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Emily Rimland

Google's and Facebook's facial recognition opt-in policies are a smokescreen. - Slate M... - 1 views

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    Great article that's about ethics of online technologies. Many of the analogies stuck me as similar to making sure technology enhances learning and not using it just for technology's sake.
Cole Camplese

Google Announces Sweeping Accessibility Improvements for Visually Challenged Users - 1 views

  • Google has announced a new initiative to increase accessibility for visually challenged users on its major Web services. In advance of the upcoming school year, Google is rolling out accessibility improvements to Docs, Sites and Calendars. Google is hosting a live webinar for enterprise customers - which include educational institutions - on Wednesday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Erin Long

Desire2Learn Learning Suite Gaining Google+ Integration -- Campus Technology - 1 views

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    Desire2Learn adds Google+ to its list of profile linking tools that already includes Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
gary chinn

Is Your School Ready for Google's Chromebooks for Education? | MindShift - 2 views

  • Are Your Teachers Ready?

    Successful one-to-one computing initiatives aren’t as simple as just passing out devices to each student. One-to-one computing requires rethinking how instruction happens, how resources are accessed and allocated. Are your school’s teachers ready for not just one-to-one computing — a huge shift in itself — but for one-to-one computing that’s solely focused on Web resources? Are you using Web-based applications, for example? How much does your school rely on software installed on machines, and can you make the transition to other online tools instead?

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    aimed at k12 readership (as far as I can tell, anyway), but brings up some interesting points.
bkozlek

Chromebook - 2 views

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    More information about the just launched chromebook. Watch the guided tour. 
Cole Camplese

"In the Plex" Exposes Internal Google Conflicts and Machinations | Liz Gannes | Network... - 3 views

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    Have you read the book yet? I downloaded it, but haven't had a chance yet. Looks very interesting. We thought about Levy a couple of years ago as a potential keynote speaker for the Symposium.
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    "Files are so 1990," said Pichai. "I don't think we need files anymore."
Cole Camplese

What's New in Google Apps - 3 views

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    I like that they are finally working to share where they are going.
Chris Lucas

Google's 8-Point Plan to Help Managers Improve - NYTimes.com - 4 views

  • Google also tries to point out predictable traps in performance reviews, which are often done with input from a group. The company has compiled a list of “cognitive biases” for employees to keep handy during these discussions. For example, somebody may have just had a bad experience with the person being reviewed, and that one experience inevitably trumps recollections of all the good work that person has done in recent months. There’s also the “halo/horns” effect, in which a single personality trait skews someone’s perception of a colleague’s performance.
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    I read this today as well. Some really smart ideas in this article ... I love the way google is using data to help in these types of decisions. I am working on a blog post about it.
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    I'd like to look over all 8 principles if anyone sees the full list. A lot of this reminds me of my organizational psychology classes in college. I thought the story about one of the worst managers was funny - "He's not great, but he's not the worst anymore, so we promoted him."
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