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Chad Kafka
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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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Google Forms - I missed this in recent Google Forms updates. The creator of the form can turn OFF the ability for the submitter of a form to get a copy of the data. In the past, if you auto-collected the email address of your submitters, they would get a checkbox by default they could tick to get a copy of the form. Not a good use case for teacher issuing quizzes and such (don't want students to get a copy of the quiz to share with others). NOW, creator can go into the SETTINGS of the form and uncheck the 'Response Receipts' or make other choices to ALWAYS send a receipt for that form if needed. Nice additions! #GoogleEDU  +Google for Education  #Gafesummit  
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Ah, that is an important update. That feature cases a lot of issues when. Using forms for assessment. Thanks for sharing! 
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Great overview of Google Photos.
Just over a year ago, Google launched Google Photos as an online photo sharing and storage platform. Google Photos was designed as a replacement for Picasa, and while it falls short of Picasa's capabilities in some areas, it remains a strong option for individuals, families, and groups, looking for an easy way to share photos between…
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Have to learn up on this
 
What’s new in version 3 of AutoCrat for Google Sheets? See all of the updates and a tutorial video here: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/06/autocrat3.html #googleedu  +NewVisions CloudLab 
For several years AutoCrat has been one of my favorite and most used Add-ons for Google Sheets. Just this week the latest version was released bringing new features, ease of use, and better performance. If you are not familia...
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Classroom Libraries - How are teachers out there managing your Classroom Library of books available for student checkout? Looking for a good digital process. Are you using the Check In/Out Google Form Add-On? Just using some kind of spreadsheet database? Any links to resources? I'm trying to find ideas for classroom teachers and looking for tried and true methods or workflows digitally.
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The book room at our school is using Booksource. It has a few glitches (as many free programs do) but works well for the most part.
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This looks neat. Will have to try it out.
 
This has to be my new FAVORITE extension!!! Search YouTube without stopping the current video, then add videos to a playlist. Love this.
Search YouTube without stopping the video, and make your own playlists!
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Learned some great workflow ideas from +Henry Thiele​ at the +Great Plains Summit Featuring Google for Education​!
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You guys are regulars there!
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I had some time to reflect on my adventure to ISTE 2016 in Denver last week. Here are some of my takeaways that I want to share with other educators. Be sure to comment back if this means anything to you or impacts you in any way....
I had the good fortune to attend the annual ISTE conference this past June out in Denver. ISTE is a great educational technology focused conference to attend every so often to keep a good pulse on what's coming/going/success...
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WI Summit Wrap Up - I just wanted to post a thank you here to all those that attended or presented at the WI Summit last week. We had over 300 educators for the 2-day Summit and about 50 for the 1-day Pre-Summit workshops. Awesome time and lots of great sharing. I was just going over the evaluations and was overwhelmed by all of the great comments and mentions about learning that participants plan to take back into their classroom. Thanks so much for making this such a great event!

I wish I could bottle up the energy better to share it with you but since I can't, here's a brief glimpse of the happenings through our shared photo album (also loved using a Shared Google Photos Album to capture the memories)...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOU4FRHJf9tlWtHV_K4rQo_RMM8-4eMsh_ayHadpo6-uEM23CLYB9b6DienR4LjjA?key=WDRPcVcxSzRJMVlJSFNfRk1GVzQwMjI0Y0pKUzNn
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Excited to see these in action...
 
Amplified IT is proud to announce the launch of 4 new tools to help GAFE schools work smarter, with 3 more coming this Fall from Amplified Labs -- our new product development division led by EDU Add-ons pioneer +Andrew Stillman and backed by a rockstar team of engineers. Check out the site to learn more about what we've been cooking!
Event-o-Matic is an Add-on for Google Sheets that allows for the automation or mass creation of Google Calendar events from rows of spreadsheet or Google Forms data. Calendar hundreds of district events or athletic team meets from a spreadsheet. Build automagic form-driven event approval ...
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Classroom Libraries - How are teachers out there managing your Classroom Library of books available for student checkout? Looking for a good digital process to help some teachers. Are you using the Check In/Out Google Form Add-On? (Frustrations with that?)

Just using some kind of spreadsheet database?

Any links to resources?

I'm trying to find ideas for classroom teachers and looking for tried and true methods or workflows digitally.
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This is a great and motivational read...
Actor and filmmaker tells graduates: "There’s more at stake today than in any story ever told."
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Great blog post with tips for GPhotos on the 1-year anniversary.
 
One year ago, we introduced Google Photos. And if there’s anything we’ve learned in these short 12 months, it’s that time flies! That’s why creating a home for your memories matters. Google Photos is all about putting the special moments from the past at your fingertips. And in just a year, 200 million of you have stored 13.7 petabytes worth of photos (...and taken 24 billion selfies).

Thanks for a wonderful #YearofPhotos . Here’s to more years of taking selfies making memories!

For more on how to get the most out of Google Photos, check out the Google blog:
https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/google-photos-one-year-200-million.html
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Join Jim Sill, Suan Yeo, Chad Kafka, John Bailey, and more for two days of learning at the Las Vegas Summit featuring Google for Education!

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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

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Tech Workshops & Sessions Created By Chad Kafka

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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