Google Keep – One Stop Storage Solution for all Your Files

Google Keep is a note-taking app similar to Evernote, which I have used for several years. You have to buy one of the pay versions of Evernote if you need more features than the very limited free version, but Google Keep is free. Keep works seamlessly with all the Google apps, such as Chrome, Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar. You can capture notes, audio, and photos with the press of a button. You should know that all your captures are stored on Google Drive and count against your storage limit. I downloaded on my Samsung phone and my iPad and am looking forward to using it.

Google Forms Supports VBQ

This article is by Kelly Grotrian who teaches social studies at East New Brunswick, New Jersey. High School. Init he explains how we uses Google Forms to ask video-based questions (VBQ).His students love this tools. Google Apps for Education rock!

Google Slides – A Great Collaboration Tool

In this post Joshua Kim discusses Google Slides, a great tool for teams collaborating on presentations. Recently I collaborated with two other people on a presentation for a workshop we taught. We imported PowerPoints into Google Slides and made a lot of changes to our original presentation. We uploaded it to Google Drive so we could make those changes. We used Google Slides presenter mode during the workshop. It worked beautifully. The Slides presenter works much better than the PowerPoint presenter, which is sometimes cranky and makes it hard to navigate though  a presentation. Google Slides has all the features most people will need without the mostly useless bloat of Microsoft PowerPoint. I really like Slides.

Google Re-Brands Apps for Work

Docs, Sheets, Drive, Slides, and Calendar all got new features to make them more competitive with Office 365. I like the Apps for Education, and they are all most people will ever need. I like to import PowerPoint presentations into Slides and use the Slides presenter because it is easier to use than the PowerPoint Presenter.

Googe App Turns Phone into Mobile Science Lab

Google has released an app that will turn your smartphone into a mobile science lab. It is from the journal Science, and uses the sensors built into the phone to record data about the environment and test hypotheses. It also serves as a notebook where students can record data, run trials, and set up experiments.