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Jim Sill
Works at EdTechTeam as the Director of Global Development
Attended University of North Texas
Lives in Melbourne, Australia...sometimes
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Work it! Looking forward to having @bikenblend join us for some delicious fun at the Melbourne #gafesummit on Monday & Tuesday!

https://melbourne.gafesummit.com/2016/

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Hi Jim - do you know who the caterers were for the GAFE Summit at Xavier? Want to contact them regarding a function for myself next year


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Check out the application workshop for the 2016 Toronto Innovator Academy...
 
Applications NOW OPEN at www.certifiedinnovators.com for the Oct 5-7 2016 Toronto Innovation Academy! Applications are due 8/30, so come join a panel of Innovators who will share why become a +Google for Education Certified Innovator, review the application, your ideas for a vision deck and video, and prepare to ideate and refine and get feedback! There will be time at the end to ask questions as well. Come ready with your idea and join us!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Innovator Program. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Love the use of drawings here...
 
Exploring Tangrams with Google Drawings - with free templates & a dozen puzzles, great for students to learn geometry, fractions, problem solving, and more http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/07/google-drawings-tangrams.html
At some point in your life, probably in school, you have had the chance to play with a tangram puzzle. If somehow you are not familiar with this, a tangram is a popular Chinese puzzle made up of: 2 big right triangles 1 medi...
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Looking forward to reading this!
 
No lessons? No Classrooms? No tests? How #NZ  is reimagining education with +Richard Wells !

https://www.edtechteam.com/press/a-learners-paradise/
No lessons? No Classrooms? No TESTS? How #NZ is reimagining #Education https://www.amazon.com/Learners-Paradise-Reimagining-Education-Everywhere/dp/1945167106/ … #LearnersParadise · Embedded image. 11:06 PM - 11 Jul 2016. 9 Retweets10 Likes. Reply to @EduWells.
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Need cardboard devices for the new Google Expeditions app? Check out www.maxcases.com/cardboard to order EdTechTeam cardboards, customize your own, or check out the new FlipOut!

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These look awesome!
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All of your Google's MyMaps are stored in your Google Drive. You can search all your maps by using the following term in your search query: type:map
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A lot to be learned from New Zealand education...
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The book behind this video is very much worth reading. Education done right.
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I love comparing maps:

The reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection. Putting a 3D planet on a two-dimensional map was something of a challenge for early cartographers and so a Flemish geographer and cartographer named Gerardus Mercator came up with a solution.
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true
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Finally! Happy to find this chrome extension that stops me accidentally scrolling through the months in Google Calendar.

What do you use? 
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Google has added a unit for Expeditions on the Google for Education Training Center called : http://bit.ly/299roZN
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Interested in running Google Expeditions with your class? Check the FAQs to see what you need in addition to the new app: http://bit.ly/296jZdV


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Google Expeditions is finally released from beta and ready for you to download! Just note that it is Android Only at the moment.

Request custom PD on using the app: http://www.edtechteam.com/request/


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So exciting, thanks
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Occupation
Video Production Teacher, EdTech Consultant, Wanderluster & Brain Poker
Employment
  • EdTechTeam as the Director of Global Development
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Currently
Melbourne, Australia...sometimes
Previously
Visalia, CA, Dallas, TX, Poughkeepsie, NY, Los Angeles
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EdTechTeam's Director of Global Development and wanderluster traveling the world in search of amazing stories in education while trying to write a few of my own.
Introduction
After almost a decade in the video and television industry, I hung up my producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using industry experience, I created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. 

As a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Apple Certified Trainer, I lead professional development workshops across the globe on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

Today, I am the Director of Global Development at EdTechTeam, a group of passionate educators working to change education.  We run the EdTechTeam Global Summits featuring Google in Education.  Check out our work at www.gafesummit.com.


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Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer
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  • University of North Texas
    Radio, Television, & Film
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