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We launched Google Classroom in 2014 to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve communication with students. Since then, educators around the globe have helped teach their peers how to use Classroom. There’s been such an outpouring of instructional videos, blogs and resources, we’ve curated some of our favorites into a new collection called #FirstDayofClassroom.
Google Keep makes organizing information a cinch. You can easily jot down ideas or share to-dos with co-workers. We asked Mario Anima, product manager for Google Keep, to share some of his favorite Keep tips. This is what we learned. 1. Record voice notes. For recording thoughts on the go, you can record voice memos within Google Keep on your Android or iOS device.
Get Wilde and re-Joyce on National Book Lovers day by going down the Plath less traveled with your Assistant. Stowe your books and get ready with these questions (we promise you’ll get Thoreau answers). Prepare your shelves: “Ok Google, add that new book about meditation to my shopping list.
At some point, we’ve all been caught off guard by an annoying ad online—like a video automatically playing at full volume, or a pop-up standing in the way to the one thing we’re trying to find. Thanks to research conducted by the Coalition for Better Ads, we now know which ad experiences rank lowest among consumers and are most likely to drive people to install ad blockers.
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. That’s a big deal (a “once in a hundred years” kind of big deal). Most observers outside of the path of total eclipse from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC will only see the partial eclipse. So, Google teamed up with UC Berkeley to give the rest of the world a view of the eclipse and to provide scientists with ...
Next May, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. It ushers in a new era, unifying data protection rules across Europe, strengthening the rights of EU citizens and placing new obligations on all organisations that offer goods and services online.
This note was sent to Google employees this evening. -Ed. This has been a very difficult time. I wanted to provide an update on the memo that was circulated over this past week. First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it.
In the summertime, the living's easy and the traffic is light. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to confirm every summer commuter’s hypothesis—that traffic is much lighter in the summer—and this is what we found: Nationally, once students head back to school and vacationing adults head back to work, morning rush hour traffic increases up to 21 percent compared ...
Blocks is a tool that lets anyone create beautiful 3D objects in virtual reality, with no prior modeling experience required. You can use the objects or characters that you make for many applications, like VR games or augmented reality experiences. Check out the Blocks gallery for some fantastic examples of what people are creating—we’ve been blown away by the quality of what we’ve seen so far.
In 2005, more than a thousand of acres of land in my hometown in the Santa Cruz mountains were under threat from a proposed logging contract that would have severely damaged our ecosystem by tearing down ancient Redwoods, increasing potential fire danger and endangering public safety. As part of the community group Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging, I used Google Earth ...
A GOAT, a pig and a calf walk into a barn … and you get a few of the most popular searches from this week. GOAT = greatest of all time Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is taking a pass at writing. The cover of his first book—which explains how Brady has stayed in wicked good shape throughout his career—was revealed this week.
We’re in no to rush to get through summer, but it’s officially August and time to start thinking about going back to school! Here’s how your Assistant can help you get back into the school days groove: Brush up on history: “Ok Google, when was World War II?” Pop quiz: “Ok Google, play American Presidents Quiz” Plan your wardrobe: “Ok Google, when’s the first ...
With both the amount of time spent online and the number of connected devices in Italy increasing dramatically year after year, it’s more important than ever for the country to stay web-savvy. But not everyone’s getting it right. For example, research tells us most millennials use the same password for some—or even the majority!—of their accounts online, and a surprising num ...
Pixel photographers know that the best image isn’t always the most obvious one. Sometimes you get it by looking up—sometimes by looking down. It might be close up, or framed by something unexpected. But if you keep your eyes open, it’s there. Take a look at what #teampixel saw this week: Left: guigurui finds a ventana to the sky (Spain).
We all brainstorm differently. As Avi Couillard, a Senior Strategist at the digital agency Instrument, puts it: “Some people need to noodle on an idea, some need to converse with their team about it, and some need to visit it on their own terms.” For agencies like Instrument, inspiration can strike at any place and time.
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