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Jeb Dickerson
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Hello, new to teaching but trying hard to integrate tech into most things. Can anyone share some advise as to how best to use PDFs in Google Classroom in a way that allows students to open them on their chromebooks and (digitally) write on them?

In other words, I'm creating assignments in Google Classroom that have PDFs as attachments, and I want the students to be able to open them and type upon them. Seems like this must be easy to accomplish, but maybe I'm wrong. Thanks for any help/advice.

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Looks like a phenomenal resource...
 
Google+ University

With 40+ articles and counting, it occurs to me that there’s quite a bit of information on our favorite social network within my site, but they’re not so easily organized or discovered. So, I’ve put together this resource for you so that you can jump in wherever you need to. Whether you’re at the 101 level or the 501 level, there are articles and resources here for you.

GOOGLE+ 101: Introduction to Google+

01. The Power of the +Plus http://owl.li/z5urb 
02. Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH] http://owl.li/z6mmN
03. Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? http://owl.li/z5umP 
04. Top Google+ Influencers and Educators http://owl.li/z5uon 
05. Learn About the Benefits of Google+ with Mike Allton [VIDEO] http://owl.li/z6qDz

GOOGLE+ 201: Getting Around The Plus

06. How to make Google+ your favorite Social Network http://owl.li/z5uBB 
07. Guide to Formatting Google+ Posts [INFOGRAPHIC] http://owl.li/z5uF6
08. 6 Ways a Formatted Google+ Post Will Increase Engagement and Interest http://owl.li/z5unS
09. Secret Tips to Using Google+ Circles http://owl.li/z5uAO 
10. The Complete Social Media Cover Photo Guide http://owl.li/z6mA6
11. How to Save Google Plus Posts for Later Reading http://owl.li/z5uiK 
12. How to Link to a Google Plus Post http://owl.li/z5uju 

GOOGLE+ 301: Growing Your Business with Google+

13. Manage Google+ Pages from Mobile - http://owl.li/z5u1K 
14. How To Create Google +Post Ads http://owl.li/z5ugJ 
15. Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold? http://owl.li/z5um5 
16. Google+ Releases Gorgeous New Site Badges http://owl.li/z5us6 
17. Use this Amazing Technique to Increase Blog Engagement on Google+ http://owl.li/z5usA 
18. Is your brand listening on Google Plus? It should be! http://owl.li/z5utP 
19. Promoting Content with Google+ http://owl.li/z5uvY 
20. 8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers http://owl.li/z5uGk

GOOGLE+ 401: Advanced Plussing

21. How Not to use Google+ http://owl.li/z5urR 
22. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers http://owl.li/z5upG
23. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers [VIDEO] http://owl.li/z5uoN
24. Should You Plus Your Own Plus Posts? http://owl.li/z5u3H 
25. How To Get Full-Bleed Images on Google+ -  http://owl.li/z5u4Y 
26. How to Track Google+ Post Impressions http://owl.li/z5uc5 
27. Key to Virality: What's Hot on Google+ http://owl.li/z5uyX 
28. Explore the Benefits of Google+ Ripples http://owl.li/z5uzK 
29. Anatomy of a Viral Post http://owl.li/z6rGU

GOOGLE+ 501: HOAs, Tools & Communities

30. How to Test and Refine Your Google+ Strategy http://owl.li/zpE4b
31. Brand Your HOA to Positively Impact Your Audience http://owl.li/z5udU 
32. How to Manage Your Google+ Brand Using HootSuite http://owl.li/AcVxV
33. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer http://owl.li/z5uka 
34. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with HootSuite http://owl.li/z5ukR 
35. Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide http://owl.li/z5ull 
36. How to Create a Google+ Community http://owl.li/z5usZ 
37. Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile. http://owl.li/z5uCV
38. The Best Google+ Communities http://owl.li/z5uvh 
39. Cleaning Up Your Google+ Communities http://owl.li/z5uwQ 
40. Understand and Monitor your Google+ Followers with CircleCount http://owl.li/z5uut 

GOOGLE+ 601: Google Authorship

41. Google AuthorRank: Fact or Fiction http://owl.li/z6qwc 
42. Google Authorship - are we there yet? http://owl.li/z6qyh 
43. Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters? http://owl.li/z6qRw

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The girl and boy #2 taking in the splendor of the Hobie end-of-summer sale.
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Our Sequoia NP trip was cut short on the front end by the girl's interview, and on the back end by rain, but we crammed plenty in while it lasted. It's a tradition that we've stuck to for some years now, and it'll take more than good opportunities and desperately needed moisture to keep us away. :)
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Hello...as a brand new teacher I've got some questions about class websites. Obv I'll follow my district's policies, but I'm just looking for some feedback from those who have used classroom web sites as a place for students to write. I see huge value in that, along with the ability for peer assessments, getting feedback, etc..

However, if your class uses a blog like this, is it public? Or password protected, etc? (Does everyone in the world have access to it?) Do you have concerns about what students write? Do you require that you read it first before it is published? Do you run into problems with regard to the content that students post, either images or the words they write?

Do you feel some/any risk to you as a teacher in terms of putting your credential in jeopardy in the event that a student posts something inappropriate?

Any input would be really helpful. It seems like to order to teach digital citizenship we need to let students operate in a public forum on the web. I also know we have a duty to protect them and ensure a safe environment in all things, so feedback from those of you who are doing it would be super.

Thanks...
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Thanks TF...looks like it's not education related, but thanks for the tip..
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Tell me about it. Not only is he taller than me, but stronger, too. Not cool.
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Charlie's most recent shot from Sequoia National Park. Bats and rats couldn't keep us off that rock for our first night-time trip.
 
This is the view from the top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park at night. It was tough capturing the Milky way due to smoke from prescribed fires, light pollution, and smog, but this is what I managed to get. I hope you all enjoy
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Interesting... Never heard about this.

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"How do we do something so difficult that others can't imagine doing it?" is a fine question to ask today."

Seth Godin

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Social Studies Teacher - Vista High School, VUSD
Skills
My credential is a single subject Social Sciences variety. I'm very handy with WordPress - customizing, teaching, using.
Employment
  • Vista High School
    Social Studies Teacher, 2014 - present
  • Technology Coach
    2008 - 2013
    Part of how I make my living is building websites and teaching others to leverage their online power. The internet, and the technologies it’s brought us that enhance our ability to connect, to learn and to lead...is where I spend my time. I create sites that communicate ideas, I use tools that amplify reach, and I understand and respect the fact that technology isn’t just the future...it’s the now.
  • Laguna Beach Unified School District
    Substitute Teacher, 2012 - 2014
    All grades, all subjects.
  • I've done other things...
    But none are directly related to the education field. They've all brought me to where I am, however. Lead me to the place where making this course correction was both necessary and possible, and for that I'm grateful.
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Lake Forest, CA - Arvada, CO - Ashburn, VA - Gordonsville, VA
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Education, Reflection, Action
Introduction
I'm a father of 2 boys, a husband to 1 girl, and together we're ploughing forward through uncertain times. But as you've likely learned over the years (as have I), certainty has a way of becoming stagnancy, so now and then, uncertain is okay. 

My new role as a Social Studies teacher for Vista High School represents the beginning of a journey for me, and I couldn't be happier. The opportunity to impact our young people is a gift, and I'm ready to bring every resource I have available to the effort. More than that, I'm anxious to collaborate with other teaching professionals to ensure that uncertainty remains a constant. Without it, there's no growth, and without growth, I've no right to expect greatness from my students. 

I also write the HowToMatter.com blog and, among other things, help small businesses with their online lives. I make custom WordPress websites, offer WordPress Coaching and a host of other web-related services. If you're in need/want of a very professional, functional website or blog, and don't have a ton of money to throw at it, you should probably call me.

Beyond this, I'm a former runner, an aspiring future runner, I do okay on a surfboard, I really like taking pictures and, for me, there's not much in the world that can't be fixed with a little time spent in nature...preferably the kind of nature with mountains and trees and rivers.
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In a past life (that is, prior to some ankle pain), I ran an ultra-marathon through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I also married the girl I first dated prior to starting High School, and despite much of what I see in the world, I'm still an idealist.
Education
  • Western Governors University
    Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Studies), 2011 - 2012
  • University of California, Irvine
    Political Science, 1993 - 1996
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Flavor and healthy ingredients, hard to come by these days, but La Sirens pulls it off. Always delicious and unique...well worth a couple extra bucks. Enjoy.
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