Edreach's recent Google Educast #100 celebrated 100 Google Tips (very clever :D).
What a head-dizzying goldmine of ideas!
I've selected 10 TIPS to recommend because:
- I did not know about these tips before.
- I love them.
- I love these tips so much I'm going to recommend them to our faculty.
- The number 10 is not nearly as overwhelming as 100. :)
A BIG SHOUT-OUT to The EdReach Network for keeping us current with The Google Educast weekly vodcasts, and to the innovative Google Certified Teachers who put this particular list together.
EdReach does the hangout thing right, with their Show Notes Archive for we list/link lovers to have a look at later.
So, in sharing order, here are my 10 favorite tips. I starred ☆ my personal Top 3.
1. Script Central (shared by Fred Delventhal - "Lose your fear of scripts") - a Sandbox site created by Jay Atwood, a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer. Central is the operative word here.
2. Google Public Data Explorer (shared by Tasha Bergson-Michelson) - "makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings." Google Support
(Look at how the population of Hawaii, recorded only since 1950, has changed)
3. Create a Photo Slideshow on YouTube (shared by Juan De Luca).
4. ☆Twisted Wave (shared by Nick Cusumano). You can create podcasts in Google Drive!
"TwistedWave is a full featured audio editor that allows you to: - Edit audio files from your computer or your Google Drive, - Apply effects, - Save in one of many supported file formats, and export the file back to your disk, Google Drive or SoundCloud." Chrome Store.
I am going to try this!
5. ☆ Edutraining by Google - (shared by Kimberly Zimmer). This is the home base of Google Apps training. There are lesson plans for everything.
6. Spanning (shared by Juan De Luca). Stats for Google Drive - take a visual look at how you're using your storage in your Google Drive.
(This is what my personal Google Drive account looks like today)
7. Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness, and World Peace by Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google's early engineers (shared by host Kevin Brookhouser). I'm ordering this book. It sounds great!
9. World Time Buddy Chrome App - (Nick). This is a handy little time converter app that you can use with Google Calendar.
10. ☆ Chrome AT Toolbox (Nick). A database of Assistive Technology apps and extensions, searchable by task, profile and keyword. There's even a Google+ Community forum: Google Chrome A.T.