.

Google Scholar is among the best scholarly search engines online yet only a few select of educators know its secrets.As a rule of thumb that applies to all Google products, the effective use of any service from Google s can only be achieved through mastering its deep and hidden features.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar

We have seen in the previous post how filtering a Google search using the keyword " digital literacy " reduced the generated results from 430.000.000 to 90.000.000 which eliminated so much of junk information that could cost you a lot of time going through it. I believe information literacy is a skill that every teacher should master and teach his/her students about. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code. [via] Adding a Favicon for your Google Site. I had previously made a post on how to add a Favicon to your website. In that post I linked back to a website that had directions for creating a favicon in a Google Site.

Apparently that post no longer exists so I thought I would make the directions myself. A favicon is the icon you see in the tab of your web browser. You can see in the below screenshot that I have 3 tabs open. The gmail logo is visible in the first tab, that icon is a favicon. The reason to change the favicon on your Google Site is it makes it easier for you and students to navigate multiple tabs.

Step 1: Create an image You can use any editor you want. 8 Outstanding Google forms templates. - interactive charts online! Google Url Shortener. Try Doctopus for Managing Google Documents.