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Jim Sill
Works at Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, ADE, and Director of Global Development for EdTechTeam
Attended University of North Texas
Lives in Melbourne, Australia...sometimes
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Hurray!  A Youtube Channel without the need to have a Google+ account is coming!  Read on for more news...
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Great graphic and tips from +Tony Vincent on how to use my new favorite tech tool. 
 
New Post & Infographic!
I attempt to explain what Periscope is and how I use it. I've included some handy tips, too. 👍
I find myself explaining Periscope and how I use it a lot lately. Educators are eager to live broadcast to connect to each other and possibly use it in their classrooms. So, what better way to explain my take on this new video streaming service than in an infographic? 
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The third annual Melbourne Summit is right around the corner and just a few more days to join us at the early bird rate.

Join us September 22 and 23 for two full days of learning focused on integrating Google Apps in your classroom. Looking forward to keynotes by +Sallyann Williams of Google and +Ken Shelton

Be sure to register before July 23 for early bird rates at 
melbourne.gafesummit.com 

+EdTechTeam  #gafesummit  
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+Jim Sill  You have a dream job in a dream location! 
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Photos Master
You’ve no doubt heard a lot about Google’s brand new photo service and you might have even played around with it for a few minutes—but have you explored it properly?
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Just make a G+ post and attach a photo. You'll see the file size.
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This looks fun so I totally signed up!
 
Want to learn tips from the pros to make great videos? Sign up today for the Production skills boot camp http://goo.gl/66UcHq
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Lots of news from the Google Maps team today!
 
Among Google’s imagery products, we strive to balance what makes sense for you, the pro or enthusiast photographer, with the needs of consumers. Achieving this balance can be a challenge, especially when publishing tools are managed under separate products. So we wanted to share our plans to help streamline our pro photographer tools with the established Street View brand. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in mid-August:

New Street View app
For the first time, in one new app, your profile and photo spheres will be presented alongside those from Google and other contributors, creating a unified Street View gallery designed to bring more visibility to you and your work. On iOS, the Street View app will replace Photo Sphere Camera with both iOS and Android versions of the new app supporting our photo sphere camera mode. Most notably though, the apps are capable of linking to spherical cameras, including two at launch: the NCTech iris360 and the Giroptic 360cam. The iris360 delivers 8K, HDR images to the app, ready to be published in 120 seconds, while the 360cam focuses on accessibility with fast shots and a take–it–anywhere design.

Street View | Trusted
In addition to the upcoming app, we're also preparing a set of changes to our sister platform, Google Maps Business View. In mid–August, this certified photographer program will be rebranded as “Street View | Trusted.” It will remain focused on supporting pro photographers who publish photo spheres to Google Maps, but at that time — and in direct response to your feedback — the program will shed many of its stringent requirements in favor of far more accommodating policies. In short, enrollment will be easier, publishing requirements will be simpler, and we’ll improve publishing and editing reliability. High quality imagery will remain a key requirement and distinction for those in the program.

Google Maps
Your Views profile will have a new look and feel, and be transferred over to Google Maps when Views goes offline in mid–August. At that time, we’ll enable photo sphere uploads directly from the Google Maps website. And later in the year, Google Maps will re-introduce the lost support for creating connections between photo spheres (“constellations”) with a new, more automated solution.

All of your existing, Maps-approved photos, photo spheres and constellations will continue to be visible — and deletable — through the Google Maps website. All images from your Views profile, including those that have not been approved for Google Maps, will continue to be hosted on Google+. And when publishing via Google+, geotagged images with the appropriate permissions will also continue to appear in Google Maps and Google Earth.

We hope that this unified product landscape will provide even more benefits for the photography community, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare to take the next step in spherical photography. 
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Thanks for sharing this +Stacy Behmer
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+James Sanders and +Jennie Magiera talk about BreakoutEDU.  Excited to bring this to our APAC Summits in September and October.  James will be leading events at the Singapore Summit in September (sg.gafesummit.com). 

Thanks to +Kyle Pace for the share.
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The Melbourne Summit is now sold out.  What can you do if you didn't get a ticket?  Have no fear, you have options....

1. Attend the Adelaide Summit the week after (adelaide.gafesummit.com)
2. Sign up for one of the Melbourne Pre-Summit Events 
3. Request your own Custom Summit at edtechteam.com/request

Looking forward to seeing you!
 
We hope you got your tickets to the EdTechTeam Melbourne Summit while they were available at early bird prices. Even though the early bird rate is finished now, you can still get tickets at the regular price (and it's still great value!) but we are down the last few, so if you're planning on coming, you better get in quick!

Of course, there are always the full-day Pre-Summit workshops you can attend...  They'll be pretty awesome too...

Google for Educational Leaders with Rich Lambert
Certified Trainer Bootcamp with Chris Betcher
Admin Console Tech Retreat with Amplified IT

All the info is at http://melbourne.gafesummit.com

#gafesummit   #presummit   #melbourne  
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"It blows your mind when you see things people do"
Google launches a product and looks forward to the things that people create with it.  So good.

Thanks +Daniel Rezac for the share.
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My mind is blown on so many levels. +Veritasium  and +SmarterEveryDay just created a dual sync video about the direction toilet water flows in the northern and southern hemispheres. Totally interesting videos, but the dual sync thing is even better!  Watch them both using this awesome tool: http://youtubedoubler.com
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That is the question!  I can only imagine how long it took those guys to edit that. 
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8 Super Handy Things I Just Learned About Google Photos http://techcrunch.com/gallery/8-super-handy-things-i-just-learned-about-google-photos/ 
Google just launched a free, unlimited photo storage service. They're calling it — wait for it — Google Photos. I met with Google shortly after the..
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Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, ADE, FCP Cert. Trainer, and former high school video teacher
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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. 

I am Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps Certified Trainer 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 trying 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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