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Look what I made at school today with the #ultimaker2 3D printer
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Type welcome. Hope it helps
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Does anyone know if it is possible to tweak the bandwidth option in the Android Hangout client? I'm using Hangouts on a Nexus 7...

Many thanks.
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Finished my fifth and final exam to become a "Google Certified Educator"!  Yippeee!  Now it is onto "Google Certified Trainer" --- but first I need a Coke :)
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+Tara Dolan Unfortunately each test will cost you $15 and you need to pass/complete five tests to earn your Certification.
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Question: We're located in Guatemala and want to use the Hangout Onair - it says we cannot because Youtube accounts are not yet available in Guatemala. Does anyone know if there is a legal way around this and / or when we can expect Youtube to be available in Guatemala?

Thanks,
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Thanks Angela!
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Katie Dowd

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Google Hangout this AM @ 10AM EST with Chelsea Clinton on girls education: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106632108068498605377/events/cktqajnrr662g9eqo7jep01m7ho
Join Chelsea Clinton for a Google Hangout discussion on the state of global #education for #girls.  Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Kennedy Odede, Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, will also participate. Watch the discussion live, and send us your questions for the panelists. Get more info at www.clintonfoundation.org/conversation
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MACBETH WENT SOCIAL
Here's a record of the 4th and last week.

I am grateful to each and every person who participated in this project. We explored the play, Hangouts, and ourselves!

#Macbeth   #digitalmedia   #sociallearning  
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Sol Shaikh

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What a great idea!
 
Would you mentor a student for 20 mins?
Hangout Mentoring for K-12

I've recently seen the miracles that can happen in Hangouts with kids who don't usually get 1 on 1 time. It has made me wonder if a G+ Community could make this happen for more students. 

It could be as simple as hearing a child read, or reading to a child. Or, what? It would need to happen within the sanctions of a school setting of course. I believe it could work.

If there's interest, I'll look into getting a grant through +BIG FUN Education and set it in motion. Feels amazing to help kids and G+ could make that possible for more of us. What do you think?

Here's the imagined Community:
 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101890933607592260503/communities/117362396918529840981


#mentoring  
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I also created an online test prep environment and know exactly what you are talking about +Chris Cho. Do join the Reading Without Borders community. Let's see what we can do!
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Im in need of some good Julius Caesar, history based not Lit., material. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Rubicon by Tom Holland.
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A G+ First
_A 10 year-old reads Macbeth in Chinese!*

An impromptu Hangout yesterday with a language school in Spain showed yet another way to use Hangouts -- reading fluency practice with authentic audiences. 

I had never heard my adaptation of Macbeth read in Chinese until yesterday and it felt like a breakthrough moment -- to see this little girl reading and being introduced to the play for fun, to see a student and teacher read together, and to be told that there were other young students at her door wishing to read this way also, well, isn't this a great tool for fluency practice?

And then, I know that this little girl's parents only speak Chinese and helped her read the play in Chinese at home. They live in Spain and I imagine her parents love the fact that she had the chance to do this in Chinese. They will be able to watch her on YouTube! Imagine the learning and pride! Students have been replaying the MACBETH GOES SOCIAL Hangouts and talking about them at home and at school. The home/school connection can be strengthened through Hangouts.

And what will this completely delightful pair of learners (yes, one is a teacher who is actually learning Chinese) inspire when others see this story? I am hoping to hear some of the play read in Arabic now. Are they any Arabic-speaking students out there who would like to read a speech or two this way? Let me know and we'll do it!

#Chinese   #Macbeth   #reading   #fluency   #fun  
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Tonia Lovejoy

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Meet the crew live for a panel discussion on Literacy in the Digital Age! Tonight 7pm CST!
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Hellooo
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About this community

This a community for educators who are using Google Hangouts in their classrooms. My hope is that this becomes a hub for teachers to connect, collaborate, and discuss how they are using Google Hangouts to enrich the learning experiences of their students.
 
Save the date! July 8 @8pET: +Barnett Berry  & #CTQglobal  teachers will discuss their new report on global professional learning. RSVP: http://ow.ly/yyJAq

+Google for Education  #googlehangout  
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What's a Google App to record what you're doing on your computer screen whilst narrating as you go. In interested in using such a tool to help staff and students use Google Apps in class. I've seen movenote and explain everything but want to record my screen as I go through the steps for people to follow whilst I narrate over the top. Any recommendations?
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I have used both Screencastify and Hangouts on Air. I like HOA better but feel Screencastify is much easier to use.
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Erik Ducker

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Assuming Google Events cannot help me, how do you know if a Google Hangout took place. I know that guest will say they are coming be accepting an invitation, but how do you track whether they logged on to the actual video call?
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As soon as the join the video call, their video stream will appear in the filmstrip at the bottom. If they don't have a camera, their profile picture will appear. 

Let me know if you'd like to go through some of the steps together....
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We want to use hangouts to send messages to teachers. Our issue is that there seems to be no way for us to create a distribution list or to provide teachers with a pre-populated list of users. My initial idea was to create a Google group and then send a hangouts message to it, but that doesn't seem to be possible. Finally on the computer when we search for a user it shows the GAFE accounts first, but on a mobile device it does not prioritize them... Any ideas?
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+Patti L Ward no problem, I'm glad I could help. 
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Erik Estabrook (Poet with autism) is having a Hangout On Air Today at 6PM Eastern time! Hope to have you watch Erik's live poetry reading
:-)  See the event page for today's poetry!
Kathleen Tehrani originally shared:
 
 "AUTISM BRAINSTORM: Poetic Outspeak with Erik Estabrook"
Erik will share new poetry with the Autism Brainstorm community.

Erik's poetry for this session will be:
~ A Pure Joy Poem 
~Blank Cassette

Biography
Erik Estabrook is the author of seven published books. He shares his poetry for autism awareness and social knowledge. He has a show called "Poetic Outspeak" with Kathleen Tehrani of autism brainstorm and a show called "Poetic Travels on the Autism Highway" with Kelly Green.
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Geo Brandon

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Behind the scenes. I'm facilitating VFTs from South Korea and I have opening in the coming weeks. Contact me for information.   
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Eric Hansen

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If you haven't tried this, I highly recommend it. Very beneficial for classroom experience utilizing G+
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Google Hangouts On Air is a brilliant platform to give students lessons out of school. 
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I. Need a chance to learn more than the other day.
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Hello everyone,

We are a GAfE school! We just enabled Google+ yesterday afternoon. I know the 24 hour window has not yet passed but I was wondering if this error message is due to the 24 hours thing or if I have something else going on?!

Thanks for any assistance.
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Terry Weatherspoon's profile photoKenneth Eisner's profile photoKim Nilsson's profile photo
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Just wanted to confirm that Hangouts are now working. Took an additional six or seven hours to activate. Thanks again.
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Imagine the learning!

Join us if you can or watch it later:
https://plus.google.com/events/cijnnqtvqc0r2396hdv0oltsur0
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