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. Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to import a single element into a Google spreadsheet, even if it’s not in a list or a table?

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. For it to catch on for anything more than the occasional shared doc, it needs to add a whole bunch of features that leverage its social usage.

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had a good time co-writing using Google docs, a little skyping and slowly iterating back and forth.

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[dplafest] Advanced Research and the DPLA

David Weinberger

Rather than liveblogging in this blog, I contributed to the collaboratively-written Google Doc designated for the session notes. I’m at a DPLAfest session. Jean Bauer (Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown U.), Jim Egan (English Prof, Brown), Kathryn Shaughnessy (Assoc. Prof, University Libraries, St. John’s U), and David Smth (Ass’t Prof CS, Northeastern).

Connectivism in the Enterprise

George Siemens

I’m delivering a presentation in a few weeks to a “large technology company that everyone knows but I can’t name because of onerous procedures for clearing name use&# on Connectivism in the Enterprise: doc file and Google docs version.

Google’s data liberation front

David Weinberger

I do like the fact that Google has a “ Google Data Liberation Front.&# Their mission: “Users should be able to control the data they store in any of Google’s products. Google announced another positive step in this direction for Google Docs. All this is good, and even if it’s over-marketing Google’s openness, it’s the right value to be marketing.

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Something weird is happening at Coursera

George Siemens

Kate Bowles links to paper and a Google doc that raises additional questions. Something weird is happening at Coursera. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but have boiled it down to two options. Both are problematic. A bit of background. About two months ago, I posted a short article on a DesignJam that we hosted at UT Arlington. The designjam brought together numerous folks who had some interest in teaching and learning online, often at a massive scale (i.e. MOOCs).

Social media & workplace performance matrix

Harold Jarche

I’ve looked at it many times and thought that it might be easier to see the big picture as a matrix , which I’ve created as a Google Document. If you would like to edit the Google Doc, or get it as a spreadsheet, please contact me.

Zombie Documents

Euen Semple

Yes there is some stuff that still gets printed off, but nowadays is it more likely that the same content can be presented as a web site, shared as an editable Google Doc, or read as PDFs, ePub, and on umpteen different devices with different demands and formats. I remember David Weinberger once saying that "documents are dead" Would that things were that simple! I watch people in business struggling with the persistent idea that documents are how we convey information.

How To Become A Centaur

Mind Hacks

As Case notes, 44 years before google docs, 35 years before skype). Nicky Case (of Explorable Explanations and Parable of the Polygons internet fame) has a fantastic essay which picks up on the theme of my last Cyberselves post – technology as companion, not competitor.

Real-Time Collaborative Editing

Tony Karrer

Doesn't Google docs already do all of this? When you have several people editing a document at the same time in Google Docs, it takes about 5 seconds for an edit to show up. Google Spreadsheet handles real-time editing (using the cells as protectors) much better.

Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks

Nancy White

Pat Parslow and Shirley uploaded a version to a Google doc. My friend and colleague, Shirley Williams, pointed me to a great resource on digital identity (DI) that she and her colleagues created for their students at Reading University in the UK. It is called “ This Is Me.&#.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. Just look at Google Docs, the best and easiest DIY online collaboration suite, in my opinion. I remember using Writely (sold to create Google Docs) and it had a better user interface in my opinion, but was only used by digital savvy folks.

Simple Google Spreadsheet script

David Weinberger

Google Docs for quite a while now lets you write your own scripts. This is useful to me because I’m keeping the bibliography for Too Big to Know in a Google spreadsheet. So, I wrote one a year ago that turns the entries in a row in a spreadsheet into some plain old text. When I need to insert a footnote, it’s much easier to run this script and copy the text than it is to click into every cell in a row.

A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Though they may use a variety of services - such as Blogger, Flickr, YouTube, Google Docs, and more - to store their work, they will need to manage these resources, index them, and enable access to them.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Wikis were becoming more popular, especially those that replicated word processesors, like Writely , which was later purchased to become Google Docs, used ubiquitously today.

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 Box.net. After spending some time with them when I first bought an iPad, I have pretty much settled on Documents To Go, occasionally using the others, for example when I want to open a Google Doc at the same time as a document on Dropbox. Office doc formatting.

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[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan says that all of the sessions have Google Docs already set up for collaborative note-taking [an approach I''m very fond of Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.

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. The demo seemed to be over-emphasizing the concurrent editing and collaboration features of Google Docs, which I think of as pretty basic.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession.

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Voting closes in a few days for the Top Tools for Learning 2012. Please cast your vote.

Jane Hart

A vote for Google will be a vote for Google Search, so if you want to vote for other Google tools, you will need to to name them indvidually, e.g. Google Docs, Google Reader. Voting closes: 12 noon BST (=GMT+1) Sunday 30 September 2012.

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Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

Google. I really enjoy using Google to search images. If I need to remember who someone in a photograph is, Google will tell me about 80% of the time. I store all my files online, in Dropbox, Google Docs, and iCloud.

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Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." His point is that product categories stop evolving, and when they reach that point of maturity, all that's left are the occasional tweaks to maintain compatibility with the latest platforms.

Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." His point is that product categories stop evolving, and when they reach that point of maturity, all that's left are the occasional tweaks to maintain compatibility with the latest platforms.

[liveblog] Renee Hobbs on teachers as creators

David Weinberger

Another used Screencast-o-matic to capture interaction with a google doc to share a lesson plan. Renee Hobbs from the Harrington School of Comm and Media is giving a talk about teachers as makers. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

Notes from a disappointed fanboy

David Weinberger

Here’s the beginning: There is no denying that I am a Google fanboy. I switched from the Firefox browser to Google’s Chrome. I use Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Docs, and Google Maps, and I’d probably use Google Bugle and Google Tattoogle, if such things existed. So, Google’s joint proposal with Verizon hurt. Has Google cheated on me?

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan says that all of the sessions have Google Docs already set up for collaborative note-taking [an approach I''m very fond of Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other peopleâ??s s ideas and words. You are warned, people.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

In 2011 I now use Google Reader , and although it is no longer my most indispensable tool, it is still an important tool for me to keep up to date with what is happening in the “learning&# world. . Well I’ve already mentioned four of them: Google Reader. Google Docs.

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Collaborative Creation: This Is Me – Librarian Draft

Nancy White

You can find the collaborative draf here: This Is Me – Librarian Draft – Google Docs. Are you interested in Digital Identity? Do you know about the This Is Me project? It is an ongoing project out of Odin Labs at Reading University in the UK that offers activities and worksheets for people to understand the role and implications of digital identity and explore their own digital identity.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. 30- Wikispaces 32- Google Sites 88- PB Works. 1- Twitter 9- Facebook 17- Google+ 23- LinkedIn. 45- SharePoint 55- Google Apps. 35- Google Chrome 65- Firefox and addons. 16- Google Reader.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

3 - Google Docs/Drive. So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process. But there’s lots more you can do with Google Docs too.

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January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Beware critics of Connectivism !

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Oregon educational system offers Google Apps

David Weinberger

Oregon has signed a deal with Google that enables any school district to provide Google Apps for Education [ faq ] for free to its students and teachers. This includes Google Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Sites and Pages, Talk, Video, Groups, Docs, and Postini email management. Google Apps for Ed lets the school district use its own domain names rather than Google.com. One Google Account Per Child!

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Too Big to Know: The Bibliography

David Weinberger

If you want to see the current version of the bibliography, it’s available as a Google Docs spreadsheet here. Last night I sent my editor, Tim Bartlett, the next rev of Too Big to Know. It took me a few weeks of solid work – somewhat obsessive, perhaps – to respond to my editors’ comments because they were challenging at the level of my arguments (such as they are).

Technology Stewardship in Learning Contexts

Nancy White

There are some really superb collaborative tools out there – Google Docs for example. Campus Focus had an interview with Stephen Downes a while back (yes, this post has been sitting in the half baked column for a while).

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. This can be an interesting quiz / test tool especially if you already use Google docs.

Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

For planning this year, we relied on Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets as the primary tools. Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007. It was more aimed at the attendee side.

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[defrag] Semantic 10 minute sessions

David Weinberger

Bob Smith of ISYS Search Software says that most people don’t find what they’re looking for on Google the first time they search. Google is an ad company, not a search company, so “you shouldn’t buy your next search service from an ad company.&# Google instant preview helps a little, he says, if it’s for a site you’ve been to already. You can check-of the returns of interest and publish them directly into a Google Doc or tweet them.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

Feel free to post your thoughts and links to your ideas and sketches (from Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, Google Docs, TwitPic, etc.) Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda. Your years of experience tell you that something is not right this year.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

Feel free to post your thoughts and links to your ideas and sketches (from Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, Google Docs, TwitPic, etc.) Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda. Your years of experience tell you that something is not right this year.

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.) Likewise, Facebook, Google Groups, Twitter, and the other dominant forms of “social software” (to use the term from 2003) are amazing at building social networks.

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Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets . 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. July, 2012.