12 of Google Photos’ Most Amazing Features

“Google Photos has grown into an awesome service. From automatically backing up your phone’s pictures to letting you easily share your photos, there’s a lot to love for anyone who works with photos. Whether you want to make a mini stop-motion animation or just make a slideshow of related pictures, Photos can help. Select the Animation button under the Assistant tab, and you can choose from 2–50 photos to add. Once you’re satisfied, click Create and you’ll have a neat little GIF ready to share.” — Ben Stegner

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Scenes from Today’s DEN Event at the Apple Store

Today’s capacity crowd made the Tennessee Discovery Education Network Leadership Council’s (TN DEN LC) professional development a fantastic event. Thanks to everyone at the Apple Store for being great hosts.

Join Us for a DEN Event at the Apple Store

The Tennessee Discovery Education Network Leadership Council (TN DEN LC) is hosting a professional development opportunity at the Apple Store in the Memphis area. These events are always informative and fun! During this time the Apple folks and the TN DEN will explore green screening and iPads. Join us for a great morning of learning! You won’t want to miss this!

Make your reservation soon as seating is limited.

Event Details
Topic #1: iPads in the Classroom
Topic #2: Green Screening and iMovie
Date: Saturday, February 26th. 2011
Time: 8 am -10 am
Apple Store in Saddle Creek
7615 W Farmington Blvd Germantown, TN 38138

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Suggested Mac Software

(Cross-posted from BILD Institute)

Several of you are new Mac users and have asked me to suggest software that can be used on the Mac operating system. Here are some of my favorites followed by resources that I strongly recommend you look through.

Firefox browser – Safari is a nice browser and has its strengths, but I greatly value the ability to customize and extend Firefox through the use of downloadable extensions, add-ons, themes, etc.

Adium – Use all of you different instant messaging services (AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, and more…except Skype) in tool.

Skype – Free video conferencing. Oovoo is good, too.

Tweetdeck – I appreciate being able to use multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook all in one place. It’s also helpful that it syncs with iPhone.

Skitch – Fast and fun image editing and sharing.

Comic Life – Software for creating and sharing comics and artwork.

Cyberduck – Nice software for those that FTP.

Additional Resources

5 Apps to Get More out of Your NEW Mac

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20 Websites Every Mac Fan Must Bookmark

30 Must-Have Tweaks for Your Mac

Microsoft Downloads for Mac

Windows Media Player for Mac