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Google Accessibility Features and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Last month, I posted an article about some of Google Chrome''s accessibility features and resources. Google has a great site with resources about all of the accessibility features in all of their products. The Google Products Accessibility site has a list of 18 Google Products with details and links about it''s accessibility features.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser)

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks , and the Chrome Web Browser, offer a tremendous amount of accessibility features to help vision and/or hearing impaired students. Google Accessibility , Using Google Products, [link] , contains a wealth of information and resources, along with apps, that can help students, and teachers. Chrome Toolbox [link] - This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

1112 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

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FINALLY got my invitation to Google Classroom today. Thank you, Google! Google Classroom - Teacher and Student View video by +Roger Nixon , June 15 2. The Electric Educator - Setting Up your Google Classroom , June 25 including a Google slide show 3. Preview of Classroom for Google Apps for Education from +Google Gooru , June 27 4.

Managing Workflow with Google Sites and Google Classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

Many teachers battle with the decision of whether to use Google Sites or Google Classroom. Besides, ask yourself this question: Would Google create two products that do the same thing? So how can Google Classroom and Google Sites coexist? Google Sites . The key to the Google Sites is that they are course specific. Google Classroom.

Access TONS of Free Digital Content via @EDpuzzle and Personalize It for Your Class!

Kleinspiration

Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - They can register with a nickname or just using their google account. add your voice throughout the video & insert questions to check for understanding - Education is about building a relationship with your students. Videos are a powerful tool that could help teachers to have more meaningful time with their students.

Easily Accessing Google Drive Templates

Hansen's Link to Tech

Just recently Google Drive has updated to allow all users to easily create docs, sheets, slide, and forms from a template. Note: if you are in touch with your Google Admin have them check out Manage Templates for Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This is done simply by pressing the New button, mouse over any app and click on the arrow on the right side. G Suite for Education

Student Voice and Access in G Suite!

EdTechTeam

In this video you will learn how to use Voice Note and Screen Mask to help students scribe in a Google Doc with Read&Write for Google. Jeffrey Humphries Canadian Director Professional Development/Product EdTechTeam Google Certified Innovator & Trainer OttawaScience and Social Studies assessments can be difficult for students with language difficulties.

Google launches new security tools

Educational Technology Guy

Google recently launched a new Devices and Activity dashboard that gives you a view of all the devices that have accessed your Google account. This allows you to see if anyone else may have accessed your account. You can also check mobile devices and make sure that you have secured them so no one else can get access to the account through these devices.

Google Docs: Turn On Offline Access

Teacher Tech

Access Google Docs Offline I am on a plane right now and with no WiFi I was able to pull up Google Drive in the Chrome browser and open a recent document I was working on (it was a spreadsheet, no surprise). Google Drive You will want to enable offline mode in Google Drive. The post Google Docs: Turn On Offline Access appeared first on Teacher Tech. Drive Google Intermediate drive googleGo […].

Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

Educational Technology Guy

Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization. The really cool thing I did was to create a single Google Doc that has the entire course outline on it and each section/item is a link to a folder/document/file in Google Drive. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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More Accessibility in Google Apps for disabilities

Educational Technology Guy

Google Accessibility is a collection of resources that Google has to make Google''s products more accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Last year, Google added enhanced accessibility for Google Docs, Sites and Calendar , and continues to improve the features and resources for accessibility. You can read more about all of the improvements and new features here on the Google Accessible Group. You can also visit the Accessibility website, www.google.com/accessibility , to learn more.

10 Ways You Can Make the Web More Accessible

EdTechTeam

Read&Write for Google Make files and the web accessible for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, struggling readers & writers, and ESL/ELL. Supports multiple le types: - Google Docs - PDF - ePub - Kes Link to Install: [link] 2. Ok Google” Search by voice > Go to www.google.com and click on mic > Download the app Android: goo.gl/1MV0qL Chrome Extensions by Google Accessibility extensions you can add to Chrome (all made by Google). rSwx1B Google: www.google.com/accessibility/productsLink to install goo.gl/UZEQQH

OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom now allows users with Gmail accounts (email ends in @gmail.com) to join a Google Classroom class. Notice that new features for G Suite ROLL OUT so if your Gmail account does not have access to Google […]. The post OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom googleToday my life got infinitely better. Eventually, Gmail users will be able to create a class, patience!

Google Hangouts Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Google Hangouts free chat and video conferencing. Integrates with other Google apps too. Google Hangouts Google Hangouts By: Google Need : You need a G+ account to use it. Abilities: text-based chat, video chat, receive phone calls, accessible on any device/computer and, screen share, remote desktop connect, connect to Google Drive, live broadcast stream your video chats with Hangouts On Air and much more! Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google for Educators google hangouts video conferencing

Google Drive and Docs, Sheets and Slides Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Google Drive and Docs, Sheets and Slides File storage, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations and more Google Drive and Docs, Sheets and Slides now support Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) files! Getting Started with Google Drive https://support.google.com/drive/?hl=en#topic=14940 Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs google drive Google for Educators

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4 Hidden Features of Google Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Over the past two years, Google Classroom has become a popular learning platform for many teachers using G Suite for Education. While Google Classroom provides many great affordances, three in particular can save teachers and students much time and also increase workflow efficiency. The extension also allows teachers to create Google Classroom content right from the extension.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. What are yours?

The new Google Sites – Features and Limitations

Tomorrow's Learners

Recently Google released the new version of Google Sites. I have used the older Google sites extensively over the last couple of years, so I was intrigued to see what the new platform had to offer. Below are my thoughts after having the last week to have a play on the new Google Sites. The old Google Sites took me a while to figure out how to use it effectively.

CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that it is integrating with Google Classroom. Google recently updated Classroom to allow third parties to integrate and share with Classroom and CK-12 has just done that. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. ck-12 google classroom Google for Educators

Tips to Using Google Keep in Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Keep , Google''s easy to use note taking app, is a great resource for students and teachers. Here are some tips for using Google Keep in Education : (click link or image for full article). It has a nice intro to Google Keep and some great tips for students and educators. --. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. It is useful for students and teachers.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers! I am not an expert on virtual reality or Google Cardboard and Expeditions, but I am a connected educator and I have found some amazing resources to help you learn more about these amazing tools.

Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement. The free version has 2 courses available as well as lots of how-to''s for individual Google Apps.

Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. Three models are getting access in June with more getting access later. I have over 100 apps on my smartphone, sync Evernote offline (9,000 notes) and sync Google drive offline and I am only using 9GB (18GB if you count the hundreds of photos and videos of my daughter). Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Black Menu - access all of your Google apps from here - Chrome ext

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge user of Google''s many apps and services. Black Menu is an extension for Google Chrome Browser that is awesome! It installs into your browser and gives you instant access to all of Google''s apps and tools, including Google+, Calendar, Tasks, Maps, Play and more. All of your Gmail labels, recent Docs in Drive, along with folder and other access.

Google Classroom update - students can join class - teacher in different domain

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom is an excellent tool from Google that allows students and teachers to collaborate and communicate and allows teachers to assign work to students, collect that work, grade it and comment on it and return it to the student. One limiting factor in using it was the fact that the students and teachers had to be in the same Google apps domain. That has now changed.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. It also can work with SQL and Access files. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. However, it only comes in the higher priced versions of Office and many people don''t use Office at all. Here are two alternatives : 1. Grubba - free, web based, easy to use database app. There are pre-made templates to help you get started too.

What Does Google Spaces Mean for Education

EdTechnocation.com

As of it's release on May 16, 2016, Google Spaces is not yet available for Google Apps for Education accounts. But since gaining access to it with my personal Google account, I can't help but think how this might impact the classroom. Google Spaces in a Nutshell Screenshots from the iOS app. You don't have to be a member of Google+ in order to use Spaces.

15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for more ways to keep up with all things google? I follow several websites and blogs that help keep me abreast of the latest Google updates, as well as, cutting-edge classroom integration ideas. Part 1: The #Google Hashtag Dictionary. Part 3: Who to Follow on Google+.

Calendar Integration Comes to Google Classroom!

EdTechnocation.com

Google Calendar integration has finally arrived for Google Classroom! Back in August, +Google for Education posted about a bunch of new feature updates for Google Classroom, and calendar integration was one of them! You'll receive this notification in Google Classroom when you receive the new calendar feature. Easy access to the calendar from the About tab.

Google now has one click access to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced this week a nice addition to Google Drive - the ability to immediately start a new document. Related: Google for Education Resources (lots of great resources for students and educators). Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chrome browser chromebooks documents google google Chrome OS Google Docs Google for Educators

Google Tools To Check Out

The Web20Classroom

Most folks are familiar with the most common Google tools. In fact this blog is written with Google Blogger. I use Google and live there most days. Here is just a handful of some of the Google Tools to check out for your classroom. Google Custom Search Engine -This tool is one of my favorites. Google Keep -Keep is new to the Google tool lineup.

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Using Google Drive without Google Apps

The Electric Educator

I think Google Apps for Education is a great tool; especially Google Drive. While Drive is great, not every school is a Google Apps for Education school, which makes using Google Drive and other Google services a bit more challenging for a classroom teacher. Google Drive CAN be used in each of these situations although your features and options will differ.

The Google+ Communities You Should Know About

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google+ Communities You Should Know About appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Guide to Keeping Up with Google – Part 4: Google+ Communities. Welcome to Part 4 of The Guide to Keeping Up with Google ! Keeping up with Google is a fun challenge! Google+ has a lot to offer educators who are willing to connect and learn together. Chrome.

10 iPhone Apps to Explore Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Two Guys and Some iPads

The Google Cardboard app helps you set up a Cardboard viewer and includes a few experiences to get you started: Explorer: Explore exciting environments. Here’s where the fun begins: Immerse yourself in Jakku Spy, a first-of-its-kind serialized Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) feature that ties directly to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Viewable with or without Google Cardboard.

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Students and teachers can access thousands of web apps and extensions, most free, as well as everything on the internet. Google Classroom i s a game-changer…it allows teachers to share resources and communicate with students, distribute, collect and grade assignments, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

The Principal of Change

Providing a device doesn’t mean the student will be using it all of the time, but could have access all of the time. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it. Often ideas will come to me, and having a device in my pocket allows me to share my thoughts to different applications that I have access to on any other device. In fact, this blog post came from writing a few notes from my phone on Google Docs, and then accessing them from my computer. The access has changed everything. This is a pretty powerful concept.