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ULearn13-e-Tools-_Tools_for_professionals.pdf by gregc5

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From the Google blog:

Quickoffice has been a part of the Google family for over a year now and we’ve been focused on making it easier for you to get work done in Drive — no matter what type of document you need to work with. Converting old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is still the easiest way to share and work together, and we’re working every day to make the files you convert look better. But sometimes the people you work with haven’t gone Google yet, so we made the Quickoffice mobile apps free for Google Apps for Business customers. And today we’re making Quickoffice available for free to everyone: students, businesses, nonprofits, governments, consumers and anyone with a Google Account.

via Official Enterprise Blog: Freeing Quickoffice for everyone.

VERY handy for those who work across platforms and operating systems.  


While we’re on the topic of free stuff, if you sign in to your Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS by September 26, 2013, an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage will be added to your account for two years (look for it in the next few weeks.)

…. and there is no such thing as to much free online storage!

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This is AWESOME!!


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Interesting infographic about LMS ….. from Edudemic (source)

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Here is my presentation from today:

A big thanks to all those who came along!!  Do contact me if there are any things we can follow up with given we couldn't get online in the session itself.  I am happy to help in any way 🙂

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Infographic below sums it all up well.  Some interesting numbers (Source):

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I use Google Reader as a way of managing the information from my PLN.  I find it an effective way of bringing the information to me and being able to manage the 'info-whelm'.  I also get things from Linkedin, message boards, email, Facebook, the whole gambet of places I subscribe to or visit.

Part of my new role with CORE in the Blended eLearning team involves sharing ideas, good practice and challenging ideas with our team, schools and school leaders.  So this will be one of the focuses for me this year … to have a post (or more) each week that focuses on the interesting and challenging things that have come on through from the various sources.

Lots of the good things I add to my Delicious account and the bookmarks for this are in the sidebar of this blog and you can subscribe to the rss feed if you want to see everything I bookmark.

So … to kick off a couple form the last wee while …

*an amazing infographic:

*a link to a great pdf file outling a schools social media guidelines from the same Edutopia article.

* great sorytelling website –  We had fantastic examples of the work children had done on this site at a recent BeL team meeting.

* neat tip:  I use dropbox to sync/backup my entire documents folder and also have my autosave folder for Microsoft Office apps in the same folder.  Then it too is backed up and potentially accessable from anywhere and not on my own device.  An extra layer in the 'peace-of-mind'. 

Backups are ESSENTIAL.  All HDD's die – 10 minutes out of the box or 10 years later1




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