Thursday, June 9, 2016

190 - Kim wins the Educast!

Join Dan, Kimberly and Chris this week as they talk about the latest from Google in Education. We look at some great updates, apps and extensions for Calendar, as well as Mobile Docs, and more. Dan asks if voice search going to be a “thing” in education. We check out the latest on Chromebooks and their soon-to-be Android capabilities, and Kim drops the mic with a great coding tool that runs on Chromebooks, plus more. We also share a great new feature that lets you embed live charts in Docs and Sheets.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

189 - Spaces, Slides and Snagit

Join Dan, Sean and Chris as they catch up on the last few weeks. Just because we take a break doesn’t mean Google does! Meet Spaces, Google new tool to solve some problem we didn’t know we had. Slides gets a Q&A feature. Yay! We talk VR, Tiltbrush, Chrome based alternatives to sophisticated software tools, GBoard, and more. We say goodbye to Snagit, and ruminate on what might happen at Google I/O tomorrow.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

188 - To The Batcave!

This Week on the Google Educast: David Hotler, newly minted Google Education Innovator, joins Fred and Sean to discuss the Innovator Academy. Lots of updates for iOS as well as new updates for Cardboard and Streetview. Creating video on a Chromebook? Several choices are available as well as some *free* photo editing software!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

187 - The SXSWedu Episode

Dan takes the lead on this week’s show. Kim is in Austin, Texas for SXSWedu and gives a repost on what trends she sees coming out during this year’s conference. It’s time to enter the Google Science Fair. We say hello to a new way to save Google Docs and new templates available in Docs, Sheets and Slides and we say goodbye to Picasa. Google Search can be used to follow the election and search for animal sounds. Coincidence? We let you decide. Teaching coding resources, Chromebook tips, YouTube editing and more all on this week’s show.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

186 - Organise Your Drive

Chris and Sean are back and trying to catch up with Google updates. Drive has new updates to make organization easier, Calendar has added more holidays as well as suggestions on the mobile version. Google now has a billion Gmail users and is valued as the world's most valuable publicly traded company. Commenting has gotten easier in Docs and Slides, a few great extensions, and an update for the Classroom iOS app.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

185 - You Can’t Escape the Awesome Power of the Lightsaber

The gang is joined by special guest listener, Chris Fitzgerald, from the Kimberly Area School District. We cover a bunch of updates Google has released in the past couple weeks including new features for Google Classroom, better searching in Google Drive, and language features in Google Sheets. Kim celebrates the end of the year early with Youtube Rewind and celebrates Star Wars: The Force Awakens by demoing an awesome Lightsaber Chrome experiment. Chris wants Santa to bring him a Pixel C for under the tree. Chris Fitzgerald shows a cool add-on for Google Docs to improve writing, as well as how his students are using Google Tour Builder to study glaciers. We wrap up with EdPuzzle that has recently added Google Classroom integration.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

184 - Google pushes Immersive Reality

Bug fixes and a few features for Docs, Play Books, Classroom, and Hangouts for iOS. A whole slew of Google Drive tips, awesome indoor exploring ideas and fabulous new Cultural Institute offerings for exploring the performing arts. And the best news of all? The Google Teacher Academy (or whatever it’s called now) is opening for new applications! Go!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

183 - Google+ What The Beta?!?!

Google launches new update for Google+, interesting insights into a nation wide study on views towards Computer Science, how to force a copy when sharing Docs as well as getting notifications when a file inside a folder is changed. Great classroom applications for 4D anatomy, easily grading using rubrics in Docs, and how to collaborate for creating music!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

182 - The Google Educast? There's An App For That

Lots of good new sharing options happening for Google Classroom including Forms, OpenEd, and the Cultural Institute. Doodle for Google Details, ad-free YouTube options (with added benefits!) and Juan shares some easy ways to develop your own Chrome Web App. Fred shines the spotlight on some great story apps.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

181 - Storming a Burning Building

This week on the Educast join Juan and Chris as they look at some of the latest news from Google, with new options in Sheets and iOS. Juan shows a neat trick for sharing the screen on his Android phone, and we’re happy to hear Google is doing its best to keep teens safe in Google+. Photos recognizes Chris’s grandmother and friends with some amazing technology! Chris also shares some window-resizing tricks on the Chromebook, and gets us a even more excited about Expeditions!