What’s New in Google Apps newsletter – May 2016

This newsletter provides a roundup of all the new features added to Google Apps from May 2016. 

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The new Google Slides Q&A feature is getting a lot of interest: jump into Presenter mode from any slide, and you can create a simple web page, with a short URL, that your audience can visit to:

  • see the questions others are asking
  • vote others’ questions up or down with simple thumbs up/down icons
  • ask their own questions – anonymously if they wish

Find out more here.

 

Get your head round Google Drive with this Cheat Sheet

Need to a jump start with Google Drive?

It started off as Docs, then became Drive as it became capable of storing any uploaded file, like a large “thumb drive” or memory stick. To avoid clutter, some of the options only appear when you select things, or appear when you right-click. And that means it’s sometimes underestimated.

This one-page Cheat Sheet provides a good overview of what’s there – and where it is.

The Scottish BBC Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition

Get your school ready to take part
Pre-register with your local race HUB through http://www.microbitmodelrocketcar.co.uk
To receive your allocation of 5 free rocket car kits for your participating teams attend your Competition briefing held at your Race HUB on 3rd and 4th May at 3.30pm. Open Race days at your HUB in the week of the 30th May. National
Finals on the 9th June 2016

Details poster: save the date for the scottish Microbit Model rocket car competition (PDF,  1 page, 1.6MB)

Live on Glow – #askTheFM: A Conversation with the First Minister

 

This Glow event, announced today on the Glow Connect site, offers a live Glow link. Please get in touch if you’d like your class to join, so that we can make sure everything is in place in good time.

Young people from across Scotland are being invited to a conversation with First Minister of Scotland.

A live event will take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Monday 21st MaSmall-Conversation-with-FM-300x123rch at 11am, as part of the Scottish Government’s ongoing work to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of decisions which affect them and their education.

This event follows initial work undertaken last year that saw over 100 children and young people from across Scotland sharing their experiences of education and ideas for the future at a scoping event in Edinburgh and Summits held in Inverness and Oban.

Young people aged 16 and 17 attending this summit will hear a brief opening from the First Minister, before having the opportunity to put questions to Ms Sturgeon in an open question and answer session. You can join us live in Glow and ask your questions via Twitter on #askTheFM.

Full details and sign-up link are here: http://connect.glowscotland.org.uk/2016/03/17/a-conversation-with-the-first-minister/