Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. I installed it on my Chromebook (Acer C720) and loved it - looks and works like the Android app. That''s right, you can sync notebooks offline (premium users - well worth the $45 a year) just like in Android. Offline Google Apps (Gmail and Docs) and now Offline Evernote. And, Google said more and more are coming. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

KingSoft free office suite software

Educational Technology Guy

After posting about SSUITE free office software , I found out about KingSoft Free Office Suite Software on Google+. KingSoft Free Office Suite Software includes word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software and is easy to use, looking very similar to Microsoft Office. It is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, as well as other file formats, and Microsoft Office can open KingSoft Office files without any additional software.


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The Best of Both Worlds: Android Apps Arrive on Chrome OS

EdTech Magazine

By Alexander Slagg The availability of Android apps on Google devices is poised to alter the K–12 device market. Hardware Mobile Apps Mobility Software

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Android Apps on a Chromebook. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). 6 Android Apps to Try on a #Chromebook #SUL #gttribe #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet.

5 Ways to Become a Better Writer Using Android Apps and Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily for us due to the evolution of technology, everyone with an Android device or access to the internet can get the help needed to write and polish a paper. Evernote is one of the most downloaded apps on the Android market. It offers Android users a special feature: combined handwriting and keyboard. Similar apps: ColorNote, FairNote, Google Keep, Springpad, SE Notepad, Mindjet Maps. Do writing a great experience with the right software.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. The nice thing about drill and practice software is that the programs often offer quick, simple feedback. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction. There are tons of wonderful simulation apps available for iOS and Android devices!

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue


There were instances where the translations made no sense and I would have to ask for clarification or try Google translate (yes, it provides different translations from Bing) or even try to read the thing myself, hoping that my moderate knowledge of French might help me understand the Spanish or detect typos. Google translate (also available as app). For Spanish, Caroline Kuhn suggested /Google followed by manual editing. Productivity Profession Software Teaching

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. Here are some of the recent announcements: Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! some Android apps have already been available for use on a Chromebook. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

A Principal’s Guide to Android Apps: 25 Apps to Get You Started

The 21st Century Principal

I am probably one of the few principals in this country who purchased an Android Tablet rather than an iPad. In fact, there are very good reasons for getting an Android tablet instead, among them is the cost considerations and access to a few apps not currently available for the iPad. If you are considering an Android tablet just remember one important principle regarding any electronic device: It is only as good at the apps or software you use.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs

Educational Technology Guy

Just like most software, Google Docs has keyboard shortcuts available. Google has a great support article with all of the Google Docs keyboard shortcuts , by OS, listed. It lists the shortcuts for PC, Mac, Chrome OS, Android and iOS. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for EducatorsKeyboard shortcuts are great productivity tools that help speed up what you are doing.

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Quick photo scanning: Google PhotoScan


Google recently released an application (available for both Android and iOS) for converting those old photos to digital format: PhotoScan. There was virtually no glare on any of my scanned images, images were clear, and colors were good — and where I thought they needed a little tweaking, a quick tap on the “Auto” button in Google Photos’ editor was sufficient to the task. Yes, if you use Google Photos, PhotoScan will automatically upload them to your account.

Creating Your Own Attendance “App” with Google Forms


For those who like to keep class records electronically, a quick search of the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store will turn up a variety of attendance apps. See, for example, Attendance2 for iOS, which Brian wrote about some years ago, or Attendance for Android.) Many such apps allow you to add photos and can integrate with Google Sheets. It’s also possible, though, to create such a mobile “app” yourself, using Google Forms.

Considerate Collaboration: Google Docs


A large portion of the work I do exists on Google Docs – whether working on internal documents within my department, for committees, within my classes, or collaborating online to co-author articles, organize events, or provide feedback to other writers. Over time, I realized that just because many people can use Google Docs does not mean they are always considerate in the ways they collaborate on Google Docs.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Chromebooks for Education [link] What is Google Apps for Education? link] Google Apps - who else is using it? over 2400 school districts in the US use Google Apps. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Account management is very easy with the Chromebooks and Nexus 7 using Google accounts for each student. Google Apps for Education would also be a great way to utilize these devices and provide excellent resources for the students and faculty and staff. Google apps and these two devices also making it easy, and very inexpensive, to do all the things students need to do. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

Educational Technology Guy

The rest of the files I need to use that are not in Evernote or Google Drive are setup in my Dropbox so that they are synced on my home and school computers and my smartphone. Google - I know this is kind of vague because Google has so many services, but I use a lot of them. Blogger for this blog and my class blogs, Sites for my class website , Gmail, Google+ , Calendar , Google Drive and Docs, search and so much more. Google Chrome is my browser of choice.

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Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. My day typically consists of email conversations and support with our account managers and customers, Google Hangouts with customers providing support, advice, strategy planning, training and professional development, and doing online research, as well as creating tools and resources, like presentations and reference materials. My personal smartphone is an LG G4 running Android. Google Apps - for both work and home.

So.You Wanna Design Your Own Apps

The Web20Classroom

It starts with a SDK or Software Development Kit that you download from either Apple or Android. You can build an app for iOS or Android, however there are some associated developer fees that you will want to check out. Create an app all at once for iOS and Android, give this one a try. Android App Inventor -Created by Google, this is now a project for MIT that aims at helping anyone who wants to create an app do it for free. android apps

Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar Now Available With Promethean Collaboration Tool

eSchool News

It provides conference and collaboration spaces with high-quality, professional audio, video, and meeting room software. Users can easily sign in using their iOS or Android device to access Office365 calendars, and OneDrive files the display.

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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

Where we stand today is that the New Milford High School native mobile application is now in use by the students, faculty, staff, and parents at New Milford High School on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices (smart phones and tablets). per user per academic year as a favor to me and because we helped Beeonics debug their software (the Beeonics app is normally $2.99 Android apps Beeonics Google Play iOS iTunes mobile learning devices New Milford High School

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Google CEO Sundar Pachia kicked off the event by saying Google anticipates the next big advancement in technology will be in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

I’ve Got an Idea?? Digital Brainstorming Tools for Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lucid Chart is available on the web and on iOS and Android devices. Mind42 is a free online mind mapping software that runs in a browser. Mindmeister is free mind mapping tool and available as an iOS and Android app, extension, add-on, and web app.

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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market


It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Google Google Classroom. Device compatibility: Android, iOS and any web browser. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014. Device compatibility: iOS, Android, Windows and any web browser.

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!


Google. Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content! appoLearning Collections enable teachers to create, annotate and share lists of hand picked digital resources, including YouTube videos, iOS and Android apps, and websites, around specific subjects, topics or lessons. From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Find Engaging Resources, Save them to Your Collections, and Organize Your Lesson Planning Favorites! -

When the Technology Changes on You


With all the different device types (Mac vs PC, iOS vs Android) and browsers, one can never be sure how different the user experience is from one person to another. I had some devices showing stars, some showing hearts, and my Android phone kept switching between them. and all of our shared work was on Google Drive. I couldn’t get any work done because Google Drive was down.

Cross-platform Calendar Management with Sunrise


Last week I fielded a question from someone who was having difficulty syncing calendar events between her Google account and her iOS device. Sunrise can handle iCloud, Google, and Exchange (at least on some devices) accounts; it will also, if you like, pull in information from a wide variety of other applications, including (among many others) Facebook, Evernote, ToDoist, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Productivity Software calendar cross platform google calendar

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are quality pieces of software, but the lack of them on anything other than Mac means adoption will be low. The online portal might work, but it is going to have to be a simple as Google Drive with an easy tie to email for it to work. Google users can control accounts, apps, and devices all from the same administrative panel. I would argue that many businesses are shifting towards Google, but it is still there.

Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. You can do anything - there is a web app to match pretty much any software and they even work offline and you can now run some Android apps on them. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook. Google Apps for Education - great apps that work perfectly with Chromebooks. And Google provides excellent support.

What are apps?

Hansen's Link to Tech

You may hear about apps for Google, Apple, Microsoft, or others. Apple in Education APPitic Android What: Apps for Google platform devices (Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire, etc.) Where: Google Play How: Apps for Android devices range in a similar fashion like iTunes App Store just in with a different interface. Edudemic Google Play Education Google Chrome What: Web based apps for Google Chrome web browser.

My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone. Google offers so many useful applications to school administrators, I would find it hard to live without those apps now. Here is my most useful Google Apps list. Google Apps List for Administrators Google Reader: I am an avid reader of 230 subscriptions to blogs and RSS feeds. This post actually started out as a post of my favorite Web 2.0

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google Forms : useful tool to help you create surveys, give student assessments, collect any type of information in a streamlined way. share it out to students, as they respond, project the real-time results from you response Google Spreadsheet. Free for 40 Responses, view pricing chart SMART Response: add-on for SMART Notebook software specifically designed for SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards.

Great Tips, Resources and Ideas for Going Paperless in the New Year

Educational Technology Guy

Google is one of the sponsors of the Paperless pledge and has some tips, resources and ideas for going paperless and I have collected a variety of resources and tips. all files distributed as PDF''s when possible - readable on any system - Train your employees on going paperless From Google: 7 best ways to go paperless. 1) Use cloud storage: One place to create, share and keep all your files Google Drive: Get started with 5GB free. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software. For the Wireless connection , you need the Labquest device and the software. Students can easily create and send a finished lab report to their instructor, save their work to Google Drive™, or export data to Plotly™ for further study. Google for Education Resources, includes Chromebooks Vernier announces LabQuest2 - Android, iPhone, iPad data collection and analysis -.

The new Chromebook Pixel - a "super" Chromebook that I really want, and you should too

Educational Technology Guy

Google recently announced the new version of it''s flagship chromebook , the Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel has the best hardware, software and design and is a showpiece and test device to see what works and what can be done with Chrome OS. There is also a higher level version, called the LS (for Ludicrous Speed - Google does have a sense of humor) that has a more powerful processor and more memory. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!