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Diana Samson

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Does anyone know of a good online course for Simply Accounting and Photoshop. Thanks!
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Carmen Holotescu's profile photo
 
Hi,

Please check the MOOC list at http://www.mooc-list.com.

Carmen
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janet webster

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Do you know any software programs to make media rich v-logs?
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Amy Burvall's profile photojanet webster's profile photo
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Thank you Amy!!
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Susan Angel

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Does anyone know if there is an "official" Canadian presence on NCTE (national council of English teachers)? I've been talking to parents about 21st century literacies, and citing NCTE. Or is there a Canadian equivalent?
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Pamela Hunnisett's profile photojanet webster's profile photo
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Amazing how quickly we get info in # etmooc!!
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janet webster

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As #etmooc winds down, and I have just begun to sprout my digital wings, do I get drawn back into the netherland of 'old school' or do I keep flying up and out to Open??
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Jim Stauffer's profile photoFenella Olynick's profile photo
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I agree, Alan. Well put!
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Chris Holcomb

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I am going to be out of town for conference next week. I was looking for suggestions for some educational podcasts to listen to while I am away on the trip. I would really like something similar to the content ETMOCC. 
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Trish McCluskey's profile photo
 
Steve Hargadon has a series on 'The future of Education' that I listen to regularly (on the treadmill!) http://www.FutureofEducation.com  On this site you'll find all past and upcoming interviews plus links to other podcasts.
You can also find a great list of podcasts here  http://bit.ly/XU4Mh0
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Susan Angel

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Has anyone been successful at viewing #etmooc Blackboard archives on an ipad? I've got the ap, but clicking on the archive link does not work on the ipad.
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Deborah Seed's profile photoKevin Ryan's profile photo
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Do you have two-step verification on?
Java is the other issue that could be causing problems.
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Christy Jones

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Random, but can anyone tell me how to remove my blog from the blog hub? There may be directions, but I can't find them.  Thanks!
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Rhonda Jessen's profile photo
 
Maybe send +Alan Levine a message, I think he set it up.
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Kirsten Tschofen

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I need advice on how to manage all my passwords: two for google, flickr, prezi, diigo, twitter, tweetdeck, blog, school log on, etc.  All this for a girl who doesn't know her own cell number.  Really. 
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Christina Hendricks's profile photoAlli Flowers's profile photo
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May I recommend a little product called DataVault. We (I work for the company in my spare time) offer versions for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Blackberry. Best password management system out there. You can download trials for the Windows and Mac versions here: http://www.ascendo-inc.com/datavault/windows/faq.html#DesktopInstall and http://www.ascendo-inc.com/datavault/mac/faq.html#download.
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Margaret Powers

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We're updating our curriculum and I'm looking for tech scope & sequence examples for PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Does anyone have ones to share or places I could find some? Thanks!
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Margaret Powers's profile photojanet webster's profile photo
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I just checked our British Columbia IRP for Info Tech written in 2006-seems very outdated, unfortunately. https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/applied_skills/1996infotech810.pdf
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Linda Pemik

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An powerful quote on language loss from The Wayfinder, by Wade Davis: " A language , of course, is not merely a set of grammatical rules or a vocabulary.  It is a flash of the human spirit,the vehicle by which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world...an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities...On average every fortnight an elder dies and carries with him or her into the grave the last syllables of an ancient tongue.What this really means is that within a generation or two,we will be witnessing the loss of fully half of humanity's social, cultural and intellectual legacy"  Are digital stories a tool to help preserve the diversity of culture and language?
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Laura Hilliger's profile photoLinda Pemik's profile photo
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the culture of web spaces, what an interesting concept.  Understanding and appreciating  the culture of the spaces in which we live is important whether we are a resident or just visiting, and whether a physical space or a virtual one.  Looking at digital stories as "the language of the web"  gives me a whole new understanding of the value of learning how to tell digital stories.  Thanks for your comments.
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Sherry Hegstrom

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HELP. GOOGLE CALENDAR. Throwing this one ove r the wall. Does anyone know how to add hyperlinks in google calendar in Event field or in description?  Can it be done?  I know the code< a href code, it's not linking. It just shows my html. Thanks!!!!
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Glenn Hervieux's profile photoSherry Hegstrom's profile photo
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Funny, I was just sitting here feeling mad guilty cause I've had no time for my new etmooc friends.  This was so nice of you.  So here's the thing.  The html works in an embedded calendar only.  So if i open my calendar, I see html, when I look at the calendar I created for my customer (why I'm so busy, took social media p/t job besides teaching)..But the links show up fine in the "embedded calendar" on his website.  Nice.  Exactly what I needed, my appologies for now sayhing how grateful I am.  Thanks so so much!  You rock!  You had it right on the money.
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Caleb Kelly

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I remember seeing that the tweets with our hashtag were being saved, can anyone point me to how this is done?
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Clem Wilkinson's profile photoCaleb Kelly's profile photo
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Thanks for the help - I am trying the TAGS approach and it is working a treat

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Glenn Hervieux

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How's the Accelerated Reader app on the iPad? It's one of the uses a school writing for grant is proposing. All I need to know is, does the app work well on the iPad? Thanks!
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H Gene Peuse

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My apologies. I can't seem to embed  SlideRocket in blogger.
The previous post was a rumination about what a digital story is. The question raised was similar to the question, "If a tree falls in the forest and no animal, including humans, is there to hear it, ...
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janet webster

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I am looking for peer reviewed journal articles on the topic of the use of social media and/ or web 2.0 tools in k-12 and/ or higher ed. What's out there??
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Verena Roberts's profile photojanet webster's profile photo
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Thank you, Verena!
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Alan Smith

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The LiterateOwl Hangout Experiment 101
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I'm trying to sort out Google Hangouts experientially rather than read the manual. It seems I'm illiterate! I had a few issues tonight with Event invites connecting and my opening. Some had issues with mics. ( that seems a common Blackboard and Skype issue too. )It seems that digital literacy comes down to competency found from following instructions or reading interface directions. Ill back channel read and try again. Some of you might chime in and give Hangout tips. I'm being silly but in fact there may be digital literacy Week 3 truths in my bungling video chat tonight.
-If I was pressed by itinerary or assessment and not exploration, I would be very stressed.
-Resiliency is an essential skill . It's like a readers attention span.
- If I choose not to read knowledge bases or guides prior to tackling new ground, is that illiteracy? Or just a competency and maturity continuum? My rule with apps? If I can't figure it out without a manual in 10 minutes its crappy software. Only invest further if I'm required.
-Trying new forms or tools and bungling up is better than not trying because the stumbling about is indicative of potential. Will this platform work for my needs? Can I make this work quickly, easily and with future capacity?
I think the Google Hangout technology is a superior option worth stumbling some more. I'm going to try it as a TA Office Hours tool with my HS seniors nod faculty. Or until I get access to a better alternative...
So... My case in point tonight is about digital literacy. Could my students and colleagues fumble around and learn like I did tonight? If so, they are literate enough to grow. Good night all. - @literateowl. 
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Aaron Mueller's profile photo
 
Good on ya Alan!  Google Hangouts do have a small learning curve, but once you get the basics and can set them up, you can get other's up and running pretty quick.  I use them for my LIBE 477B UBC T-L Diploma class, once a week I host an online office hours that works quite well.  We usually spend the first 10-15 mins chatting and troubleshooting some issues *(there is always someone with a few issues to sort out, microphone, feedback, poor bandwidth, etc), but after trying it a time or two, these issues tend to sort themselves out.

I also really like to "go on air" and then record the office hours for the students who could not make it, then they can watch the tutorials and conversations to get caught up.

With the recent improvements (more participants, bandwidth slider) it is always getting a little smoother and easier to use.

Let me know if you have any questions, or need to troubleshoot!

Aaron
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janet webster

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I was wondering whether current Teacher Education (Canada, US and elsewhere) includes the kind of digital literacy we are learning in #etmooc. Is the technology moving faster than our educational institutions?
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Alan Smith's profile photojanet webster's profile photo
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Thank you for your comments, Allan. As far as the admin. duties- nobody wants to admit how much admin has been downloaded to teachers, so I doubt teacher ed would cover that aspect of 'the job'. Without getting too political, the teacher admin responsibilities have mushroomed for us all ( in BC) even as more administrators have been added to oversee 'accountability' measures. As for edtech, it seems we are having to catch up on these skills- no easy task!!
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Linda Pemik

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Now it's my turn to ask for help.  I created a digital story using Picasso..added some audio and ended up with a huge file that chews up my bandwidth like crazy.  How can I compress the file?
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Laura Hilliger's profile photoLinda Pemik's profile photo
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thanks for the tip.  I will try it.
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Susan van Gelder

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Missed Monday's R&D on enticing colleagues to connect - will the archive be posted?
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Susan van Gelder's profile photoAlison Seaman's profile photo
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Oh, no worries at all! :)
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