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The third intake for the revised Google Innovator Program has just been announced. It will be held on October 5-7 in the great city of Toronto, Canada. If you are, or know of, a teacher doing great things you can nominate to attend. There will no doubt be many applying and only a limited number who can be accepted, but this program can be the start of an amazing association with an incredible group of educators who are making a positive impact in schools around the world.
So if you want to think big, work hard and make a difference to education, you should apply. Or if you know someone else who you think should be there, tell them about it!
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Sign up for the +Google for Education  Innovation Academy & we'll see you in Toronto, eh! Apply by 8/30 https://goo.gl/jwVedv #GoogleEI
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"I'm not an idiot, my vision is fine. I know my thighs are too big, my face too undefined, that almost every part of me could use some work," says Kristin Salaky.
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Google's New App Isn't The Next Best Thing To The Louvre. It Might Be Better http://www.fastcodesign.com/3061997/googles-new-app-isnt-the-next-best-thing-to-the-louvre-it-might-be-better
Google Arts & Culture turns art from all over the world into a meta museum.
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Hey there! Do you have a favourite Chrome extension that you love? Would you mind sharing it here?Complete the short form below and tell us about it. I will collate a list of all the ones I hear about and publish it later on my blog, on G+ and on Twitter.If you have more than one fave extension (and who doesn't?) feel free to submit this form as many times as you like.Thanks! You guys rock!
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Who will our 10,000th community member be?? You? Join 4 great convo and learning community.edtechteam.com #gafesummit
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07.07.2016 – Day 189 Cries of Inequity are Everywhere – What are We Doing About Them? Equal rights. Yes. I believe in them. And, yes. I am saddened by just how inequitable the rights of…
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Download the DreamLab app and use the power of your Smartphone to fast track cancer research while you sleep. http://bit.ly/1QjJXFI
Garvan Institute and Vodafone Foundation are giving you the power to use your phone for cancer research. The DreamLab app will help research while you sleep. Find out more.
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This really is kind of shocking. I mean, we know this shit happens, but do you really understand the extent of it? The really shocking part is just what other public services are not getting funded because of the missing income from taxation.

Seriously, you should watch this.
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It's disgraceful great to see Australia is trying to get this sorted when it comes to tax dodging multinational companies at least http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-36168393
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Oh +Officeworks! Seriously???

FFS, if you're going to sell Chromebooks, get your facts right. Telling people that you can install Microsoft Office on a Chromebook is just asking for a whole lot of pissed off customers who buy one only to realise it's not what you told them it was.

I LOVE my Chromebook, and I much prefer it to a conventional OS. I'd love to see more people trying Chromebooks as their main computer because, honestly, I think they are a perfect choice for the the vast majority of the computer using public.

But please don't mislead folk into thinking they re something they are not! Repeat after me, you can't install Microsoft Office* on a Chromebook.

*That said, you CAN run Word, Excel, PowerPoint on a Chromebook using the Microsoft web apps through the Chrome Web Store, and you will soon be able to run the Word, Excel and PowerPoint Android Apps on a Chromebook too. So, yay, good news if that's what you want to do. But it is NOT what most people think of when they ask "can I install Office on a Chromebook"!
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Over the next few months I'm going to be exploring the millennial educator and what they want and need from school districts. The US is in a nation wide teacher shortage so knowing how to hire, onboard, and retain the millennial educator is going to become even more important to keep your school district attracting the best educators out there. 
A new survey released from ADP looks at what millennials (age 18-35) and right behind them “Generation Z” (for lack of a better name at the moment), want from their job and employers. Quartz had a nice write up of the research and I was drawn to this both in the report and in the write up.
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Finally, Android Pay arrives in Australia! And they just happen to partner with the bank I use! Yay! Set up all my cards, and am good to go!
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Nice - I've used it a few times now and found it a little hit and miss. Probably about a 50% success rate.
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I live and work in Sydney, Australia. I have a wide range of interests, passions and curiosities, many of which sit nicely at the intersection of the arts and the sciences, so I tend to keep busy on both sides of my brain. In my current work I help others to discover how various technologies can be used to help us all learn, work and play in richer, more meaningful ways.
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Adobe Education Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, ICTENSW and ACCE ICT Educator of the Year 2013
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