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Google for Educators Google for Education Resources Why and How to Use Google in Education: Free (or really cheap for Apps for Education compared to Microsoft) and less IT support needed. Also runs better on older computers. I recommend using Chrome browser too. Easy to use - students and teachers probably use some of it already All work together - all the apps work together and have similar menus and functions Cloud based - backed up on Google’s servers, accessible from any computer and mobile device, runs fast, no lost flash drives or corrupted drives. The Likability Of Angry Birds [Infographic] The following chart helps you clearly understand your own feelings about the different classes of Angry Birds. Clearly, bomb birds are like the top secret fighter jet while the green bird is more like duct taping a rifle to the Wright Brothers plane. Check out the full graphic after the break. (via The Oatmeal)

Google Wave As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave. Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only -- January 31, 2012 In this stage, you will no longer be able to create or edit waves. Hack College: Use Google Docs to Collaborate on Class Note Taking By Shep McAllister of HackCollege As college students, we survive by collaborating. We work together on group projects, form study groups, and share advice about the toughest professors. Despite all this, it occurred to me that nobody really works together to take notes. I'm not talking about sharing notes with your buddy who was too hungover to make it to class, I'm talking about actually working simultaneously on the same set of notes during a lecture.

Google's Hotpot Recommendation Engine for Places Arrives on iPhone Google upgraded the Places experience on iPhone with a native app release Wednesday that includes its new Hotpot recommendation engine. The app is designed to help users discover and rate nearby places. It mirrors the Hotpot functionality in Google Maps for Android and works in conjunction with Hotpot on the web to include reviews and ratings from friends. After downloading the app [iTunes link] and logging in, the Google Places with Hotpot for iPhone app highlights popular search categories (though you can add your own too) such as restaurants, ATMs and gas stations. Pagination comes to Google Docs (Cross-posted from the Google Docs Blog) Exactly one year ago, we launched a new version of the Google document editor, created from the ground up to take advantage of the latest capabilities in modern web browsers like Chrome. In particular, we baked in a way of supporting text features that aren’t natively included with browsers—for example, we added a ruler for controlling the margins, text that wraps around images to create eye-catching docs and discussions for a more collaborative editing experience.

Right-handers can be made to think like lefties - life - 26 March 2011 WHETHER right or left-handed, people associate "good" with their dominant side. But if that displeases you, it can be changed. A team led by Daniel Casasanto at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, showed 13 people who had had strokes a cartoon character in between two squares, and told them that it "loves zebras and thinks they are good, but hates pandas and thinks they are bad". They then asked them which square the character would put each animal in. All 13 people had once been right-handed, but eight had lost control of their right sides. Notebook As of July 2012, Google Notebook has shut down and all Notebook data should now be in Google Docs. As previously announced, in most cases we were able to automatically export the Notebook data, so please visit Google Docs. Also please update any bookmarks or links to Notebook so that they point to Docs instead. Here are answers to some questions about this transition.

The Naked Writer Project: The Dragon Lords by Silvia Hartmann Please note that the original "Naked Writing" project was completed on November 11th, 2012. You can buy The Dragon Lords by Silvia Hartmann here and from all good book stores, online & off Read "The Making of The Dragon Lords" here. See a Fantasy Fiction Novel Being Written Before Your Eyes! Introduction | Silvia Hartmann | Instructions for Readers | Press-Clippings | Project Details | Media Contact

Google, Facebook, Mozilla & Others Rev Up for IPv6 Tuesday is World IPv6 Day, and Google is leading the charge to test and adopt the new Internet Protocol. IPv6 is the web's solution to "the Internet is running out of addresses" dilemma that's been floating around for a few months. In January, Google, the Internet Society, and several other web companies announced World IPv6 Day, when each organization would enable IPv6 addresses on their websites for a 24-hour period. Now, that list of organizations has grown to more than 400 tech companies, including Facebook, Mozilla, Bing, YouTube and many others. These companies' services have been tweaked, upgraded and prepared for the IPv6 changes. The 24-hour test period will allow the above organizations to ensure bug-free IPv6 support.

tracking nanotech Bone is one of nature’s surprising “building materials.” Pound-for-pound it’s stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists and the important role citrate plays, work that may help science better understand and treat or prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, U.S.

Finance: Stock market quotes, news, currency conversions & more Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago Citigroup posted earnings and revenue that easily topped the estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Bloomberg. Citigroup Inc. C +4.39% Citigroup Inc. Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages. I wanted to share some of the my slides to inspire other teachers to explore how docs, spreadsheets, forms, drawing and presentation can be used in creative ways to foster writing.

10 Google Forms for the Classroom Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year. Take a look here for a more detailed introduction and guide to using and creating a Google Form – this was written prior to Google bringing forms into the NEW menu. I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. With help from a Googler I have included a link so that you can get your own copy of the form – click on the appropriate link and it should open in your docs home. 1 ) Get to know your class