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John R. Sowash
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Is anyone restricting Google Drive sharing for students so that they can't share outside of the domain? Sharing restrictions don't seem to be granular down to individual OU's. I'm thinking that this might be possible of you have a sub-domain setup. I don't have sub-domains, so I can't test it. 
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I don't think sharing outside of the domain is a possible restriction through OUs.
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Having trouble with the good docs +MailChimp add-on. Test messages aren't sending and formatting is goofy. Anyone had success with this add-on?
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A much needed feature. Still miss the black bar. : (
Now you can get to your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how they appear in your Google bar. Just drag and drop to rearrange the apps and bring your favorite products to the top.

You can also easily add Google products that aren’t part of the Google bar, like Google Keep and Google Scholar. Learn more:

We're rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren't seeing it yet.
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The bummer is that you can't add services that are listed. I want Google Sites, but not happening. = (
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Anyone using a presentation remote [hardware] that they love and is also compatible with their Chromebook? Looking for high quality, not inexpensive! 
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+John R. Sowash , it says R400 on it?
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Just setup the family chromecast last night. Going to try this at the kids birthday parties in a few weeks.
Introducing Photowall for Chromecast: A new Chrome Experiment that lets people collaborate with images on the TV. 
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Did you set up photowall? I tried a few times last night and couldn't get past the prompt to save pictures as a video when done.
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Did #apple just launch "Apple Apps for Students" to take google apps head to head? Maybe. #googlect #googleapps
Apple has been busy in the IT department. Today, it released a slew of improvements and alterations to its large-scale deployment tools for education and..
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It gets better!
With updates to Google Slides and Drawings that allow you to edit images right in your presentation, it's even easier to bring your story to life. Now, make your images look clean and neat with the new border tool.
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Thanks! I appreciate it. I will have them look into it! 
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4 Ways to use Chromebooks in your Classroom. A framework for discussing the use of Chromebooks in education. I've included a few ideas, but would welcome yours! Presentation is open for editing! 
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This is the best news ever!
New today -- edit images right inside Google Slides and Drawings. Happy cropping, masking, and bordering!
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So cool!
Best use of transparent screen tech!
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Seeing is believing....?
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Educator; Consultant; Entrepreneur
speaking, professional development, marketing, web design, communication, project management, curriculum design, user support
  • Sowash Ventures, LLC
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Bloom Baby and Kids
    Entrepreneur, 2013 - present
  • Global Christian School Online
    Director of Online Learning, 2010 - present
  • Google Certified Teacher & Trainer
    Trainer and Community Member, 2009 - present
  • Southfield Christian School
    High School Teacher, 2007 - 2013
  • Walled Lake Public Schools
    Student Teacher, 2006 - 2007
  • St. Mark's Academy
    High School Teacher - English, 2008 - 2009
  • The Oaks Virtual Academy
    High School Teacher - English, 2009 - 2009
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Brighton, Michigan
Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Bucharest, Romania - Oxford, England - Whitmore Lake, Michigian - Brighton, Michigan
Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, Husband, Dad, Entrepreneur.
John Sowash is an experienced educator and school administrator who works effectively with learners of all ages. John inspires educators to use technology to foster creative opportunities and connect with others.

You can connect with John via his blog ( or Twitter (@jrsowash).
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Google Certified Teacher and Trainer; Father of 3, business owner
  • Spring Arbor University
    Education, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Oxford
    2005 - 2006
  • Liberty University
    2008 - 2012
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