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Jeb Dickerson
Every road leads to a mountain. The question is, will you climb?
Every road leads to a mountain. The question is, will you climb?

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BTSA Inquiry Class Pics
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One of my faves...

Hello, new to teaching but trying hard to integrate tech into most things. Can anyone share some advise as to how best to use PDFs in Google Classroom in a way that allows students to open them on their chromebooks and (digitally) write on them?

In other words, I'm creating assignments in Google Classroom that have PDFs as attachments, and I want the students to be able to open them and type upon them. Seems like this must be easy to accomplish, but maybe I'm wrong. Thanks for any help/advice.

Cheers... a brand new teacher I've got some questions about class websites. Obv I'll follow my district's policies, but I'm just looking for some feedback from those who have used classroom web sites as a place for students to write. I see huge value in that, along with the ability for peer assessments, getting feedback, etc..

However, if your class uses a blog like this, is it public? Or password protected, etc? (Does everyone in the world have access to it?) Do you have concerns about what students write? Do you require that you read it first before it is published? Do you run into problems with regard to the content that students post, either images or the words they write?

Do you feel some/any risk to you as a teacher in terms of putting your credential in jeopardy in the event that a student posts something inappropriate?

Any input would be really helpful. It seems like to order to teach digital citizenship we need to let students operate in a public forum on the web. I also know we have a duty to protect them and ensure a safe environment in all things, so feedback from those of you who are doing it would be super.


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Looks like a phenomenal resource...
Google+ University

With 40+ articles and counting, it occurs to me that there’s quite a bit of information on our favorite social network within my site, but they’re not so easily organized or discovered. So, I’ve put together this resource for you so that you can jump in wherever you need to. Whether you’re at the 101 level or the 501 level, there are articles and resources here for you.

GOOGLE+ 101: Introduction to Google+

01. The Power of the +Plus 
02. Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH]
03. Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? 
04. Top Google+ Influencers and Educators 
05. Learn About the Benefits of Google+ with Mike Allton [VIDEO]

GOOGLE+ 201: Getting Around The Plus

06. How to make Google+ your favorite Social Network 
07. Guide to Formatting Google+ Posts [INFOGRAPHIC]
08. 6 Ways a Formatted Google+ Post Will Increase Engagement and Interest
09. Secret Tips to Using Google+ Circles 
10. The Complete Social Media Cover Photo Guide
11. How to Save Google Plus Posts for Later Reading 
12. How to Link to a Google Plus Post 

GOOGLE+ 301: Growing Your Business with Google+

13. Manage Google+ Pages from Mobile - 
14. How To Create Google +Post Ads 
15. Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold? 
16. Google+ Releases Gorgeous New Site Badges 
17. Use this Amazing Technique to Increase Blog Engagement on Google+ 
18. Is your brand listening on Google Plus? It should be! 
19. Promoting Content with Google+ 
20. 8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers

GOOGLE+ 401: Advanced Plussing

21. How Not to use Google+ 
22. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers
23. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers [VIDEO]
24. Should You Plus Your Own Plus Posts? 
25. How To Get Full-Bleed Images on Google+ - 
26. How to Track Google+ Post Impressions 
27. Key to Virality: What's Hot on Google+ 
28. Explore the Benefits of Google+ Ripples 
29. Anatomy of a Viral Post

GOOGLE+ 501: HOAs, Tools & Communities

30. How to Test and Refine Your Google+ Strategy
31. Brand Your HOA to Positively Impact Your Audience 
32. How to Manage Your Google+ Brand Using HootSuite
33. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer 
34. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with HootSuite 
35. Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide 
36. How to Create a Google+ Community 
37. Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile.
38. The Best Google+ Communities 
39. Cleaning Up Your Google+ Communities 
40. Understand and Monitor your Google+ Followers with CircleCount 

GOOGLE+ 601: Google Authorship

41. Google AuthorRank: Fact or Fiction 
42. Google Authorship - are we there yet? 
43. Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters?

This is a lot to cover, so bookmarking this post would be a good idea. (See #11 & #12 above). You can also pin the post to Pinterest!

If you have any questions, or would like more hands-on help developing a strategy for success on Google+ for your business, circle and private message me and we’ll start a dialogue.

Learn everything you need to know to get started on Google+, and start using the platform to learn and grow!

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In his element. 

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The girl and boy #2 taking in the splendor of the Hobie end-of-summer sale.

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Charlie's most recent shot from Sequoia National Park. Bats and rats couldn't keep us off that rock for our first night-time trip. 
This is the view from the top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park at night. It was tough capturing the Milky way due to smoke from prescribed fires, light pollution, and smog, but this is what I managed to get. I hope you all enjoy

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Our Sequoia NP trip was cut short on the front end by the girl's interview, and on the back end by rain, but we crammed plenty in while it lasted. It's a tradition that we've stuck to for some years now, and it'll take more than good opportunities and desperately needed moisture to keep us away. :)
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Interesting... Never heard about this.

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