Category: Google

Apr 10

Fried Friday: Google Feud

Just what we need! Another time distracting web site! Google Feud is a web game based on the Google API. Google selects the questions, then the results are pulled directly from Google’s autocomplete. You can choose from four categories: Culture, People, Names and Questions. **Beware, certain results may be offensive and/or incomprehensible!

Feb 10

Tech Tuesday – Google Search Tricks

How many hours a day or a week do you spend (or should we say waste) searching for something using Google? How often do you give up without finding the information that you were hoping to find? Check out the 13 tips below and see if your search results don’t hit the target with better accuracy …

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Feb 03

Tech Tuesday: Google Hangouts On Air

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Many of you use Google for sharing docs, for connecting to YouTube, and for their video Hangouts. There’s another very cool feature of the Hangout called Hangouts On Air. These are Hangouts that are live streaming broadcasts recorded and automatically saved to your YouTube channel. The cool thing about these broadcasts is that: You can …

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Dec 02

Tech Tuesday: Google Forms Make Great Polls/Surveys

Have you ever needed to capture information quickly? Have you ever needed to collaborate with a colleague to gather information or create a form or poll? Google Forms are the perfect tool for you. It is very, very easy to create a quick form or survey, easy to collaborate with others, and easy to share …

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Oct 08

Polls and Surveys to Connect with Your Students

Online instructors, especially those teaching asynchronously without video or audio conferences, often express that they don’t know how their students are “feeling”, or if their students are confused, or frustrated with aspects of the course. Survey tools are plentiful and make surveys simple to deploy. Surveys may be one of the most powerful tools in your teaching arsenal, whether …

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Sep 23

Tech Tuesday – Sept 22

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Today’s Tech Tuesday introduces you to the Google Chrome extension ‘Search the Current Site’. This simple toolbar button allows you to search all the pages of a website, not just the page you are on. Search any site you’re on by the simple click of a button. The search is done not only on the …

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Feb 06

Another Google-y Treat!

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Need a fast, FREE method to survey your students or colleagues? Do you just want to create it and quickly send out a link or post on Blackboard for your entire class? Advantages to Google Forms: Quick and simple to create Send participants a live link Results are sent to a Google Spreadsheet You can …

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Jul 10

In the News

We’ve been hearing more and more about Google Apps in Education and Google tools lately. Google Drive, Hangouts… and what’s in that Cloud anyway?? Here are a few articles worth checking out. Online Collaboration with Open Tools: The Case for Google Drive & Hangouts – Brian Janz, WCET Frontiers Blog Post The Staggering Number Of Schools That …

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May 21

iTeach Juneau 2013 a Success

We recently completed a very productive iTeach 2013 in Juneau. Twelve faculty participated. You can read some of our posts by searching Twitter with the hashtag: #iteachak. Some of the tools that were explored and enjoyed included: Adobe Presenter Voki Pixton Jing Google Apps for Educators Creating movies with YouTube Elluminate Live We had great …

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Apr 09

iTeach Sitka is Coming Soon, and It’s Going to ROCK!!

Is your application in for iTeach 2013? Here’s a preview of what we’ll be doing together: Using the latest iPad and sharing the best educational apps Learning about some Google Apps that can enhance your classroom experience Learning some great story-boarding tips and techniques that can be used when designing instruction Creating video tutorials or …

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