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Acceptable Use Policy - G+ Hangouts.

Hi,
 I am planning on starting a series of G+ hangouts with my students ti aygment their classroom studies and was wondering if anyone had an Acceptable Use Policy/Guideline? My students are all over the age of 16 and the hangouts will be isolated to our school GAfE domain.

Any guidance would be gratefully accepted.

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Paul.
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I would set up a circle with page connected to it as the meeting Room. Then connect the students to the page before hand. Then connected the students together in a classroom setting to work out the bugs before going live with it. Then have a topic they choose before hand for the hangout . 

Turn the hangout a "happing"!
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Hi all,
  I am looking for a solution to the timed essay exam practice dilemma.  I am reluctant to use valuable classroom time for this kind of exercise, but I do appreciate its importance.  Any suggestions as to how I can set this kind of work for homework?  Timed document access or similar, I could look at the revision history for each essay but would prefer a slicker approach if anyone knows of one.
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Paul, check out our event - I posted some more notes there about what I have gotten done.
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Wrong or right?
A BRITISH mum under fire for encouraging her young daughters to write letters to murderers in prison says it teaches them a valuable lesson about forgiveness.
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(Sat01) Factual comparison of IE to Google Chrome

I am looking for a non technical comparison of IE with Google Chrome as a default browser.  I know there are lots of opinions regarding this, I have my own, but what I need is a factual non technical comparison.

On January 6th I will be starting a new job teaching Sociology and Psychology to groups of high achieving 16-18 year olds at a rural sixth form college (total 500 students).  Psychology is the largest subject within the college and I won the opportunity to teach on the basis of my understanding of evolving approaches to to the use of web applications within the classroom.  The college in question has access to GaFE, but this has never been exploited, mainly due to a lack of knowledge regarding the opportunities.  It is my intention to build a class site pulling together a range of applications.

My formative concept for this site is based around using a tool such as SpicyNodes, this would be embedded into a Google site as a homepage.  The nodes would then be specific to each group of students e.g. Class1, Class2 etc, subnodes would then be topic specific.  The subtopic nodes would then use link to subpages using a range of web applications, such as line.do, to create interactive content.

These webpages would be backed up by the the use of Google Docs for assignments and assessments.

The college currently uses IE as its default browser and my first challenge will be to present a non-technical argument for changing this to Chrome.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received, either in relation to the browser issues or my concept as a whole.

Thank you.
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Not too traditional, I hope! Shame about Thiursday, but I was pushed for time anyway - have to be back for a session on the MA in Learning and Teaching course I'm involved with at University Campus Suffolk.  I will definitely need to be picking your brain about that sometime soon!  I reckon I can learn a lot from you about the realities and peculiarities of tertiary education...
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(Fri01) Very good, succinct explanation regarding the benefits of google docs.

A well written and succinct explanation of how Google Docs can be used to improve the student writing process.
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Thanks, Paul - hadn't seen that one.  

Love to talk to you sometime - I've been asked to help out with the delivery of an MA in Learning & Teaching.  I get to call myself 'Visiting Fellow', which is nice ;-)  You know how little I know about tertiary, though, so love to pick your brains on it.
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(Thu01) Google Scholar - My Library

I have tried this option in Google Scholar and the first thing that strikes me is that, as far as I can see, there is no option to share My Library in Google Scholar.  This seems a little strange bearing in mind that most Google products are shareable.  I think that introducing a sharing option for My Library would add immense benefits.

Remember the reading lists you were given as a student?  What if the first time you logged into your GaFE account all the reading material you required for that unit had been organised for you, what if you could add to that list articles that you had found that you felt your fellow students and your lecturer might benefit from?

Am I alone in thinking that shared Library listings in Google Scholar would be very useful?

It is of course possible that I missed this option, but I don't think it is there.
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How's it going Paul? I'm teaching in bloody Sudbury these days! Thanks for all the links and stuff.
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Great video thank you.  I did find one anomaly.  I am based in the UK and when I view blog to get the URL is gives me an address suffixed .co.uk - when I place this in the RSS Feed gadget - nothing displays, if I edit the gadget to be .com and NOT .co.uk everything works fine.

I place this comment here as the video is clear and concise and works fine, except for the above anomaly - not sure if this applies to other regions where the .com is transposed into a region suffix.

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Excellent concise video, worked a treat.  Thank you.

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Can anyone help solve this problem.

I am trying to embed a Powtoon presentation into a website with no joy.  I am using the generated embed code from Powtoon and I think I am falling fowl of a http to https mismatch in the iframe.  Does anyone know how I might solve this?

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One of the paradoxes of modern technology.
Increasingly digital platforms are encouraging us to bring out our selfless side online.
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I have tried this option in Google Scholar and the first thing that strikes me is that, as far as I can see, there is no option to share My Library in Google Scholar.  This seems a little strange bearing in mind that most Google products are shareable.  I think that introducing a sharing option for My Library would add immense benefits.

Remember the reading lists you were given as a student?  What if the first time you logged into your GaFE account all the reading material you required for that unit had been organised for you, what if you could add to that list articles that you had found that you felt your fellow students and your lecturer might benefit from?

Am I alone in thinking that shared Library listings in Google Scholar would be very useful?

It is of course possible that I missed this option, but I don't think it is there.
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A very quick, unscientific survey I am running before a Psychology lecture I am presenting on the 22/11/13 - if you have a couple of minutes to complete it I would be very grateful.
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My name is Paul (but you know that from your search), I live and work in Norfolk England as an educator.  I have two daughters and three step sons.  I am passionate about helping young people who have not had the best of luck rediscover their direction and hunger for life.
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  • City College Norwich
    DTTLS, 2009 - present
  • University of East Anglia
    BSc PsychoSocial Sciences, 2000 - 2006
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  • City College Norwich
    Tutor - Work Based Learning, 2012 - present
  • City College Norwich
    Lecturer - Functional Skills ICT, 2011 - 2012
  • Action Training
    Vocational Trainer, 2009 - 2011
  • Broadland Council Training Services
    Trainer, 2007 - 2008
  • Norwich Union
    Print Support Analyst, 1989 - 2000
  • RHM Computing
    Print Shift Leader, 1980 - 1989
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