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Currently, students have 1 folder in their Classroom Folder on Drive for each class.  All assignments for that class are listed.  If a student wanted to organize that folder with sub-folders (for Units of the course, for example) would anything get messed up (turning documents in, teacher access, etc.)?  Thanks.
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so teacher loses access to the docs?
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Does anyone have a resource to help students transfer any of their Google Drive documents to their personal accounts?  I teach 12th grade and they will be going off our domain at some point and some students would like to maintain ownership of their files.  

Thanks in advance of any help.
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Yes. If your admin has setup the domain to allow file sharing outside of the domain
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Any reaction to yesterday's claim that APA bolstered the CIA Torture Program?  Anyone feel like they should drop their membership to the APA (assuming you are a member)?  It is a bit upsetting to be connected to an organization that may have helped get these tactics approved.  
The involvement of health professionals enabled the Justice Department to argue in secret opinions that the Bush-era interrogation program was legal.
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I've had a request that is described like this:  

"kids would write a topic sentence in the upper box.  Then they would put a concrete detail from the text followed by commentary in separate boxes.  It had transition words in a pull down menu, place to check for capitalization and punctuation.  When they were done filling out the organizer, it would be reformatted into a paragraph in the big orange box on the right side of the picture. "

Teacher saw someone at a conference do this with Google Docs in some way but didn't explain the process.  Anyone make any sense of this?

This is a screen shot from the conference.  It's all I got to go on.
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+Nigel Conroy Nice...thanks.
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Many of us probably use the Myers Psych Textbook.  You may or may not know about his blog with Nathan DeWall where they discuss current research and other psych topics.  

For example: The most misunderstood psych term?  Negative Reinforcement.  In 2nd place....Heritability.
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Great post! 
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I know moving files from the classroom generated folders is usually a recipe for disaster but I have a slightly different question that came up as I was trying to do some Google Drive clean up.  

What happens in following sequence?
1. I create doc file  in the Google Drive folder.
2. I add the file in Google Classroom (sometimes view all, sometimes copy for everyone).
3.  I decide to move the original doc into a different folder in my Google Drive (say, an Econ sub-folder).

Will this sequence interfere with the student's ability to access the file to view or make a copy?

I was going to move some files but decided against it till I got an answer to this.
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Moving a file out of the Classroom folders shouldn't affect anything, because the only thing Classroom is looking for are the file and folder keys in Drive, which are unique to each file and folder (no matter what you name them).
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Need to add to these after the AP Exam
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I participated in #psychat  last night.  For those unfamiliar, it is an organized Twitter conversation.  So on Wednesdays at 9pmEST  (I think it is every Wednesday, not positive).  Last night, the topic was "AP Psych Exam Review."  There were lots of great tips, tricks, and resources shared by everyone and I found it to be very valuable (this was the 2nd time I participated.  Using Twitter can be difficult to follow the conversation (just search for #psychat  and follow the updates on the hashtag) so I use tweetchat.com where you enter the hashtag and just follow the stream.  You can tweet directly to the group, retweet, etc. with ease using tweetchat.com  Hope to see you there sometime!
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I heard today that Infinite Campus (a classroom management system for grades/attendance in our district) is working to incorporate Google Classroom and Google Drive into their product next fall.  

Anyone have anymore info?  Anyone hear of other systems bringing in GC?

Grades would be the big thing for me.  Now I have to enter grades twice....once into Classroom then my IC gradebook.  I've tried a couple routines this year to manage this but total integration would be awesome.

Somehow connecting with parents would be big too since parents can't see what their students are doing in classroom unless students share login info.  Our parents can already see attendance and grades on IC (mobile and desktop) and receive notifications.
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+Jason Nowaczyk - I think that the way we use our SIS (Banner) at my school may be different. I use it to post final grades, print out class rosters, add/drop students, etc. But, when I am teaching online, I use the gradebook feature in Blackboard. While Banner and BB are connected on some level, the way daily or weekly grades are recorded are usually not in our SIS. Also, every LMS that I have used had a gradebook, so I am not clear what you mean it's not worth it.
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I've been having students upload pics of some written assignments over the past 2-3 weeks and most are using the phone app to do this.  However, over the last 2-3 days, I'm getting a lot of reports that the iOS app is not able to attach the picture to turn in the assignment.  I witnessed this issue myself when helping students with the problem.  Not sure if a lot of you have assignments like this, but if you do....seeing any similar issues lately?
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Hi Dave, this problem is being tracked and worked on right now. Do you mind sharing your classroom information on this thread? You'll also then be updated on the status. 

Please include the urls for the classrooms that have the problem. 

https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/google-education/pfzDqbk0lsY/26pjSfU2NhcJ
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I first came across this Daniel T. on an episode of Letterman.  Very funny clip, but Dan T referenced this documentary which I finally remembered to discover.  Could connect to Memory and Intelligence units as well.  At the time of the Letterman clip, he recited pi to over 22,500 digits.  He can also tell you the day of the week for any date you give him, among other things.
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  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    B.S. Degree-Psychology, 1981 - 1985
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  • State University of New York at Brockport
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