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Google Classroom: DELETE Calendars

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:57 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

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delete google classroom calendars

Delete Your Google Classroom Calendars

I use Google Classroom… a lot. Every time I create a Google Classroom it creates a Calendar in Google Calendar. It’s a mess. I can not think of any reason to have a Google Calendar for a Google Classroom I am no longer using. (To be honest, I do not use the Google Classroom Google Calendar anyway. I know it works great for some folks but not for me.) This morning I did a little coding and discovered I had 165 Google Calendar calendars generated from Google Classroom. There is no way I have enough patience to manually delete 165 calendars, so this is where knowing Google Apps Script saves the day!"

http://alicekeeler.com/2017/07/19/google-classroom-delete-calendars/

How to Share Google Keep Notes With Other Apps on Your Phone

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:56 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

"Google Keep is one of the simplest ways to collaborate with vanilla notes. You can tap and feed a Gmail ID to share notes with a colleague or family member. But did you know that the Google Keep app on your phone also allows you to share notes with other apps?

This is one of several Google Keep tips you can start using right now."

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/share-google-keep-notes-apps-phone/

20 YouTube Channels Every Math Teacher Should Know About

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:54 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

"YouTube remains one of the best resources for educational video content to use with students in class. Over the past few years we reviewed and shared several YouTube channels that offer educational content for teachers and students and today we are re-featuring this list of the most popular YouTube channels for math teachers. We invite you to check it out and share with us your feedback. This visual is also available in PDF format."

How to Get Android Apps to See External Storage on Chromebooks

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:51 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

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Android apps are a great way to expand the sometimes limited capabilities of Chromebooks, but they can be a problem if you store most of your data on an external medium—like an SD card, for example."

https://www.howtogeek.com/316056/how-to-get-android-apps-to-see-external-storage-on-chromebooks/

The Times’ Reporting on Google in Education: A False Choice for a Straw Man

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:50 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

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Andrew Stillman critique of NY Times Google in Education

The Times’ Reporting on Google in Education: A False Choice for a Straw Man

Guest Blog Post by Andrew Stillman

Maybe because of their universality and power in shaping our lives, K-12 schooling and large tech providers like Google have at least one thing in common: they are both a honey pot for poorly-informed and strongly held public opinion.

In this light, I was disappointed that the NYTimes recently missed an opportunity to offer its readers the factually-informed and nuanced discussion we need around how privacy norms, schools, tools, and student learning models are co-evolving as ubiquitous, “free” web and mobile technologies like Search, Gmail, Docs and “the cloud” gain a permanent foothold in our lives and our classrooms."

http://alicekeeler.com/2017/05/21/times-reporting-google-education-false-choice-straw-man/

Samsung Chromebook Plus vs. Pro: The Differences and Which Should you Buy?

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:48 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

"Samsung introduced a pair of great Chromebooks with the unveiling of the Pro and the Plus. In addition of the Chrome OS features we've been using like built-in security and the best web browsing experience you can get anywhere, Samsung and Google have introduced pressure sensitive drawing using a familiar Samsung Pen. And everything is wrapped up in an awesome package no matter which model you choose.

Most of us won't be buying both models, so the natural questions are what's the difference between them and which one should I buy? We're going to have a look and help you get the right answers."

https://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-chromebook-plus-vs-pro

7 Hidden Tips in the New Google Sites

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:47 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

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7 hidden tricks in new google sites

I have been loving using Google Sites to create tutorials. The autosizing of pictures, the easy insertion of items from Google Drive, mixing text with video and images, and other features that just make the process easier. Along the way I’ve discovered some hidden features of Google Sites that you might like to try!"

http://alicekeeler.com/2017/05/07/google-sites-hidden-tips/

Google using AI to turn Street View images into professional-quality photos

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:45 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

"Google Street View is great for exploring an area from the comfort of your sofa, but if you want some more inspirational images to see how great a place can look, you probably seek out some better-quality photos. You may not have to do that for long thanks to a machine-learning project Google is running.

Google fed an experimental deep learning system a supply of professional photos from which to learn, then had it try its hand at emulating these from a set of around 40,000 plain old Street View snaps …"

https://9to5google.com/2017/07/14/google-using-ai-to-turn-street-view-images-into-professional-quality-photos/

Best Chrome Web Store Apps – July 2017

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:44 PM by Skip Zalneraitis

"Google’s Chrome Web Store is not exactly comparable to the Play Store when it comes to the number of apps it offers, but there are some quality apps offered there as well, which can enhance your Chrome desktop experience to a certain degree. Having said that, we’re here to take a look at some of the best apps you’ll find in the Chrome App Store, well, at least our top 10 list of best Chrome Web Store applications."

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