Googleyness Essaytyper

Bea Blanco Bascuas ha sido la ganadora del sorteo realizado en Central Óptica para el 14 de febrero, día de San Valentín. Gracias a este sorteo y a su difusión en Facebook, Bea podrá disfrutar totalmente gratis de una noche tranquila y agradable en una de las 140 casas rurales de Plan B de Top Rural. Solo por haberle  dado a ‘me gusta’ y hacerse nuestro amiga en Facebook ha entrado en el sorteo de una noche de alojamiento y desayuno gratis para dos personas.

El sorteo se ha realizado entre todos los seguidores de Central Óptica, los amigos de toda la vida y los nuevos amigos que se han unido a la página de Central Óptica en Facebook hasta este 13 de febrero. A partir del 14 de febrero, el/la afortunado/a podrá pasar a recoger su premio por la tienda de Central Óptica situada en Avenida Finisterre 220-B, en A Coruña.

Bases de participación

1.   J.REGO y M.M.DIAZ, S.L.- CENTRAL OPTICA A CORUÑA con domicilio social en  Avda.Finisterre, 220-B 15010 A Coruña, con CIF.B-15.470.850 efectuará una promoción de carácter gratuito desde el 21 de enero de 2013 y hasta las 18.00 horas del 13 de febrero de 2013, en la que podrá participar todos los seguidores de CENTRAL ÓPTICA en Facebook, mayores de edad, en los términos y condiciones que a continuación se detallan.

2.     El objetivo de la presente promoción es premiar a los seguidores en Facebook de CENTRAL ÓPTICA con 1 premio de una noche de alojamiento para dos personas en una casa rural –a elegir entre las 140 del Plan B de Top Rural- con desayuno incluido.

3.     La promoción se llevará a cabo en las fechas indicadas anteriormente.

4.     Entrarán en el sorteo del premio todas las personas que se hagan amigas de CENTRAL ÓPTICA dándole a ‘me gusta’, además de todos los amigos que CENTRAL ÓPTICA ha cosechado ya en su red social.

5.     El nombre del/la ganador/a se hará público tanto en la web www.centraloptica.com como en la página de CENTRAL ÓPTICA en Facebook el 13 de febrero a las 20.00 horas Además, se avisará al/la ganador/a con un mensaje privado en Facebook.

6.     No se admitirán participaciones fuera del horario establecido.

7.     El premio ofrecido en esta promoción es una noche de alojamiento para dos personas en una de las 140 casas rurales del Plan B de Top Rural con desayuno incluido.

8.     CENTRAL ÓPTICA se reserva el derecho a modificar libremente la fecha del sorteo a su conveniencia, siempre que esta variación no produzca perjuicio alguno a los participantes en la promoción.

9.     No podrán participar en esta promoción los empleados de CENTRAL ÓPTICA ni sus familiares directos, así como los empleados de aquellas empresas relacionadas directa o indirectamente en la realización de la presente promoción.

10. CENTRAL ÓPTICA se reserva el derecho a modificar en cualquier momento las condiciones de la presente promoción, incluso su posible anulación antes del plazo prefijado, siempre que concurra causa justa para ello, comprometiéndose a comunicar las nuevas bases, condiciones de la promoción o su anulación definitiva.

11. La participación en la promoción implica necesariamente la aceptación de las presentes bases y del criterio interpretativo de  CENTRAL ÓPTICA en cuanto a la resolución de cualquier cuestión derivada de la presente promoción.

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3 Google Updates Announced at Education On Air 2016

Christmas came a little early for attendees of Google’s 2016 Education On Air virtual conference.

As part of the opening keynote presentations, Google added in a short section to reveal several new updates for G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education). These updates included:
  1. New ways for students to log into Chromebooks
  2. Parents no longer need Google accounts for Classroom email summaries
  3. Graduating students can move email and Drive files to personal accounts
Education On Air is a (somewhat) annual event where educators from around the world offer free professional development sessions as live video presentations through Google Hangouts. I have been fortunate to present at each EduOnAir since the first one. This year my session was on “Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Doc” which you can find here: EduOnAir link

You can view all of the recorded sessions from this year at:
https://educationonair.withgoogle.com/live/2016-dec/

As for the three new G Suite for Education features, see below for all the details…

1) New ways for students to log into Chromebooks

Logging into a Chromebook got easier a while back when Google gave admins the ability to pre-populate their domain name in the login box. That way students only had to type in their username, and not the “@myschool.org” portion. However, this could still be a challenge, especially for younger children.

During Education On Air, Google announced two new ways for students to log into a Chromebook: badges and pictures.

Badges - Recently Clever developed a system that allows students to log into their Chromebooks with physical badges. Basically each student gets their own Clever Badge with a unique QR code. The students then hold their badge up to the webcam of their Chromebook, which automatically logs them in.

You can get more details on Clever Badges at their website:


Pictures - A second new option for logging in is to use a set of chosen images in place of a password. This system has been developed by Cloudwise, a Netherlands company. With this option, instead of letters, numbers, and symbols, the student’s password is a series of pictures. When they student goes to log in, they are presented with a grid of images, and they need to click on the pictures that make up their password to log in.

For more information you can visit their website at:



2) Parents no longer need Google accounts for Classroom email summaries

Earlier this year, Google rolled out a new Classroom feature (see here for details) that allowed parents and guardians to sign up for periodic email summaries. Basically the teacher would send out invites to the parents’ email addresses, and then they would opt into the system, which would then send them emails with the latest Classroom announcements, assignments, overdue work, upcoming due dates, and more.

The biggest problem with the new system was that it required parents have a Gmail account. Although many people do have Gmail accounts, not everyone does, so this provided an unfortunate hurdle.

However, during Education On Air, Google announced that parents and guardians will no longer need to have Gmail accounts to sign up for the Classroom summaries. It would appear that any valid email address will do.

As of the writing of this blog, the help page from Google still mentions the need for a Gmail account, so this update may still be in the process of rolling out.


3) Graduating students can move email and Drive files to personal accounts

The third and final new feature announced is the upcoming ability for students to transfer their emails and Drive files to a personal Google account when they graduate. Up to now this has always been a pain point for schools. Students spend years creating and communicating within their school G Suite for Education account. When they graduate, it has been a challenge to take their files with them. The best options so far have been a paid service such as Grad Gopher (see my review here) or a free tool such as Google Takeout.

However, sometime in early 2017 we will now get a new tool that will let students transfer their emails and files. This is great news for schools as it gives proper respect to the content students are creating all through their school years. As students use Google tools to tackle real world problems, write stories, and connect with others around the world, they will now be able to take that data with them to college or into their personal lives.

It remains to be seen if there will be any limitations to this service, or if it will be open to all users in the school. If so this would mean the same transfer tool could be used when a teacher retires or takes a job in another school district, or when a student moves and enrolls in a new school.


Watch the new feature announcement

For even more details, see below for the Google video announcing these new features:



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