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There does appear to be a master plan behind the end of Google Play for Education. Recent discoveries in the ChromeOS code base indicate an upcoming feature that will make Google Play available for Chromebook users. This would suggest the ability to install and use Android apps on Chromebooks as well. The upcoming Google I/O conference would be a logical place for an official announcement to be made regarding this significant change. 

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A few lines of code and a screenshot from Chrome OS suggests that the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. This is incredible news!
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I really hope that this new "save to keep", "save to inbox", "save to Google save" thing is part of an intentional, well thought out master plan that will all be made clear soon. If not...what a disaster. 
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Tested out the ability to use both USB-C adapters to connect two different displays. One monitor is a VGA display and the other is HDMI. It works! Strangely, I wasn't able to adjust the display settings for ChromeOS when both displays were connected.
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Yes I believe that is correct.
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Lots going on on Michigan related to GoogleEDU! 

Just added new Google Certification Academies in Jackson (June 15-16) and in the Flint Area (Lakeville, July 26-27). Check them out at gEdeducator.com

The 2016 Chrome Lab conference is also approaching (June 22-23, Chrome-lab.com) 

If your school is using Google Apps or Chromebooks, there are LOTS of opportunities to get connected to the Michigan Google community!
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Looking for a classroom, from the Pacific Standard Time Zone, to join me in a quick mystery Hangout, for a conference with teachers, on May 13th? #mysteryhangout #mysteryskype

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Google Classroom Polls for Math Teachers
Last week Google added the ability to ask a simple multiple choice question in Google Classroom. The interface is very similar to Google Forms, but can be setup in just a few clicks. Shortly after Google's announcement, my friend Ben Rimes published another...
Last week Google added the ability to ask a simple multiple choice question in Google Classroom. The interface is very similar to Google Forms, but can be setup in just a few clicks. Shortly after Google's announcement, my friend Ben Rimes published another video in his "video story problem" ...
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There does appear to be a master plan behind the end of Google Play for Education. Recent discoveries in the ChromeOS code base indicate an upcoming feature that will make Google Play available for Chromebook users. This would suggest the ability to install and use Android apps on Chromebooks as well. The upcoming Google I/O conference would be a logical place for an official announcement to be made regarding this significant change. 

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A few lines of code and a screenshot from Chrome OS suggests that the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. This is incredible news!
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I'm having inconsistent performance when I use the USB-C port to connect an external display. It will always work...eventually, but often not on the first try. Sometimes the left side works, sometimes the right side. Sometimes I have to flip my adapter around...I haven't been able to figure out the "trick." Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Tips? I may need to grab a new adapter. Using one from VTIN that I got off of Amazon. 
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I get the same problem.
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Hello SC friends! I'm partnering with Greenville County Schools to host the Google Certification Academy on Jun 20-21. Details are available at www.gEducator.com (or below!) If you are interested in becoming a Certified Educator or Trainer, this is the event to help give you the jump start you need! You will have the opportunity to work with +Amanda Youngblood , an awesome English teacher and Google Certified Trainer. 
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Google Certification Academy - Greenville County SchoolsGoogle Certification Academy presented by the gEducator team Greenville County Schools | June 20-21, 2016 | 8:30 am - 3:30pm | Cost $299 More Information: www.gEducator.com | Register Now: http://tinyurl.com/goho2uc DO YOU USE GOOGLE TOOLS IN YOUR CLASSROOM? Have you been using Google ...
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Awesome! Glad to see this happening in GCSD!

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Tips on incorporating virtual reality into your classroom. #vr #googlecardboard
 
At the school where I teach, two teachers were awarded a grant for a class set of View-Master VR. After exploring Google Cardboard, they decided that the View-Master VR was an ideal product for the following reasons: Durabi...
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Here's a quick way that math teachers can use #googleclassroom  for story problems. With thanks to +Ben Rimes 

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Last week Google added the ability to ask a simple multiple choice question in Google Classroom. The interface is very similar to Google Forms, but can be setup in just a few clicks. Shortly after Google's announcement, my friend Ben Rimes published another video in his "video story problem" ...
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It was not obvious to me that a teacher could access the Classroom poll summary screen. After clicking around for a while I figured it out. Have you found it difficult to locate the poll summary view? 

The attached gif shows the teacher screen (left) and the student screen (right). 

I sent feedback to Google suggesting that they provide access to the summary view on the assignment page, similar to what student see. 
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Your screen switches from panel to panel. I always see the left and right side. 
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  • Sowash Ventures, LLC
    Owner, 2011 - present
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    Trainer and Community Member, 2009 - present
  • Global Christian School Online
    Director of Online Learning, 2010 - 2015
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    Entrepreneur, 2013 - 2015
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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 (electriceducator.com) or Twitter (@jrsowash).
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