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The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).

Oct 1, 2018

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Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company's social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. (Wikipedia)

  • Google Photos Help
  • Syncs across devices (get the mobile app for iOS or Android
  • Search for photos
    • Search with a face (the more photos you take, the more you can pull for use in class … use student photos in class materials … “What does every student look for when they get a new yearbook?”)
  • Scan photos with the app
  • Create collages and animations
    • Show gradual change in seasons
    • Show growth of plants (animals, like a class pet)
    • Show rapid change (ice melting)
    • Assistant creates animations automatically or you can create them yourself
    • Tell a story (with one animation OR a combination of animations one per slide on a Slides presentation)
    • Up to 50 photos per animation
  • Movies
    • Auto-created with Assistant or create manually
    • Add photos and videos, it
    • Let it create a video for you (children, cats, dogs, smiles, etc.)
    • Adjust length, change the music
  • Albums
    • Embedding, sharing with parents, demonstrating experiments, hands-on creation, portfolios, artwork
  • Sharing
    • Individual files
    • albums
    • Shared libraries
      • school/campus/grade level accounts
      • seniors!
  • Photobooks
    • End of the year photobooks - not free, but could be an option for parents or possibly fundraiser
    • Especially great for artwork and creations

Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag

  • An alternative to using Google Forms for comments on a Google Site embed a Padlet wall. (Shared by several on Twitter!)
  • Shawn Lane (comment on website) - I was so excited to hear that you can copy a classroom, but it seems to only be available in the new classrooms, and not ones you already have. I was hoping to copy my technology PD class to the new format, but that doesn't seem to be an option now.

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