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Husband / Tech Integration Coach / Google Cert Teacher & Trainer / Apple Dist Educator / Presenter / Business Owner
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I'm a Technology Coach in a K-12 district and also teach 8th grade computer classes. I present at conferences, conduct trainings, consult and run my own business on the side.
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Pixel Art + Minecraft + Spreadsheet skills = awesome! 
  A fun use of spreadsheets is to create Pixel art. Students can draw and represent objects by coloring cells in the spreadsheet. This is not only a fun activity, but a good excuse to get stud...
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Started using +FreshBooks for my invoicing and expenses tracking. Love it!  The customer service has been great and I really feel this has helped improve my workflow.  If you are looking to try it out, here is a 30-day free trial referral code. I just experimented for the 25ish days and then was sold to start paying for it.  Great service!  

https://kafkaproductions.freshbooks.com/refer/www
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Yeah - QB was my other option and I happened to try FB first and was very pleased with it. Can you collect credit card payments through QB?  
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We're excited about the new 2 weekend format for the  #gafesummit  in Palo Alto this July. Join us for either or both! Only 15 minutes from the Googleplex, this is the flagship summit each year. 

http://ca.gafesummit.com/
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But...wait...I get to Inbox Zero in my +Gmail and the note left there about my inbox being empty takes up WAY more space (and hides my awesome background) than if I had left just one message in my inbox.  That seem right?  I might have to send myself a message just to see more of my background. :)
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+Jon Samuelson There is nothing more picturesque out there.
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This Chrome extension is nice!  Check out Momentum in the Chrome Web Store! It gives you a nice clean look when opening new tabs!  Thanks +Charity Cartland for the share!
Replace new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring todo, weather, and inspiration.
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Goobric / Doctopus Update

Today we’re proud to announce–in partnership with Literacy Design Collaborative, a national non-profit committed to supporting teachers’ ability to support rigorous student writing and reading comprehension–the launch of an exciting new feature in Goobric called Libraries.
 
Get the full scoop on the New Visions blog!
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+Chad Kafka I am interested as well! 
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End Of Year Survey For Students? - I am looking for samples of surveys other districts may have used to ask students about the use of their Chromebook during our first year of 1:1.  Anyone have any to share?  Thinking about asking things like screen time during the school day, screen time at home, use of device for research, use of device for creation or things like that. Would love to see if someone else already has something like this I could totally poach from.  

+Henry Thiele - I know you shared data from a survey at a past summit...questions you asked or is this online somewhere you can point me to?
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OK - I just realized that changing sharing settings is not working as I intended. So, here are copies :)

Staff: https://goo.gl/WDhmqd Student: https://goo.gl/C3mcFN
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Looking for something to do in Las Vegas in August!? Check out the +EdTechTeam Las Vegas Summit on Aug 13-14. Pre-summit workshops available as well!
 
Announcing the #LasVegas    #gafesummit  this August! 
Join us for this two-day event and pre-summit workshops 8/13 - 8/14 at the East Career & Technical Academy.
To take advantage of early bird prices and group rates, visit nv.gafesummit.com/east. #edtechteam  
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+Todoist's Material re-design makes task management look better than ever

+Android Central: "It's almost ready and it's absolutely stunning. Todoist for Android is getting pretty. Really pretty."

#productivity   #todoist   #android   #materialdesign  
Popular task management service, Todoist, has been teasing a massive re-design of its Android app for a while now. Finally it's almost ready, and it's absolutely stunning. Before it pushes out to the masses through the Google Play Store, the new version is going through a beta testing phase that anyone can apply to take part in (links for that at the bottom of this post.) One of...
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It's here! Happy EdCampMKE 2015 Day! Schedule for the day is here* (and will be filled in at pitch session) *If too many people in the doc, go here: backup link Schedule will be opened to all to edit later in the day so you can link up notes or resources! S...
It's here! Happy EdCampMKE 2015 Day! Schedule for the day is here* (and will be filled in at pitch session) *If too many people in the doc, go here: backup link Schedule will be opened to all to edit later in the day so...
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Google Slides Video Issue - Student has gone to YouTube and copied the URL for a video they want to put into a Google Slide presentation.  In Google Slides, the student goes to INSERT > VIDEO and on the video pages, chooses URL for YouTube and pastes the URL.  We are then getting a message that says (picture below) "The video you selected no longer exists. The owner may have removed it."  
We tried this for 4-5 different videos and all had the same result.
WORKAROUND for now is that she is linking to the videos on her slides and clicking the link works, but she would like the video to just be displayed on the slide and not have her audience have to 'click here' to view a video.

I checked that the student was only signed into her school account (and not co-signed in with a personal account). I searched online and found other reports of this but no resolution.  She is in the same domain as other students NOT having this issue.  I'm stumped...thoughts?  
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You may be able to have her download the video with YouTube download converter. YTDdownloader.com
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edCampMKE Registration opening this THURS @ 12 noon!
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That's right! We've been a little quiet since first announcing that edCampMKE will once again take place on Saturday, May 9 @ South Milwauke

MWGS Wkshop - G+ - Kafka Presentations
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Tech Workshops & Sessions Created By Chad Kafka

Google Slides
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Create, edit and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Slides app. With Google Sli

g(Math) is now available as an Add-on live in the Google Chrome Store!
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I am super excited that gMath is now available as an official Add-on live in the Google Chrome store. You can now add it to your Add-on list

Great Plains Summit Featuring Google for Education
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July 19–20th, 2012. Southwest High School, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Google Play hizmetleri
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Google Play hizmetleri Google uygulamalarını ve Google Play'den alınan uygulamaları güncellemek için kullanılır. Bu bileşen, Google hizmetle

Landmark Credit Union Mobile
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Download Landmark Credit Union's Mobile application for use on smart phones running the Android™ operating system. Features: • View account

Nintendo
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Welcome to the Nintendo Google+ Page!

Photo Grid - Collage Maker
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With PhotoGrid you can make your photos collection into amazing collage.#1 Collage app on Android, over *** 51 Million*** users like PhotoGr

Google Chrome Tricks: Raising the [Omni] Bar
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If you aren't already using Google Chrome as your web browser, I strongly suggest you dig in and give it a try. In addition to ubiquitous ac

Inventory X Demo
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INVENTORY-X DEMOThe ultimate Inventory, Asset & Collection Manager.Have CD, DVD, Game, Book collection? Need to keep track of your large inv

The Weather Channel
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With over 200 meteorologists and our ultra-local TruPointsm forecasting technology, you can trust us to help you plan the best day possible,

Facebook
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Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.• See what friends are up to • Share updates, photos and videos • Get notified when friends like

ZEDGE™
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For years ZEDGE™ has been the most trusted and popular source of free ringtones and wallpapers in the world. 50 million people get more than

Welcome Back!
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September 6, 2013 Greetings Franklin High School Families, We hope that it has been a successful start to the school year for you and your f

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Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Available on Android phones and tablets with a simpl

Official Google Enterprise Blog: Bringing it all together for Google App...
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With this new combined storage, you can use your storage how you need to. If your business or school is like most, you know how many importa

Teacher Tech Talk #07 - 15 Pounds of Equipment!? - EdReach
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ttt-300x300. Te@cher Tech T@lk #07 – 15 Pounds of Equipment!? In this episode, we welcome a guest for the episode in the form of Mrs. Beth L