Links for 2010-05-24

  • Google Teacher Academy: London, UK
    And the big news for the week: "Application now open for GTA London on Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Apply by midnight PDT on Thursday, June 17th. The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative corporate environment. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other primary and secondary educators in their local region."
    (tags: gta googleined googleapps gct)
  • Official Google Enterprise Blog: Putting email in context with Gmail contextual gadgets
    And for Gmail users comes this big news (particularly if you use Mail in Google Apps): "Contextual gadgets in Gmail – like YouTube, Google Docs and Picasa previews – intelligently display relevant information from other systems as you read your email, so you can be more efficient without leaving your inbox. Starting today, third party developers can build Gmail contextual gadgets and distribute them in the Google Apps Marketplace."
    (tags: gmail googleapps googleappsmarketplace)
  • Encrypted Google search coming to a browser near you
    Also welcome news from Google, especially for privacy advocates: "Google has begun rolling out an encrypted version of its search engine in an effort to protect Internet users from having their searches sniffed by others on their network. The new version of Google is SSL encrypted and located at Like many of Google's other changes, it's being rolled out slowly to all users who choose to search securely."
    (tags: google search security privacy)
  • Official Google Blog: Google Apps highlights – 5/21/2010
    This week brought several big annuncements for Google Apps (including, in most cases, Education Edition): Google Calendar gets a new look, New themes for forms in Google Docs, Drag images into Gmail messages, Google Voice open to students, Google Wave (Labs) open to all, and (most importantly) More Google applications coming for Google Apps customers.
    (tags: googleined googleapps)

Links for 2010-05-01

  • Set Google Voice as Your Skype Caller ID – Google Voice – Lifehacker
    For those of you using Google Voice, but using Skype for Voice Over IP calls, this might be big news: "A Google Voice number, one that rings all your phones, makes good sense as the caller ID number for outgoing Skype calls. Google Voice blocked the verification SMS that Skype needed until recently, but Google's flipped the switch and made it convenient."
    (tags: voice googlevoice google)
  • Embed a Wave on a site; anyone can now view it
    This certainly makes wave more accessible (and useful) to the masses: You’ve had the ability to embed waves on websites before, but there was one major problem; the only people that could view it were other Wave users. That all changes today, as embedded waves are now visible to everyone!
    (tags: wave google)

Links for 2010-04-29

  • The Twitter Times: jutecht
    Jeff Utecht's "Twitter" site. Twitter trolls your twitter feeds for links and creates a newspaper-like interface for you to read the "stories" linked to by those you follow.
    (tags: twitter)
  • Weblogg-ed » Kids and the iPad
    Will Richardson shares a video from Warren Buckleitner about The iPad and young learners. :)
    (tags: ipad)
  • Why Schools are Turning to Google Apps
    Mashable's Greg Ferenstein on the Oregon decision.
    (tags: googleappsedu)
  • Sky – Digital Learning Environment meets Learning Management System
    You have to watch the tour to actually know what it's about (and I'm not sure I'm actually excited about it) but "Sky" is the best named new online education product I've seen in a while: "Introducing Sky, a revolutionary new digital learning environment designed for K-12 teachers and administrators. By freeing up instructional time, Sky enables districts to maintain performance standards with reduced budgets. Sky’s ingenious design allows districts to finally get the full benefit of their digital resources, without the complexity."
    (tags: edtech curriculummapping)
  • EasyTech – interactive online technology literacy curriculum
    I'm sure I should've been aware of this before, but Lainie Rowell pointed me toward this "web-delivered K-8 technology literacy curriculum [that] easily and effectively integrates technology into Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies."
    (tags: 21stcenturyskills)
  • Google Apps for Education Agreement | Oregon Virtual School District
    Wow. I suppose this (like LAUSD) is a good example to point folks toward who are concerned about Google Apps in schools: "Oregon is the first state in the nation to sign up for Google Apps for Education in K-12 classrooms. Google Apps are available for free to Oregon public schools on a voluntary basis and are designed to help schools improve digital literacy and reduce IT costs while maintaining the security of school and student data."
    (tags: googleapps googleappsedu googleined)

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