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Schools – be mindful when upgrading to iOS7

23 September 2013

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Tips for managing School wide updating to iOS7 Having done quite a lot of reading on where things currently lie, schools need to be very careful about whether they decide to update their iOS devices to iOS7 (assuming that the device is compatible). It has become clear over the weekend that there is no easy […]

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Google Apps – A reflection on PD: 18/8 Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland)

18 September 2013

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So, today saw me taking a day out from school to drive up to Auckland for an immersive day with Google Apps. The day was a big success and although I took just a few things away with me it was great to start developing my PLN here in New Zealand. The day was facilitated […]

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Recording Notes to accompany Web Video – great Educator’s tool! Videonot.es

18 September 2013

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VideoNot.es is a a great tool that lets you take notes and add them to a web video. It is an app that integrates with Google Drive, so is great for all those schools who run a Google Edu Domain, works with all major browsers and is designed with educators and students in mind. Being a […]

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Selfing Marking quizzes in Google Forms using Flubaroo

18 September 2013

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Flubaroo is a script for Google Forms (found via the script gallery) for turning Google Forms into Self-marking quizzes. A great tutorial can be seen here: Another great tool is using the FormLimiter script on the Google Form/spreadsheet. This allows you to set a few variables as to when your form will become available and […]

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Great tip to get more from your Google Quota

18 September 2013

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OK, so we all get a little concerned when we get close to our limit on our Google drive. It is worth remembering that any content created using a Google product does not count towards your allocated space. So, a trick – when inserting images into a googledoc, embed image urls. Get students to use […]

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Video in Google Forms

18 September 2013

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OK, so there are a few new features that are available in Google Forms and are great at supporting the flipped classroom. The most interesting of which is the ability to add Video into your Google Forms. Schools who are not seeing this functionality available from their Google Edu domain need to go into the […]

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Managing Collaboration in a GoogleDoc

18 September 2013

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There are a number of ways of managing collaboration within a Google Doc to help manage the work that your students are producing. Here are some ideas: Insert a table (1 column and multiple rows) assign a cell to each collaborator for their work Colour code sections of the document for different people to use […]

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Using Google Maps Engine Lite in the classroom – Student Worksheet included

3 July 2013

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After feeling inspired by completing the Google Mapping course I have created a worksheet that is suitable for Year 8/9 students to use in order to develop their understanding of online mapping and Google Maps Engine Lite. This could be run as a standalone lesson or as part of a wider project. I have used […]

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Te reo M?ori choice for Windows 8, Office 2013, and the Internet

27 June 2013

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Great to see Microsoft developing M?ori language support within their product. Taken from the GovTech blog: For ten years Microsoft has been collaborating with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo M?ori (the M?ori Language Commission) and language experts to bring free te reo M?ori interfaces to the technology that millions of Kiwis use every day. In […]

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Google Maps and Earth for Educators

24 June 2013

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So, Google has made quite an overhaul to Google Maps and Google Earth with some fantastic features for educators to get stuck in and create wonderful dynamic content for their classes and for students to create some fabulous content to showcase their learning too. Google has done a great job of putting together a lively and […]

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