6 Google Apps Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using Efficiency is your best friend if you are trying to squeeze as much productivity as you can out of a 24 hour day. When you are building a lean startup you have different needs than the average Google Apps user. Whether you are building the next Facebook or selling homemade dolls from your attic, you should be taking advantage of these Google Apps tools. Art for our sake - The Boston Globe Why do we teach the arts in schools? In an educational system strapped for money and increasingly ruled by standardized tests, arts courses can seem almost a needless extravagance, and the arts are being cut back at schools across the country. One justification for keeping the arts has now become almost a mantra for parents, arts teachers, and even politicians: arts make you smarter. The notion that arts classes improve children's scores on the SAT, the MCAS, and other tests is practically gospel among arts-advocacy groups. A Gallup poll last year found that 80 percent of Americans believed that learning a musical instrument would improve math and science skills. But that claim turns out to be unfounded.
The 13 best Google Chrome life extensions Flickr/Isaac Bowen Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer. But that doesn't mean you can't make it better. Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they’re younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves have had impressive results—especially when comparing their refined techniques to their early work. Several artists have been sharing the evolution of their work online and the difference in the quality of their drawings is staggering—you’d never realize two particular pieces were made by the same person. An artist’s simple line drawing, created during their early teens, has since become much more detailed with just a few years of practice. The old portraits, which appear flat and unpolished, suddenly pale in comparison to someone’s proportional and photo-realistic drawing.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Comprehensive Collection of Some of The Best Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers and Educators January 4, 2015 Google Drive has proved to be an indispensable tool in teachers digital toolkit. It provides everything teachers need to write up a document, create a quick presentation or spreadsheet and design beautiful visuals and drawings, creative possibilities in Google Drive are endless. Additionally, Drive works across different devices and platforms so you can easily continue working on your documents anywhere you go and without even the need for Internet connection. Using Paper Cutouts To Turn Famous Landmarks Into Art (10+ New Pics) Londoner Rich 'Paperboyo' McCor (previously here and here) has already transformed Paris's Arc de Triomphe into a LEGO man and turned London's 02/Millennium Dome into a delicious-looking cake. Luckily for us, McCor is still on the go and he isn't running out of ideas - the photographer is back with more famous landmarks interacting with his whimsical paper cutouts! Show Full Text Everything started when Rich decided to become a tourist in his own city. "My first idea was using a cut-out to transform Big Ben into a wristwatch," the artist wrote on Bored Panda. "Whilst I was there, a girl and her father took an interest in what I was doing and I showed them the photo on my camera screen.
eTools for Language Teachers: Creating digital stories with Google Apps Today my good friend and fellow AIM teacher Richard Smith, asked me how I would create a digital story with text, voice and music. Since I am a Googlaholic, I put my thinking hat on to find a way to create one using only Google apps.Here are the steps. Click here to read this post in a Google Doc.1. Create a story in Google presentations. I used a “Choisis ton aventure” story that I created a while ago called “Molly le Chat”.2. Download the “Screencastify” Chrome Extension. www.treasuretrovegafe.com I refer to this training series as 'Treasure Trove' featuring Google for Education, focusing on authentic and valuable ways to use the Google Tools. This training is hosted at individual schools, organizations, conferences, and Google Summits & Cloud Camps' worldwide. These lessons keep the beginner in mind while providing those ready to ‘level’ up with unique uses and tips for using Google apps in the classroom, organization, for productivity or collaboration. Topics in the Treasure Trove Series....
23 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom Pinterest Google Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Yep! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception.