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One Drive To Rule Them All

As part of our Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account, the online version of Google Drive http://drive.google.com  is the ultimate cloud storage document sharing solution.  Think of Google Drive like a giant online file cabinet where you are able to upload and keep documents, photos, drawings, recordings, videos, PDFs — almost anything.  Sign in with

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OASL workshop: Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library

My OASL conference presentation and resources:  https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/

NCCE 2011 is in Portland, yeah baby!

I’m so thrilled when NCCE 2011 comes to Portland because that means I get to sleep in my own bed and show my PLN buddies the beautiful city.  Early bird registration ends January 31st so get your registration in ASAP. Here are my plans: Wednesday 3/2/11 Attend the Teacher Librarian Summit II with Mike Eisenberg.

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Introduction to Google Earth

What is Google Earth? Google Earth is a free, downloadable program that combines satellite images, maps, and terrain to create a 3D virtual model of the world. You can search for specific locations in Google Earth and create your own virtual tours.  Other options to explore are content developed by NASA, Discovery Education, National Geographic

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Favorite Google Tools

For our last Tuesday Tech Tip of the year, MaryFran and I decided that we should share our Five Favorite Google Tools. Mary Fran’s Favs Five…how could we possibly narrow the number of favorite Google Tools to 5? It has been more challenging than I would have guessed In the end, I decided to chose

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Tech Tip Tuesday: new Google search options

This past month Google unveiled some very helpful Search Options.  Search Options are a collection of tools that allow you to view your results in new ways.  After you search, click on the “show options” link in the upper left hand side of your screen.  This reveals ways you can redefine your results. The options

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Tasks

By MaryFran Lynch About this time in the school year there seem to be so many things going on I am constantly afraid something important will slip through the crack. I’ve always written lists on paper, but then as often as not, find myself in a different place than my list or rewriting my list

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Groups

If you have a club, team or any type of group that you need to communicate with – consider creating a Google Group.  Google Groups allows you to manage and archive the mailing list for your group.  You can share files, create shared webpages within your group, and archive posts. Group members can create profiles

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Doodle 4 Google

I’m very proud of my high school Graphic Design students who all participated in the Doodle 4 Google contest.  All of the entries were fabulous this year but the class voted to submit the following designs for our school entry.  Great job kids! (click on thumbnail to see full image).

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Sites

By MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ With Google Sites you can create custom web pages. As with many of Google tools, one of the great things (besides being free) is that you can collaborate with others on the creation and content of the pages. It is easy to share video, presentations, and calendars. You decide the level

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NCCE: Google Apps for Education

Thanks to Jeff Utecht who Ustreamed my Google Apps vs. Google Tools presentation at NCCE.  I’m kicking myself for not saving the chat but appreciate all who attended and participated online. NCCE twitter group http://twittgroups.com/group/ncce Webcam chat at Ustream

Tech Tip Tuesday – RSS and Google Reader

Stop spending hours looking for information online – have the information come to you. How can make this happen?   By using Google Reader and RSS What is RSS?  RSS (real simple syndication) is the ability to “subscribe” to changes made on a website or blog. (Click here to view a video: RSS in Plain English) First, you need

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Alerts

By MaryFran Lynch Do you have a special interest that you would like to follow but just can’t always find the time to search for the latest information? Google Alerts can help. Google Alerts are e-mails that are automatically sent to your inbox whenever new information becomes available on your search terms. Depending on your

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Calendar

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get organized?  Yes – then you need to give Google Calendar a try.  If you have a Google or Gmail account – then you have access to a powerful Calendar system.  Just go to  http://calendar.google.com. With Google Calendar you can keep track of everything in your life – birthdays,

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google News

By MaryFran Lynch Can’t get enough news? Want a (nearly) up-to-the-minute update on what’s going on in the world? Then Google News is for you.  Google browses over 4500 news sources to update news on a continual basis. News items are refreshed every 15 minutes, automatically arranged by relevance and popularity. This provides the freshest

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