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Apps for Education

Apps for Education

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A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom Tutorial by TeachThought Staff The use of cloud-based word processing and storage is among the most underrated examples of education technology. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks What Is Google App Engine? - Google App Engine You can run your applications in App Engine using the flexible environment or standard environment. You can also choose to simultaneously use both environments for your application and allow your services to take advantage of each environment's individual benefits. The App Engine environments App Engine is well suited to applications that are designed using a microservice architecture, especially if you decide to utilize both environments.

The Resourceful School:Favorite Freebies December 2011/January 2012 | Volume 69 | Number 4 The Resourceful School Pages 84-85 The International Children's Digital Library is an amazing open-access resource with hundreds of digital books in dozens of different languages. Educators can use it to give children access to a rich library of culturally diverse books in a fun digital format. It also enables English language learners to access books in their native language as well as read books in English with protagonists from their heritage. —J-Lynn Van Pelt, director, E.L. 14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed Now that you've written your eulogies for Google Reader, it's a good time to remember that Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular but still deserve a spotlight. We rounded up some lesser-known Google tools and applications that could help you cope with the loss of Reader and rekindle your love for Google. From fun tools like Google Ngram Viewer to useful resources like Full Value of Mobile Calculator, you'll find an array of tools for developers to small business owners to the average consumer. Take a look at the gallery and let us know what your favorite Google tool is in the comments. Image courtesy of Flickr, Scobleizer.

Scripts - New Visions CloudLab New Visions' Script Gallery Prior to March 2014 Apps Scripts for Google Sheets were installed and via a "locally-attached copy" made available to users through the "Script Gallery." Since then, Google has made big changes to scripts, most visibly by creating a new way of distributing them as Add-ons for Docs -- in which all users run from a single, developer-maintained copy of the codebase. Add-ons are now available for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms through three respective galleries in the Chrome Web Store. A number of our tools from the heyday of scripts have not been ported over to Add-ons framework, but they are still quite useful and fun perfectly fine in the NEW Google Sheets when run as local scripts.

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the questions do not apply for every student. If students answer no they are not participating in a sport the section of questions about which sports the student participates in can be skipped. LAUSD Google Apps for Students - gtools Google's suite of tools provide optimal collaboration and learning activities for our students and teachers. With an LAUSD MyMail Account (student, students have access to:Mail (G-Mail with LAUSD branding)Google Documents (Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations)Google Sites (a collaborative web site tool)Google Calendar Access to these tools is turned off:iGoogle (front page of Google)Google Talk (a chat application) Directions for getting student emails for your school:In order for students to have email accounts, a sub-administrator, in charge of creating student email accounts, needs to be designated at your school. If your school already has a sub-administrator, they should be able to create accounts in the new system now. Here are the directions for designating a sub-administrator for your school:

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-12 school year, and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1) Magic Tree House If your students like The Magic Tree House series (and let's be honest, who doesn't?) The Best Security Apps for Android to Protect your Mobile Phone Meet some of the best security apps that protect your Android phone and also make it easier to locate the device in case the phone is lost or stolen. Your mobile phone is probably your most important digital possession that holds your contacts, emails, text messages, personal photos and other confidential stuff that you would not like anyone else to see. Yet, it is so easy to lose one as you are carrying it everywhere you go.

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