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Before the pandemic, teachers used Google Classroom as the main platform for online teaching and resources. Now educators use Canvas which students and teachers are beginning to get used to.

WCHS teachers switch from Google Classroom to myMCPS

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor October 28, 2020

Last year during the fourth quarter, teachers were frantically trying to instruct classes using Zoom and Google Classroom. Eventually, it was decided that the first semester of the next school year would...

The ‘Observer’ reviews Google’s new applications

The ‘Observer’ reviews Google’s new applications

By Yash Nigam and Daniel Gordon March 27, 2012

  According to Google’s website, Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1996 in their friend’s garage. In less than a decade, this two-man enterprise evolved into a multimedia giant with...

New glasses will have smart-phone technology

By Julia Reagan, Staff Writer March 26, 2012

Students will soon be able to leave their cell phones and glasses at home and replace them with a pair of fresh and functional shades by Google. These Smartphone glasses, set to release at the end of 2012,...

Google invades users privacy with new changes

Google invades users’ privacy with new changes

By By Jessica Hirsch, Online Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2012

Google’s privacy director for products and engineering Alma Whitten announced Jan. 22 Google’s new privacy policy in the Official Google Blog, a website dedicated to explaining current Google news...

Google adopts Facebook’s ‘Like’ and other features

By Julia Reagan Staff Writer May 20, 2011

Due to the increasing popularity of Facebook, other websites like Google are adding Facebook-inspired features.  Google’s new “like” system, called Google +1, allows users to mark their favorite...

Google empire takes invasion of privacy too far

“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt said after being questioned on the growing speculation surrounding...

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