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Our assistant superintendent uses a Google Calendar. He wants his secretary to be able to make changes to it when he is out of his office and in schools. If there is a meeting cancellation, time change of a meeting or appointment, etc. he wants to be notified of the changes by a text message or other alert without his secretary having to sent the text. Is there a way to do this?
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On my own Google Calendar, if I change a Wednesday 8:00 am meeting to Friday, I still get a reminder for the Wednesday morning meeting. Is this a bug in Google Calendar? If so, that could be part of our problem.
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Also, please join me for an upcoming free STEM Webinar this coming Monday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at the Discovery Siemens STEM Academy. I have some great educators joining me as we share some wonderful STEM resources  on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT. Take a moment and [ http://www.siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showResource&resourceId=bc26dc63-a59a-e406-c724-a20af2fbc9d3 ]Register Here

30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Links … PBL Series… Best Classroom Lessons Never Taught
http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/30-ncaa-basketball-lesson-links-pbl-series-best-classroom-lessons-never-taught/

Part 2: 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links- A PBL Series
http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7360

See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7360#sthash.iBmyuKQs.dpuf
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I just stumbled across several apps by Mathtoons and Appzest that are free and for upper level mathematics and geometry.  I am having the tech guy download them and put them on my iPads so I can try them out.  I even found one for matrices and determinants.  I hope to get them put on the iPads this afternoon.  I'll report back as I get a chance to play with various apps.
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I've used Mathtoons Utimate Thump in class to get some quick feedback but didn't realize that they produced so many.  In regard to the other group appzest, I found them while looking for an app that would help students learn about interior and exterior angles for regular polygons
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Trying to update some of my YouTube playlists for a graduate class that starts soon. Can't find a way to remove "Liked videos" that have been deleted from YouTube.
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The best app for monitoring students

This is one of the best blog posts I have run across in a long time. Well worth a quick read on your part.
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The best app for monitoring students
by Carl Hooker, CIO Advisor
http://www.schoolcio.com/Default.aspx?tabid=136&entryid=7249

Being a 1:1 iPad school district means that anything we enable on the filter side, pretty much goes out to all students since it's all at their fingertips. It's taken some time for teachers to adjust to this new student-centered focused on learning versus the teacher as "disseminator of all information" model. One thing we've noticed throughout this initiative is that a lecture-based, teacher at the front, method of instruction lends itself to more distraction and less educational use of the devices. As teachers have shifted the knowledge to the students, distraction has decreased and learning with iPads as tools has increased. This may seem like a simple enough switch, but we are asking some of the best and brightest teachers to change everything they have been doing the past 20-25 years successfully.

I received the following email from a teacher I will refer to as Jim

Carl:
Now we need an app like Synchroneyes for PC's that allows us to monitor all iPads in our classrooms. All iPads should be embeded with an App that cannot be removed by the student that allows us to "capture" the iPads.

Jim:
There a great app for that, and it's been around for decades. It's called "2Eyes."

How it works:

The teacher gets up and walks around the room.

They use their "2Eyes" app in their heads to monitor what the kids are doing. The only problem with the app is that it does require an update from time to time, which usually involves a trip to the optometrist. It's also a requirement that you use the 2Eyes app in conjunction with the 2Feet app, as this will not work from a teacher's desk.

They can also use the "iMouth" app to enforce restrictions.

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Agreed. I have had similar conversations with teachers in the past.

And just to stir the pot a bit, I would bet that "Jim" was a MS or HS teacher. Elementary teachers are often already seasoned users of the 2Eyes and 2Feet apps :)
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I found this online resource that will convert text to binary and binary to text. http://www.binarytranslator.com/index.php

I have been told that Google Translate can do this, but I haven't been able to find a way to do it. Is this possible with Google Translate?
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I have been following a weekly Google+ Hangout on Air hosted by Wes Fryer titled STEMseeds.

The latest Hangout was recorded and archived on Youtube (see below)

Here are some takeaways from that Hangout:

Brian (@bcrosby on Twitter) is an award winning classroom teacher and currently a K-12 STEM coordinator in Nevada. His blog, "Learning is Messy," is filled with STEM lesson ideas and can be found on http://learningismessy.com/blog/

Brian Crosby (@bcrosby on Twitter) and I (Wes Fryer) talk about STEM lesson ideas and ways to engage students through STEM learning. Brian is an award winning classroom teacher and currently a K-12 STEM coordinator in Nevada. His blog, "Learning is Messy," is filled with STEM lesson ideas and can be found on http://learningismessy.com/blog/
Archieved at STEMseeds: Interview with Brian Crosby

Twitter ID @STEMseeds

Show notes are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YuBlcPAtrtbsjm8yNTNg46Tdq_WIshC_ZQ4xO3MlWOs/edit

Brian has lots of his resources here: https://nwrpdp.wikispaces.com/STEM

Brian is a prolific tweeter and shares tons of great ideas! Be sure to follow him. :-) https://twitter.com/bcrosby

http://learningismessy.com/blog/

Check out Brian's fantastic project wiki! This is his "Animal Ark" project. http://crosbyprojects.wikispaces.com/Animal+Ark

From comments:

I love the idea of science night. I used to run a computer lab family get together once a quarter when I first started teaching at my middle school to involve parents and younger siblings. The attendance (after school) wasn't always high, but everyone who came had a good time, and my students loved teaching what they had learned to their younger siblings, especially.

Excited to join STEMseeds for lesson ideas.  Having a Math & Science Family Night end of April.

Our Kindergarten classrooms at St. Albans City School  use to stream their chicken hatching. The kids loved to go home and show their parents.

STEM needs to be integrated just as technology needs to be integrated -not done in isolation.

Brian tweeted this a couple of days ago: STEM is a culture, not a time of day or day of the week. STEM becomes what you do - integrated in, not an add-on. This is key!

Hey, Donna - go to this site: http://greenbronxmachine.weebly.com/people.html for inspiration and see if you can build more excitement for that garden.

@Donna If you want some great resources to share with your school about school gardens there is a fantastic community on edweb.net called Growing School Gardens. Free to join and they have monthly webinars with tons of great sharing of resources. www.edweb.net/school-gardens

I watched the first episode of Cosmos - airing on Nat Geo - overwhelming

http://tnorecon.net/about-us/project-updates/

http://www.sciencemaster.com/ Dr. Ken Wesson

Thinglink is a great way to feature video pieces on a topic. :-)

Google Earth provides tons of great opportunities to connect literacy across all subject areas! Google Lit Trips are such amazing examples of this! http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html

This is his collaborative class blog: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=65078

Link for his student work: http://learningismessy.com/blog/?page_id=367

How did you collaborate with the local animal park? Please share
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Here is a link to STEM seeds site to find out about upcoming Google+ Hangouts.

http://stemseeds.org
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Some time in the distant past (like a year ago, a long time in technology) there was a video, probably on YouTube, showing a video that seemed to jump from one student's iPad to another.

It was done by having the students playing the same video, but at different times, so that when the person doing the video moved from iPad screen to iPad screen it was like the next student was adding on to what had been done by the previous student.

I am trying to locate this video - I hope I have described it well enough - at my age memory can play tricks on me :-)

A video that is similar in application, but done by professionals instead of students (and a teacher) is http://www.wimp.com/ipadspresentation/
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I saw the video you are describing, but I have no clue where I saw it sorry. I would like to know how they did it. If I find it will come back here to share. 
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Finally! Apple TV Update 6.1 Allows AirPlay Discoverability Over Bluetooth

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/12/apple-tv-6-1-bluetooth-airplay/F
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This was perhaps the best update to the product that Apple has ever done. The only downfall is that you have to have a 3rd Generation Apple TV and an iOS device that supports Bluetooth 4.0.
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The best app for monitoring students

This is one of the best blog posts I have run across in a long time. Well worth a quick read on your part.
Craig Nansen

The best app for monitoring students
by Carl Hooker, CIO Advisor
http://www.schoolcio.com/Default.aspx?tabid=136&entryid=7249

Being a 1:1 iPad school district means that anything we enable on the filter side, pretty much goes out to all students since it's all at their fingertips. It's taken some time for teachers to adjust to this new student-centered focused on learning versus the teacher as "disseminator of all information" model. One thing we've noticed throughout this initiative is that a lecture-based, teacher at the front, method of instruction lends itself to more distraction and less educational use of the devices. As teachers have shifted the knowledge to the students, distraction has decreased and learning with iPads as tools has increased. This may seem like a simple enough switch, but we are asking some of the best and brightest teachers to change everything they have been doing the past 20-25 years successfully.

I received the following email from a teacher I will refer to as Jim

Carl:
Now we need an app like Synchroneyes for PC's that allows us to monitor all iPads in our classrooms. All iPads should be embeded with an App that cannot be removed by the student that allows us to "capture" the iPads.

Jim:
There a great app for that, and it's been around for decades. It's called "2Eyes."

How it works:

The teacher gets up and walks around the room.

They use their "2Eyes" app in their heads to monitor what the kids are doing. The only problem with the app is that it does require an update from time to time, which usually involves a trip to the optometrist. It's also a requirement that you use the 2Eyes app in conjunction with the 2Feet app, as this will not work from a teacher's desk.

They can also use the "iMouth" app to enforce restrictions.

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Great post! Thanks for sharing.
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