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Google shares which Chromebooks won’t get a Meltdown fix

Google has published a list that includes every Chromebook model, which are vulnerable to Meltdown and the patch status of each one. You can check out the list here. The column you'll most want to pay attention to is the one titled "CVE-2017-5754 mitigations (KPTI) on M63?" If the device has a …

Free Music to Use In Google Slides Presentations

Earlier this week I published directions for how to add music to your Google Slides presentations. In those directions I mentioned that in order to …

While an app is not required to use Google Classroom, the iOS and Android apps have an ability that the web version does not: markup tools. A teacher can use a finger or a stylus to add colorful annotations, handwriting, and highlighting. These markup tools are helpful for providing feedback, especially when it comes to inserting suggestions, editing marks, and other annotations. To access the markup tools, the teacher first opens an assignment to view student work. When a document is selected, a preview is shown. Tapping the pencil icon will open a copy of the students’ document and a set of tools are available at the bottom of the screen. When done, a copy is saved as a PDF or image file with “Edited” added to the file’s name. The student can view the annotated copy by opening the assignment in the Google Classroom app or on the web.

Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains!<br>This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands …

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Change your Default Font in Google Docs

<i>Arial 11!? Seriously, Google!? Does anyone like their Docs to be typed in Arial 11?</i><p>Here’s how to change your default font style so that it’s what you …

You can instantly turn YouTube’s captions/subtitles on by pressing C on your computer’s keyboard. Want to make the caption’s text size larger? Press the + key. Want to make the text size smaller? Press the - key. Want to turn captions off? Press the C key.

Delegate additional Gmail privileges to users

Managing the secure and efficient flow of email is critical to any organization’s success, but it can be a massive undertaking for a G Suit...

Teacher Snapshots

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Online voice recorder

Yes - It's back! Insert Image and take a snapshot with your webcam within Google Docs, Slides, etc. Thank You! #FETC #iaedchat #googleedu #edtech https://t.co/dkxPIOQrJR

18 Tools for Making Videos on Chromebooks

In the first years of Chromebooks the options for making videos were rather limited. Today, while there still aren't as many options as there are for …

g(Math) Has Been Deleted - Try These Three Alternatives

For years g(Math) was one of my most frequently recommended Add-ons for Google Forms, Docs, and Sheets. Last week it was shut down by its own, …

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Google Sites Perfect For Student Professional Brand

Since 2014 when we converted the "professional binder" to a professional website, we have continued to improve the delivery and final product.

I’ve added the webpages I access frequently to Chrome’s bookmarks bar. The problem is most of the pages I’ve bookmarked have somewhat long names. The names take up precious space in my bookmarks bar. Since most of my bookmarks have unique icons, it’s ok if I delete the bookmarks’ names. Leaving only the icons in the bookmarks bar makes it so that I can fit many more items into the bar. I like being one click away from each of the pages (and G Suite documents) that I frequently open.

Amazing Google tips and tricks from the EdTechTeam

Today I spent the day virtually attending the EdTechTeam GAFE summit at the University of Hawaii. There were four sessions along with the keynote and …

Add Audio to Google Slides With This Add-on

One of the things that almost every new Google Slides user wants to know that answer to is, "how can I add music to my presentation?" Last year I …

Use Timestamps to make your YouTube Videos Better

When it comes to making a video engaging, most everyone will agree that <b>shorter is better than longer</b>. Like it or not, most of us have short attention …

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TallTweets gives us an easy way to make our own animated GIFs. Simply design a series of slides in a Google Slides document. Then go to talltweets.com. Sign in with Google and select the Google Slides document. Enter a width in pixels for the GIF (700ish pixels is a good size). Enter a slide duration in seconds. Each slide will be displayed for the same amount of time. Click the “Create GIF” button. After processing you can click Save to download the GIF. Animated GIFs can be placed on websites and in Google Docs/Slides/Sheets/Drawings, PowerPoint, Keynote, and many other apps. I’ve used animated GIFs to call attention to things on my class website because blinking words and arrows are hard to miss. Unlike a video, viewers usually do not have to press play: GIFs play and loop automatically.

5 ways to make a Chromebook feel more like a MacBook

Moving from a MacBook to a Chromebook? Ease the transition with these tips.<p>If you picked up a Chromebook to replace or supplement a MacBook ($1,238.00 at Amazon.com), then there will be a slight adjustment period as you learn the ins and outs of the streamlined Chrome OS. Chrome OS will never be …

Transforming Your Google Docs into HyperDocs!

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Transform Google Drive’s typical listing of gray folders into a visual extravaganza! You can right-click each folder and change the color. Google gives us 24 colors to choose from. You can also right-click to rename a folder. Google allows emojis to be used in file names, so you can choose from nearly 3,000 emoji symbols. I suggest using Emojipedia.org to find and copy emojis.

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Here you will find templates either for student or teacher use. Please drop me a message if you have any questions. Also, please share out on Twitter …

While playing a video on YouTube, it’s handy to know keyboard shortcuts for controlling the sound, particularly when showing a video to a large group. Pressing M on the keyboard will mute the sound. Pressing M will also unmute the sound. Additionally, you can press the up and down arrows keys to raise or lower the volume in 5% increments. Ultimately, it is probably easier for you to adjust your computer’s volume instead of using YouTube’s volume controls.

Google kills Chrome apps as section disappears from Web Store, apps to stop working Q1 2018

A while back Google announced that it would kill off apps for its Chrome browser. In the time since, we’ve seen some apps convert to extensions, but no steps were taken to get rid of apps entirely. That is, until today, as Google has just plunged a dagger into what was Chrome apps.<p>If you’ll recall, …

Google Sheets adds pivot tables, suggested formula tools powered by machine learning

Google’s work with machine learning is impressive for a number of reasons, but its most practical uses often come in places you wouldn’t expect. Today, Google is revealing new tools in Sheets made possible by machine learning.<p>Spreadsheets are very powerful, but you can only access a fraction of …

Embed HTML and JavaScript in the new Google Sites

We recently made it possible to embed webpages as iframes in the new Google Sites. With this launch, we’re giving you one more tool to cus...