Issue No. 79 | December, 2022
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GEG Poland Advent Calendar 2022
Due to the approaching Christmas, GEG Poland has prepared an advent calendar for the first 24 days of December 2022. We decided to describe Google's tools for education in different ways: posters, links, videos, gifs, podcasts and many more to different people: teachers, school principals, administrators and often to ordinary users who do not use Google Workspace daily.
To create the Calendar, we used a simple but quite effective technology, i.e. Google Sheets. GEG Poland was established a few months ago and the creation of the Advent Calendar was our biggest undertaking so far.
We promoted these events on a regular basis on Facebook and Twitter social profiles. In the meantime, we have created a GEG Poland account on LinkedIn to further increase the reach of the published content. Video materials have also been posted on our growing YouTube channel.
As GEG Poland, we have noticed a huge increase in popularity, which motivates us to create more activities and publish them also on our website gegpoland.pl
The calendar has been prepared in Polish. It is located at https://bit.ly/KalendarzAdwentowyGEGPoland2022
Discovering The Hidden Gems of Google Sheets
GEGDelhiNCR had the privilege of hosting DR Bahsharudin Mohd Sharif, Leader, GEG Paya Rumput, Malaysia on December 10, 2022.
Dr. Bahsha (@bahsharudin) is Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator (#VIA22). He is well known for his strong understanding and grasp of Google Sheets and Data Studio (now known as Looker Studio)
In his session “ Hidden Gems of Google Sheets” Dr. Bahsha uncovered some rare gems of Google Sheets that would ease the work of educators and remove the stress of learning complex-looking formulae. With great proficiency and patience, he demonstrated the use of “SEQUENCE FUNCTION” in copying the data in real-time from one source to the other.
The simple way to insert an image in a cell from a source was much appreciated by the live participants as ideas started flowing on how this can help teachers to maintain records of students along with their image.
How to Import Range, efficient use of Named Range and Named Function were all well demonstrated with the help of data. Dr. Bahsha ensured that the audience got a copy of the same data so that they could practice the functions along with him.
We truly appreciate Dr Bahsha’s style of presentation as he explained each step so very carefully and kept the audience engaged. GEGDelhiNCR is thankful to him for joining us all the way from Malaysia
ESPACIO GEG Buenos Aires - 1st Edition.
Last Saturday, December 3rd, we organized a face-to-face meeting regarding the creation of the event "Espacio GEG Buenos Aires" in its 1st Edition, in Puerto Madero, in Buenos Aires city.
Throughout 2022, we shared with our community, among other interesting projects, the cycle "And if you could save a life?", with 5 virtual meetings - available on our YouTube channel - and dictated by our Learning Captain Matías Sanders, who is the founder of the Argentine Rescue and Assistance Corps.
This event counted on the collaboration between Marcelo Theyler from La Clase Digital, Print A Lot and Pizzini, and companies that participated with incredible products that we raffled off among those present, so that all attendees could have a little gift!
We also thank Google for Education and GEG Hispanoamérica for the support, dissemination and swag we received for this event!
It was an incredible day to close the year with a flourish, alot to learn about first aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Respiration), with games, demonstrations, music and lots of energy! Next year the cycle will continue!
We want to especially thank those who attended the event, because thanks to them we were able to achieve a very special end of the year!
Happy 2023 everyone!
GEG Buenos Aires
Google Crowdsource for Tamil - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
In association with the Department of TAMIL, Government Arts & Science College, Thennangur, Vandavasi-604408, Thiruvannamalai Dt, Tamil Nadu, India conducted “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”
As per the schedule mentioned event started with Prayer Song “Thamizhthai Vazhthu” by Students, Welcome Address by Dr.Ezhilvasanthan, Organizing Secretary, Assistant Professor, Head, and an Inaugural Address by the College, Principal, Dr.S.Uvarajan.
Mr.Nikhil Raichur, Program Manager, Crowdsource by Google gave a brief talk via Google Meet about Google Crowdsource and Introduced Influencer Mr. R.Vinothkumar who spoke about:
1. Google’s mission how to provide search results.
2. Google's position to help students and Teachers at the Time of COVID.
3. Internet safety for Girls students (Suicide prevention)
4. Google Communities: Crowdsource community, applications, uses and contributions, and future updates.
5. Lens, Google Translator, Google Maps using voice recognition in Multi-languages introduction in Google, Explained about contribution to crowdsourced app, web, features, benefits, levels.
6. Google Crowdsource how to helped to improve AI/ML System for Natural Languages (Tamil)
7. Tamil Job opportunities provided by Google, ex: Blogger, Youtube, Etc
The participant’s 150+ students from Tamil Department and other department’s students also participated. Total participants 300+ around 150+ crowdsource app installed. Conducted an online Kahoot Quiz, Kahoot.
The event highly appreciated by all the members, with high ratings. The event news published in Tamil News papers Dinamalar, and Dinamani.
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Resizing Pivot Tables in Google Sheets
We’re excited to announce a requested feature that allows you to resize the pivot table editor side panel when creating or editing a pivot table. This functionality is especially useful when the names of columns or fields are too long and you want to see the text in its entirety.
In January 2022, we announced the general availability of translated captions in Google Meet. Translated captions provide real-time translations of the speaker's language, helping to make meetings more inclusive and collaborative for meeting participants.