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Aaron Maurer
Works at Bettendorf Middle School
Attended Ashford University
Lives in Bettendorf, IA
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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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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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#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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Good morning educator friends. I am still hammering away at my book about helping educators and students to START and take that leap to do things they want to do, but have been afraid to do. I want to create a book that helps create a pathway to allow you to make it happen.

With that being said, I am not in the business to create a step by step guide because I don't believe that is the answer. However, I don't want to lose sight of the needs of the reader. What are the barriers that are keep you or others from taking that plunge to act on that idea that will take your teaching, learning, life to the next level? What keeps you/others from going there? I want to make sure I address all that I can and would love to know more from anyone who is brave enough to answer. 
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Improvement is No Longer the Challenge http://wp.me/p4covo-1BH 
The last two weeks have provided me with two wonderful and inspiring moments that I never saw coming. I had the great pleasure and honor of speaking to 8
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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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MowPow, Coffeechug, Coffeechugbooks
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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
Bragging rights
Bammy Award Winner, Iowa Teacher of the Year Finalist, YEOT Educator
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Occupation
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
Employment
  • Bettendorf Middle School
    Educator, present
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Bettendorf, IA
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Elkhart, IN
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Boing Boing
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A directory of wonderful things: boingboing.net

Parent And Child Arduino Workshop
www.donorschoose.org

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
www.indiegogo.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
www.donorschoose.org

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
www.donorschoose.org

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
www.donorschoose.org

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
coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com

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...
coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com

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
www.alcoa.com

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