Google Docs can import old Office Formats, but exports them as new format

Educational Technology Guy

Google Docs will no longer export files into the old Microsoft Office Formats (.doc,xls,ppt). This will also affect Google Apps accounts. And Google Drive since that''s where everyone''s Docs are going. This may cause a little bit of an issue with some users, including schools still stuck in Windows XP and Office 2003 or earlier. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for Educators Microsoft Office

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

Google+ Teacher Academy, Seattle!

The Daring Librarian

So.even though I''m very transparent about my practice and profession here and on the Twitters I kept pretty mum about the fact that I was applying to the Google Teacher Academy cause I guess I didn''t want to jinx it, humiliation, you know.the usual! teach Google?

CUE’d Up with Sarah Thomas – Episode 1 featuring #AdaKat


He is a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer and AppsEvents Admin 1 &2 certifications. He has been in education since 2003 and was a 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist. This week on. Adam Juarez and Kat Goyette.

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With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts


The organization made its mark in 2003 when they created the nation’s first county jail charter school. It was made possible by two unexpected Bay Area allies: the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , who donated the bus, and Google, who shelled out $100,000 to make the project possible. How many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72. But what if those students weren’t heading to school, but already there—desks, computers, steering wheel and all?

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system. The computer courses page has 19 courses including Computer Basics, Email, Internet, Social Media, Google Apps, iPads, and much more.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) is part of Google’s broader commitment to helping underserved communities benefit from the power of technology.

Go deep

Dangerously Irrelevant

“Every two days,” says former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, “we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” Bob Lenz said: Teachers have long struggled with the tension between breadth and depth.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard was the result of a 36-hour hackathon by Google’s education team, where staff were tasked with finding ways to boost student engagement. Google’s Expeditions program is a Cardboard extension specifically oriented towards educators.

Learn where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010 and related products

Educational Technology Guy

I just recently posted an article with Free Computer Training Resources and another one with a Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more as I''ve been collecting resources for our staff, faculty, and students. We are transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and, as many of you know, there are major menu changes in terms of where commands are located. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland


And even if a teacher possesses the willingness to change their practice, without the support of their broader school community, that sustained change may not be possible (Zhao & Frank, 2003). This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence.

Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian

Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. Makey Makey Made Simple Simple: a Crowdsourced Google Doc Tutorial One of my AWESOME 8th graders, Lillian E.,


Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

Anyone with an APA manual and Google Scholar can make a bibliography. 2003). "The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with."

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

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Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. Google Earth - Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Location: Google Hangouts / Hangouts on Air Email for an invite. Homeschooling, or thinking about it? Join us for a special live online "hangout" with Pat Farenga for an hour to talk about starting to homeschool or general homeschooling advice.

Women's History Month TV Show Scripts

The Daring Librarian

Here are the Google Doc scripts we wrote for this, feel free to copy and use but please keep the attribution and link back. Please do not ask to be allowed to edit this Google Doc, please just make a copy.

METC: Motivate, Engage, Transform, & Connect and Trogdor, Too!

The Daring Librarian

Tapped into Teacher Professional Development: an Online Community of Practice - 2003 - Like.ok, my first taste of a Virtual World & an education PLN was at TappedIn !

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Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

The internet’s early designers were not trying to facilitate the creation of a Google, Facebook, Amazon, WordPress, Wikipedia, or OpenCourseWare. A few years later, Creative Commons entered the scene and on June 30, 2003 I officially shutdown the open licensing work I was doing.

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Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinar will be held using Google Hangouts on Air, and it shouldn't require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee


The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. There are publishers like Pearson, tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google. I’ve only been doing it since 2003.

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Undents, volvelles, and Didymus the Brazen-Gutted: notes on Ann M. Blair’s _Too Much to Know_

Bryan Alexander

This 2003 issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas offers splendid articles on this topic, including one by Blair. This is a delightful and very useful book, but only for certain groups of people.

What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?


Nature reported that from 2003 to 2012, ASU’s federally funded research portfolio increased by 162 percent, surpassing the growth at other research institutions. Companies like Apple and Google consistently lead as the most innovative companies in the world. You can’t walk around any college campus, school district or company without hearing the word “innovation.”

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK - [link] This site is created by Google employees who want to help a more mature generation of tech users get their bearings in the world of technology. Resources exist for Office versions back to 2003.

Fatal Failure: High Tech School Fails!

The Electric Educator

In 2003 Microsoft and the city of Philadelphia set out to build the " School of the Future." You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). In 2006, the school opened and touted a 1-1 laptop program, campus-wide WiFi, an innovative schedule, and "project based learning." Three years later, the school has been labeled a failure by the American Enterprise Institute.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote


In fact, if you Google “rainbow starburst bracelet” and the official video from the company has been viewed a fraction of the times. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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Can You Be a ‘Good Teacher’ Inside a Failing School?


Photo Credit: Jenny Abamu Despite a relatively new building, constructed in 2003 as part of a former superintendent’s turnaround project, Fisher has suffered from consistent low performance—falling far below state standards on exams and adjusted growth targets designed specifically for the school. Using the free version of tools such as Edmodo, Kahoot, and Google Forms, Docs and sometimes Slides, Brownlee varies his lessons on topics such as Chinese history and the Missouri Compromise.

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Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

By using Google Drive or , media can be made available for students to download offline, when they may be without a WiFi connection as well as for those students with limited data plans. ANDERSON, T (2003).

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented). A similar sense of excitement came over me as I discovered the collaborative power of Google Docs in 2006 and I quickly set up St.

CyArk: digitally preserving and sharing our vulnerable heritage


Founded in 2003, CyArk (for cyber archive), is an international nonprofit dedicated to enhancing accessibility to and digitally preserving heritage sites for future generations. You may also be interested in the Google Cultural Institute. We’re losing the sites and the stories faster than we can physically preserve them. Ben Kacyra. Earthquakes and natural disasters are partly to blame.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

It wasn’t being published in a lot of the journals and newsletters she got as a school principal, but as her boss, Silva, had discovered, all it takes is a Google search to find it. So in 2015, Butler and her colleagues decided to repeat the study they’d done in 2003.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


Google and Facebook both announced that they would try to eliminate fake news from appearing in their result lists and newsfeeds by blocking fake news sources from using their ad networks. A Google reverse image search can help discover the source of an image and its possible variations.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million people since 2003.” Google) biotech company, Calico. “ Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies,” says The Wall Street Journal in a story that contains this gem: Google , which has hired workers from Flatiron and other academies, recently studied the efficacy of coding camps. Various updates from Google : The company is “killing Google Hangouts on Air,” says The Verge. Education Politics.


Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. shakes fist in air in mock fury] So, sniffing a bit with nostalgic ennui, I Googled them and EUREKA! Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books !

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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