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101 Google tips, tricks and hacks Looking for the ultimate tips for Google searching? You've just found the only guide to Google you need. Let's get started: 1. The best way to begin searching harder with Google is by clicking the Advanced Search link. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23, In fact, you can combine any Boolean search operators, as long as your syntax is correct. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Educators Have Options for Storing Files on the Cloud File Storage Educators Have Options for Storing Files on the Cloud A number of reasonably priced cloud-based file storage sites exist, but not all are optimized for education or designed specifically for the classroom. While the services are free upfront, there may still be costs involved, even if they are not readily apparent. As classrooms plug into technology with increasing frequency, schools are naturally turning to cloud-based file storage to keep students' assignments accessible and organized. Last year, Google announced that it was giving users 1 gigabyte of free space, for any type of file, on its popular cloud-based Google Docs service, which was already offered by services like Dropbox and SugarSync. But while the services are free upfront, there may still be costs involved, even if they are not readily apparent. School Web Lockers offers schools unlimited storage, and segregates files by class and by student, at a cost of $1 per user per year. About the Author

Google Books Search by Image · Inside Google Search New Get flights, hotels, car rentals, restaurants, and event tickets for your upcoming trip. Dining “Where's the closest coffee shop?” “Show me my dinner reservations for Thursday.” “Show me the menu for Masa 14.” “How many calories are in a double cheeseburger?” Movies “What movies are playing tonight?” “Show me the trailer for Furious 7.” “When does Minions come out?” “Where can I see Unbroken around here?” Music “Play Modest Mouse.” “What's this song?” “Show me my email from Brian about Modest Mouse.” “What are songs by Ziggy Stardust?” Sports “Did the Lakers win today?” “What NBA games are on tonight?” “Who does Carmelo Anthony play for?” “How many titles has Tim Duncan won?” Find artist and song information instantly. It's easy to search for content, even if it's in another app. Travel “When should I leave for the airport today?” “Is my flight delayed?” “How much is 10 dollars in Euros?” “How do you say let's go out tonight in French?” Take Action “Call Jake.” “Text Taylor, be there in 10, can't find my keys.”

85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media I hope this post will be a handy reference guide, especially for those teachers new to social media technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom. This resource is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for finding the information and people that will help you make the transition into a ’21st century learning environment’. I intend for this to be a wikipost (I will update resources as they are shared with me by others), so feel free to bookmark the page and check in periodically for new material. Enjoy. Articles for Understanding the Importance of Social Media in Education Some Basics Videos Explaining the Social Media ‘Revolution’ Social Media RevolutionDid You Know 4.0 The Machine is Us/ing UsA Vision of Students Today Frameworks Tools Blogs to Follow Wikis Tips for Building your Network & Connecting with Teachers Social Networks for Educators Classroom 2.0 (over 34,000 members!) Organizations & Resources Further Linking On Twitter – tech-savvy educators to connect with

The Ultimate Google Wave Guide for Students: 100 Tips, Tools, an As a college student, we know you’re always on the hunt for tools that save you time and trouble, especially on homework. That’s why we’ve generated this list of tips and tricks for using Google Wave, a powerful collaboration tool that lets you manage projects, swap files and communicate in real-time, with no delay. First you’ll have to score an invite, but then you’ll be on your way to earning your degree even faster, whether its in business, health, or technology. Basics Here we’ll introduce to you the basics of Google Wave: tips for setting up, learning the terminology and Intro to Google Wave: "Dr. Communication and Collaboration Wave was built around the idea that communication through email is too slow. Shortcuts These shortcuts — including keyboard shortcuts — will make your Google Wave experience more streamlined. Management and Customization Learn how to customize layout, tag waves, search waves and more in this list. Blogs and Helpful Sites Videos and Tutorials Miscellaneous

50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom. Resource Creation Using these ideas, your students can collaboratively create classroom valuables. Student Participation These projects are sure to get your students involved. Group Projects Allow wikis to facilitate group work by using these ideas. Student Interaction Get your students to work together on these projects. For the Classroom Use your wiki to create spaces that are special to your class. Community Reach out to the community with these resources that everyone can appreciate. Other Here are even more fun and useful ways to improve your classroom with a wiki. Did you enjoy this article?

Stop What You're Doing, And Go See What Google Thinks It Knows About You Usage rights - Web Search Help When you do a Google Search, you can filter your results to find images, videos, or text that you have permission to use. To do this, you’ll use an Advanced Search filter called “usage rights” that lets you know when you can use, share, or modify something you find online. Find images, text, and videos you can reuse Go to Advanced Image Search for images or Advanced Search for anything else. Before reusing content that you've found, verify that its license is legitimate and check the exact terms of reuse stated in the license. Different types of usage rights Free to use or share: Your results will only include content that is either labeled as public domain or carry a license that allows you to copy or redistribute its content, as long as the content remains unchanged. How usage rights work Anyone can browse the internet, but usage rights are important if you're looking for content that you can take and use above and beyond fair use. Report incorrect usage rights

The Royal Treatment As a young teacher, I was forced to use basal readers with my 4th graders, and have at least three reading groups—unbelievably referred to in faculty meetings as the three reading levels—Bluebirds, Robins, and Crows. None really fit any of my students, and I got tired of hearing how father and mother gathered the whole family, including the dog for a picnic in the country. Believe me that was a big stretch for basal families, who were usually confined to the area behind a white picket fence. What I did I managed to get my hands on a box of assorted paperbacks, with multiple copies, which were in a storeroom. I think they were labeled Library, but the dust labeled them mine. Change I collected all the basal readers and shelved them. The Authors My students loved Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, and went absolutely bonkers for Robert Newton Peck, author of A Day No Pigs Would Die, Soup, and Soup and Me. A Day My Teaching World Stood Still Carry On Robert Newton Peck Arrives The School Presentation

Tools for Schools - Home (Google Tools for Schools) Welcome to Google Tools for Schools Boot Camp! ** Disclaimer: This site is no longer actively maintained. I try to update it occasionally, but it is not as current as I would like. Click here to add to the growing list of integration ideas for Google in School! This Google Site is a companion to the Google Tools for School Boot Camp workshop. This hands-on workshop will focus on all the free applications from Google that support teaching and learning. Training and Implementation Resources Google for Educators Google Teacher Academy Click here to learn more about the Google Certified Teachers program and upcoming Google Training Academies. Going Googley with Google Tools - Weekly Blog Series Going Googley with Google Tools - Weekly Blog Post Series Going Googley with Google Tools - Week 11This week's post explores some great content for use with Google Earth.

the g+ resource - Google+ - Welcome New Followers! Here Are All My Google+ Guides in… Google Shows Reading Levels for Search Results Google's advanced search page has a new feature that lets you restrict results to a certain reading level. You can choose from showing basic results, intermediate results, advanced results or annotating the results with reading levels. "Sometimes you may want to limit your search results to a specific reading level. For instance, a junior high school teacher looking for content for her students or a second-language learner might want web pages written at a basic reading level. Right now, this feature is only available for English web pages, but Google doesn't mention if it uses the Flesch–Kincaid readability tests. According to Google, less than half of the indexed pages are written at a basic reading level, half of the pages are written at an intermediate reading level and about 2% of the pages are written at an advanced reading level. { via Search Engine Roundtable }

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