Doodle 4 Google competition lets kids design Google logo

February 9, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Looking to harness your student’s creative energy and possible have them win a college scholarship at the same time? Google is once again staging their Doodle 4 Google competition, letting K-12 students across the country take … Continued

NORAD lets kids track Santa in Google Earth

December 21, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Your elementary students can follow Santa Claus’ flight path on Christmas Eve through the magic of Google Earth. The jolly elves at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (that’s NORAD to you and me) have been tracking … Continued

Get these extensions for your Google Chrome browser

December 15, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS I’ve been a dedicated Firefox user for years because of its wondrous catalog of extensions. I like Google Chrome, too — from its load time to how it accesses pages, everything about it is fast, fast, fast. … Continued

Access Google Docs from Microsoft Office with OffiSync

September 9, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Just because Google and Microsoft hate each other doesn’t mean their software can’t work together in harmony. OffiSync lets you create, access, edit and save Google Docs from Microsoft Office.

Ask the readers: Google Chrome OS

July 9, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Google announced yesterday their plans to roll out a new operating system, Chrome OS. They’re designing it to run on netbooks initially, desktops eventually, beginning in the latter half of 2010. According to the Official Google Blog, … Continued

Google adds Creative Commons image search

June 16, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS It’s hard to believe that Google figured out how to search for my house from space before getting around to searching for photos licensed under Creative Commons1. According to the Google Operating System blog (not affiliated with … Continued