Weekly post #34 – Smart chips, checklists and adding audio to Kahoot! questions

This will we the last ‘Weekly post’ before the summer break. Posts will start again in late August or early September focused upon the updates made during the summer months. Google Docs – Smart chips for files and meetings Google is currently working on a whole set of enhancements to Google Workspace that will make … Read more

Weekly post #33 – Google I/O and WWDC

WWDC

It is the season of developer conferences. Both Google and Apple have had their annual (online) developer conference in the last few weeks. These conferences are not focused upon ‘educational technology’ but technologies they announce and discuss will have impacts upon us, our student and upon education as a whole. Both of the condensed video … Read more

Weekly post #32 – New things in Google Meet

New things in Google Meet

Google is continually evolving the applications we use as part of Google Workspace for Education. These updates are pushed out and can take a couple of weeks to arrive with us all! The following updates have been promised for a while but I have just noticed that they are appearing for @ecolint.ch users. Automated live … Read more

Weekly post #31 – GCE L1, images in front of or behind text and Google Slides Theme Builder

Google Slides - Theme Builder

Four things to check out → An update on the Google Certified Educator Level 1 If you have not yet completed your Google certified Educator Level 1 certification, or have let your lapse, this video is worth 14 minutes of your time → Produced by John R. Sowash who is definitely worth subscribing to on … Read more

Weekly post #30 – New types of citations, edit history, Google Sheets keyboard shortcuts and searching for public Google Workspace files

Add Citation Source in Google Docs

Four things to check out this week. Richer information on the edit history of a Document You can now view richer information on the edit history of a particular range of content in Google Docs. Simply highlight and right-click on a range of text and select “Show Editors” from the dropdown menu. Here, you can … Read more

[2021 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘Google Workspace for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

You can now go back in time using Google Earth for web

You can now go back in time using Google Earth for web

Google Earth’s biggest change in four years and how it links to IB DP Geography. Google, making the biggest change since 2017, has added the ability to go back in time to the web based version of Google Earth. With ‘Timelapse in Google Earth‘ you can look back at the past 37 years of satellite … Read more

Weekly post #27 – A digital decency manifesto, rich text in Classroom, breakout rooms in Meet and an audio tour in Google Arts & Culture

Digital decency manifesto

Four things to check out. A digital decency manifesto Do we need a digital decency manifesto? Set up Google Meet breakout rooms via Google Calendar It would seem that this is now available for our @ecolint.ch accounts. Rich text in now available in Google Classroom Alice Keeler is worth following for edtech ideas and updates. … Read more

Weekly post #26 – Google Chat notifications and sharing a guide to Google Meet with parents

Guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians

Two things to check out this week Using Google Chat more for internal communication and customizing notification frequency Google has added more options for notification settings in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. These additional notification settings give you more control over the amount of notifications you’ll receive based on your level of engagement or … Read more

Weekly post #25 – WeVideo, stepping back in time with Google Maps and helpful educators sharing!

Google Street View’s archives - London Bridge

WeVideo – use these videos to get started At International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations we have a WeVideo subscription available to all students. We tend to try and focus the use of WeVideo on the younger students (Years 7 to 9) and Adobe Premiere Pro available (via the school’s Adobe Creative Cloud … Read more