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Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets

David Weinberger

Rick Klau points [ g+ ] to a feature of Google Docs spreadsheets I didn’t know about (although I’m far from a spreadsheet maven): It can automatically include a table from any HTML document accessible on the Web. It turns out it can also include the contents of lists. It’s not the most intuitive feature.

Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable

Ross Dawson

I’m at the Melbourne Google Enterprise Atmosphere on Tour event , the first of 25 events around the world. I am doing the keynote on The Evolution of Business at the Melbourne and Sydney events, giving an external perspective which happens to be highly aligned with the Google vision. The event included a Google Apps demo.

Documents: Dead or grizzled survivors?

David Weinberger

My friend Frank Gilbane has unearthed an issue of my old e-zine from 1998 in which I proposed that documents are dead, and in which he counter-proposed that they are not. ” I will acknowledge that there is one itsy-bitsy way in which Frank was right and I was wrong: Documents are not dead. So, we still write and read documents.

Google Docs path to competency

David Weinberger

I use Google Docs a lot because I frequently want to share my drafts with some set of people and because no-frills writing software keeps me from distracting myself with frills. But, as a writing tool, Google Docs heads us back to somewhere between NotePad and a 1998 wysiwyg HTML editor. Tags.

9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps

Ross Dawson

But they are basically useless because there is no easy way to access and edit documents hosted on cloud servers such as Dropbox , Google Docs , or There are three major third-party office suites: Documents To Go , QuickOffice , and Office2 HD. Office doc formatting. Cloud documents. Email.

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

On a recent #lrnchat , a colleague shared how she was collaborating on presentations using Google Slides. Still, the tools feel embryonic.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

It can be a document, spreadsheet, visual, or more. When we can jointly create our shared understanding, we’re developing a richer outcome that we could independently (or by emailing versions of the document around). Google Docs), but it’s central. So in each case I did some investigation. What do you think?


David Weinberger

Anyone who wanted to could write applications for displaying hyperlinked documents. These documents worked together over local area networks.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Google Docs Forms Google Docs has a built-in Form document type that allows the creation of a set of questions. Trial periods wouldn’t count. Grading Yes.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. Document tools. 30- Wikispaces 32- Google Sites 88- PB Works. OFFICE TOOLS.

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Google Chrome: The OS, the laptop, the browser

David Weinberger

Klint Finley at ReadWriteWeb writes : Google is bringing Web apps one step closer to having full desktop functionality. This brings Chrome the Browser one step closer to Chrome the OS … and if I were Google, I would not go much further than that. Why would you want to do this? A couple of reasons. At least for now. It was free.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To support the free distribution of software documents and support materials, the free software documentation license (FSDL) was developed. It was similar to the GPL, but in order to ensure the integrity of documentation, did not allow derivatives. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Daniel - teachers encourage collaboration, many classes use cloud websites to collaborate on docs - EdSpee? lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. CERN ? Are remote labs effective?

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets . The final demographic DOC SEARLS | SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012. July, 2012. Money.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Since 2003, there are now services that bundle together these different modalities: Skype and Google Hangouts both let a group talk, video, chat, and share documents. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.) Here are the four with Max’s comments appended: 1. Too bad.”

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

Beth Kanter

She turned to Facebook to ask how we might document the day for those who couldn’t join in person. I loved that.”. right here. Data Guest Post

Real-Time Collaborative Editing

Tony Karrer

Doesn't Google docs already do all of this? Google Spreadsheet handles real-time editing (using the cells as protectors) much better.

Digital Habitats Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook

Nancy White

Step 1: View the Google Doc version using this URL: [link]. Log in to Google Docs. I’ll let him explain!

Social media & workplace performance matrix

Harold Jarche

If you would like to edit the Google Doc, or get it as a spreadsheet, please contact me. Feel free to use and improve this spreadsheet.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

I personally expect that the days of emailing around documents will be long forgotten. and eLearning 2.0 Web 2.0 Survey Results: Enterprise 2.0

Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

I found a Google doc via delicious that I have a feeling wasn't intended to be public, but it has such a wonderful comparison of the various web conferencing tools that I felt compelled to copy it here and as a new Google Doc in case the document goes away. Pay Per Use+.32

Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Google Docs/collaborative writing. Scribd “social publishing&# for documents. Google for an ever-greater array of services. Learning Technologies 2009. Track 1 Session 1. Learning technologies: the road ahead. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using. URL for this page:[link]. Write a blog?

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Real-time Document Editing I've had two experiences recently that have really struck me around real-time document editing.

[berkman] Chris Soghoian on privacy in the cloud

David Weinberger

Vivek Kundra switched 38,000 DC employees over to Google Docs becore he became Federal CIO. “It’s clear he’s Google-crazy.&# provide offline access without even requiring synchronizers such as Google Gears. With Prism, you have an icon on your desktop for, e.g., Google Docs. Missing points.


Jay Cross

When I’m looking for something beyond what Google or Wikipedia will find for me, I turn to my research page. For example, I set up a Google search that limits what it finds to learning voices I trust; another pulls answers only from people on John Hagel’s blogroll. Google Docs : collaborative writing and MyDocs in the cloud.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

Dynamic documents. [cf. Interleaf Active Documents, circa 1990. Google Wave. Swivel, IBM’s Many Eyes , Google’s Gapminder , Freebase, CSA’s Illustra… The business models are shifting. Also Slideshare and Google Docs. Alex Wade from his group is also here.). NOTE: Live-blogging.

How I use social media

Nancy White

Without Skype, email, Google docs, Flickr, and publishing on demand, this book would not have been born. Online Community. Thanks.&#

[berkman] Microsoft on the multinational legal complications of cloud computing

David Weinberger

I’m worried that users are naively using online programs such as Google Docs and Office Live without knowing they’re online and that they’re lacking legal protection. A: We hope that it’s apparent to users that they’re storing documents online. During the CC era, people have multiple devices.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Without Skype, email, Google docs, Flickr, and publishing on demand, this book would not have been born. It was life changing. Just so.

New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

Well consider the following: I effectively use the Google filetype operator? I know what does the Google "~" operator does? My recent Survey - Do You Know What These Are? really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. More on this below. I'm under 25 and have used both. We all know this right?

The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This allows for the creation of online applications, such as Google Documents, for example, or the Zoho suite of applications or things like, which is a web page that allows you to draw diagrams, flow charts and things like that. We’re working on Google Docs. That’s not how I view this material at all. Amazing.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

This suite would include blogs, wikis (including collaborative document production tools like Google Docs), discussion boards, SNS, a microblogging tool like Twitter or Yammer, a tagging utility, prediction markets, ways to vote on good content (a la Digg ) and ways to give praise or good karma to particularly helpful colleagues.