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Aaron Maurer
Works at Bettendorf Middle School
Attended Ashford University
Lives in Bettendorf, IA
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Join the Roadtrip To Success Book Group http://wp.me/p4covo-1Fu
Hello everyone! It has been quiet here on the Coffee For The Brain home front for quite some time now. I have been away hanging with my family, doing some
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I am creating a badge system for teaching PD on Google Classroom. Here is what I have so far. What else should I add? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mofuE6Edpsgx2ggKeo_KBUvfe77u3X2bqPlWnd6nFoA/edit?usp=sharing I figured this would be a great way for teachers to self monitor their progress and see that they are indeed learning. Here is a schedule of the two day workshop to give you some guidance https://docs.google.com/a/bettendorf.k12.ia.us/document/d/1al6vQ062kC1mFjiDcJmybWRWY4UbxdvacbTl1RX7i4M/edit?usp=sharing
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+Aaron Maurer of course... thank you! You've done a lot of work on this.
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I am developing a two day PD for staff on how to use Google Classroom to streamline their work and structure.

I asked staff what they want to learn and below is a short list of their ideas. If you have any suggestions, links, etc. to any of these topics I would love to crowdsource some of this work. In the end I will share everything we create.

How to set up?
How to upload?
How to operate day to day?
How to incorporate lessons or activities right into it?
Can we grade on it?
How to share with other teachers and parents?

Start with the basics and just show all the things we can do with it. Also show all the things it can do to streamline and keep things in one place. Right now we have things in too many places.

File storage
communicating with students
assignment completion
best ways to transfer grades to LMS
How to use it in the classroom more effectively
how to create comments with students work
how to grade so it is more seamless
Managing 1:1 in class
What is allowed: gaming, social media, etc
Setting up printers to chrome book
Extras in case forgotten at home?
Charging stations?
Replacements?
How to block a site or will certain sites be blocked already
Integrating 1:1
Google classroom/extensions
Google sites for teams to use
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Thanks +Paul Barrette I added the website to the resource section and your name and email is added to the document as well. Thanks so much
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Robodogs Sumobot Camp Day 1: Holy Robots, Batman! http://wp.me/p4covo-1EQ
This year we added a new camp that is all about sumobots. This is a three day camp that allows us to work with a greater range of students from grades 3-9. We
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031: Math Masterpiece PBL http://wp.me/p4covo-1CK 
Project based learning is hard. Anyone who tells you differently has not done a high quality projects that leads to deeper learning. The reason in implementing
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Project based learning is hard. Anyone who tells you differently has not done a high quality projects that leads to deeper learning. The reason in implementing
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I am creating a badge system for teaching PD on Google Classroom. Here is what I have so far. What else should I add? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mofuE6Edpsgx2ggKeo_KBUvfe77u3X2bqPlWnd6nFoA/edit?usp=sharing I figured this would be a great way for teachers to self monitor their progress and see that they are indeed learning. Here is a schedule of the two day workshop to give you some guidance https://docs.google.com/a/bettendorf.k12.ia.us/document/d/1al6vQ062kC1mFjiDcJmybWRWY4UbxdvacbTl1RX7i4M/edit?usp=sharing
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I am creating a badge system for teaching PD on Google Classroom. Here is what I have so far. What else should I add? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mofuE6Edpsgx2ggKeo_KBUvfe77u3X2bqPlWnd6nFoA/edit?usp=sharing I figured this would be a great way for teachers to self monitor their progress and see that they are indeed learning. Here is a schedule of the two day workshop to give you some guidance https://docs.google.com/a/bettendorf.k12.ia.us/document/d/1al6vQ062kC1mFjiDcJmybWRWY4UbxdvacbTl1RX7i4M/edit?usp=sharing
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Google Classroom PD: Self Assessment Badge SystemMark Off You are Level 8 with 11 badges!, Template created by Alice Keeler, Create Your Own Difficulty Level,★, XP, Challenge Item Number, Title, Description, Badge, Link, System by Aaron Maurer x,★, Classroom 1, Create a classroom/ Invite Students x,★, Classroom 2, Change Student Commentin...
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Like it! Is the intention that staff self mark? I quite like the idea of a scorecard system that would generate a PDF of the results...
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This is a series I am writing based on questions gathered from a makerspace workshop I ran with educators and administrators. Please feel free to chime in with
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031: Math Masterpiece PBL http://wp.me/p4covo-1CK 
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Updating my Speedgeeking Resource Guide.  What tools, tricks, apps, or hacks do you use to be more productive? 
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#Minecraft Pixel Art 1 https://youtu.be/GRXqZi15brU My son has made his own @youtube channel and would love your support. What would you like to see next?
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Education
  • Ashford University
    Secondary Education, 1999 - 2003
    Secondary Education Degree with concentrations in US History, World History, Pyschology, and Economics
  • Nova Southeastern University
    Masters in Educational/Instructional Technology,, 2005 - 2007
    emphasis on web design
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Bald and beautiful nerdy geek on a journey to inspire others to do their best. GETTING IT DONE!
Introduction
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Google Glass Explorer, Instructional Coach, Robotics, FLL, Podcaster, LEGO infatuation with a coffee in my hand.
Bettendorf, Iowa  ·  coffeeforthebrain.com
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Bammy Award Winner, Iowa Teacher of the Year Finalist, YEOT Educator
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Educator, Talented and Gifted Education, Lego Robotics, Basketball Coach, Flat Classroom
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Teaching, Web Design, Classroom, Coaching, Blogger, Education, Robotics, YouTube, Flat Classroom, Educational Technology, Triathlon, Educational Leadership, K-12 Literacy, Elementary Education
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  • Bettendorf Middle School
    Educator, present
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Elkhart, IN
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Parent And Child Arduino Workshop
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My students need three Arduino Starter Kits to learn how to code in the workshop and then have necessary materials to learn more at home. Ho

Google Glass for BMS Students and Teachers
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I received an invite for Google Glass. I have so many amazing ideas, projects, and activities to incorporate Google Glass into BMS learning.

A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher
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Young teachers from across the United States have told me they no longer have the ability to properly manage classrooms not because of lack

Parent And Child Arduino Workshop
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How many of you know why things work the way they do? It is vital for students to see and understand the behind the scenes thinking that goe

Mr. Maurer's Classroom
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To learn more about my classrooms and the global projects we are working on, please check out the various links.----------------------------

Documentation of Robotics in Common Core Classrooms
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Robots are taking over the world. Students need to see how robotics impact the real world. The only way to do this is to bring the robot to

#coffeechugPLN Twitter Chat: Mindset Discussion #2
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When? Tuesday, May 7th Time? 8:00 pm central time Hashtag? #coffeechugPLN Chat #3: Mindset Chat #2 based on research of Carol Dweck. We will

Seth's Blog: Urgency and accountability are two sides of the innovation ...
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As organizations and individuals succeed, it gets more difficult to innovate. There are issues of coordination, sure, but mostly it's about

Book Review: Green Beans and Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive...
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Book Description from Amazon.com Publication Date: October 15, 2012 Green Beans and Ice Cream? At first glance, they don’t sound like they g

Get the Shirt. Join Mozilla | Protect The Web
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I just ordered the *official* Firefox t-shirt, available only to supporters. Order your own and join Mozilla here -- the ONLY place on the W

Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera at Davenport Works
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Alcoa's Davenport Works has established a web camera for a nesting pair of bald eagles.

Training the brain to stress less
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What if we really could harness technology "Matrix"-style to help train our brains to better cope with everyday stress?

How to Improve Your Athletic (and Other) Performance Through Self-talk |...
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How to Improve Your Athletic (and Other) Performance Through Self-talk. Maria Konnikova on August 4, 2011, 10:56 AM. Tweet. Thorpetr. In 199

FratMusic.com's Summertime Chillin
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100+ tracks of reggae, electro, country, and hip-hop for those relaxed summer days

What's inside an elephant? - Boing Boing
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Mark Frauenfelder Cory Doctorow David Pescovitz Xeni Jardin Editors. Rob Beschizza Managing Editor. Maggie Koerth-Baker Science Editor. Jaso

dmb :: 2011-07-08 :: Chicago Lakeside
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Dave Matthews Band concert at Chicago Lakeside on July 8, 2011

Tim Ferriss: On The Creative Process And Getting Your Work Noticed
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The author of The 4-Hour Chef on how he markets his work while keeping focused with the help of timers, old laptops, and an avoidance of pub

Bettendorf students share eagle cam lessons worldwide
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As Aaron Maurer’s fifth-grade students worked at their computers last week, the sound of wind blowing into a microphone could be heard throu