15 Great Google tutorials for Teachers Google has made several inroads into education. Over the last couple of years, Google has been providing services , most of which are free, to educators and Google in Education is a living example. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning deeply senses the huge potential of Google for teachers and hence has been posting tutorials and guides on the effective use of this service in education. The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students, and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers are but some of the prominent posts we have shared with our readers before. Today we are adding another resource which contains video tutorials about some of the important Google services that teachers can use in their daily endeavour. These video tutorials cover the following topics :
Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. SkyDrive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. iCloud Cloud services aren’t necessarily a new technology, as IT companies and businesses have been using forms of cloud services in some respects for years now. Even personal cloud storage services for consumers have been around for a few years, but with most of the top technology companies now offering their own versions of cloud storage deployments, more everyday computer users have now made the jump. In today’s post, we will review the most popular cloud services and help you to determine which one may suit you best. When deciding on a quality cloud service, there is a good possibility that you will ultimately go with Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Google Drive (Gdrive), Amazon Cloud Drive or Microsoft Windows SkyDrive, as these are the mainstream offerings of the technology industry’s most influential corporations.
Win 1GB Of Free Dropbox Space On This Year’s Dropquest, Live On May 12 [Updates] If you use Dropbox, and love free extra space (and who doesn’t), get ready for the 2012 round of Dropquest! In case you missed it last year, Dropquest is a game in which you have to complete a series of riddles, tasks and puzzles, and if you manage to do so, you win a staggering 1GB addition to your Dropbox storage space for life. This year, Dropquest will launch on May 12, at 10AM PST (17:00 GMT), at which time the official Dropquest 2012 page will become available (if you click it now, you’ll get a 404). According to Dropbox, this year’s quest will be even harder than last year, but there are glorious prizes waiting for those who can complete it first. Aside from the 1GB of storage awarded to anyone who finishes the quest, Dropbox will also give away a Dropbox employee hoodie, a limited edition Dropbox Hack Week t-shirt, a Dropbox drawing signed by the entire Dropbox team, an invitation to help write the next Dropquest, 100GB/20GB/5GB/2GB extra storage for life, and other goodies.
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.
15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class June 19, 2014 I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often times, in the midst of this journey I would come across wonderful resources and tutorials that usually end up in one of my posts here in this blog. So after the previous guide on how to be a Google Drive master , today I am sharing with you another awesome guide created by Eric Curts entitled "The paperless Classroom with Google Docs". This guide is available for free in a Google doc format from this link. In this guide, Eric walks you through the different stages of turning your classroom into a digitally focussed environment where you will no longer have any need for papers. This is al done through the effective use of the different Google Drive features and functionalities.
Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) Here is a list of some of the best features of Google Docs that teachers need to know about :It is free and very easy to useIt has a user-friendly interfaceIt lets you create Google documents, spreadsheets, and other file types and collectionsIt lets you upload, manage and store files and foldersIt allows you to share Google Docs, files and collectionsYou can preview your docs and files before you open or share themYou can also view images and videos that you have uploaded to your document listIt lets you search for items by name, type and visibility settingIt allows users to collaborate on documents in real timeIt also offers a chat functionality for collaborators to use while working on docs.Google Docs Templates for teachers Many Google Docs users are unaware of the fact that they can breathe life into their documents with templates. Google's new templates for Google Docs make it fast and easy to create all kinds of documents. I- Documents :
Technology for the Community / Google Apps Permission Form Northern Bedford County School District has created email accounts for all students in grades 6‐12 to allow for collaborative sharing using Google Apps for Education. These accounts will be used for school related projects both in school and outside of school to allow students to have direct contact with their teachers as well as their classmates. These accounts, through the Google Apps for Education, provide each student with email, online document access, a calendar, and Google sites (which allow students to create websites both independently and collaboratively). The National Educational Technology Standards for all students in grades K-12 stress the importance of collaboration and communication among students locally as well as on a global level. These accounts will allow students to demonstrate mastery of those standards as well as providing collaborative tools to students and teachers once these accounts are assigned. Google Drive
Download torrents privately without a torrent client (or when torrent traffic is blocked) – with BitLet There are times when downloading torrents using a torrent client is simply not possible, such as when using a PC where you cannot or do not want to install a local torrent client, or if downloading from networks where torrent traffic is blocked (say by your ISP or network admin), just to name a few scenarios. Instead, it is possible to use a free Java online applet called BitLet, which lets you download torrents in your browser just as you would any normal file. It promises a high degree of privacy (see below), and runs on any browser that supports Java. First things first: Will this method bypass blocked torrent traffic? It should, but I have read reports on the net that sometimes it will and sometimes it won’t. My advice: test it, but give it time to start working, as in my experience many downloads with BitLet simply take a long time to kick into gear.