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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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Dirk - Great article.  I will be spending some time with it.  Do you have some examples to share in the group, for example learning interaction demonstrations or Learning objects from Google Apps? 
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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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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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I never had issues with G forms. I use it in do many ways from automatic he correction to course feedback. My grade 12 students conduct survey research each year using Google forms then they a the data and report. What are your needs exactly? Google products are generic and can be adapted to yr needs. Just never start with the tool in mind. Always start with the activity type and then match the right tool to the activity. We tend to be more technocentric than learnocentric.
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Dan Taylor

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With the opening of the Google Classroom API this week Google Classroom really can become a full featured LMS!
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Already some great apps made. RosterSync developed by Andrew Stillman allows you to create and update teachers’ Google Classroom courses and rosters directly from your student information system http://www.newvisions.org/blog/entry/classroom-roster-sync-add-on-for-sheets
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Art Johnson

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Hi Folks -  My name is Art Johnson and I use Google Apps with an entire suite of low-cost and no-cost cloud-based technologies to help people and organizations "Walk Through The Virtual Door"  here is Program One that traverses the landscape.
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Hello +Hattie Carlis . I am just as excited to learn more about your own work, and of exploring ways to work together, locally, regionally and across the planet. Plan a global HangOut with other key people.
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Doug Loader

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I made a video tutorial showing you how to use Google Sites to make a responsive School portal or 'jump page'. I hope that you find it useful!
This tutorial will show you how to make a great looking 'school portal'.
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Simple but the way you used the visuals were very effective. Thank you for sharing.
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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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John Graves
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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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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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Daniel Gratton

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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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Roz Hussin

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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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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

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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Andreas - ¡Exelente!  Great tool.  Thank you for sharing it.
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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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dung trieu

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Free lms and google online tools are  more power ful , this photo shows the three  google edu  school , teachers , the  students old very young ,adult , the family  can make possible a bright future for this children 
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Allison Ingrey

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Hi, Quick question - for a staff member not using classroom what do you consider the best way to push out folders? Doctopus? or is there some other ways you use? Thanks
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Allison there's an option. I use it quite often.
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Steve Andersen

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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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Kathi Smith

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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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Daniel Gratton

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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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Check out the Doctopus addon for gDocs, or Google Classroom. They do the same thing, but more elegantly and powerfully.
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Trevor Iampen

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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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