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Darrel Branson
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Hi All,
I'm Darrel. I work as the ICT teacher and ICT coordinator for Mildura West Primary School in Victoria. I'm looking forward to swapping ideas and finding new resources. We have a bit of robotics program happening and a small code club that uses Scratch and learn.code.org. #introductions   #school

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Great run along the Murray river. Great sunset too!
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Nice tool for basic coding using Google Drive.
Teach students basic code in google drive html, java, css editor. Very cool. 

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Great video about learning in the 21st C and what networks can offer education.
If you have a spare 10min you must watch this. Love the link between allowing students to tinker and play so that they are able to learn the necessary skills for life long Co construction of learning in this networked age. 

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Ed Tech Crew Podcast 187 - BOYD Part 2 the Hangout!
Last night the Ed Tech Crew participated in Google Hangout to record a podcast around the "Bring Your Own Device Concept". We were joined by eight great educators in the hangout. You can find it here:

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Checkout what was the most searched for in 2011 according to Google ...

"Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched
What mattered in 2011? Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year's 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011."

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Great advice!
Happiness and success?


1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.
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More (MOOC's?) from Stanford!
Wow, new online courses at +Stanford University

Computer Science
- Game Theory http://www.game-theory-class.org/
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms I http://www.algo-class.org/
- Cryptography http://www.crypto-class.org/
- Software Engineering for Software as a Service http://www.saas-class.org/
- Natural Language Processing http://www.nlp-class.org/
- Computer Science 101 http://www.cs101-class.org/
- Human-Computer Interaction http://www.hci-class.org/
- Probabilistic Graphical Models http://www.pgm-class.org/

Entrepreneurship
- Lean Launchpad http://www.launchpad-class.org/
- Technology Entrepreneurship http://www.venture-class.org/

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The Scratch Ed team have just put out a draft curriculum guide for using Scratch for creative and design based computing.
"he guide is organized as a series of twenty 60-minute sessions, and includes session plans, handouts, projects, and videos. The 20 sessions presented in this guide are organized into 5 topics:introduction, arts,stories,games,final project"

At the 'Games for Change Symposium' in Sydney with @itmadesimple&@Vormamim look out for a live stream shortly from @edtechcrew#games4change
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