40 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom – Google Drive
Great ideas for using Google Drive, calendar, docs, forms, groups, and more in the classroom. A nice, public, presentation.
The Top 25 Best Windows 8 Apps – Music Maker Jam – Slideshow from PCMag.com
If you have Windows 8 in your lab. you'll want Music Maker Jam – a sort of Garage Band” for Windows 8. It doesn't seem to have the complexity but it is a great thing for creating and has a whole different feel. Install it in labs for students to mix their own music.
The Weather Channel app for Windows in the Windows Store
Another great app for Windows 8. The Weather channel.
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The Top 25 Best Windows 8 Apps – Fresh Paint – Slideshow from PCMag.com
If you have Windows 8 and touch screens like I have in my computer lab. Fresh Paint is one you'll want to have. It supports up to 5 fingers and you can mix colors. Yes, there's an in app purchase, but I'm going free for now. Sort of like an Art Rage.
Google Search app for Windows in the Windows Store
The Google Search app on your start screen. I have Chrome but also want to have this search engine (in addition to Bing) on my Windows 8 computer start.
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Here's instructions on Google now within Google Search. I'm setting this up on my ipad and iphone to play with it. I've heard it is a good substitute for Siri if you have an older iDevice that can't get it.
How to Get Google Now on iPhone, and 8 Tips for Setup | PCMag.com
Google now is worth installing on iPad and iPHones and you can get it even if you don't have a Droid phone. This instruction at PC mag tells you how, but it is part of the Google Search app. Download that and follow these instructions to set it up. There are privacy concerns so I wouldn't do this with students. Educate yourself but you might just get a handy personal assistant.
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