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Having just made it through a successful rollout of Google Educational Apps, I was looking for interesting sites and easy training materials for teachers to ponder over the summer. Along comes @jkeltner on Twitter and points me towards two community-driven sites devoted to Google Apps, Education Edition.
If you read my post on the new Kindle DX yesterday, you know that I'm generally irritated with the entire idea of the Kindle at this point. I'd take fellow ZDNet blogger, Jason Perlow's, request for Amazon to "bring down its wall" a step further and suggest that the Kindle, with its proprietary format and general approach to DRM is not actually in the best interest of education, educators, or students.
I first started teaching Geometry last year and have taken over "Informal Geometry" this year. As the name of the second class implies, the idea of formal proof is strongly de-emphasized; this class is for kids who really struggle with mathematical concepts and computation.
The media aren't the problem here, folks. Kids can not only handle rivers of information but actually enjoy being immersed in them. Being hyper-connected doesn't stress them out like it does so many adults; it's just the way it is.
Google announced yesterday that it would be adding a marketplace for third-party developers who wanted to leverage the Apps API and create applications to extend the functionality of Google Apps. While Google is hard at work on improving the fidelity of Docs and the richness of its internal features, the idea that we could purchase additional applications Apple/Android App Store-style is attractive.
A new education category and several big edu players as launch partners are taking the Google Apps Marketplace from overwhelming to major value-add for Google Apps for Education customers.
The introduction of user policy management in Google Apps makes multi-domain hacks a thing of the past.
No, NYU and Northwestern aren't discriminating against blind students. At least not by using Google Apps.
AKA, "Administering Google Apps vs. Live@Edu"