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!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

180 - It Feels Big In Your Pants

This week we give you a quickie. Google had a load of announcements regarding Android, Chromecast, Photos and more. The next Pixel won’t be running Chrome OS. Kim shares how to protect your Chromebook. We share how to embed your new Google Classroom Calendar as well as giving parents access to your Google Classroom. Chris was on the front lines of Google Expedition announcement and shares his first impressions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

179 - Android... For The Win!

Kim & Juan are back to discuss a new addition to Google Streetview and scheduled updates in Google Apps. Android had a big week with new functionality in the mobile versions of Slides and Sheets, an update to our favorite coffee app and a leak of about the new devices that you can expect on September 29th, which prompted Kim’s internal struggle. We discuss Pixiclip and Lensoo Create for screencasting in the classroom and apologize for the show cutting out during our last segment. Be sure to check out the show notes for what was missed!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

178 - Megan Is Back!

Megan is back along with Sean and Fred covering updates to the iOS apps in preparation for iOS 9. Sean shares how Google is collecting donations to support efforts with the refugee crisis. Are you feeling curious? Type it into the Google search bar and learn some fun, random facts. Voice typing is scheduled to come to Google Apps domains next week. We’ve got 55 tips for back to school from Google and a writing app to help when you just need to write. We finish off with how to hack your Google Classroom using the new reuse post feature.

Friday, September 4, 2015

177 - A Big Week

Join Sean and Chris as they go through the massive list of announcements from Google over the past few weeks. There are lots of changes to talk about and updates coming out the wazoo! As well as all that we have the Science Fair finalists, a massive collection of great Google Tips, some useful productivity extensions, Chromebook news, and much more.

Friday, August 21, 2015

176 - Summit Pro Tips (or any conference!)

Sean, Chris and Fred question what Google has in store for education with their big September 2 announcement. Chris goes solar with Project Sunroof.  Find out how you can help a child in need with Operation Backpack. Pro tip from Fred via Tasha, on using a color filter to improve search results. Learn how you can be a pro at conferences, both the ones you attend and also those that you missed. Explain Everything for Chromebooks! 'Nuff said. Chris shares a beautiful process workflow for tracking the bulk submission of student files.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

175 - Right Place, Wrong Link

Join Megan, Juan and Chris this week as we recap the new Google Learning Centre, and point you to the monthly newsletter for keeping up the the latest from the Goog. We discuss the recent changes to Google+, removing Hangouts and Photos, etc. Some great news on Google’s support of STEM in Australia, Project Loon coming to Sri Lanka, Chromebook news and lots more. Then a bunch intruders came into the Hangout and it all went pear shaped… Oops!

Friday, July 17, 2015

174 - Shush That Tab!

On this week’s show Chris and Juan check out a whole lot of new stuff from Google including new features in Drive and Docs, updates to Classroom (including trusted domains), Skype for web, and more. We learn a trick for keeping noisy tabs quiet, discover some of Crafty’s extensions, follow Nat and Lo as they learn more about the hidden Google. Oh and did we mention Camp Google? It’s awesome!

Friday, July 3, 2015

173 - Moby Awesome

Juan is our Ahab on this week’s Google Educast as we dive deep into the exciting news from Google at ISTE, particularly the Google Classroom API which will allow other educational sites to work well with Classroom. Additionally domains will be able to whitelist other domains so individuals across different schools can collaborate in Google Classroom. We also cover Project Fi, Sheets news, Google Trends, and the big news about the Teacher Training Center.

Friday, June 12, 2015

172 - They Listen! They Really Listen!

Join Fred, Chris and Sean as we delve into more new stuff from Google, including improvements to Hangouts, better options for presenting using Slides, and cool new Google Edu Collections. Discover some document templates that will make your life easier, a whole lot of useful tips for Google Classroom, and better ways to manage your tabs in Chrome. Finally, check out a great new classroom application idea using Google Drawings, and a global project run entirely with Blogger and other Google tools.

Friday, May 29, 2015

171 - I Got The Music In Me

This week Sean and Chris delve into some of the big announcements from Google I/O, especially the cool stuff regarding Android, and some great announcements about Education Expeditions. We look at the big updates from Photos, how to manage multiple Google user accounts, and check we a very neat music composition tool that runs entirely in Chrome.

Friday, May 1, 2015

169 - Co-teach In Classroom

Join Juan and Chris as the discuss one of the most wanted features in Google Classroom. Yes, you can finally have more than one teacher in Classroom! We also check out some new animation features in Slides, a cool new AddOn for automating Tweets, improved security options for your Google account, and we delve into the new screencasting options in Wevideo.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

168 - Treats from Google

Kim, Fred, Sean and Juan are back to discuss updates to Google Classroom, new Google updates to iOS and some special treats for our younger users. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Google OnAir conference, quiz yourself and your students with Google Feud and Flippity and keep your momentum going with four great apps for Android and Chrome.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

167 - A Slides Carnival

Join our international crew, Juan, Megan, and Chris, as they discuss all things Google. The Google Science Fair is now open! Find Creative Commons images with proper attribution. Talk to Docs with the new Speech Recognition add-on. Keep your data secure with a Google Security Checkup, plus stay safe and save time with SmartLock for Android. And are you tired of the same old Slides templates? Juan blows everyone’s minds with a Slides Carnival!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

166 - Hard Habit To Break

Custom message for lost and disabled Chromebooks via the dashboard is available, Fiber coming to four big cities soon and some fun app makers recently acquired by Google has great implications. Mixing up the format a little this week, Fred leads the gang in sharing some ideas for habits to break for the New Year. These include some great tips and tricks to make your workflow more productive.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

165 - It's Good Spelling But It Wobbles

Listen to the gang discuss some sweet mobile Drive app updates, like auto spell check and read aloud accessibility features. Learn some tips for using Google Sheets that everyone should know, collaborate with Google Classroom users on Google Plus and if you’re interested in creating an online course, check out Versal. Book Creator is better than ever and try not to tear up as Fred shares a heartwarming story about Google Translate.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

164 - Schrodinger's Glass

Classroom gets a mobile app, and it’s awesome. We are all looking forward to what comes next. Word Lens is available for mobile and works off line. A new Google Administrator Certification is available and a great way to check your knowledge as well as demonstrate proficiency. Do you use a Mac? Chris shares a great tip for quick user switching in Chrome. If you use Goobric now you can leave audio comments, check it out!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

163 - You Rock On YouTube

The whole band is (almost) back together! Check out the experts directory to find a trainer near you! What would you do with a *huge* tablet in the classroom? How to change your status in Hangouts and get your teaching on without embarrassing messages from your friends. Tough lessons in sharing Creative Commons content, plus screencasting from your phone. All this plus loads of resources for teaching coding, no experience needed.