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Google Educast #057 - It's all a Blur

Segment #1: In the News - What happened this week?

Segment #2: Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product

Segment #3 Tips and Tricks - Cool things we run across

Segment #4: Classroom Applications - Cool things that we (or others) are doing with Google in the classroom.

Segment: In The News

Interesting Digital Citizen initiative from Google and YouTube  (CB)
Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens.
The initiative is aimed at students aged 13 to 17 and will help them to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube that would be applicable across the web.
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/new-media/item/28371-google-launches-youtube/
http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/youtube/curric/index.html

Google Usability studies
https://survey.googleratings.com/wix/p5092995.aspx
Want to help Google make their products better?


Segment: Tool Shoutout - An in-depth look at 1 Google product

Google Alerts  - Has this been covered recently? It just came up in a workshop I was leading and I thought it is worth sharing here. (SW)


Segment “Ask a GCT”:  googleeducast@edreach.us

From Judi Heitz


I heard Tasha on  Google educast #056.... and I took google power search class.

Do you have a lesson or steps to help student decode searches when they don't get when they want? I am high school science teacher... this year I am working with ELL and at risk kids. I want to teach them to search well Thanks - Judi

Answer -
I don’t have a better answer than Tasha, the only advice I could offer is to look at the results that the students are getting. How do the results change by tweaking the search terms? I encourage my students to play, a lot - move around the terms, delete part of it, add more to it, and see what happens with the results. - (SW)
http://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html

Segment  Tips and Tricks - Cool things

Blur faces in YouTube videos (SW)




Chrome Add-ons










Segment: Classroom Applications - Cool things that we (or others) are doing with Google in the classroom.


Using Google Docs to create a shared class book, which then gets exported to ePub format for use on an eReader or iPad, etc.
http://calibre-ebook.com/








Shoutouts!
GAFE Summits
Rocky Mountain Summit August 2 and 3, 2012
http://co.gafesummit.com/

Maine Summit August 16 and 17, 2012
http://me.gafesummit.com/

Independent Summits
Great Plains Summit in Lincoln Nebraska July 19-21, 2012
http://www.greatplainssummit.org/

miGoogle Conference (Michigan) - October 19, 2012. bit.ly/mi-google
  • Keynote speaker: Ronald Ho, Product manager for Google+
  • Conference chair, John Sowash, @jrsowash

Next GTA is in NYC in early October! Applications due July 29th:
http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/training.html
http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/google-teacher-academy.html
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