Google+ Photo Albums

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 10.35.00So, picasa web albums are no more.  You now need to put all of your photos in Google+.   That's ok, it's a nice interface integrates with posts on Google+ etc but how can you embed these albums on your cloudsite?

It's not possible in Google+ BUT all of your albums are still available on Picasa page.

If you navigate to this URL you will see all of your Google+ albums.  From here you can select your albums and choose the “link to this album” option in the right hand menu.  Here you will see the “Embed Slideshow” option that will provide for you an embed code.  The resulting embed code can then be pasted into the HTML editor of your post or page.

Easy eh?

Chrome Apps and Extension I Like

At the end of a training session I was chatting with one of the teachers we work with and we ended up talking about the chrome extensions we use.  I thought it would be a good idea to share the ones I like here.  Perhaps you could send a comment with the extensions you like?

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 10.00.591. Watchdoc – Notifies you if your Google Docs change.

2. Hangouts – Brings hangouts and notifications to your desktop

3. Send from Gmail – Makes it easy to share webpages with others via email

4. Daum Equation Editor – Great Maths Equations editor for Google Drive

5. Kiazena (Voice Comments) – leave verbal feedback on Google Docs

5. IE tab Classic – for those old webpages that only open in Internet Explorer

For more apps check out the chrome webstore
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realsmart and Google Drive working together

The new release of smartstuff now pulls content from your Google Drive making it really easy to add into your learning portfolio.

We are continually developing the integration between realsmartcloud and Google Apps and we are very excited about the latest release of our smart file management tool ‘smartstuff’.

As of right now all users in your school can edit, insert, embed and download items located in Google Drive through the smartstuff repository. This means that if you want to add any file from Drive to a learning portfolio item then it can be done in a single click from within smartstuff!

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