Per The Chronicle: “A federal appeals court has ruled the tech giant’s scanning of books qualifies as fair use, upholding an earlier ruling.”
Thanks for Free Technology for Teachers! Learn your Google!
NU is a subscriber to Google Apps for Education. A new resource from Gaggle and Amplified IT offers technology facilitators 12 tips to help ensure that Google Apps for Education safe for teachers and students to use. More here.
Tired of your overcrowded google inbox? Check out this option (invitation only this time), and decide if it’s going to make your life easier.
Important, Google Drive users:
1. Google updated the Drive for iPad app.
2. Users of the Google Drive desktop app for Mac and PC can now to open files stored in their Google Drive accounts in another desktop application.
3. There is now a new default user interface for Google Drive.
More details are in this FT4T post.
Google Classroom was unveiled a couple of months ago. Have you tried it?
Here are first impressions from ProfHacker (The Chronicle of Higher Education): “Beyond a clean interface, Google Classroom in its current form does not offer anything that Moodle or a host of other learning-management systems do not already provide. “
Google had quite an eventful month: releasing new way of running the apps, announcing a new LMS (called Classroom; which might be more suitable for secondary education), and getting a court decision requiring Googe to “remove links that might be damaging to someone’s reputation (effectively allowing people to erase their records), unless there’s a compelling reason not to — even if the pages the links point to are perfectly legal, and need not themselves be removed.”
More in this post.
We use Google for email, calendar, videochats, etc. Have you tried to use Google for research purposes? You might want to share the tips on how to add Google Scholar alerts with your students as well.
Google Scholar provided access to many scholarly works in a variety formats and from many publishers, societies, clearing houses. It has publications in several languages. Here is a pretty impressive listing in English. Give it a try!
October is typically declared as a cyber security awareness month. But activities and raising awareness are absolutely critical every day. We will plan a series of events in the future, but let’s start with this Google collection conveying the messages and tips in posters/images. Be cybersafe!
You might explore it together with your students in preparation for research projects, lit review, and other exciting research activities. Please access this guide here and happy researching!