This one is generally for the Canadians. Doodle 4 Google Canada is a national contest for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to redesign the logo for Google.ca homepage for a day. If you haven’t heard, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this summer and the winning doodle will be featured on the Google Canada homepage for 24 hours. The winning student will also receive a $10,000 university scholarship, a Google Chromebook, and a $10,000 technology award for their current school along with a trip to the final event on June 13, 2017.
See the link below for entry details.
The URL: https://doodles.google.ca/d4g/
I’ve always been a fan of finding ways to use applications in ways other than those intended. I stumbled on this idea that I had not thought of — to use Google Slides to lay out content, then export as a PDF eBook. Kasey Bell’s ShakeUpLearning.com outlines the easy steps so that your students might start publishing their own ideas and work. I suppose the same thing could be done with Microsoft’s PowerPoint…
The URL: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/how-to-create-an-ebook-with-google-slides/
Here’s a great collection of cheat sheets for those using Google Apps. There are several other resources on this site as well that you might want to check out. These cheat sheets would be suitable for professional development or classroom use.
The URL: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/google-cheat-sheets.html
Long time Teacher List member, Joel Heffner, told me that if I haven’t seen this one yet, you’re gonna like it. Well, I hadn’t seen it and I do like it! The site invites users to “Easily turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff.” And it works well – just download the template and follow the instructions. Be sure to check out the other gadgets too – like the trivia game that looks like a gameshow teachers love to emulate in the classroom…
The URL: http://flippity.net
This one is pretty self-explanatory. We all know The Google is huge but how huge is it? Check out this interactive infographic that loads live data about what’s going on with Google.
The URL: https://www.buddyloans.com/blog/google-in-realtime/
My pal, Bill Lomax, sent me this the other day. On Monday, Google “announced the launch of Computer Science Custom Search, a customized search engine for finding K-12 computer science education (CS)resources. Developed using a collection of over 550 CS education websites, such as Khan Academy, Google CS First, Girl Develop It, Bootstrap, ScratchEd, Code.organd Made with Code to name a few, CS Custom Search connects you to computer science education materials and programs. By focusing on a list of websites that provide primarily free and open K-12 CS education resources, the customized search engine ensures that you will find materials that can be readily adopted for your class, after school program, or enrichment for your child.
“CS Custom Search has been designed to support a range of users with varying degrees of experience with CS. For those with extensive experience, CS Custom Search has been optimized to support queries for unique CS topics across a wide range of languages and platforms. For those with less experience, the custom search solution provides recommendations on a range of search topics to ensure that a lack of CS vocabulary doesn’t negatively impact your results.”
The URL: http://www.cs4hs.com/resources/cscs.html