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Become a Google power-user

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Here are some pointers that’ll save you Googling ‘how to Google’ ” I’ve seen this before, a while ago, and lost it. Related posts: Measuring user engagement by leveraging the power of ‘copy-and-paste’ Google Wheel. Technology Google Infographic Search Search EngineSo here it is, blogged and saved forever! . Power of the Internet.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). Sparks – the content search mechanism is unlike anything I’ve seen; enter an interest into the box and Google fetches web elements that might be related to the interest. Have you tried it?

Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

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Major companies around the world are recognizing the importance of micro-learning, including Google. In fact, Google has set-up an entire site on the topic at thinkwithgoogle.com. The site is dedicated to Google’s research and findings as it relates to the way we sell, purchase, and learn with technology. The It is a really exciting time for the elearning industry.

Google+ shortened

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Thanks to Sue Beckingham (again) I now have a natty shortened URL for my Google+ account. Yeah, thought so, and by signing in to the website using your Google account you can get (basic) statistics on the use of your URL. Related posts: Multiple Google accounts? Google Chrome Extension: Goo.gl #edtech. ‘Google Maps’ App. Using GPlus.to link]. edtech.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Operations at Google, sums it up best: “Performance. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). If the.

Google Apps Integration in Moodle

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This is a new integration between Moodle and Google, allowing you to benefit from the two platforms working seamlessly together. You can choose whether you want to login using Google Apps credentials, Moodle credentials, or an existing identity provider (if your institution has a centralized directory). You will need to centralize the authentication process. Moodle LMS Integrations

‘Google Maps’ App

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Ever since the upgrade to iOS6 the one thing I, and many more, have missed are the Google Maps. Well, ever since news leaked of Google Maps being ready for the App Store we have been waiting for it’s release. ‘Google Maps’ (iPhone/iPad/iPod) : Thankfully available on the iPhone again, I’ve missed this. ” Google Maps (free):  [link].

Google Classroom – Should You Use It?

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As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. From a formal standpoint, Google scrapped their course builder program in favor of partnering with edX , but they still have other tools that are being leveraged across classrooms big and small. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. This evolution of Google makes sense. online learning

5 Reasons To Pay Attention To Google Glass

Upside Learning

We've been paying close attention to Google Glass, it is a unique wearable device that offers plenty for learning designers to be excited about. Future Learning Mobile Learning Google Glass Five reasons we think Glass is going to matter: Ubiquitous – always on, always there – we left computers behind on our desks when we left home or work, we carried […].

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Operations at Google, sums it up best: “Performance. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). If the.

Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

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Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! Screen recording, the most highly anticipated feature in Snagit for Google Chrome , is finally here! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta. That’s where Snagit for Google Chrome’s tight integration with Google Drive comes in handy. Watch it on YouTube. It’s free!

Google Course Builder: Initial Review

LearnDash

Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Naturally, I have some high expectations, I mean, this is Google after all. Here’s to hoping that the development doesn’t go the way of Google Sites. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka. Data Privacy and Security.

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How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google

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Google Sheets and a little code provide the solution. know a lot of you use Google Docs every day. You may not realize that Google allows users to develop add-ons and applications on top of Docs using Google Apps Script (GAS). GAS looks a lot like JavaScript and it hooks into Google Docs to enable you to create all sorts of new tools. Google Apps Script.

Google Maps + Photos

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I’ve not seen this before – when viewing Google Maps on Streetview you can overlay photos on the view! This is a Streetview of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, with a geo-tagged photo overlaid on the Google view: The Panoramio photos (only these?) Obvious, but Underrated Application for the Classroom; Google Earth. Google Wave in education.

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Google Wave: 100 tips & tricks

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Take a look through this list of interesting, quirky, and useful tips & tricks for Google Wave: “ The Ultimate Google Wave Guide for Students: 100 Tips, Tools, and Tricks &#. Google Wave on iPhone : View the web dev preview of the iPhone application for Google Wave. Surf on over to the full list to find out how to get the best from Google Wave.

Big Data at Google

Jay Cross

To see Big Data at work, look to Google, where number-crunching on a massive scale has changed hiring and management practices. Measurements and analytics rule at Google. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. Google’s conclusions have a bearing on where CLOs should be focusing their efforts. Brainteaser questions have been banned, Google recruiters no longer ask about grades, and you don’t have to have a college degree to land a job. . What do you do?

Google Wave in education

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Continuing on from my first post on Google Wave: “What is Google Wave?&# I’ve been finding and reading (and printing, sorry trees) a fair bit of information. I can’t keep my mind ordered enough to remember where I’m putting it all, so I’ll put links and choice quotes below; The Complete Guide to Google Wave Not necessarily about [.]. Tags: eLearning Google Google Wave Technology

eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. I've written about this before, but thought it was worth re-hashing since I am asked this quite often. While most of the images you find by doing a normal Google image source are NOT okay to use, that doesn't mean all of them are off limits. by AJ George.

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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

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Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

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We were GIFen no clues and it’s still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush , Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome , has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. What also happens is that the freshly cooked GIF is automatically saved to the TechSmith folder on Google Drive. Snagit with Google Docs. Snagit with Google Sheets.

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – Keep Scrollin’

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Sometimes when using the Google Chrome browser, there are certain pages that won’t allow us to open the control panel when you click the extension. Finally, a feature that many of you won’t actually see, but something that we think will help users that are new both to Snagit for Google Chrome, and to the world of Google Apps in general. Region Select Confirmation.

Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?

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With wearable gadgets like Google Glass, the device can be worn on the head which projects an image onto a transparent screen suspended in front of your eye. But with all the initial hype around Google Glass, all was not looking up for the device. This will also increase the scope of utilizing Google Glass for training and learning – especially in the corporate scenario.

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Opening up #learning: Google in the exam room

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He suggests that Google and Internet enabled devices in the exam room is inevitable. Photo by Alejandro Caicedo on Wikimedia Commons Opening up learning: Google in the exam room by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 assessment education examinations Google Internet learning Technology testing

Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production

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With our last major update , we debuted video screen recording in Snagit for Google Chrome. We’ve been noticing GIF screencasts gaining in popularity on social websites like Twitter and Google+, as well as on blog posts and websites. We wanted to make that easier for people and we’re excited to announce that we’ve added animated GIF production support in Snagit for Google Chrome!

Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

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Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. You need to be logged into your Google Account to view this post]. Imagine using glasses like this in the workplace; rather than being connected to Google’s services, the glasses connect with your own organization’s web services. Innovation augmented reality Augmented Reality Glasses Google's Glass Project Project Glass

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

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With technology like Skype and Google Hangouts though, I don’t have to. Capturing Skype, Google Hangout, or any digital video communication can be a useful way to interview and capture the knowledge of subject matter experts. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power. Before you Record: Machine Preparation.

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TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ Beta Available Now!

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*Video from the  Live Google+ Hangout on Air will be posted here later today. We are excited for the upcoming release of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™! Join Join us today for our  Live Google+ Hangout on Air  at 4:00 pm EST. Talk with  Troy Stein — Education Solutions Specialist, Kelly Rush — Product Marketing Manager, and Brian Bennett — Customer Solutions Engineer.

Why Google Will Enter The E-Learning Industry

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When you consider that e-learning (and now m-learning) is growing exponentially in terms of revenue generated, it’s not all that inconceivable to think that a juggernaut like Google would enter the fray to get their piece of the pie. Google isn’t really big on making software, so I can’t see them ever entering the rapid e-learning industry, that seems safe to say.

Google Hangouts App

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Hangouts (iPhone, iPod, iPad) : From a couple of failed Skype calls recently, and a computer that has decided to not allow the Google+ Hangouts software to be installed, I needed an alternative solution, and quick. “Google+ Hangouts brings one-to-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji and video calls for free. Related posts: ‘Google Maps’ App.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

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The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. After researching this topic, I found that no matter how much you think you know about Google, you don’t know anything about Google. Did you know you can have Google finish your search?

eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.

How Google is Changing Education

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There is no doubt Google has a huge impact on education. million: value of scholarships granted to 2,100 university students; 100 million +: number of views of Khan Academy video lessons on YouTube; 500,000+: videos in YouTube EDU; 15 million +: Volumes scanned in Google Books (An estimated 10% of the books printed since the Gutenberg Bible). Google is even changing our brains.

Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX

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Not too long ago, I did a short review of the Google MOOC building platform , Course Builder. The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift. Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction.

TechSmithies Go Google+

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Google+ is here. What is Google+?". Google+ is a hybrid of the various social tools many people are already using on the web. It's Google's attempt to do social media better than the rest. Posts shared on Google+ are not subject to a character limit and are editable after they're posted. Just remember: we are individuals, too. TechSmith 38

Google Chrome Extension: Goo.gl #edtech

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Always one to find an easier way of doing something, if it can be done, I’ve just found and installed this little extension plugin for Google Chrome. Called the ‘Google URL Shortener ‘ (surprisingly enough) it’s quick, easy, and free to install. it’s a Google service so everything you now do is monitored and stored by Google. QR Code.

Coming Soon to a Chrome Browser Near You… (Hint: It Involves Snagit for Google Chrome)

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TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome: 3, 2, 1, ACTION! The Snagit for Google Chrome team has been working hard to capture the next frontier in the Chrome OS and browser. Until then… The Snagit for Google Chrome Team. Not a Snagit for Google Chrome user yet? News & Events Google Hangout snagit for chrome techsmith snagit for chrome It’s free!