Education-Specific Capabilities coming to the Google Docs Explore tool
One of the best things about Google is that they listen to their users with open ears, and make update their products accordingly. And that is exactly what the #GoogleDocs
team did with the new Explore Tool when teachers and students realized that one of the most used features of the classic Research Tool
was missing, the Cite
I blogged about it twice:How to Create Citations without the Research Toolhttp://technocation.blogspot.com/2016/10/how-to-create-citations-without.htmlGive Official Google Docs Team Feedback on the Missing Citation Tool!http://technocation.blogspot.com/2016/10/google-docs-citation-feedback.html
After much complaining and lots of feedback from teachers and students, the team has listened and released the following statement on October 17, 2016:Update - October 17th, 2016: Based on customer feedback, we are adding education-specific capabilities to the Explore tool in Google Docs before rolling it out to Google for Education (EDU) domains on Scheduled release. Please note that this will not impact the launch of Explore in Docs to EDU and non-EDU customers on Rapid release, for whom the rollout has already completed, or to non-EDU customers on Scheduled release, for whom the gradual rollout has already begun. It also will not impact the launch of Explore in Google Sheets and Slides, which is continuing as communicated.
Now, this doesn't specify what "education-specific capabilities" they'll be adding in, but one can easily speculate.