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Learn about going deeper with Google Apps for Education! Tuesday, February 2, 7 PM Eastern.
 
We're changing the February 2 Google Educator Group Event to a Hangout on Air. Learn about going deeper with Google Apps for Education in the comfort of your own home! Please share with colleagues. See you on February 2!
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Tom Mullaney

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My post about best practices with #GoogleClassroom. What better day than a snow day?
Google Classroom is awesome. Teachers can take it beyond substitution to redefine teaching and learning in their classroom. I have posted ten strategies to help teachers do so on the BAMNetwork Rad...
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Tom Mullaney

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Hi, I'm Tom Mullaney, tech facilitator from Chapel Hill, NC. I just discovered this group. I certainly agree with using #GAFE as a free LMS!
I have encountered many strong opinions about Google Classroom. The overwhelming majority of these are positive like my own. However, some colleagues dismiss it by saying it is not a Learning Manag...
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Really good idea about separate modules for each unit. 
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Roz Hussin

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Hope someone in here might have ideas?
Thanks in advance.
 
Question for my PLN:

Background:
One of my former students, who is now an Assistant Director of Instructional Technology at a different institution, emailed me today to ask me a question. I decided to re-post her question here in G+, to my PLN, because I think you guys out there might have better solutions than what I gave her.

SIDE NOTE: (1) I am humbled that I am still seen as a valid go-to resource person, (2) I am proud to know that my passion for lifelong learning has been passed on to the next generation.

Question (as posed to me):
"An instructor in an online asynchronous course wants to display a list of topics that students can then select and do a project on. However, she does not want them to select the same topic idea. So, we need a tool that displays a list of topics in real time and allows students to select a topic and have it automatically be removed from that list. Do you have any idea what technology solution could be applied to this scenario?"

Answer (as offered by me):
I suggested using Google tools (Google Doc with embedded tables, or Google Forms), with the edit-history enabled, so that the instructor can track the real-time engagement.

However, I am sure there are other tools out there which might be a bit more "automated", and/or offer more top-down-control (if that is an issue).

Does anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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Thank you +Verena Roberts +Terri Reid +Beng Lim Lee ...
Very useful information / ideas.

I've not used http://en.linoit.com before, but I have used http://padlet.com/ and I can immediately envision what was described. It's a simple and fluid user-empowered solution. As +Verena Roberts said, we don't always need to use complicated/sophisticated solutions.

I've never used the choice eliminator on Google Forms, but it sounds perfect. I'll be sure to give it a shot. Does anyone have any good examples of how this tool/setting can be used? Either an actual built-form example? or a YouTube video tutorial?
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Blair Lockhart

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It seems to me that Classroom lacks a structured area to house content. This can of course be covered through Sites, which is great for using pages & sub-pages to give a great structure & easy accessibility to course content. Are there plans to integrate the 2 tools, i.e allow for a Site to be associated with a class in Classroom? I think this would really elevate the Google Suite as an LMS
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That's what we did in a whole school approach:

https://plus.google.com/108588709528750475503/posts/f6C7zjwKhi4
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Hi everybody,

FYI: I recently published a paper on the use of Google Apps for Education in management classrooms. This case study shows that collaborative properties of Google Apps, when they are undergirded by methods of social constructionism, influence learning factors on cognitive, emotional, spatial and group levels and lead to substantial changes in teacher/student roles and behaviours. 

For free access to full paper follow: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/vbxkdtSjU4gjYIYwHXRH/full

Regards,

Dirk
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Imagine Easy Solutions

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Hi all!
We're the team behind EasyBib.com and we're hosting a webinar next week all about Google Docs.
 
The session will cover essential tips and tricks for using Google Docs in the classroom. If you'd like to attend, it's free.

http://info.imagineeasy.com/google-docs-101-webinar
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Michael Henry
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Hello all - We are testing a Webinar app for Google Hangouts.  If you want to see the test (or participate) feel free to join using the link below.  
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Looks good so far! I'm excited!!
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About this community

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

Bandar Alabdaly

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Hello there,
I'm working on a research that is related to Google Apps in Education, and I need some new statistics info. about the number of users or schools are using Google Apps nowadays. Could anyone of you help me out in this point, please!

I would highly appreciate that

Best Regards

Bandar
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Jessica Brogley

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I'm looking to collect some sample classroom Google Sites from Elementary Teachers. Do you have a knock-out teacher that uses Google Sites? I'd love to see a sample.
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Sorry, we don't use Google Sites in elementary.
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AECCSS EKM

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Hello All!
I'm taking a shot in the dark here hoping someone has a solution for an issue we are encountering.

One of the tasks of my team is to develop custom CBT's for our company to cover tool & process trainings. Previously we were using a custom email widget in Captivate to send the results to us then manually add/track them in a spreadsheet. We have since moved to 'responsive' (HTML5) modules which do not support this widget. My question to you is have any of you used Google services as an LMS server that Captivate can send results to? If so, could you please share how?

Side note: there used to be an HTML5 compatible widget from captivatedev.com that could do this but they are no longer in business.

Thank you all for your time!
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I am curious, what is an HTML Responsive Training module.  I understand HTML5 Responsive Web Design but for training...just trying to figure this out. 
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Dorian Caudy

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Hi I am Dorian a teacher in NZ undertaking a course in Digital and Collaborative Learning in Auckland. Just sharing that we use Google classroom and Google drive as our LMS system. I have included a page on our website that holds all the links to our teachers classrooms. I am quite dumbfounded when I hear of schools paying for this service!
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James Rolle

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New blog post on WHICH edtech tools teachers need to know to integrate meaningfully http://goo.gl/Kd5A0W.
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Carla Yacuzzi

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Hi! I'm an argentine teacher (Spanish and Literature teacher). Very fond of New Media and Tech. I speak English, Italian, Japanese and French...learning Deutsch at the moment.
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Bienvenido Carla.  Me gusta Buenos Aires.  

Welcome to the group.  Please share tips you have found or tools you are using to teach.  You will find many tools from Google Docs to other Google apps that are used to teach any subject in this community.  Encontado de conozerte.
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Carla Yacuzzi

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Hi, I´m Carla, I teach Spanish and Literature in Goethe Schule, a german school in Argentina.
I´ve created my comunity in Google+, Literatura V, where I gather lessons, exams, etc. 
Glad to hear that in other parts of the world other teachers are doing the same as me, it really works!
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WAI LEUNG CHAN

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Hi Everyone,

In HK, we created something all out of Google Apps. We call it a Digital Learning Hub.

It's basically a home-baked "LMS" with Google Drive + Google Site + Google Classroom.

We set up all groupings and user rights for students and teachers. All they need to do is just browse the hubs and gain access to the teaching resources.

Teachers can simply drag and drop files to the Google Drive folders.

Assignment submission and communication are done through pre-set Google Classroom.

https://sites.google.com/a/tic.edu.hk/hub/
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Andreas Hofer

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One of the most popular methods for creating online quizzes and tests for teacher is using Google Forms with the Flubaroo add-on. I use the same combination for tests which I already have in paper or pdf form. As typing out a...
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Im also useing #flubaroo  
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Hi! I was just wandering through Google Apps and was thinking about using Google forms as part of classroom engagement strategy. I was thinking along the lines of watching a short video then asking the participants to complete a series of short answer questions and submitting them via the forms. I would create the form from a spreadsheet to capture the answers for analysis.

Does anyone here have experience in creating the forms for classroom use? Any comments, pitfalls, successes you can share?

It will be aimed at adult participants.

Thanks for reading.

Barbara.
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Google Forms would be great for what you are proposing since you can insert a video directly into the form itself. https://goo.gl/Stq5bA
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