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Google ad blocking begins tomorrow

Google begins blocking ads (chrome browser). Here is a description from The ┬áVerge. On desktop, Google is planning to block pop-up ads, large sticky ads, auto-play video ads with sound, and ads that appear on a site with a countdown … Continue reading

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What happened to the tech dream?

This post is dedicated to the original technology dreamers and honors the unique contributions of John Perry Barlow – a dreamer. More and more it seems the dream of technology as a positive agent for change and empowerment is slipping … Continue reading

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Magic of Google Photos

I am a long time user of Flickr, but I have been cross-posting images to Google Photos. I am also starting to go through my old machines and storage media to find other photos I can load to Photos. I … Continue reading

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Google photos image search

The search capabilities of Google photos are pretty amazing. We, like so many, are watching the coverage of Hurricane Harvey. One of the most devasted areas is Rockport, Texas. Cindy suggested we had spent time exploring that area and we … Continue reading

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YouTube Capabilities to Change

Google has announced that the editor and slide show tools are being removed as of September. These are capabilities that are attractive in schools because the video tools cost nothing to use. A notice now appears when these tools are … Continue reading

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Google Vision for Education

Google Cloud Next offers Google the opportunity to share the company’s vision on many topics. Among these topics is what Google sees as the future of education (YouTube video of session). The focus of the presentation is on how teachers … Continue reading

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Google docs/keep integrated

I am a sucker for ways to improve my reading/writing workflow. If you are a blogger, student, or teacher, you likely have similar needs. My “go to” approach has been to collect ideas and content in Evernote and then write … Continue reading

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Did Google drop CC designations in Photos

Creative Commons licenses allow creators to offer their work for use under various conditions. For educators, CC-licensed content can be very helpful. PicasaWeb (discontinued Google service) and Flickr allow photographers to assign CC licenses to their content. Other photo services … Continue reading

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Google Spaces

Google just released a new social media service – Google Spaces. I am reluctant to go all in on Google products because I have been burned too many times. I find services interesting, put in my time developing something, and … Continue reading

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Evernote and Google Doc

I probably make more use of Google docs and Evernote than any other apps. The announcement that the two could now be integrated seemed like a good thing for me. I must say I am a bit disappointed because the … Continue reading

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