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The Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University has been using Google Classroom as a learning management system (LMS) since it became available in September 2014. Faculty enjoy the ease of use and students enjoy learning with a platform they can use with their own students ...

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Thanks for sharing Phil! I look forward to trying this out with students.
Several of the Lake Stevens SD Tech Mentors piloted this Google Classroom addon last year and provided a lot of feedback to help shape its development (many of their students did so as well).  Their work and perseverance paid off as Google just released the "Share with Classroom" extension to Google Classroom.  Share websites easily with students, or have students share them with you.  A great addition to Google Classroom for sure.
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Great resource to help teachers understand the power of hashtags
Know someone who needs to know a thing or two about hashtags?  Share this.
When I speak with educators about the power of hashtags in social media, I get four questions. 1. How do I figure out which hashtag to use and set it up? 2. How do I know what people are saying? 3. How do I know what hasht...

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Well done! Thanks +Dave Goodrich for sharing.
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I only hope they do more of these! 

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Hope to see all my #teacher friends at the Tech for Schools Summit in two weeks.

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Here is a video on creating collaborative assignments in Google Classroom that I shared with my MEd students as I want them to understand both how to I created the assignment and how they will interact with it. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am learning a lot from this community.

#gafe   #googleclassroom   #collaboration   #assignment  
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Great conference. Hope to see you at #et4online  
Share your stuff: #ET4Online CFP is open through 12/1
  Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning  International Symposium Call for Proposals is OPEN through Dec. 1, 2014.  This year's tracks include: Organizational Leadership & Challenges for Innovation...
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Need a collaborative recording studio on your Chromebook, PC or Mac? You got it.
#Soundtrap is a Chrome based web app that lets you record sound or create loop based sequences on any laptop or PC. It has a simple interface but a fair bit of power underneath. You can create s...
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Thanks for this, looking forward to using it with my class.
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I enjoyed meeting a group of great educators at the first Google Education Group Washington Meetup. I hope you can join us next time. Thanks +Justin Talmadge +Lori Curtis and others for organizing this meeting.

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On the not-free-but-reasonably-priced side - TechSmith Relay includes embedded questions, analytics, unlimited uploads, and the ability for students to post their own videos.

How Teachers Can Create Videos that Engage Students

There are some tools that let you embed questions in videos, such as eduCanon (who posted this), or edpuzzle, zaption, and blendspace

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For students in our Digital Education Leadership MEd we are committed to "living life in beta" so we are using Google Classroom as an LMS. This gives them hands-on experience with a tool they are likely to use as well as an opportunity to give feedback on a tool that is not quite ready for prime time. Here is a screencast I shared with them to help them understand both the instructor and student side of a collaborative assignment in Google Classroom.
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I don't think the number of courses students take influences tech integration. I have some students taking up to 5 classes this semester and they are doing well in my tech integration course. 
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This animation goes well with a book I am currently reading: The App Generation -
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David A. Wicks, EdD, joined the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University as an Associate Professor and Chair of the MEd in Digital Education Leadership after serving as Director of Instructional Technology for 15 years. Dr. Wicks has served the educational technology community in numerous positions throughout his career including: high school teacher, university lecturer, school district technology facilitator, multimedia author and project manager for an educational technology company.

 Dr. Wicks’ research interests include online and blended learning, learning spaces, computer-supported collaborative learning, and electronic portfolios. He is particularly interested in exploring how to enhance student engagement and achievement within digital learning environments.

 Professor Wicks is committed to helping educators improve teaching, learning and assessment with digital tools. He actively shares and learns from teachers through social media. Examples of his work include: the design of a Web 2.0 electronic portfolio system based on WordPress, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for lecture capture solutions, and leading SPU’s iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating faculty learning communities on topics such as learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning. Dr. Wicks is a member of MERLOT, the Sloan Consortium, Northwest Council on Computer Education (NCCE) and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). He serves as an Associate Editor for MERLOT’s Teacher Education Editorial Board where he reviews learning objects and educational apps. He was recently honored for his work as conference chair for the 2014 International Symposium for Emerging Technologies in Online Learning.

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  • Seattle Pacific University
    Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, present
  • Seattle Pacific University
    Director of Instructional Technology, 1998 - 2013
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