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John R. Sowash
Works at Sowash Ventures, LLC
Attended Spring Arbor University
Lives in Brighton, Michigan
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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: http://goo.gl/hw2cri

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. http://g.co/photowall 
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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. http://goo.gl/qeoAM2
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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! http://goo.gl/ic4v5k
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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
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speaking, professional development, marketing, web design, communication, project management, curriculum design, user support
Employment
  • 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
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Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Bucharest, Romania - Oxford, England - Whitmore Lake, Michigian - Brighton, Michigan
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Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, Husband, Dad, Entrepreneur.
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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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Google Certified Teacher and Trainer; Father of 3, business owner
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  • Spring Arbor University
    Education, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Oxford
    2005 - 2006
  • Liberty University
    2008 - 2012
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Introducing Tablets with Google Play for Education
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Posted by Rick Borovoy, Product Manager for Google Play for Education Today we're launching tablets with Google Play for Education for K-12

Welcome to the MiGoogle Community Blog!
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Thank you for sharing your stories, reflections, questions, resources and more! Together our voices can help us all be connectors.. -Brad

Did You See This Guy?
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Besides being fun, would this robot- mounted iPad make important connections to the learning? Cost is $2400 right now...

A new inbox that puts you back in control
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Posted by Itamar Gilad, Product Manager We get a lot of different types of email: messages from friends, social notifications, deals and off

New Question Types in Google Forms
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Google Forms added two new question types for dates and time. There's a pretty useful date picker, but you can also enter dates manually. Yo

Bringing people together in Drive
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The official place for news and updates about Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more

Chrome Developers
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A place for Chrome developers to meet, share, and discuss the latest in web development

REMC Connected Educator Series - Google in the Classroom (John Sowash)
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John Sowash from Southfield Christian shares 10 ways to use Google Apps in your classroom.

Cloud Internet Explorer by Ericom
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Ericom Cloud Internet Explorer is a Free service that allows you to access Internet Explorer from your Chrome browser

Google Voice (by Google)
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Make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox, and get notified of new messages. (US only)

Pure Michigan
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Pure Michigan has travel and tourism information for those looking for the Pure Michigan experience. The best Michigan travel ideas begin at michigan.org.

Start Google Plus
startgoogleplus.com

Get started with Google Plus - import your Facebook photos and download a browser extension.

Rapportive
chrome.google.com

Making email a better place

Page Types in Google Sites
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Learn about the four types of pages available for use in Google Sites

Talk.to
chrome.google.com

Lightning Fast chat across Facebook, Google talk, Pingpong & SMS

Duckie Deck - 125 Educational Games for Toddlers
www.freetech4teachers.com

Duckie Deck is a nice educational games site that Rushton Hurley mentioned in a recent Next Vista newsletter. Each of the games is ad-free a