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Can someone explain the benefits|drawbacks of Gmail vs another email client as we move toward being a GAFE school.  Presently we have Novell as our email client and use Google products at all levels.  We will be having a conversation soon about moving to Gmail or staying with Novell.  I feel that it would be beneficial to move to Gmail because of the connectivity throughout all Google products, but I don't have enough ammo to make a good argument.  Any suggestions?  Resources?  Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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Much appreciated!  Thank you.
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Hello - I work for a large metro school district in Omaha, NE.  We are going Google with our students in the fall.  Hoping this group is still active!!  

Main interest is how to integrate the power of ExamView with the delivery of Google
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Thank you, it is all been very helpful. I appreciate the thoughts and brainpower!
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Greg Mcverry

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Join us tonight for a conversation on teaching with RSS

http://networkedlearningcollaborative.com/leaving-the-lms-for-rss/
The first topic in the #QuestionTheWeb professional development series doesn't refer to the the evaluation of websites. Instead we first focus on using RSS and blogs in the classroom. Please join u...
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Combine multiple Google Apps functionalities such as: Doc sharing, make a copy, Lab Event attachments into a workflow that will you and your students/colleagues benefit with #GoogleApps  . 

Thx +Jarod Bormann  for inspiring me to review my workflow. 
How can I make it simpler for my students and colleagues to make a copy of my document? Combine multiple Google Apps functionalities  Doc sharing, make a copy, Lab Event attachments Sure they can Make a Copy. Will th...
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Daniel Gratton's profile photoThomas Brown's profile photoEster Feldman's profile photoCeanlia Vermeulen's profile photo
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Check out the Doctopus addon for gDocs, or Google Classroom. They do the same thing, but more elegantly and powerfully.
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An older app I have written is being resurrected...mark*N*mail v2.0 is in open BETA and I am looking for some teachers to give it a go. It auto marks Google forms and creates PDF reports of the tests in your Drive. No data is collected by the app - ever.

I just want to make an app that other instructors will find useful. If you want to try it out and offer feedback to help me make it even better for you, check it out! 

https://sites.google.com/a/thedtn.org/mnm/
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Jane Vestil

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Dear Colleagues,

The Vienna International School, in cooperation with AppsEvents, is pleased to be hosting the first Central European Google Cloud Camp on Friday February 27, 2015. It's going to be a full day of exploring, learning and leveraging the Google Apps for Education suite of tools. There will be sessions on the core Google 'apps', using the Flubaroo add-on, and encouraging collaboration in class to name a few. This training will also prepare the delegates for the Google Certified Educator qualifications.

More details can be found on the event website (http://vienna.appsevents.com/). REGISTER TODAY!

We look forward to having you. Feel free to share this out with your own school learning communities.
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Saurabh Sharma

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One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The screenshots below provide directions for the process. (Click the images to view them in full size). Step 1: …
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#Chrome Extensions: Download manager
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Of course Helena, and let us know if it works with you. Good luck :)
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larbi mouhibbi

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A tip of how to delegate your gmail account to someone else without giving him password : http://goo.gl/MOUBQh
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Recently, a few of us have begun using Google Apps as a free learning management system (LMS) to create and teach courses. But there is a lot to learn. And the technologies keep evolving. This led to the idea of collaborating to create free crowdsourced classes and other resources to help us learn. To share this community verbally with others, just say "Bit dot ly slash free lms" http://bit.ly/freelms

Nanna Lund

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Hi I am looking at alternatives for my school's LMS and would like to get to know more about Google Apps used for this purpose. Any good ideas on where to start? I already know and use many google apps personally...
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As part of my participation in the Global Learning XPRIZE[1], I knocked together a reading lesson builder called Words and Pictures.

Check it out and let me know if you think younger students or students trying to learn a new language would like this interface. The demo is in English, German and Chinese. 6 slides total.

[1] http://learning.xprize.org
autoplay. Built with.
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Michael Henry's profile photoJohn Graves's profile photo
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The interactive elements of Words and Pictures are open source. W&P can use the Google Text-to-Speech API which offers many more voices than SlideSpeech.

SlideSpeech has a different online interactivity builder meant to allow creating multiple choice questions where the answers return verbal responses and/or link to other websites.

Please let me know if you see an application in your context. Will there be an XPRIZE Think Tank there?

Here's the Auckland one: http://www.meetup.com/xprize-think-tank-auckland/
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#googlesheets  notifications are simple and very useful. To be or not be notified? Follow these simple steps.
Notifications in Google Sheets I want to be notified when I collect data with a Google Form Google Forms is a great way to collect data and Google Sheet is the holder of that data. A perfect match for many of us. Once ...
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HELP!
Does anyone know how to create layered questions in Google Forms?

Example of layered question:
If someone answers yes to question 1, then the form takes you to question 4, but if someone answers no to question 1, then the form takes you to question 9 instead.

Are there any good video tutorials that teach a novice how to program a Google Form to have layered questions?

Or if Google Forms can't do this, any idea of any free open source app that can?

Hope someone can help?
Thanks in advance.
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It's called branch logic, I think.
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John Graves
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Find out more about the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE:
http://learning.xprize.org
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Ted Moallem's profile photoDavid Pinto's profile photo
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It's also short-sighted. Text is biased to 'civilisation'. Consider audio-visual growth in the last decade, or Google translate over the next. We learn language well before text, our tech and engagement will catch up to this fact, or AI will soon enough. So... bugger it, we're screwed.
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I take issue with Google Sites. #GAFE customers should demand something better. It is simply the wrong way to #teachtheweb. HTML tags that are standards do not work (try captioning picture), CSS? Forget it. Same with Javascript.

These are essential to the modern web. Even if you don't want kids coding the WYSIWYG editor sticks in random tags and you have to erase formatting all the time.

Google Sites has become gDocs with extra navigation. We need to demand more.

In fact I think I am done with using Google Apps as a free LMS and will instead try to transition to the open web.

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As an update the transition to the Open web has gone quite smoothly. I am co-learning as I design, spending nights cursing at CSS, and loving every minute.
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Saurabh Sharma

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One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. …
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Q : c What do you think of this new #Chrome #Extension for YouTube , YouTube++   goo.gl/PPysSV
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Here how to know if your Gmail account is opened from somewhere else: http://goo.gl/2khtkx
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Greg Mcverry

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Anyone ever see this before? Woke up to a messsage saying there was supicious activity on my account and then my pages have been suspended for violating terms of service.

I am sure there was a spike in activity (assignments due today for the final) but this is strange. 

I may have to step back from Google as a Free LMS
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Thanks all. It only took a day for my appeal. Wish process was more open. I have no idea why my site was disabled or why my appeal was successful. 
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