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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

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.

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Digital Signage Beautiful web-based timeline software The Shadow Gang | Creators of premier multi-platform content and immersive experiences in thriller entertainment Verification Tools for Journalists Originally published on Emergency Journalism. Republished with permission. People • WHOIS Finds the registered users of a domain name and details the date of registration, location and contact details of the registrant or assignee. • Spokeo A people search engine that can find individuals by name, email, phone or username. The golden rule, say Hub veterans, is to get on the phone whoever has posted the material. Places • Google Maps An online map providing high resolution aerial or satellite imagery covering much of the Earth, except for areas around the poles. In the end, the discipline of verification is what separates journalism from entertainment, propaganda, fiction, or art… Journalism alone is focused first on getting what happened down right. - Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism (2001) Images Related Articles

The 5 Best Google Marketing Tools You Didn't Know Existed A short while back Mashable published a great piece on Google tools that people probably didn’t know existed. As we were going through the list, we found many helpful tools that could be of great use to marketers in particular. While Google Trends already seems to be a favorite among marketers, we’ve listed 5 more tools and resources that Google offers that will help you get more out of your marketing experience. Google Correlate Google Correlate, a part of Google Trends, goes further than showing the ups and downs in people’s interest toward a given topic by enabling you to see correlation data by time and geographic location. Once you’ve logged into the tool you can upload your own data set to view any correlations. The tool is essentially Google Trends reversed. Don’t have a data series to enter into the program? Google Think Insights Google Think Insights offers marketers a wealth of resources on consumer trends, key statistics, industry research, and marketing insights. Google Fonts

Simple Map Making With Google Fusion Tables A quicker than quick recipe to make a map from a list of addresses in a simple text file using Google Fusion tables… Here’s some data (grabbed from The Gravesend Reporter via this recipe) in a simple two column CSV format; the first column contains address data. Here’s what it looks like when I import it into Google Fusion Tables: Now let’s map it:-) First of all we need to tell the application which column contains the data we want to geocode – that is, the addrerss we want Fusion Tables to find the latitude and longitude co-ordinates for… Then we say we want the column to be recognised as a column type: Computer says yes, highlighting the location type cells with a yellow background: As if by magic a Map tab appears (though possibly not if you are using Google Fusion Tables as apart of a Google Apps account…) The geocoder also accepts hints, so we can make life easier for it by providing one;-) Once the points have been geocoded, they’re placed onto a map: Here’s my map:-) Like this:

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article we originally ran on March 22nd, 2014, updated to reflect the latest Google innovations. Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Aside from offering convenience and helping spare teachers from endless amounts of typing, the addition of voice commenting brings with it profound benefits to the learning experience as a whole. Below, you’ll find five compelling reasons to give it a try, as well as a simple guide on how to get started. Image via Flickr by Ben Marvin Conversational Grading: Red ink is synonymous with financial debt and academic failure. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that can be said with traditional grading methods.