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Paul Beaufait

University Guide to Going Google - 18 views

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    "This site contains tools and guidelines to use as a starting point to getting your students, faculty, and alumni ready and excited about Google Apps" (University Edition, ¶1). There is a counter-part, K-12 Edition.
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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn

Professional Development - K12 Guide to going Google - 40 views

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    Professional Development plan
    Follow this 5 step guide to plan and develop a training strategy for users at your school


    Top 10 ways to start using Google Apps
    Customize and distribute this handout to give to teachers/students/faculty/staff
    Google Apps Education Certified Trainers
    Consider working with one of the Google Apps Education Certified Trainers to lead professional development at your school.
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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
Allison Burrell

Google Apps Education Training Center - 22 views

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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
Allison Burrell

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School - Eternal Code - 49 views

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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
David Wetzel

How to Integrate Google Docs in Science and Math Like a Pro - 0 views

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    Strategies are provided for classroom integration, creating survey, and science or math activities.
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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
David Wetzel

Official Google Docs Blog: A New Google Docs - 0 views

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    Google announces preview versions of the new Google document and spreadsheet editors and a new standalone drawings editor, all built with an even greater focus on speed and collaboration.
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    This website is the best news site, all the information is here and always on the update. We accept criticism and suggestions. Happy along with you here. I really love you guys. :-) www.killdo.de.gg
Allison Burrell

The Fischbowl: Google Apps for Education: Is It the Right Choice for Our Students? - 11 views

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Allison Burrell

Google Tools for Schools - Home (Google Tools for Schools) - 15 views

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Bruce Vigneault

Is Google Making Us Stupid? - The Atlantic (July/August 2008) - 0 views

  • It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that new forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. It almost seems that they go online to avoid reading in the traditional sense.
    • Bill Guinee
       
      I have a stack of books I should be reading right now, but I am cruizing the internet instead.
  • Wolf worries that the style of reading promoted by the Net, a style that puts “efficiency” and “immediacy” above all else, may be weakening our capacity for the kind of deep reading that emerged when an earlier technology, the printing press, made long and complex works of prose commonplace. When we read online, she says, we tend to become “mere decoders of information.” Our ability to interpret text, to make the rich mental connections that form when we read deeply and without distraction, remains largely disengaged.
  • As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation.
    • Bruce Vigneault
       
      Maybe we are learning a new mental skill and as a choice are letting go of a skill that we no longer find useful?
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  • The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing.
  • He speculates on the answer: “What if I do all my reading on the web not so much because the way I read has changed, i.e. I’m just seeking convenience, but because the way I THINK has changed?”
    • Bruce Vigneault
       
      I'm not sure that this is necessarily a 'bad thing'?
  • I’ve lost the ability to do that
  • “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins.
  • “We are how we read.
  • mere decoders of information
  • Reading, explains Wolf, is not an instinctive skill for human beings.
  • our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts.
  • The last thing these companies want is to encourage leisurely reading or slow, concentrated thought. It’s in their economic interest to drive us to distraction.
    • Bruce Vigneault
       
      It is scary to beleive that this organic change to our brain is being driven by commercialism!
  • In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates bemoaned the development of writing. He feared that, as people came to rely on the written word as a substitute for the knowledge they used to carry inside their heads, they would, in the words of one of the dialogue’s characters, “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful.” And because they would be able to “receive a quantity of information without proper instruction,” they would “be thought very knowledgeable when they are for the most part quite ignorant.” They would be “filled with the conceit of wisdom instead of real wisdom.”
    • Bruce Vigneault
       
      Ahhh... so with each new step in technology this same 'scare' is felt by the elite ;)
  • The Italian humanist Hieronimo Squarciafico worried that the easy availability of books would lead to intellectual laziness, making men “less studious” and weakening their minds.
  • I come from a tradition of Western culture, in which the ideal (my ideal) was the complex, dense and “cathedral-like” structure of the highly educated and articulate personality—a man or woman who carried inside themselves a personally constructed and unique version of the entire heritage of the West. [But now] I see within us all (myself included) the replacement of complex inner density with a new kind of self—evolving under the pressure of information overload and the technology of the “instantly available.
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    What the Internet is doing to our brains
    by Nicholas Carr
    Is Google Making Us Stupid?
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