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Martin Hawksey
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Google's Cloud service just got a little easier to use. Today, it announced Google Cloud Launcher which makes it easy to deploy applications like Wordpress or entire stacks like LAMP ...
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Just updated this project so it no longer uses the deprecated ScriptDb service

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Visualising Mobile Network Data with Google Big Query and Google Maps
Hiren and my talk at AfricaCom about using Google Big Query to mine OpenCellID data across 1.2 billion rows, and using Google Maps to visualise the data.
Hiren and my talk at AfricaCom about using Google Big Query to mine OpenCellID data across 1.2 billion rows, and using Google Maps to visualise the data.
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Another poster to promote the premiere of our #Noir106 radio show on Mon. March 23rd, 2015. Tune in for our live Skype broadcast too that will be hosted by Jim Groom along side.
The Fascinating Femme Fatale in all her noir genre glory showcased on DS106 Radio, Mar 23rd, 2015 at 9pm EDT. Tune in for our live premier at DS106Rad.io/listen
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Any eLearning tool, no matter how openly designed, will eventually become indistinguishable from a Learning Management System once a threshold of supported use-cases has been reached.
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I'd say it gets cloudy around personal learning spaces. It's interesting to consider 'Norman's Law' with the likes of Google Drive. By itself I wouldn't describe Drive as an LMS but there are a number of examples where staff are using it very effectively to support learning. Put add-ons like Doctopus in the mix and I'd say you are moving towards a tutor centred LMS, but then look what happens if you wrap Drive into Google Classroom. 

Ultimately every rule is there to be proven wrong but I would argue as soon as you start requiring the administration of learning and teaching, particularly at scale, you are being funnelled into a LMS model
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Nice way to crowd source translations using Google Sheets (would work really well in Google Apps Script projects)

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So I spent a little time over the weekend hacking together a piece of code to help export usable localization / translation files from a simple spreadsheet in Google Docs. With a little extra effort setting up Protected Ranges and giving other users editing permissions, team translation using ...
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Yes, I've done that for Yet Another Mail Merge, Awesome Table and a few more projects. It works very well, and lots of people are willing to contribute.
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Haha, just been planning my A level lesson on ethics for tomorrow!
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After launching an add-ons store for Google Docs last year, Google is now giving Google Apps administrators more control over how to distribute those add-ons to their teams. The ...
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For the folks who have to make graphics for all devices under the sun, any time that can be saved is worth saving. The Illustrator script ai2html, from New York Times graphics editor Archie Tse, co...
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Data driven decision making is core to most businesses. You can find a free 2 hour online taster course to get you started as well as more advanced options.
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Join us for Google I/O 2015 via the global I/O Extended program #io15 #io15extended  

In case you missed it, we recently officially announced that Google I/O 2015 will take place on May 28 & 29 (http://goo.gl/TQHoQ9). 

We know not everyone can make it all the way to San Francisco, so to bring I/O into local communities worldwide, we have an event series called I/O Extended. The program aims to help developers enjoy the keynote and various sessions at I/O together through a live stream to encourage collaboration and build new connections. I/O Extended events often include unique developer activities, such as hackathons, code labs, and demos. These events are organized by Google Developer Groups (GDGs), Student Ambassadors, and local developers.

In 2014, there were roughly 600 Extended events in 90+ countries around the world (http://goo.gl/qUhQSm)! To get a feel for the I/O Extended experience, here’s a recap of the best moments of 2014: http://goo.gl/jM1gI3. We’re excited to see the developer community join together once again in 2015 to experience I/O from every corner of the globe.  

If you want to organize an event: 
-- Read through the Organizer Guide (http://goo.gl/rYSkMx) and register your event on the I/O website (http://goo.gl/qPI7nG). Note: If you’re a GDG, you should register your Extended event via the DevSite instead (http://developers.google.com/events).

If you want to attend an event: 
-- Search the I/O Extended map for events near you (http://goo.gl/EuIlX5). 

For more info on I/O Extended, join the I/O Extended 2015 Organizer community on Google+ (http://goo.gl/GIlmc0), check out the I/O website, and follow the social conversation on #io15extended . 
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Innovation, Community & Technology @A_L_T | +ALT. Interested in EdTech, Mashups, Google Apps Script, Social Networks, Data Mining, cMOOCs, Open Education, DDJ, SEO

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  • Association for Learning Technology
    Chief Innovation, Community & Technology Officer, 2014 - present
  • Association for Learning Technology
    Innovation & Technology Manager (Contracted), 2013 - 2014
  • Jisc CETIS
    Learning Technology Advisor (OER Programme Support, 2012 - 2013
  • Jisc RSC Scotland N&E
    eLearning Advisor (Higher Education), 2009 - 2011
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Templated Export allows users to reshape and selectively publish data from Google Spreadsheets in custom formats. The tool is powered by Goo

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Very basic Google Sheet template to let you draft tweets which are published to Twitter when you click a link.

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After making the following post on the ALT mailing list, which seemed to have caused a positive stir (and one of many). I've finally got aro

TwtrService: A Twitter API client library for Google Apps Script | MASHe
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The TwtrService library for Google Apps Script centrally stores your Twitter access details allowing them to accessed from multiple script p