More Google Resources

Check out the Jeffco Google Apps Resource Site for more information and support.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Version of Google Presentation

I've been using the awesome new version of Google Presentations (the Google Docs "powerpoint") for months, but in the last week, I've come across several Jeffco people who still see the boring old presentation editor.
To switch - or help your students and other staff switch - watch the short video below.  Or just log into Docs, go to the gear and "settings" - click the Editing tab and check the box for New Version of Google Presentation.
Caution - The new Google Presentations uses HTML5. Google Chrome is the recommended browser when working with Google Apps.

Changes to the look of Google Calendar

Changes to the look of Google Calendar:
This might be old news for some of you - but brand new for others.
From Google:
" You might have noticed that Google Calendar looks a little bit different. This is the first in a series of changes to make our products more consistent and intuitive so your experience is more enjoyable and productive. "

Watch the video embedded below (or linked here) and/or go to the  Google Calendar Help

Monday, February 6, 2012

Google Sites - Tutorials and Reference Guides

The Jeffco Google Sites Support Page has a plethora of resources as our we transition to Google Sites for district web sites.
Be sure to look at the tutorials and reference guides created by Alice in Customer Learning Services (screenshot).
A reference guide and tutorial to help you utilize Picasa Web Albums for photo storage and sharing was just added today.

A Day in the Life of an Online Teacher

This isn't necessarily "google apps" - but it is definitely worth a watch!

Kristin Kipp, J21VA (Jeffco's 21st Century Virtual Academy) English teacher and National Online Teacher of the Year, talks about what it's really like to be an online teacher.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Google Chrome Browser in Jeffco

Google Chrome Browser in Jeffco

All computers in Jeffco are receiving an installation of Google Chrome as an alternative browser.  Google Apps (Sites, Docs, etc) will work better in Google Chrome.
Please visit the site if you want more information.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Easy Bib link is working now

For those who use - or have been wanting to use - Easy Bib with their students using Jeffco Google Apps, the link under "more" (in the black bar of google tools) as well as the link on the resource site now works again.

 Be sure the user is logged in to Jeffco Google first, and then it should connect to Easy Bib with that account - which then allows one click to make the Works Cited page in Google Docs.

Need help with Easy Bib?  Check out our helpful links for the self-supported apps.