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Annabelle Howard
Works at BIG FUN Productions, LLC
Attended Keele University
Lived in London and NYC
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Perhaps Thee Most Charming Comedian Ever
If you don't know Trevor Noah here's a great way to be introduced. He'll be hosting the Daily Show, btw.
#comedy   #trevornoah   #seinfeld  
Jerry takes incoming Daily Show host Trevor Noah on a tour down under the Brooklyn Bridge, where they riff on football (aka, soccer), apartheid's stupidity, and Noah's insane daily routine.
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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?

A short play that teaches the difference between fiction and nonfiction in a contemporary news room situation. Here's the opening and you can support our nonprofit by getting a paperback copy (complete with loads of teaching ideas + evaluation) https://www.createspace.com/5586016
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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?

Another fun play in the PLAYbook series for www.BigFunEducation.org.
DanDan the Weatherman has to do his weather report with Christina Rossetti. Our online audio edition has real world news anchors from NBC and WTNH reading DanDan and Newsy Suzy.

nonprofit

When it goes on Amazon (any minute now) it'll cost $5 and help to support us as we create more free audio plays for K-12.

#literacy   #nonfiction   #poetry   #drama  
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It has now been published +viviana lopez larretchart . See if you can access it here: https://www.createspace.com/5586016
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Computer-generated stories
Data-driven journalism written by a computer? It's already happening.
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Wasn't aware of such a thing before! Will machines completely take over humans?? Alarmed!
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It shows when . . .
you are doing what you love. Here's my boy being funny at a variety show he helps to produce each month in Brooklyn.
#happy  
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Yup!
Do what you love and the money will follow.
or:
If you love what you are doing, you'll never work a day in your life.  I have an ENTIRE category at #wisdomandlife  based around this very topic here, +Annabelle Howard:
http://www.cjpwisdomandlife.com/category/parental-pressure/

Good for him for following his bliss. 
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This Girl Is On Fire!

"She's got her head in the clouds
and she's not backing down!"
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Cool song thanks annabell
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Maher & Seinfeld
Jerry chooses a 1979 VW Bug police car for good buddy Bill Maher because, as he says, Maher seems to have authority but actually has none. Case in point: when Maher talks politics, Jerry asks,
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At least Bill Maher changed his tune about the muslims. I forgive him.
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GET A COPY and start bragging today!

https://www.createspace.com/5523725
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My Annabelle hydrangea.
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+Josephine Isabella Yes, I love this shrub. It gives me indoor, cut-flowers all summer :D
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Agree, or Disagree?

"We have convinced ourselves, for example, that we can trust Google with its mission: “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” I call “bullshit.”
Google is at the heart of two things that computer-using educators should care deeply and think much more critically about: the collection of massive amounts of our personal data and the control over our access to knowledge.
Neither of these are neutral. Again, these are driven by ideology and by algorithms.

I'd really like to hear your comments on this +David Amerland and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales. Should educators trust Google?
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Thanks so much for your thoughtful response, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales. I agree with your points. We do need to instruct kids on both the how-tos and the ethics of using computers. I get so tired of pendulum-swinging in education. There's waaay too much binary thinking.

IMHO, we need to highlight teachers who find ways to keep the humanity happening while also being forward-thinking with tech. It's possible.
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Thanks, Facebook!
Nice gimmick today, I thought.
#equality  
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My whole FB feed is ALL RAINBOW! It's awesome!
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Happy Friday!

No obstacles. Go for it!
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Occupation
writer | creative educator | entrepreneur
Skills
making learning memorable
Employment
  • BIG FUN Productions, LLC
    CoFounder, 2001 - present
  • BIG FUN Education (non profit)
    CoFounder, 2011 - present
  • www.BigFunEducation.org
    present
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Previously
London and NYC - Upper West Side, New York - Groton, MA - Rouen, France - Westford, MA - Tetbury, England - West London, England - Keele, Staffordshire
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creative educator K-12
Introduction
Grants from Google, The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation, People's United Community Foundation, and the Frances R. Dewing Foundation have allowed my nonprofit, BIG FUN education, to create Big Fun PLAYS for K-12. Students listen to an audio play while following an illustrated script on screen. Related nonfiction pieces, acting exercises, and discussion prompts are embedded in the scripts. 40 academic words are targeted in each play and have clickable explanations. We motivate and scaffold students towards cross-curricular knowledge and bring the text exemplars in Appendix B of the CCSS to life. www.BigFunEducation.org We are currently adding a series of paperback books for schools that include the script from our free online plays and also include lots of writing, reading, thinking, and connecting activities.

I started desktop publishing with a Mac in 1985. I created and sold a series of plays and related board games called Classic Theater for Children. After coverage in the New York Times  and the International Herald Tribune, we sold to all 50 states and 10 other countries. In 1991, I sold the company to Sundance Publishers. Recently, the rights reverted to me.

In 2009, I created an online motivational learning community for Connecticut. We had almost 70,000 paid subscribers and reliably raised test scores. 20% of our players stayed on our site for over an hour. 6% of our target demographic was enrolled. We gamified the work ethic and taught basic skills. People's United Community Foundation funded our initiative to reduce the loss of skills over the last two summers.

INTERESTS: standup comedy, writing fiction, photo walks, dogs
Bragging rights
My parents had their own BBC radio show in the 1950s.
Education
  • Keele University
    English, French, Education
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