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Join me July 8-12 at Castleton's Personalizing Learning Institute in VT

Presentations that I am doing, and there are many more great sessions by other presenters.

Design ePortfolios for Students by Bjorn Behrendt
(Monday July 8th - 8:30-11, 1-4)
This session will cover the components of building and implementing a student ePortfolio initiative in your school. It will cover some of the different techniques for publishing, reflecting and how the student can take their work with them when they graduate. All levels of learners are welcome.

Paperless Classroom by Bjorn Behrendt
(Tuesday July 9th - 1-4) & (Friday July 12th - 8:30-11)
Google Docs is a great way to collaborate with your students. This session will talk about a classroom workflow and a script gClassFolders which will automate the process of creating student folders. If you would like to bring a class list, you can use this time to create the folders and be ready for the upcoming school year. All levels of learners welcome.

Hangout with Google+ by Bjorn Behrendt
(Wednesday July 10th - 8:30-11)
Google plus is Google’s new social network that is a powerful learning tool for the classroom and personal learning. This session will go through the different features of Google+ as well as how it can be used in schools and with students. Some of these features include hangouts which are like skyping with up to 15 people and communities which are great places to collaborate with other educators. All learner levels are welcome.

Building Your Classroom Website by Bjorn Behrendt
(Thursday July 11th - 8:30-11, 1-4)
Spend this time building a classroom website using Google Sites with help from a Google Certified Trainer. Add in a class calendar, assignments, and news. See examples and even work on improving the look and feel of a current site. Use the site as a lightweight Learning Management System or just a way to communicate with parents. All learning levels welcome.

EdListen 27: Peter Drescher, Vermont DOE Technology Coordinator

Host & Producer: Bjorn Behrendt ~ Google+ | twitter 
Show Website: http://www.edlisten.com/ & Google+ Community

Starting July 1 I will be the IT Coordinator for Fair Haven Union High School in Vermont. I will greatly miss my old positions but this is a good opportunity for me and my family.  The podcast will continue!!

This week I was joined by +Peter Drescher  who is Vermont's Department of Education Technology Coordinator.   As a state Vermont is doing some wonderful things around broadband and 1:1 initiatives.

Peter Drescher

Links from the show:
Then, the speed test…

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EdListen 26: Quick Update on EdListen News

Host & Producer: Bjorn Behrendt ~ g+ | twitter 
Show Website: http://www.edlisten.com/ & Google+ Community

I had planned on doing an episode on international teaching, however the person I was going to interview was not able to make it to the show last minute.   I do plan to reschedule as I am very interested in the topic. There has been a lot going on in my life and I have been reorganizing the site so I still wanted to at least record some news.   This is a very short episode and I have sever other interviews lined up through the beginning of June.


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+1 Your Education

This site was created to accompany a presentation that I am doing with +Lucie deLaBruere and +Elizabeth McCarthy at the 2013 Dynamic Landscapes conference.  The concept of plus oneing your education is much larger than this presentation and so I hope that the conversation can continue.

EdListen 25: Using Google Apps as a Free LMS

Host & Producer: Bjorn Behrendt ~ g+ | twitter 
Show Website: http://www.edlisten.com/ & Google+ Community

During this episode I was joined by a panel of educators from around the world to talk about how Google Apps can be used as a free Learning Management System.  There was a lot of resources talked about during this episode and +John Graves did a great job of updating the event with different topics we talked about.

Thank you to all who joined me in this hangout:
Shared Circle: Circle
+John Graves
+Niilo Alhovaara
+Benjamin Stewart
+Mats Larsnäs
+Marilina Lonigro
+Niels Askholm
+Judah Thornewill


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