Two new Google Apps


#1

Two new Google Apps have been added to our domain. Currently they are only enabled for staff, but can be enabled for students at any point if we find a use.

Google Tour:
Google offers a tool called Google Tour, that allows users to create “tours” of buildings and sites around the world. The idea is a mix between a photo album and the street view function in Google Maps.

For example, you create a tour of a school and create and upload 360 photos of rooms, that is possible by other to later explore.

The tool has been around for a bit, but now we could create Tours with our District accounts that are available to view only by internal users.

https://www.google.com/earth/education/tools/tour-builder/
Tours can then be uploaded to Google Poly:

Google App Maker

This is a programming/data presentation tool. It’s much easier to use than a pure programming language interface but demands a much different skill set than pure Google Forms. So it bridges the gap between DB and programming and Google Forms/Spreadsheets.

Information about Google App Maker: https://developers.google.com/appmaker/
It can be accessed through this link: https://appmaker.google.com

-Jonas


#2

Oh, I could see that being a very cool project for students to make. Thanks for sharing!