The best tips, tricks & add-ons for Google+ It’s been 2 weeks, and Google+ has captured the attention of the tech community in a very real way. Since the initial invite seed, hundreds of articles about the service have been written, and it has been the talk of every news source I have seen. Facebook responded to Google+ within a week by offering similar services and promising much more on the way, and Google’s been tweaking the service nonstop. These are, in essence, services that are built in but not highly advertised. – You are able to both delete comments that other users make on your posts and report them if they are abusive. – Eventually, you’re probably going to want to block someone. - There’s a good chance that you’ve been on one of those other social networks before, and might have some friends there whose real name you didn’t know. There are also a handfull of tricks you can do to extend Google+ beyond just the browser and the app. This website is a tool for those interested in exporting their data from Facebook.
Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts. As such, it makes sense to devote as much attention and dedication to problem definition as possible. Problem Definition Tools and Strategies The good news is that getting different perspectives and angles in order to clearly define a problem is a skill that can be learned and developed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Say hello (or olá or halo or salam) to automatic message translation in Gmail Posted by Jeff Chin, Product Manager, Google Translate We're excited to announce three Gmail Labs graduations today: Automatic Message Translation, Smart Mute and Title Tweaks. Automatic Message Translation Did you ever dream about a future where your communications device could transcend language with ease? Well, that day is a lot closer. Back when we launched automatic message translation in Gmail Labs, we were curious to see how people would use it. We heard immediately from Google Apps for Business users that this was a killer feature for working with local teams across the world. Since message translation was one of the most popular labs, we decided it was time to graduate from Gmail Labs and move into the real world. and it will be instantly translated into your language: If you're bi-lingual and don't need translation for that language, just click on Turn off for: [language].
The 10 Social Media Metrics Your Company Should Monitor While companies are starting to adopt Social Media for online marketing campaigns, and even letting employees participate, the question of ROI (Return on Investment) arises, along with doubts about what metrics to measure. How do you know how effective your social media campaigns are if you’re not measuring any metrics, let alone an overall ROI? Below, we discuss ten important Social Metrics for companies. According to 2009 Mzinga & Babson Executive Education study, over 80% of professionals do not measure ROI for their company’s social media programs. Granted, Social Metrics and their measurement techniques are relatively new, and this might account for the lag in tracking. However, there are some organizations measuring social metrics, which enables them to eventually measure ROI. Visitors and sources of trafficNetwork size (followers, fans, members)Quantity of commentary about brand or product These are easily understandable common social metrics. Social media leads.
The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists - TNW Apps Much has been said about how Twitter and Facebook should be worried about Google’s behemoth social network which gained 10 million followers in 16 day, as compared to Twitter’s 780 days, and Facebook’s even longer 852 days. But like any new service online, people may be signing up and doing very little with their accounts. In fact, they’re probably the same people who signed up for a Twitter account, updated once with something along the lines of “I’m just trying to figure this Twitter thing out,” and disappeared just as fast leaving in their wake a sad little egg avatar and little else. But Google+ launched just barely under a month ago, and the sheer volume of extensions, third party sites and enhancements that have already emerged may be proof of the social network’s staying power. If this list is anything to go by, people like Google+, and they’re willing to make the effort to improve the experience for all involved. So in no particular order, here is a list of ways to do just that.
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Provide Tech Help Remotely via Chrome Remote Desktop Yesterday, I received an email with a question about how to remotely help students and teachers with the Chrome browser and with Chromebooks. Almost as if he was reading my mind, later in the day Fred Delvental shared a bookmark for the Chrome Remote Desktop App. Using the Chrome Remote Desktop App (still in beta) you can grant access to your computer to another person who also has the Chrome Remote Desktop App installed. If you want to share your desktop just click "share now" and Chrome Remote Desktop will generate an access code to give to the person who will access your computer. To access and control another person's computer you just need to enter the access code that they provide to you. Applications for Education The Chrome Remote Desktop app could be very helpful in aiding teachers and students when they get stuck trying to accomplish a task on their computers.
10 Websites To Make You Think | The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth This fantastic website by David Bleja demonstrates CO2 emissions and world population growth in real time on a global map. Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works
Google+ Tips and Tricks This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+ . If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile Your profile is going to list your +1′s, posts on Google+ and more soon we don’t know about yet. To edit your existing profile click the blue edit button and then click the section you want to edit. Account Overview This is where you can add other email addresses to login with, decide what applications have access to your profile, turn Google+ on on non-Google sites etc. Profile and Privacy Edit the visibility of your posts and photos, what information in your profile is public, who can tag you in photos. Scroll down to the bottom of the window to see your privacy settings. Google+ This is where you set things like delivery preferences. comment on your posts go to your phone. Data Liberation Wow, this is pretty cool.
12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty Sunday, May 6, 2012 8:15 am, Posted by | Updates Topics: , , , , , , I’ve been completely obsessed with Google’s new mini-site devoted to finding better ways to incorporate proper web searches into the classroom. This is just the logical next step for the search (and basically everything else) behemoth as Google pushes its way into the classroom. As part of Search Education, Google has shared a bunch of lesson plans that are organized by degree of difficulty. So, if you consider yourself and / or your students Google experts, you should try out the more advanced plans. The following are just some of the many lesson plans brought to you by Google. Picking the right search terms Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. Identify unique search terms to locate targeted sources and to use “context terms” to uncover appropriate evidence. Understanding search results Evaluating credibility of sources
don't tell my mom im an ad major The annual Apple Keynote took place yesterday in San Francisco- on a surprisingly sunny day for such a foggy place. Perhaps developers really can do anything. The hype up to the keynote was filled with skepticism- how could Tim Cook possibly live up to the standards of the late CEO, Steve Jobs? What will they release this year? Will Apple continue on its path as the leader of innovation and technology? Yes and no. Although interesting and innovative there was nothing breakthrough, no surprises. Nearly all attendees were excited by the ‘new generation’ Macbook Pro which offers a 15-inch retina display and almost 7 hours of battery life, but what they really wanted to see was the ‘would-be’ advancements to Siri. It will be interesting to see what these apple advancements do for brands- what new methods of advertising or consumer engagement will come from them. As a former EVB intern, I am partial to the "skittles: mob the rainbow" crowd-sourcing idea. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users Using Google+? 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. Do you still consider yourself a noob when it comes to Google's social platform? If so, we've got some handy hints to help you out. From quicker sharing options to better content curation via savvy privacy settings, we're bringing you 10 tips and tricks that will soon have you Google Plussing like a pro. Take a look through the image gallery below and please share in the comments any Google+ tips we haven't mentioned — your suggestion could be featured in a forthcoming Mashable article.
10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using Today's post is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. He has also made all these forms available for us to download and use with our students. To download any of the forms below, make sure to visit Tom's original post. 1- Get to Know your Class Use this form to collect information about your students such as their likes, dislikes, club affiliations, and many more. 2- Emotion Graph This is a form ideal for use by students when studying linear narrative both written or visual. 3- Spelling Test As its name suggests , this form is great for use inside the classroom to test students spelling. 4- Comprehension Questions This is a form that test students understanding of a text or anything thing else you want to test. 5- Weekly Reading Record This is a form where students can provide data about their reading. 6- Maths Data Handling 7- Guided Reading Record 8- Prior Learning Assessment 9- Library Book Review
Tricks, Cords, File Extension Hacks Readers offer their best tips for formatting text in Google Plus, organising cords with Pringles cans, and avoiding unwanted image uploads by tweaking file extensions. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Format Text in Your Google+ Updates Reader drilon notes: you can format text in Google+ comments and posts with *text* for bold, -text- for strike through and _text_ for italic. Wrap Your Loose Vacuum Cord Around a Pringles Can Reader Kevin Greimel writes: My dogs like to eat sticks in the living room, so a weekly vacuuming is always in order. Hack File-Scanners with Custom Extensions Reader Java-Princess writes: Reader SeeYa32 writes: