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Google Resources, ISTE 2013

Here are a few Google resources that I collected at ISTE13. I attended a session on how to become a Google Apps Certified Trainer. Marguerite Lowak did a great job. Here are her slides. One session that I enjoyed was about using the Chrome browser, and the presenter shared lots of great Chrome extensions. I […]

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Maker Camp

One of the many cool things I learned or picked up at the Google booth at ISTE 13 is Maker Camp. This is a free online summer camp for teens, July 8 to August 16. Go to to find out more. I sure hope some of the projects use Makey Makey invention kits. (I […]

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Google APPs Change

In Google’s official blog, there was a post on 12/6 about a change in their pricing for business customers. The price is now $50 per person: “For Businesses, instead of two versions, there will be one. Companies of all sizes will sign up for our premium version, Google Apps for Business, which includes 24/7 phone […]

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An Apple a Day (and then some)

The number of years it took in the United States for the car to achieve a 25% market share was 44 years and for the phone it was 35 years – for the Internet it was only 7 years! This was a tidbit from a Merrill Lynch report I read back in the nineties. I […]

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Have you been getting into the Google + sandbox and playing around? Trying to figure out where it fits, and maybe how it might be helpful in education? Me, too. Along with plenty of others – I have read estimates that Google+ users already number 2 to 4 million!   Luckily, some of those front-runners […]

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YouTube EDU

Google’s recent teacher newsletter had two items that I decided to investigate further. The first is a google doc slide show: Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools, 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in 50 Minutes. I didn’t learn any new application of Google Apps for the classroom, but I do think I could share […]

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Fun PD Day at Google Cambridge HQ

A METAA-organized professional development day at Google Cambridge Headquarters was a great success today. We had a really good turnout of participants and the presentations were engaging, interesting, and full of information. Google presenters included Stephen Vinter, Jaime Casap, Dana Nguyen. A presentation about Google Books was also extremely interesting, but I can’t find the […]

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Google Fast and Apple Simple

At the recent annual ACT Meeting Larry Berger, chief executive officer and co-founder of Wireless Generation, presented on “Google Fast and Apple Simple: The Critical Interdependency between Technology and Information Solutions.” In his presentation, he explained that for educators to use data to make decisions about teaching, differentiation, and student-learning, the systems have to be […]

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Google Apps Marketplace

Be sure to look at Google’s new App Marketplace. Per Google: The Google Apps Marketplace offers products and services designed for Google users, including installable apps that integrate directly with Google Apps. Installable apps are easy to use because they include single sign-on, Google’s universal navigation, and some even include features that integrate with your […]

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Zeitgeist 2010

Google’s Zeitgeist page is a compilation of the most searched queries. Google created a “2010 in review” video based on the queries for the year. The video represents what we were interested in during the year, from Haiti to the oil spill to the Soccer World Cup. As you watch it, count how many of […]

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