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10 Google Products You (Probably) Never Knew Existed

10 Google Products You (Probably) Never Knew Existed
I don’t know about you, but it feels like Google launches a new product every time I turn my laptop on. And these new products tend to fit into two distinct categories: Incredibly usefulIncredibly bizarre Fortunately, most of these products are free so we’re really not in a position to complain! After some lengthy research, I was surprised by how many tools Google has either developed or acquired over the years. So much so, that I thought it was a good idea to compile a list of the secrets of the Google product empire. Google Takeout – No, this is not Google’s food delivery service (although that’d be handy), this is a tool which allows you to download an archive of your data from things like your +1′s, Google+ Circles, Contacts and Picasa Web albums.Google Mars – While you’re probably familiar with Google Earth, Google Mars is a little less well known. So, how many of those did you know about? Also read: olly via shutterstock Related:  Google productsOnline tools

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

The big list of 100 tools, tips and tricks to work more efficiently online | The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. 7.2K Flares Filament.io 7.2K Flares × What does it take to be productive? It’s a question I often ask myself and to be honest I don’t have a great answer for it yet. One key discovery I’ve made over the past year or so is that I need to have great habits in place. That’s why I’m working on a solid running routine and on a set wake-up time and sleep time. One other realization I had is that, as I now spend so much of my day working online, there are a heap of new apps being created all the time to help us all become more productive. That’s why I thought of compiling a full list of 100 tools, tips and tricks for you to reflect a bit on your own productivity. Of course, a sure fire way to fail might be to try and use all 100, which Joel pointed out to me when we discussed this post! 10 awesome music sites to get into your zone When Leo recently wrote about Multitasking, one of the most interesting aspects was that music doesn’t actually contribute to us being distracted when we work. 1. 4.

450+ new ways to make your Google presentations pop Good design is an important part of getting your point across in a presentation. Over time we’ve added a bunch of features to help you bring a little something extra to your decks, like slide transitions and animations, thousands of free stock photos, and a growing collection of templates. Today, creating eye-catching presentations gets even easier, with more than 450 new fonts to choose from. (flip through the presentation below to see them in action) To browse and select new fonts, click on Add fonts from the bottom of the fonts dropdown in the toolbar. Any fonts that you select will get automatically added to your fonts list so it’s easy to find them later. Plus, fonts that you’ve already added to Google documents will automatically appear in your presentations font list too. So next time you're working on a presentation, jazz it up with some Calligrafitti, Indie Flower, Short Stack, or hundreds of other new choices.

Productive Web Apps | Web Apps to help you at work and play 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs: Share & Collaborate with Google Docs One of the most powerful features of Google Docs is that you can share and collaborate on documents with others. Sharing with individuals is relatively easy. Comments And Suggested Edits Sometimes, you don’t want to make changes on a document. Others can reply to your comments when they make changes or ask for clarification. Revision History One of my favorite tools in Google Docs is “Revision History.” Add-Ons Recently, Google released a suite of “Add-ons.” Leave Voice Comments Sometimes written comments are not enough. Image Editing

PhotoRec Latest stable version 7.0 April 18, 2015 PhotoRec, Digital Picture and File Recovery PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted. PhotoRec is free - this open source multi-platform application is distributed under GNU General Public License (GPLV v2+). For more safety, PhotoRec uses read-only access to handle the drive or memory card you are about to recover lost data from. Operating systems PhotoRec runs under DOS/Windows 9x Windows NT 4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/10 Linux FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD Sun Solaris Mac OS X and can be compiled on almost every Unix system. Download TestDisk & PhotoRec File systems FAT NTFS exFAT ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem HFS+ Media Problems?

10 Google Docs Hacks Every Teacher Should Know Google Docs is a popular word processing tool because it allows ready access to your documents and files from any internet connected device. It permits users to readily share documents and easily collaborate on materials. If you are already familiar with Google Docs, try out these 10 hacks to up your Google game! Convert a Word Doc to Google Docs Microsoft Word is still the most popular word processor in the business, educational, and private world. Offline editing You may believe that Google Docs is solely available online. If you would like to access your files offline on an iOS device (iPad or iPhone), it’s a little different. If you use an Android device (Smartphone or Tablet), open the Docs app → tap and hold the document name for two seconds. Restore an Earlier Version of a Document One of the great features of Google Docs is how readily you can collaborate on a document. Email a Google Doc as an Attachment Type with your Voice Embed a Google Doc to a web page Equation Toolbar

Software How-Tos Show of hands - how many of you are still clinging to Firefox not because it's the perfect browser, but because it's the best alternative out there to Internet Explorer? Probably a good many of you, and the reason why Firefox has been so hard to supplant as the No. 2 gateway to the Web is because Mozilla had the foresight to make it extensible. Thousands of add-ons exist allowing users to custom tailor the open-source browser however they see fit, and it only takes a few mouse clicks to do so. Well move over Mozilla, and make room for Google Chrome. Why is that? But those aren't the only reasons to give Chrome a second look. On the following pages, we'll show you how to soup up Chrome so you can leave Firefox in the rear view mirror and never look back!

Tips for Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What is A Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Too often, the focus lies more on gathering lots of content in a single location and publishing to the web. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. Curate Through the digital portfolio creation process, students and teachers need to make decisions about which artifacts they will include in their portfolios. Does this artifact demonstrate growth? Reflect Beyond just curating content, we want our students to make deeper connections.

Les meilleurs astuces et raccourcis pour Google Chrome Bonjour, Google Chrome, le mystérieux navigateur qui a pris sa place en seulement 4 ans (lancé en 2008), est sans doute le navigateur le plus rapide comme vous pouvez le constater, mais ce que la plupart des gens ne connaissent surtout pas c’est que ce navigateur contient des fonctions très puissantes, pouvant vous aider à gagner un temps précieux. C’est pour cela que j’ai pensé à rédiger cet article, j’ai résumé tous les astuces dans un seul endroit, avec les quelques raccourcis clavier pour vous faciliter la vie avec le mystérieux navigateur, Google Chrome. Donc vous êtes sur le point de découvrir les meilleurs astuces qui pourront changer la manière dont vous utilisez le navigateur Google Chrome, et vous allez voir ! Préparez-vous au décollage ! 1. Dupliquer un onglet : Parmi les fonctions que j’utilise souvent, c’est la duplication d’un onglet ! Vous pouvez dupliquer tout simplement un onglet en cliquant sur l’onglet avec le bouton droit de la souris, puis en cliquant sur “Dupliquer“. 2.

5 Gmail Hacks Every Teacher Should Know Share Tweet Email Tons of schools (and thereby teachers, administrators, and students are using some form of Gmail as their email service these days. Email is email, right? See Also: How to get started with the new Google Slides Do you have any favorite Gmail tips and tricks that help your classroom to run more seamlessly, or just make your life a little easier? Want even more Google tools and tips? Gmail’s Canned Responses: Make Quick Work of the Mundane If you ever find yourself writing pretty much the same thing over and over, the canned responses feature may be your new best friend. Undo Send This may be a feature that you’re already familiar with, but if you’re not, it may be the holy grail of emailing. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts We all have things we do every day, multiple times a day. Email Addresses For Every Occasion Did you know that gmail addresses can be modified with + signs and periods? How can this benefit you as a teacher? For example: Class 1: awesome.scienceteacher@gmail.com

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