[Note: this post is adapted from part of a talk I recently gave to the NJEDge Annual Faculty Showcase.]
It’s no secret that we at ProfHacker like GoogleDocs. Ryan Cordell has used Google Docs to run a peer-review writing workshop, and George Williams has previously written about using GoogleDocs to take collaborative notes at conference sessions. Guest poster Thomas Burkholder wrote about using Google Forms. I have used all of these, and today I’m going to share yet another use: for compiling a…
Many of us have more than one email account these days. I have several, I’m afraid, though I don’t need to use all of them regularly (thankfully!).
Still, there are three that I use on an almost daily basis: my personal account, my main work account, and the account of the office I currently direct.
While I could use a desktop email client to manage my email (and I sometimes do, for backup purposes if nothing else), all three are GMail accounts. Since I also make extensive use of Google Calenda…
As Amy wrote on Tuesday, Google recently announced “add-ons” for Google Docs and Sheets, new tools that “extend the functionality of these two pieces of Google Drive.” However, there was another big announcement related to Google Drive last week: they’ve significantly lowered their prices for storage:
15 GB: Free
100 GB: $1.99 per month
1 TB: $9.99 per month
This is pretty impressive, and I’ll be interested to see how (or if) people start migrating away from a service like — say — Dropb…
We’ve written more than a little about “All Things Google” in this space over the last few years. And, though we realize that there are some legitimate privacy concerns with Google, it’s still the case that their services are very convenient.
So, though it’s good to bear the cautions in mind, this post covers the new tools that Google introduced for Docs and Sheets. Called add-ons, they extend the functionality of these two pieces of Google Drive:
Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written a number of posts over the years about Creative Commons licenses, which are intended to “give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work.” For example, I’ve explained how to find free online content that you’re allowed to re-use. Jason showed us the basics of searching the photo site Flickr for images with Creative Commons licenses. And Julie discussed using Creative Commons licensed material in the classroom.
Recently, Google’s Matt Cutts took to Twitter to announce a change to the search interface for Google Images, making it easier for users to find Creative Commons licensed images:
Among Google’s tools for getting work done, we here at ProfHacker have long been fans of Google Scholar. It’s a useful tool for finding good sources, it can be used to track citations to your work, and setting up an alert in Google Scholar is a great way to keep track of new publications on a topic.
Google keeps developing the service, and a few weeks ago, they addd a new feature: Google Scholar Library. That blog entry and the service’s help page explain quite well how to use this new feature, …
When I was planning to move to Atlanta for graduate school, one of the first things that I bought was an atlas for the United States. How else, in 2002, was I going to know how to get from one state to another? When I finally got to Atlanta, the very first thing I did was drive to a CVS to buy an umbrella and a big multi-page map of the city. In 2007, when I was attending my second MLA conference in Chicago, I went with a small folder full of printed-off directions from Google Maps to help me ge…
Those of us who have grown accustomed to iGoogle as our homepage (or just visit it on a regular basis) are now increasingly reminded that as of November 1, 2013 the site will be discontinued. That’s this Friday!
Several tech sources have offered alternatives for users: CNET, WebTrends (part of the About.com collective), and Tom’s Guide are just a few.
Are you among the iGoogle users looking for a new homepage? Have you found a suitable alternative? Do you have suggestions for the rest of us? Pl…
Some new devices do something so beautifully and seamlessly that they seem like magic. I remember, for instance, the first time I used the touchscreen on an iPhone. Suddenly, the whole touchscreen concept—which had until that time seemed awkward and unnecessary—suddenly made sense. Google’s new ChromeCast is such a device. It’s an incredibly simple solution to the problem of streaming video from a computer to a television. And it just works. Here are the basics:
- Chromecast costs $35. That’s it….
This isn’t the first post about Google Voice that we’ve run here at ProfHacker. Ryan’s written about it on at least three occasions. In one post, he explained how (in conjunction with FaceTime) he used it to keep in touch with his family while he was out of the country. He’s also used it to make long distance calls in places where cell coverage is poor.
The post that first got me intrigued about Google Voice, though, was Ryan’s introductory post on the service (can it really be three years ago a…