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Kevin McLaughlin
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Advanced +YouTube​ settings now available for all domains 😀
 
Now Introducing: Advanced +YouTube settings available to all Google Apps domains (Apps for Business, Nonprofit, and Education). goo.gl/EsDPnx
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If you have a Raspberry Pi on hand then you can create an Air Play Mirroring device without the need of an Apple TV. Five easy steps to follow.
Ever wanted to mirror your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac to your TV, but you had no Apple TV? Now you can without an Apple TV. With a Raspberry Pi and som...
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Predictable lock patterns are leaving smartphones insecure. If you use one, how safe is your lock pattern?
Like "p@$$w0rd" and "1234567" many Android patterns are easy to guess.
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+Armin Grewe​ It shouldn't be surprising at all but there are those that use very simple, easy to remember patterns to unlock their smartphones. I know a few friends and even family that do just this and even though I've told them they still continue to use their simple lock patterns. 
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Is Google working on Social Networking 2.0?
Everything Google is doing would suggest that they are.
Google continues to spin off its services, each with its own identity. Jack Wallen posits this could be the beginning of the new social world order.
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+David Dickens​ 2.0 is probably a misnomer. Google is definitely unbundling its tools so it will be interesting to see what they have planted for Google+ itself as a platform.
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School reform can now be seen as the greatest achievement of the Labour years, even if the Conservatives are the only ones who believe in it.
Staggering advances have been made by teachers and Academies freed from the heavy hand of the state
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This 8 year old has created a smart watch kit based on the Arduino Zero. Amazing!


Eight-year-old Maker Omkar Govil-Nair has created a smartwatch kit for kids to learn coding and 3D printing. Do you recall what you were doing back in the summer of second grade? Chances are you we...
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Along The Foyle, Derry.
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Pixar and Khan Academy team up to create Pixar in a Box- a brilliant course taking the learner through how art, science and computing come together to create Pixar's animated movies.
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Is Blackboard able to adapt in time?
I doubt it and I sincerely hope it reconsiders a move into K-12 to increase its market share. Blackboard has become too cumbersome and unmanageable. Students and staff don't like using it. It reminds me of the awful Learning Platform Fronter that is still trying to reinvent itself by sticking on more and more bits without ever replacing the bits that make it so terrible to use. 
Held back by a less nimble platform, the early D.C. tech darling has lost market share to savvier competitors.
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Yet again, +Kasey Bell​ has created another essential resource for teachers everywhere.
 
Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Going back to school is hard enough! Why not make the most of what Google Chrome has to offer and get you and your students ready for school with the best apps, extensions, tips, and tricks? 

I like to think of Google Chrome as the learning environment for all things Google! Like I've said before Google works best with Google! With Chrome, you can customize your learning environment to fit your needs and interests. Better yet, customize the learning environment to fit the needs of ALL learners!

I have put together the Back to School with Google Chrome Guide for teachers. In this post, will find a very useful list of essential Chrome extensions and apps, tutorial videos, and a few tricks and tips to help you and your students prepare for the #bestyearever!

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132082201549008913/

#b2s   #gafe   #googleedu   #gafechat   #edtech   #edchat  

http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/back-to-school-with-google-chrome-the-complete-guide
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It's unreasonable to expect extraordinary work from someone who isn't trusted to create it. Seth Godin hits this right on. 
When I write about linchpins and people on a mission, I often hear from bosses who ask a variant of, "Any idea how I can find people like that for my business?" It's unreasonable to expect extraordinary work from someone...
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*This is becoming a huge issue. Some friends that graduated in other degrees spent up to two years in lower skilled jobs before they managed to find a job that suited their degree. Is this the same in other countries? *
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Crippling to the student and crippling to anyone guaranteeing the loan book i.e everyone!
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Education
  • University of Ulster
    BA Hons Primary Education, 1992 - 1996
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@kvnmcl
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Teacher - Artist - Musician
Introduction

I was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

I am a

Teacher - Artist - Musician

Artist? Musician?

In my spare time I play guitar and have performed in many pubs in the places I have lived. I am also a drummer and I have played in 4 bands over the years - Down to Victoria, EQ, The Wedding Band and Lepanto Sessions. I started drumming when sitting in a pub one night, I was tapping along to 'Double Trouble', a blues band. My mate asked if I could drum, I nodded yes even though I had never ever played on a drum kit before and next thing I knew, I was in my first band, Down to Victoria. 

Teacher? 

I got into teaching quite by accident. I only ever wanted to paint and draw and had even got my own art studio in Derry. After another year 'on the dole' (unemployed) and making not much selling my paintings, I started voluntary work at my old primary school teaching kids art. I was supposed to stay 1 week and ended up there for 4 months, not just giving Art lessons but then 'teaching' other subjects. I graduated with a BA hons in Primary Education in 1996 and the rest is history.

I am also a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Circles I'm interested in.

  • Education 
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • EdTech
  • Learning
  • Music
  • Art

What do I use G+ for?
I use it just in the same way as I use Twitter - to share ideas, stories, tips and resources for teaching and learning. I also post about my interests so no cats here. I find Twitter to be very limiting for discussions, debates and extended conversations, it ends up usually like a bar brawl with everyone shouting to be heard and the original topic of conversation is lost. G+ holds conversations together and with embedded media that brings it alive. G+ is a much better social experience.
Bragging rights
Jumped out of a plane at 12,000ft. I was the Association of Learning Technology's Learning Technologist of the Year 2010
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Teaching and Learning, Personalised Learning, Curriculum Design, E-Learning, Google Apps for Education, artist, musician
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UK
Previously
Derry - Manchester, UK - Portrush, Northern Ireland - Letchworth, UK - Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Study proves classroom design really does matter | School of the Built E...
www.salford.ac.uk

In a pilot study by the University of Salford and architects, Nightingale Associates, it was found that the classroom environment can affect

OLPC Australia to Launch a Modular, Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Called the XO I...
the-digital-reader.com

OLPC Australia to Launch a Modular, Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Called the XO Infinity hardware news, OLPC One Education, OLPC's partner non-profit

Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
google-latlong.blogspot.com

Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

Stop Ignoring Google+
esheninger.blogspot.com

In case you didn't know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. The bottom line is that many

Five Great Raspberry Pi Expansions That Make It Even More Useful
www.makeuseof.com

Your Raspberry Pi is versatile and at times amazing, but are you harnessing the full power of that little box? Don't be limited by those two

Google Teacher Academy London 2014 | i see teach
daibarnes.info

Head of Digital Strategy and teacher of Computing. I also play guitar and run barefoot. I aim for the judicious use of technology in learnin

How To Teach Math With LEGOs | Edudemic
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Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colore

Creative Advice From Kids Who Play With Lego Blocks At School | Co.Creat...
www.fastcocreate.com

Lego Education is the block behemoth's division for creating an in-school curriculum for students. Here's what they've learned about creativ

Paddy Ashdown slams 'kneejerk' Tory response to jihadi terror threat
www.theguardian.com

Intervention comes as Cameron prepares anti-terror message, with prime minister criticised over 'damaging' rhetoric

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic
www.edudemic.com

With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, sc

Why you shouldn't take photos in galleries - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

The National Gallery is allowing cameras. Big mistake, says Sarah Crompton

Plug and Play
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I have just removed the very old, very slow PC from my desktop. I have replaced it with the Chromebox I talked about in my last bloq. I was

Evernote Web Clipper
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Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.

Whitehall tries to revive plans to share confidential personal data
www.theguardian.com

Proposals to share people's details resemble Labour's 2009 plans which critics said could 'wipe out privacy at a stroke'

LastPass Password Mgr Premium*
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Mobile version of the award-winning LastPass password manager. Fast, easy and simple; securely syncs your passwords across all your browsers

Tech City broadband is 'not fit for purpose', say startups
www.theguardian.com

Poor infrastructure and policy has hampered the government’s flagship technology cluster from the start - but entrepreneurs have had enough

One thousand children, one room and a lot of code - welcome to the future
www.theguardian.com

Emma Mulqueeny, who has been organising the Festival of Code for six years, on why the UK’s young programmers are more confident than ever

Fantastic caravan park, close to one of the best beaches in Ireland. Don't forget to visit The Shack by the beach for a coffee, ice cream and to sit and admire the view.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Very helpful staff who answered all our questions and made sure our stay was the best out could be. The room is comfortable, perfect for what you need. Overhead plane noise isn't an issue.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The best restaurant in Derry - fact. If you want top quality food cooked by one of the best chefs in Ireland then look no further than Browns. It is stunning. Prices range from reasonable for set a menu to slightly more expensive for a la carte.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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A fantastic 'shop' that provides you the pots to paint to your liking. Be as creative as you like and within a few days your pot will be fired and ready to be picked up. You get to make perfectly unique presents and everyone is welcome to have a go.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
A superb Indian restaurant with very good service service - on very busy nights they can be caught out but it shows just how popular this place is even mid week. The Thursday night deal is excellent value for money.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago