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Blanca E. Duarte
Works at LogicWing, Inc.
Attends Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
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So excited to have the AppsEvent GAFE summit come to NYC.  Can't wait! 
 
Announcing the NYC Metro Summit featuring Google for Education March 19th and 20th!  Space will be limited so be sure to register soon if you plan to attend!    Speaker proposals are also open ~ see website for details newyork.appsevents.com +Lisa Nielsen +Susan Ettenheim +AppsEvents 
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Chrome OS will be merged into Android.

Well, it's finally happening. We'll get a peek next year at what Android with Chrome OS folded in will look like, but until then, here's hoping we get the best of both worlds.
Google has spent the past two years merging Chrome OS and Android and will have a unified OS in 2017.
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Researchers Solve Longtime Puzzle About How We Learn http://neurosciencenews.com/learning-visual-cortex-pavlov-2921/
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On November 1, the National Geographic Channel will premiere the first episode of a new series that zooms in on six important topics in the world of science. The first episode of "Breakthrough" will feature Bill Nye, and underscore the importance of stopping global warming: http://on.natgeo.com/1Wey4YQ

Get your students warmed up with our collection of FREE education resources about the threat that faces our world: http://on.natgeo.com/1Rylxsm

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Looking for a tech coach position? 
 
West Morris Regional High School District in Northern New Jersey currently has a position open for a "Digital Information Specialist". This is essentially a tech coach position. See the link for additional information.
AppliTrack, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.
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Review of the new Acer Crhomebook C910-54M1 Intel Core i5 processor and 15.6 inch screen. Speakers in the review are better than others. Will it be worth the up in $$$? Read about it in Pgs 8 and 10
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Awesome news!
 
Announcing: CK-12’s new partnership with Google Classroom. #GoogleClassroom http://bit.ly/1h5KsHL

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I can't wait to see a device that just let's you choose the OS you need when you want it. I'm sure it's coming...
 
Chrome OS will be merged into Android.

Well, it's finally happening. We'll get a peek next year at what Android with Chrome OS folded in will look like, but until then, here's hoping we get the best of both worlds.
Google has spent the past two years merging Chrome OS and Android and will have a unified OS in 2017.
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Love this article. Good reference for conversations coming up +Donald Murphy !
 
8 technology myths debunked by middle school students. Here's what they have to say: http://bit.ly/1PO9lGD
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Calling gamers in edu - could be an interesting project.
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+Devin Sandoz +Marta da Silva Bringing this question up on behalf of some schools asking us about book purchases...Now that book rentals are no longer an option through GPFE, what should a school do if they want to purchase books for students and having students purchase the books is not an option? 
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+Blanca E. Duarte I agree with you that it's less than ideal using Overdrive, but if they really want books then this is the only viable option at the moment :( I do wish that book purchases were a possibility as opposed to rentals as they could be reassignable when the class is done with them. They could also use the great Play Books to Docs collaboration/discussion features. Maybe later...
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This is absolutely amazing! I hope those youngsters who first heard of nanotechnology many years ago during my career presentation remember their lesson! 
 
3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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Education
  • Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
    Supervision and Administration, 2007 - present
  • Queens College, City University of New York
    Accounting, 1988 - 1997
  • Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
    Educational Technology, 2001 - 2003
  • St. Francis Preparatory School
    HS, 1984 - 1988
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Blanca Duarte Martini, Blanca Elvira Duarte
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Passionate educator trying to make a difference in this teeny tiny world we live in.
Introduction
Instructional technology specialist working in the education and non-profits sectors. To learn more about our company, visit: http://www.logicwing.com

Contact me @ bduarte at logicwing dot com.
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They say a child born in this decade will have 24 jobs. Here are my 24+: Mom, wife and entrepreneur. Equity Loan Administrator, Bookkeeper, Aunt, Accountant, Budget, Financial Planning & Analysis, Medical Assistant - Obstetrics/Gynecology, Corporate Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant, Retirement Plan Administrator, Big Sister, Special Projects Director, Children's Center Board Member & Treasurer, Graduate Student, Educational Technology Specialist, Graduate Assistant, Coordinator of Adult Education Instructional Technology Program, Technology Director, Pianist, Adjunct Professor, Intel Teach National Trainer, Technology Geek, Electronic Educational Village Coordinator (Museums and CBOs), Board member of Special Education Preschool, Educational Enterprise Zone Director (Museums, Schools), Sister-in-law, STEM Program Coordinator, Research and Development Distributed Learning Specialist, Board member Literacy Initiative in Ethiopia, Artist (Oils), Member of LI Youth Safety Coalition, Google Education Trainer, Free Spirit, Intel Teach Moderator: US and Latin America, Member/Partner of the Court Innovation and Office of Community Research Resources Project, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Project Manager, Co-moderator of #nyedchat, Designer of experiences, Coach, friend.
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Management and Technology Consulting
Employment
  • LogicWing, Inc.
    President and Chief Enablement Officer, 2007 - present
  • Variety Child Learning Center
    Board Member, 2008 - present
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
    Committee Member, 2008 - 2014
  • h2Empower, Inc.
    Board Member, 2007 - 2015
  • Elwood School District
    Technology Committee Member, 2006 - 2013
  • NYIT
    Distributed Learning Specialist, 2008 - 2009
  • Westbury School District
    Technology Coordinator, 2002 - 2008
  • CLASP Children's Center
    Board Member, Treasurer, 1999 - 2005
  • Hudson General
    Special Projects, 1995 - 2002
  • World Color Press
    Corporate Accounting Manager, 1992 - 1995
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Queens, New York
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Huntington, New York - Orlando, Florida - Woodside, New York - Manhasset, New York - Great Neck, New York
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