How to use the mapping gadget in GoogleDocs to add locations to a map.
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There are some big and very welcome changes to the way collaborators can add comments and suggestions to shared Google Drive documents. Here's how it works...
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Using the Magic Ink tool in ActivInspire allows you to create see-thru objects that can reveal what lies below. This tutorial show you how to create a special magnifying glass that reveals hidden secrets. In this example, we use the images of a human body that reveals the skeleton structure hidden deep inside.
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Google are improving their cloud-based Drive tools all the time, so unless you really stay on top of the changes it's easy to completely miss newly added features. Here are six neat things you can now do with Google Forms that you may not have known about. For a printable version - http://goo.gl/ZUAogG For the sample form - http://goo.gl/Hxe1Yl
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This video is to help explain latitude and longitude for my students in preparation for getting them to geolocate various features of the school. These geolocated places will be used in an augmented reality application we are building.
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Scratch is a simple yet powerful programming language for children that is very easy to use yet contains many of the important programming constructs found in more "grown up" languages. This presentation looks at some of the key ideas behind programming in Scratch, explores some possible tasks that students could be given to encourage problem solving and higher level thinking, and finishes with a snapshot of a student view into how Scratch is making a difference to learning.
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Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome, so opens the possibility of screencasting up to Chromebook owners. Here's how to use it.
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Google Earth has a neat tool that can be used to simulate the rise and fall of sea level on a map. This can be used to explore the possible scenarios of sea level rise due to climate change.
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Google Docs: As well as being collaborative, simple to use and accessible from everywhere, they also have great version control history that lets you roll back to any previous revision. Very handy indeed! But if you put a native Microsoft Word document into Google Drive, it's not quite as easy to keep track of the versions. You can't edit or collaborate without downloading a copy to your hard drive, and making multiple changes to a Word file means downloading and re-uploading over and over. Or does it?
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Our Year 5 Scratch class, and a teachable moment I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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This video explains how to look for the fine print when selecting a mobile phone plan, and also shows how to use a spreadsheet to do basic analysis of the call rates. It looks at mobile plans for Telstra and Optus, and how to find the Critical Information Summary pages. This video is a lesson used in Task 1 of the CAP11 course for 2013.
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