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Bruce Hopkins
Works at Albany Technical College
Attended Keller School of Management
Lives in Moultrie Georgia
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What is the best way to share google forms as templates in terms of permissions? I've had a couple of users who just do not get this right and since I'm fairly new I'm not sure.

Also where are the best examples of using Google Apps in Education as far as tutorials and templates to get started building a library.
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I think you're saying you want to add people to a google form to allow them to edit, not share the form for them to complete as a "quiz," correct? If so, you want a "collaborator." Click on the three action dots ("more") in the top right corner and choose "add collaborators."

As far as tutorials and templates...I've gotten a lot from Google + communities!!! They would be my best suggestion.
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Inserting questions from Poll Everywhere to Google Slides is a piece of cake with the Chrome extension. It saves time preparing for lessons and eliminates the need to mess with technology too much when students need my attention.

http://learning.zahnerhistory.com/2016/04/app-smashing-google-slides-and-poll.html

PIN | https://www.pinterest.com/pin/312437292880605711/
The feeling of completing a puzzle has never been so great as it has since finding the Poll Everywhere Google Chrome extension. It's now the keystone to my slide presentations because it allows me to do a quick check for unde...
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Homeland Security vs Apple Round 2
If you haven't heard homeland security has advised windows users to uninstall QuickTime since apple was not planning on releasing security fixes. There are some reports that there are some issues that I would expect Apple to resolve. A lot of educational institutions rely on third party content that uses this plugin a lot. This is going to put pressure on these companies to not need QuickTime in the future. Then there are those poor techs in the colleges and Universities.
https://www.academiaapps.com/government-not-get-involved-education/  https://plus.google.com/u/0/
This Homeland announcement about recommending the removal of QuickTime is going to put pressure on more than Apple. Small educational companies and colleges are going to suffer more.
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Homeland Security vs Apple Round 2
If you haven't heard homeland security has advised windows users to uninstall QuickTime since apple was not planning on releasing security fixes. There are some reports that there are some issues that I would expect Apple to resolve. A lot of educational institutions rely on third party content that uses this plugin a lot. This is going to put pressure on these companies to not need QuickTime in the future. Then there are those poor techs in the colleges and Universities.
https://www.academiaapps.com/government-not-get-involved-education/  https://plus.google.com/u/0/
This Homeland announcement about recommending the removal of QuickTime is going to put pressure on more than Apple. Small educational companies and colleges are going to suffer more.
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Advantages for Social Media in Education

Social media definitely has a place in education, but most schools are missing a single most important variable and that is the measurement of your efforts. It amazing and easy to do if you just build measurement in from the beginning.#socialmedia #education #educational 

https://www.academiaapps.com/advantages-social-media-education/
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Digital Literacy is a term coined to describe the ability of individuals to find, evaluate, create or utilize content found in digital format. The internet is the main reason that people need to be digitally literate. There is so much information at your…
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Google Apps for Education - Improving outcomes for lower income students

Google has done a great service to education institutions with its google apps and drive technology. Especially in Google Forms. Properly structured together these apps allow for schools to reach more students and not have to spend additional funds on setting up a full-fledged learning management system. You just have to tie them together.


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Improving Student outcomes with Google Apps for Education

Google Apps is a great platform for improving student outcomes, but you have to use the tools in a manner that allows them to tie together.

This is not always easy to figure out. This article provides some tips on how to effectively use the technologies together to create a concise workflow. 
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Homeland Security vs Apple Round 2
If you haven't heard homeland security has advised windows users to uninstall QuickTime since apple was not planning on releasing security fixes. There are some reports that there are some issues that I would expect Apple to resolve. A lot of educational institutions rely on third party content that uses this plugin a lot. This is going to put pressure on these companies to not need QuickTime in the future. Then there are those poor techs in the colleges and Universities and result in them spending money they don't have. #apple   #quicktime  #education
https://www.academiaapps.com/government-not-get-involved-education/  https://plus.google.com/u/0/
This Homeland announcement about recommending the removal of QuickTime is going to put pressure on more than Apple. Small educational companies and colleges are going to suffer more.
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Homeland Security vs  Apple Round 2
 
If you haven't heard homeland security has advised windows users to uninstall QuickTime since apple was not planning on releasing security fixes. There are some reports that there are some issues that I would expect Apple to resolve. A lot of educational institutions rely on third party content that uses this plugin a lot. This is going to put pressure on these companies to not need QuickTime in the future. Then there are those poor techs in the colleges and Universities. 
 
 
https://www.academiaapps.com/government-not-get-involved-education/
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The flipped classroom model is getting a lot of attention of late. Some say it’s the most radical move by education in years. Others say it hinders education and doesn’t work. I’m not going to get into this debate, but just present some of the flipped…
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MOOC’s or Massive Open Online Courses have taken the educational industry by storm.  And they are no the only ones, with courses delivered by companies such as Udemy and others businesses are also getting into this trend. This really makes a lot of sense.…
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Integrating Social Media in Education Technology
Introduction
Social Media can have a huge effect on education. Students are communicating with people all over the world in a way that has never before been seen in history. This is mainly do to the growth of new social media communication tools.

I investigate methods to utilize these new tools and look for interesting ways to incorporate these in the classroom.

Bruce Hopkins is an accomplished IT Professional. He has worked on projects such as DotNetNuke and numerous private individual projects. For the most part he is a geek. He got his first computer in 1986 and has never lost his amazement of what all the impact technology has on shaping society especially education.

I'm just here to learn from others and hopefully be able to share my knowledge   I've learned over the past 20 years since I decided to make my profession The support of IT equipment for other companies. The past 15 have been in an educational environment. I've worked as the technical direction taken at several small Technical Colleges and I've seen what impact technology can have on the success or failure of average students.

But those are not average students they are ever bit as deserving of a quality education. Even though most in college would consider me a staff member at the Director Level does not mean I'm not an educator. Its the faculty's job to provide the education its my responsibility to figure out new and interesting ways to deliver that technology in any format where the student can effectively consume that content. 

*Warning Potential Rant Follows:*

Money is always tight at schools so the deliverer of that technology must be economical as well as state of the art to really do the job. Since money is tight very few of institutions adequately fund their IT Departments effectively. They look at their technology as a burden a necessary beast. That sad thing is if they would fund technology for just a few years and spend on the right projects, then they can make a difference so many other areas of the college and receive enhanced efficiency in areas such as student services where long lines can be decreased. Or the time from receipt of student application to student sitting in the seat decreased because of inefficiencies in the process. Technology can help to stream line the tasks involved. 

I'm here to learn from peers in the educational field.
Bragging rights
3 Published books on ASP.Net | Founding Core Team Member on DotNetNuke | Bunch of IT products delivered on time and within budget( Well I will go over a budget in pursuit of innovation)
Education
  • Keller School of Management
    MSIS, 2006 - 2007
    Courses in management of technology and human behavior
  • DeVry University
    BSCIS, 2003 - 2006
    Learned how to insert/update/ and delete in 7 different languages. If it wasn't a programming class is was a management class. Yes World History is an management class at DeVry
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
    AAT, 1996 - 2000
    Stayed around here for a while and learned a few things. could not decide what I wanted to do and of course I had to cut down or skip Spring Semester so it did not interfere with my golf. Hey I was going back after working in trades for years. Could not decide if if I wanted to be an electronic engineer or puter nerd. I made all A's in both until I finally decided on the puter nerd track
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Director Information Technology
Skills
Results orientated technologist who believes the right tool for the job does not always mean you must use what you have always known. This has allowed me to build a diverse background across many technologies. I always look at the problem before identifying a potential solution to test. I never take a solution and look for a problem to solve with it. Specialties Linux, Windows NT4-2008, Active Directory, Unix( AIX, Sun), Exchange 2003/2007, Domino, Lotus Notes, MS SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL, VMWare ESX, Enterprise Level Routers and Switches, Enterasys, Cisco, Siemens HiPath 4000 VoIP Hybrid PBX, DotNetNuke, Wordpress, Community Server. Programming Languages: C# Vb.Net, PHP, Cold Fusion, Java
Employment
  • Albany Technical College
    Director of Information Technology, 2012 - present
    Working on making it the best it can be and provide technology effectively.
  • Academia Apps
    Envisioner, 2013 - present
    Website dedicated to exploring methods of integrating technology in the classroom, specifically media technology. The site lives at http://www.academiaapps.com and yes I do post my own stuff in communities. You can't build links so how else will I get you to read it. By the way we do take guest bloggers. This is a brand new site and its going to follow all the rules. Posts must be original( curation is alright as long as its done right) Posts should be done to the tone of providing instruction, illustration, to the reader of the site. Who are other educators wanting to enhance their use of technology in the classroom. This site is fairly new so you have a chance to help mold its direction. We do reserve the right to edit any grammatical errors. Send me a message if you are interested in providing content on the role of social media in the classroom or even how to do it( those are better)
  • Albany State University
    Security, 2010 - 2012
    Oversaw Information Security at University. Responsible for Firewall, servers, email, network. Second tier support to junior techs.
  • Stompernet
    CTO, 2009 - 2010
    Worst job of my life. Those so called education companies out there who are already educating people do a horrible job. Real Educators need to start offering their services using many of the same technologies and put out good information.
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
    Director Information Technology, 2004 - 2009
    Built a cool data center, incorporated efficiency into the processes. Helped double the enrollment in the school. Saw the power of a virtual environment in providing enhanced education opportunities at a economical price.
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
    Webmaster, 2002 - 2004
    Tapped code all day, Embraced ASP.Net, Built web applications to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, and staff
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
    Network Admin, 2000 - 2002
    Kept the servers and network running. The boss kept breaking it so I had to go behind him and fix it. Turns out I wound up fixing all of his screw ups. you don't manage technology departments through intimidation. You manage IT departments by realizing the guys and girls who run around and fix your computers have good ideas too. They are the ones seeing the problems in your school and if you allow them they will help you to fix it. Management are not the only ones who innovate in the right IT Shop.
  • John Wiley & Sons
    Author, 2004 - 2006
    Co-Author Two DotNetNuke Books.Professional DotNetNuke 4: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET 2.0 and Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals
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Moultrie Georgia
Previously
Marietta Georgia - Thomasville GA
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