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Saturday, January 26, 2013

How to Manage 3rd Party Apps Accessing Your Google Account

On Friday I published a review of an online lesson planning service called Teaching Objects. One of the nice features of Teaching Objects is that you can pull-in resources from your Google Drive account if you grant that access to Teaching Objects. And, like a lot of other web-based services, you sign into Teaching Objects by connecting your Google Account. This raises the question that a lot of people ask, can I revoke access if I decide I don't want to use Teaching Objects after trying it? The answer to that question is yes. If you have connected any third party service to your Google Account you can revoke its access to your account at any time. Here's how you do it.

Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/settings/security (sign into your Google Account if you aren't logged in).

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "manage access" under "connected applications and sites."
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Step 3: Click "revoke access" next to the name of any service that you don't want to be able to access your account any longer.
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The Week in Review - Freezin' for a Reason

Good morning from Greenwood, Maine where it is a balmy 4F outside. This is actually the warmest morning we've had this week. Despite the cold this afternoon some of my brave friends are jumping into a local lake to raise money for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. While I will not be jumping in, I am sponsoring a few jumpers who will be freezin' for a reason. Harvest Hills is a no-kill shelter that I support with volunteer time and donations. My dogs are members of the Harvest Hills alumni association. If you're looking for a pet for your family, please consider adopting from a local shelter instead of shopping at a pet store. Now that my Bob Barker-like announcement is over, here are this week's most popular posts. 

1. Six Weeks of iPad Apps
2. Five Essential Google Drive Skills for Teachers
3. Three Free Tools for Creating Stopmotion and Timelapse Videos
4. A Short Guide to Green Screen Special Effects in iMovie
5. Hello Sign for Gmail Allows You to Put Your Signature on Attachments
6. What To Do Before Posterous Shuts Down and How To Do It
7. How to Export Your Blogger and WordPress Posts

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