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Google's 'Faster' undersea internet cable goes live
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-faster-cable-japan-us

The undersea cable cost $300 million to create and has been in the works since 2014
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shoutout to all those in UK using Solutions Journalism, Keep Going - more will follow! http://storytracker.solutionsjournalism.org/ ..
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quite incredible new look and packed full of vital info --'only the account holder can see' ...
Find and see your search history, browsing history, and other activity that's saved to your Google Account in My Activity. You’re in control of this data and can easily delete activity from your account.
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the truth is definately out there .. read on if you think UNLOCKED is anything but what is actually means...
But according to a new survey we conducted among U.S. smartphone users, there are common misperceptions about another meaningful feature of a smartphone -- being unlocked. The majority of people we surveyed are confused about what a universally unlocked phone offers or even what, exactly, ...
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really valuable recap on new features ..
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funny stuff +Barbara Live Mobile YouTube from the theme park ..
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i'm a total advocate of Solutions Journalism Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://youtu.be/db6UjGyY9_M . +Solutions Journalism  visit: solutionsjournalism.organd the ever so good http://storytracker.solutionsjournalism.org ..
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Video 2 ..essential ..
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this is a brilliant Intro video - something that everyone should watch.. 'This is the introduction video to the series, "How the Internet Works" Watch the rest of the series in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdnOPI1iJNfMRZm5DDxco3UdsFegvuB7
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the create Quizzes in Forms is so brilliant -- wish i had this when i was a teacher too .. 'Quizzes in Google Forms
Getting feedback helps students learn and teachers teach. But grading tests and quizzes is time-consuming; teachers often have to take time away from other tasks to do it, and if it’s not done promptly, everyone misses out on the opportunity to learn from the things students got wrong. Starting today, Quizzes in Google Forms will grade multiple choice and checkbox questions automatically—so teachers can spend less time grading work and more time teaching.

Teachers can set correct answers in Forms and even add review materials in the form of explanations, supplemental websites, or review videos—so students can get quick, informative feedback on how to improve. Plus, teachers can get an instant snapshot on what their students understand, so they know which lessons need more explanation or what to teach next.
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i SO WISH i had this when i was a class teacher ..
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15 may 16 note, currently working on Simple Black and White Photography .. i was trained in black and white photography, back in the days of film, chemicals and a darkroom .. the best (and only) tools we had - a camera with a fixed 50mm lens, our legs, our eyes and a thinking creative brain. Fast forward to 2016 and most of what we see is not a photograph at all - just absolute laziness. By starting a new discussion, maybe, just maybe a few people with realise they do in fact have legs and a brain and will happily wander about with a camera as if for the very first time .. 

note:  For those many people who continually ask, 'Why are you verified [at youtube] with so few subscribers?' -- here is my answer

''I get this question alot -- I was at google+ at the start back in 2011 and that's where I got my verified tick. I am a trusted tester for google pre prerelease software (like hangouts). As it's One Google, I think that's why my tick is seen at youtube as well as across most of the 100+ Google Products and Services ...

the Laptop show is a gift to all the children I have ever taught, now all grown up .. you can read the post here at my new University of Warwick Blog: 

http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/mikedownes/entry/the_laptop_show .. 

It's new new for 2016 - where anyone can learn something fast .. simple timeless fun ..

real world teacher . passionately curious . make videos to help people learn . complex to simple fast . website . . . youtube.com/mikedownes . . . @mikedownesz


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  • University of Warwick
    Education, 1994 - 1998
    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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Social Blade
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See the best of Social Blade YouTube Stats right alongside the video you're watching on YouTube

Plugin for AZ Screen Recorder – Android Apps on Google Play
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Plugin for AZ Screen Recorder is used for video editing. With this plugin installed, AZ Screen Recorder can provide the best quality of vide

Twitter Curator - Google Docs add-on
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Twitter Curator lets you search and save tweets right inside your Google documents. It is like Storify for Google Docs.

Could Google Australia's Story Sphere be Successful in Getting Small Bus...
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How can Google Story Sphere be a useful tool for small businesses.

Student Success: From Absolute Beginner To Hired! - Udacity - Be in Demand
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Stefanie Gross had almost zero programming experience when she started. After graduation, she applied for a job requiring HTML, CSS and Java

Room - simple video meetings – Android Apps on Google Play
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Room is the easiest way to have simple video meetings. Have free video meetings and voice calls with up to 3 other people at the same time.

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Room is the simplest way to have free video meetings right within your web browser.

Say hello to the redesigned YouTube mobile app
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This story was originally posted on the official YouTube blog. We're excited to be launching a range of the mobile features you've been wait

123D Catch - Android Apps on Google Play
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Use your camera to capture people, places and things around you as amazingly realistic 3D models. Capture friends, sculptures, buildings or

Story Spheres Talking and Testing - Google Groups
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing. After hearing about Story Spheres a few days ago, I called it a dream come true. I made a resource blog p

Been here a few times, once as a guest on radio and a few times to ask questions about a segment idea. I have to say the lady at reception was so more welcoming than the A4 paper sign telling me to press a desk phone button. I understand this office used to have over twenty staff, now less than a handful. My door is always open for talks with the BBC :)
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Springfield, Essex UK is known all over the world, so why not share some photos to keep this Conservation Area in the mind's eye. Sit on the Green on a Sunny Day - really worth ..
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most incredible place, '' I visited the gas lit Dolgoch Youth Hostel in Wales in 2010 - I cannot begin to put into words the feelings when we discovered the sketches of the Ponies in the Guest Book. If you ever get to Dolgoch you will see it's a wilderness and at night the darkest sky ever.''
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late may 2016-- new clubhouse in progress of being built, will document photos - access from Mill Lane, right turn into a field after Cricket Club .. Maybe an odd review, but your storage cabin is awesome, with the peeling paint just magnificent, here's some arty photos, love it..
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Super useful store for the local Community - also a Costcutter ..
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Excellent Engineers and Brilliant Customer Service ..
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