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Office 2016 Installation Instructions

It’s here! Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows. This marks a milestone in delivering new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, a perfect pairing with Windows 10, and security features businesses will love. It also marks a new model for delivery, where subscribers can expect to get more frequent updates with new features and improvements. Along with Office 2016 for Windows, today Microsoft is also releasing Office 2016 for Mac as a one-time purchase option, along with several new and enhanced Office 365 services.

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Excel Online and Google Sheets: Differences

This post is a menu-by-menu comparison of Excel Online, available through an Office 365 subscription, compared to features available in Google Sheets online. Any discrepancies are documented here, and features available in both Apps are not called out. On the following screens, the first image or image group listed will always be a screen shot of Excel Online, the second image will be Google Sheets. This blog shows and explains the differences in the two applications through the browser, and does not cover desktop features. Excel screenshots were captured using Internet Explorer 11, and Google Sheets screenshots were captured using […]

Word Online and Google Docs: Differences

This post is a menu-by-menu comparison of Word Online, available through an Office 365 subscription, compared to features available in Google Docs online. Any discrepancies are documented here, and features available in both Apps are not called out. On the following screens, the first image or image group listed will always be a screen shot of Word Online, the second image will be Google Docs. The screenshots show the differences in the two applications through the browser, keep in mind this post does not cover desktop features. Word screenshots were captured using Internet Explorer 11, and Google Docs screenshots were […]

Google Apps vs Office 365

Office 365 is a fully integrated productivity suite, with built-in communication, collaboration, and Enterprise Social capabilities – no third-party add-ons required. Google Apps is very similar in general function (especially Docs, Sheets and Slides) and there isn’t anything major, or even relatively minor that can be done using one suite but not the other, and changes are rolling out weekly/monthly for both. However, Google Apps require add-ons for a true comparison of features built-into Office 365. Google Apps, similar to Office 365, is also a productivity suite, used exclusively through the browser with very limited offline support. Both suites allow for […]

The Pencil Metaphor: E-Learning

6 Ways Teachers Respond to Technology in Education and E-Learning

The Hangers-On
Hangers-on know all the right lingo, attend all the right seminars, but just don’t actually do anything.
The Erasers
These people endeavor to undo much, if not all, of the work done by the leaders.
The Ferrules
These people hang on tightly to what they know. They keep a strong grip on their traditional teaching practices, and feel that there is not a place for technology in their classroom.
The Wood
These people would use the technology if someone would just get them the gear, set it up, train them, and keep it running. All they […]

Google Classroom App

Educators, the Google Classroom app is now available on Android and iOS mobile devices. A few of the school web sites I developed using WordPress are integrated with Google Docs & Google Drive. For example they can insert a photo in their blog directly from their Google Drive within WordPress.  Teachers & Administrators, be sure to download the latest update on Google Classroom’s web site or on your iDevice/Android.  Documentation just got a lot easier.
“Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail […]