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Google Keep - Best Little App Ever

Google Keep
What is Google Keep?
     A simple app and website that allows you to capture your thoughts, organize and share them. These typed notes can be later shared and expanded in Google Docs. These notes are not limited to just text, you can capture audio, set reminders and even add images. It is kinda like Post-It Notes combined with the power of your mobile device.

Using the Google Keep App

Download the App

This app is Android only.Using an iOS device? You can navigate to and access your notes through the web.

Using Keep Through the Web

Open the site.Click Add note at the top of the screen.Choose the type of note you want to create.Start typing.

Use Cases

Create checklists - click to cross out.Fast and light brainstorm - share to Google Docs to expand.Capture an audio note.Take a picture of something interesting and note it.Quick way to share ideas with others.Create team checklists.

Google's official Keep help center.

Voice Typing in Google Docs

This is one amazing feature!

Know anyone who might benefit from this new feature? Share this post with them and let us know if you need any assistance getting it up and running with your students.

Spellin Mistak? (How did that happen!!!)

Spelling Mistake!

Have you enabled both spell checkers in your email? These tools will carry across many of the Chrome sites you use making them very helpful.
Open a new email message. Right click any place you would start typing some text. Select Check the spelling of the text fields. Repeat the process and click Ask Google for suggestions.

Choose Enable.

If you repeat the right click process you should see a check by the two spell check options.

If you misspell a word just right click on it. At the top of the popup you will see suggested spellings. Click the word to replace the misspelled word.

55 Google for Education Tips (wicked fast)

55 Wicked Fast Tips

These quick tips appeared in an email today. Click on one of the tiles to open a fast tip you can use.

Google - Fun Fact

Fun Fact!

Google Fun Fact and this is what you get. It is pretty fun!

Below are two more facts we found.

Google Photos

Google Photos  Is this app for me? Broken Down Dam by Bruce Guenter
What is Google Photos?
     A quick and easy way to backup and share your photos and videos. This was originally included in Google+ but was spun out to became a standalone app.
     This app allows you to edit your images and add effects similar to what you see in many of the popular photo sharing apps available today.

Why should I use Google Photos?
     Digital asset management is hard! Think about your Google Drive or Shared With Me, are those easy to keep organized? We gather more digital files today than every before making some type of organizational strategy super important.
     Google Photos is a free and unlimited way to back up every single photo and video you have. Free and unlimited, need I say anymore?

First Steps

Download the app to your iOS or Android device.Select how you want your photos to be backed up. The default is to backup over wifi. Be mindful if you pick cellular data as it will use your data plan…

Quick Fix: Help! I can't zoom out enough with ImageMate!

Situation:        You want to project what is under your Elmo using ImageMate.
Problem:         You are unable to completely zoom out with ImageMate's zoom controls.
Solution:         1) Switch the Elmo manually from Computer to Document Camera view.                         2) Zoom all the way out using the black Elmo knob.                         3) Manually switch the Elmo back to Document Camera.                         4) Resume controlling the zoom function using ImageMate.