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16 secrets of Google Drive - Apple Business - Macworld UK

16 secrets of Google Drive - Apple Business - Macworld UK
Google Drive—formerly Google Docs—has come quite a way in nearly a decade of existence. Originally launched as Writely, a startup’s clever collaborative word processor, Google quickly acquired the app, changed the name to Google Docs, and released it as a new way to help people work together more efficiently using little more than a browser. Google changed the name again to Google Drive in April 2012, reflecting the ever-expanding goals and capabilities of the suite. Google Drive’s many and varied capabilities—from chat with collaborators in a document to the ability to automate your entire Drive—can sometime be surprising. 1. One of Google Drive’s best features is its ability to let you collaborate with other people on a document in real time. 2. If you use Google Drive, it’s probably a safe bet you also use Gmail. 3. You can think of this feature as “Google does Dropbox.” 4. If you use Google Chrome ( 5. 6. 7. Want to whip up some holiday gifts? 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Related:  ApparGoogle

Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy. 1. This app provides an overview of environmental issues, particularly pollution, for younger students. 2. Enercities is a little more sophisticated than Little Green Island. 3. It’s important to learn not just about sustainability and being environmentally conscious, but also about what’s at stake in these efforts. 4. Related

Och så var det det här med kamratbedömningen Någon gång måste vara den första och idag blev det så. Eleverna skulle efter en bedömingsmatris, som jag har knåpat ihop men lite inspiration från nätet, bedöma varandra när de presenterade grundläggande stavningsregler, skiljetecken och språkriktighet. Så här i efterhand var det mer fokus på själva görandet i den muntliga presentationen och mindre på innehållet men jag tycker eleverna fixade det lysande. De arbetar i hem- och expertgrupper efter Pauline Gibons bok Stärk språket stärk lärandet. Idag samlades de i hemgruppen för att bedöma varandra. Viss nervositet fanns hos vissa elever innan och tankar om att skulle verkligen kompisarna bedöma rimligt och riktigt dök upp. och det är alltid lika spännande att läsa vad eleverna tycker om den undervisning de är en del av: För mig har det varit en mycket intressant och givande eftermiddag när jag har suttit med de ifyllda bedömningsmatriserna framför mig och samtidigt lyssnat på elevernas inspelade samtal.

100 Email Hacks It’s hard to believe that in 1998 when the movie “You’ve Got Mail” came out, people actually looked forward to opening their inbox. Back then “Inbox Zero” was an insult (“You have no friends, Inbox Zero-boy”). Now it’s considered a mythical utopia, a place where only a select few can ever hope to visit, and only very briefly. At SaneBox, we’ve done lots of research and thinking on ways to get better at email, and compiled this list of 100 hacks (i.e. tricks, tips, apps, methods) which will let you get to Inbox Zero every day. Better yet, we’ve asked some of our friends, some of whom get even more email than you (VCs, journalists etc) to share their personal tips. We promise that after reading this book (some might call it a pamphlet), you’ll be able to go back in time, to 1998, when you wished you got more email. The 3 Email Commandments You’re in denial.Get out of it Email is like Tetris. Don't let email be your # 1 priority Email is your to-do list that other people can write on.

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students March 4 , 2014 Creating and using mind maps is a great way to get students brainstorming ideas about a given topic, organize their thought processes and turn these ideas into a neatly written pieces. I have been using several web tools with my students over the past few years. From teaching vocabulary to getting students engaged in the prewriting process, I found the functionalities and ease of use of these web tools a great way to enhance students productivity. Over last weekend, I have been working on a list that features the most important mind mapping tools and apps that teachers can use with their students. 1- Popplet Popplet is a free online tool that allows you to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams. 2- MindMeister The leading online mind mapping application, MindMeister allows your team to be more innovative by providing a shared collaboration and brainstorming environment on the web. 3- SpiderScribe SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. c

DATORN i UTBILDNINGEN KARIN BRÅNEBÄCK OCH CARINA NÄSLUNDH Foto: Carina Näslundh E-post: Det omvända klassrummet: Hur tiden i klassrummet används är den viktiga frågan Hur vill du använda den tid du har i klassrummet med dina elever? Det är en av de viktigaste frågorna en lärare kan ställa sig och kanske också en av de svåraste, menar Jon Bergmann, kemilärare från Colorado i USA och tillsammans med sin tidigare kollega Aaron Sams en av förgrundsgestalterna inom det som kallas det flippade, eller omvända, klassrummet. Jon Bergmann gästade Sverige och Stockholm i höstas och medverkande på en seminariedag kring det flippade klassrummet som arrangerades av Infomentor i samverkan med stiftelsen DIU. Modellen går i stora drag ut på att man vänder (flippar) på det traditionella arbetssättet i skolan och i stället för att ha genomgångar i skolan och färdighetsträning som läxa så gör man tvärs om. Resultathöjning En annan sak som förbättrades – dramatisk, var elevernas resultat.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more efficient. Some of these are obvious ones, that you probably know about. But others are lesser-known, and others are known but not often used. Either/or Google normally searches for pages that contain all the words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or another (or both), use the OR operator — or use the “|” symbol (pipe symbol) to save you a keystroke. For more on Google’s search syntax, see this guide, and this one.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps March 21, 2014 Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section . As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Create Evaluate Annalyse Apply Remember/understand This wheel is originally discovered on the website of Paul Hopkin's education consultancy site adopted by Allan Carrington.

specialpedagogen | Det inkluderande klassrummet Cómo activar o desactivar la Copia de seguridad automática de fotos y vídeos - Ayuda de Google+ Realiza copias de seguridad de fotos y vídeos de tu dispositivo móvil en Google+ activando la Copia de seguridad automática. Esta función realiza copias de las fotos que hagas con la cámara de tu dispositivo, las fotos que descargues en el mismo y las fotos que guardes de otras aplicaciones. Además, si la activas, tendrás acceso a funciones interesantes, como Efectos automáticos, Ajuste automático y Editor de fotos, y podrás realizar un número ilimitado de copias de seguridad en tamaño estándar. Android Abre la aplicación de Google+ > toca el icono/botón de menú > Ajustes > Copia de seguridad automática > Activar Sí o No. iOS 1. icono de menú > icono de rueda dentada > Cámara y fotos > Copia de seguridad automática > Activar Sí o No. 2. Ordenador Puedes realizar copias de seguridad de las fotos de tu ordenador mediante Picasa para Windows y Mac o la aplicación Fotos de Google+ para Chromebooks. Realiza copias de seguridad de carpetas en Android Fotos > toca el Fotos > toca el

The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom The iPad has fundamentally changed how and what I teach in my Spanish classes. First of all, I no longer use textbooks. Ever. Why would I when everything I need and more is available online or through an app? Six years ago, I did not know how to download photos from my digital camera to my computer and annoyingly had to ask my husband to do it for me. No matter what level of world language you teach, there are a lot of apps available. For Gaming 1. For Presentations 3. iMovie 4. For Annotation 6. iAnnotate For Studying 7. For Recording 10. For Creating Comic Strips 11. For Brainstorming 12. For Writing Stories 14. For Organization, Document Sharing, and Collaborative Work 15. Teachers are often terrified to try new apps or websites because they do not fully understand how to use them, and they do not want to seem unknowledgeable in front of their students. About The Author: Sarah Wike Loyola has been teaching middle, high school and university courses in Spanish for nearly 14 years.

Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem As summer reflections on the past school year turn into aspirations for the next year, it's important to keep in mind the big picture of change in education. Five shifts in how we think about schools and education in general will help to regenerate the learning ecosystem, and will provoke our imagination about new possibilities for teaching and learning. 1. Democratized Entrepreneurship Democratized entrepreneurship will spread an entrepreneurial mindset among learners, educators and communities, accelerating a groundswell of grassroots innovation. Entrepreneurship is no longer reserved for those few with the resources to buffer risk and the social capital to access expertise and guidance. To take advantage of this trend: Begin to cultivate an edupreneurial mindset of experimentation, risk-taking, learning from failure, creative problem-solving, and market awareness in your classroom, and expand it to your school and district. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Otros Search Features: 36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational There are lots of education apps out there. Many are made specifically with one subject or topic in mind, and others can be useful in a broad range of subjects. We’ve looked at tons of different apps in a number of these categories in the past, but recently I stumbled across this list of ‘surprisingly educational apps’ and thought it was worth sharing. Some of these apps are aimed at being both fun and educational, others are geared specifically at teachers, and many just happen to have classroom applicability even though that wasn’t necessarily their design. From productivity to lesson plans to games, check out this list and maybe you’ll find a gem that was missing from your arsenal! Surprisingly Educational Apps