Articles tagged "Google Arts & Culture"
Chromebook users - it's time to have another look at Cursive
Those teachers who are luckily enough to have a C13 Chromebook should take a moment to explore Cursive again.
To launch Cursive go to → https://cursive.apps.chrome
The initial pen input lag issues that we present at launch seem to have been fixed.
Read more here → chromeunboxed.com - Cursive, Google's Note-taking PWA, has been updated and is actually usable now [16 December 2021]
Google Calendar - Set aside time for focus
Google has added the ability to add 'Focus time' to your calendar "so you can block out and protect your time for heads-down individual work".
Similar to the Out of office event type, focus time has a different appearance on your calendar and includes the option to automatically decline conflicting events.
Read more here → Google Workspace Updates - Set aside time for focus in Google Calendar [20 October 2020]
Google Sheets - New intelligent suggestions for formulas and functions
You’ll now see in-line, sequential, context-aware suggestions for formulas and functions when working with data in Google Sheets.
Formula suggestions will make it easier to write new formulas accurately and help make data analysis quicker and easier.
Simply begin inserting a formula in Sheets—suggestions will be automatically displayed and as you continue to type. You can view additional incremental suggestions in the drop-down menu.
Read more here → Google Workspace Updates - New intelligent suggestions for formulas and functions in Google Sheets [25 August 2021]
Teaching with Google Arts & Culture
Google have releasing a new Teacher Guide – "a dedicated resource for educators to make learning with Arts & Culture and using the platform in class easier than ever".
"It includes ready-to-use handouts and customizable activity templates, and compliments other popular experiences on Google Arts & Culture that were designed with educators in mind. "
In my opinion Arts & Culture is one of Google's best kept secrets. It is a huge resource of super cool stuff. It is well work 10 minutes of a teachers time - whatever the subject they teach!
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Four things to check out.
A digital decency manifesto
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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.
Audio tour of an African and Japanese collection via Google Arts & Culture
The virtual exhibition space of Jean Pigozzi’s Pocket Gallery invites you to discover highlights from its African and Japanese collections featuring 40 of its most important artworks ranging from renowned painter Chéri Samba to emerging new talent. These treasures are frequently lent to museums across the globe, but until now have never had a dedicated building of their own, making this Pocket Gallery a truly unique space.A new audio guide for our Augmented Reality Galleries
Find the galleries in the Camera Tab of the free Google Arts & Culture app for Android and iOS and jump inside to explore each one from there.
Four things to check out
Customize text style and appearance in Google Sites
Those of you using Google Sites can now adjust text size, color, font, spacing, and more while typing in a text box. This significantly expands control over how individual words, paragraphs, pages, and sections look.
In 2021, Google will add the ability to create themes, which will allow users to easily set fonts, colors, and styles across your whole site.
Read more here → Customize text style and appearance in Google Sites
Google Earth in the Classroom
Worth 7 minutes of anybody's time! Google Earth doesn't just have to live in the Individuals and Societies classrooms. Any teacher who is interested in integrating Google Earth (or Maps) into their lessons - please get in contact!
Google Arts & Culture - The First Journey Around The World
Google Arts & Culture, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Spanish National Commission of the First World Tour have released a new project → “The First Journey around the World” which explores the details of the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation.
In 1519, an expedition commanded by Ferdinand Magellan set sail from the port of Seville, Spain. The approximately 245 crew members aboard the five ships went in search of a new western route to the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas or Spice Islands) in Indonesia. The voyage ended three years later, with the return of a single ship captained by Juan Sebastián Elcano. He and the 17 survivors became the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a single expedition.
You can dive into historical documents and maps, see where the expedition made landfall, take a virtual tour of a replica of the Nao Victoria, the only ship that returned to Seville, or discover the spices of animals encountered during the expedition.
Some Google Meet settings are now “sticky”
Google has changing the behavior of some Google Meet settings for G Suite for Education and Enterprise for Education customers. Specifically, certain settings are now “sticky.” This means that if you turn them on or off during a meeting, they will be saved for any future meetings that use the same meeting code.
This change will apply to these settings:
- Quick access
- Prevent students from sharing their screen
- Prevent students from sending chat messages
Read more here → Some Google Meet settings now “sticky” for Education users
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Transition your classic sites to new Google Sites
If you have a 'classic' Google Site you need to take steps to move it to 'new' Google Sites before November 2020.
If you have 'classic' Google Sites associated with your G Suite account you should have received an email from Google explaining the steps you need to take.
Lucidchart and Lucidpress certification trainings
LucidPress and LucidChart are apps within the International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations Digital Toolbox.
Lucid are making a real effort with the development of 'Lucid for Education' to support the use of the Lucid apps in schools.
If you want to improve your skills with LucidPress and LucidChart you will find the Lucidchart and Lucidpress certification trainings here.
Google Arts & Culture - have you had a look at it recently?
Google Arts & Culture is a fantastic resource which should be used beyond the arts department! There are all sorts of resources and experiences that have uses in most subject areas. Have a look, share what you find with a colleague and if you would like help integrating it into your teaching and learning please just ask!
The app is worth adding to your smartphone even if it is just for the 'Art Selfie' feature that compares your selfie to thousands of artworks to see if any look like you!