📰 eLearn Update (March 2018)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for March 2018.


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  • Google Maps learns 39 new languages – Google are making Google Maps even more useful by adding 39 new languages—spoken by an estimated 1.25 billion people worldwide: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Georgian, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Zulu.

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📰 eLearn Update (February 2018)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for February 2018.

Updates

Resources

Drive

Chrome

Docs

Slides

Forms

Sheets

Sites

Classroom

Drawings

Geo Tools

YouTube

Photos

  • Capture more of your favorite moments with Google Clips – Google announces the release of Clips, a new type of camera that captures the moments that happen in between posed pictures by using on-device machine learning to look for great facial expressions from the people—and pets—in your life. It turns these into short clips without you having to use video editing software.

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📰 eLearn Updates (January 2018)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for January 2018.

Updates

Resources

Drive

Chrome

Research

Docs

Gmail

Calendar

Slides

Forms

Sheets

Classroom

Drawings

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Connecting Classrooms

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YouTube

Photos

  • When It Comes to Gorillas, Google Photos Remains Blind – Tom Simonite explains that Google’s caution around images of gorillas illustrates a shortcoming of existing machine-learning technology. With enough data and computing power, software can be trained to categorize images or transcribe speech to a high level of accuracy. But it can’t easily go beyond the experience of that training. And even the very best algorithms lack the ability to use common sense, or abstract concepts, to refine their interpretation of the world as humans do.
  • Go-to Google Photos tips for 2018 – Daisy Lui provides some tips associated with Google Photos, including the ability to share, remove clutter and organise using labels.

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eLearn Updates (November 2017)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for November 2017.

Updates

Resources

Drive

Chrome

Research

Docs

Gmail

Slides

Forms

Sheets

Classroom

Drawings

Geo Tools

YouTube

General

eLearn Update (October 2017)

Updates

Posts & Resources

DRIVE

CHROME & BOOKS

RESEARCH

DOCS

GMAIL

CALENDAR

SLIDES

FORMS

  • 24 Tips for Google Forms Quizzes – Eric Curts shows how allowing multiple correct answers allows you to ask more sophisticated questions that have more than one correct answer, as well as account for variations in the correct answer.
  • 24 Tips for Google Forms Quizzes – Eric Curts provides a video documenting (at least) 24 tips and tricks for getting the most out of the new features in Google Forms when making online quizzes.
  • Five Great Add-ons for Google Forms – Richard Byrne provides a quick guide to using add-ons with Forms, as well as a summary of some useful options.

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GEO GOOGLE

  • Street View goes to the “top of the world” – Emma Upton shares the story behind one of the new Street View collections that captures Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park.
  • Meet Pegman – Richard Byrne discussess pegman, the icon in Google Earth and Steet View that allows users to move around
  • Google Street View App – Richard Byrne discusses some of the purposes and potentials associated with the Google Street View App on iOS and Android.
  • Games to Sharpen Geography Skills – Richard Byrne documents some games that provide students with fun and engaging ways to learn geography

CONNECTING CLASSROOMS

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eLearn Updates (September 2017)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for September 2017.

Updates

Posts & Resources

DRIVE

CHROME & BOOKS

RESEARCH

DOCS

GMAIL

SLIDES

FORMS

SHEETS & SCRIPTS

SITES

  • 9 Google Sites Tips – Alice Keeler provides a number of tips to get going with the new Google Sites.

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CONNECTING CLASSROOMS

  • Step inside of music – Alexander Chen discusses the new collaboration between Google and the Song Exploder podcast which allows viewers to interact with music but turns parts on and off.
  • Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture – Google Arts & Culture is launching a new collection honoring “West Side Story,” bringing together artifacts and mementos from the making of the musical and movie, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a peek into the modern-day representation of the musical, this collection explores the history, artistic value and social relevance of “West Side Story.”
  • Teachers keep their lesson plans fresh with Expeditions – Per Karlsson provides a summary of some of the updates involving Expeditions, including incorporating aspects of Earth VR and running your own expeditions.

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  • How to Make a Blogger Blog Private – Richard Byrne provides a quick guide to making a Blogger blog private.
  • A Blogger Privacy Setting You Might Want to Use – Richard Byrne discusses some privacy settings to consider when using Blogger, such as the request that your blog doesn’t appear in Blogger’s list of published blogs, restrict viewing to those who have been invited by email and turn on moderation for comments.

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eLearn Updates (August 2017)

Updates

Posts & Resources

DRIVE

CHROME & BOOKS

RESEARCH

DOCS

CALENDAR

SLIDES

FORMS

SHEETS & SCRIPTS

CLASSROOM

DRAWINGS

GEO GOOGLE

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  • Exploring and Visualizing an Open Global Dataset – Reena Jana explains that by releasing the Quick Draw! dataset, and tools like Facets, Google hope to facilitate the exploration of more inclusive approaches to machine learning, and to turn those observations into opportunities for innovation.
  • Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo – An overview of the new Android operating system.
  • EDU in 90 – A new video series from Google for Education for educators, administrators, and school leaders on things like product updates, new programs, and helpful resources for the classroom.

Originally posted on the eLearn Update blog.