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Brian C. Smith
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Attended Saint John Fisher College
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Jay Silver is raising funds for Makey Makey GO: Invent Everywhere, Invent Now! on Kickstarter! Tech is going Bananas! Slip'n Selfie, Dog-o-Phone, Flappy Jello. Invent on the GO!
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Tremendous. If you're an international teacher and not following along what's happening in the US (specifically in my home State of New York), you should be. Our profession is being attacked by powerful political thugs. This video is a creative way of sharing a message about Governor Cuomo and his crackpot evaluation process for NYS teachers. 50% of all teachers evaluations are derived from student test scores regardless of their learning needs, disabilities, level of progress or if the teacher has regular daily instructional time with students. Enjoy this backlash rendition of Billy Joel's "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", but more importantly take a serious look at not only high-stakes testing for evaluation, but for such testing for children in general. 
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And his dad was such a great governor. Sigh.
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"Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play."
~ Plato 
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Join us for a day of learning about modern ways of knowing and doing, informal and formal learning experiences, and how to get started at your school.
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Bit of a hazy and polluted day, nonetheless a good home home from our school.
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Some highlights of Mady during 1st part of the Dragons baseball season. #TTBCDragons
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If we're afraid of artificial intelligence and robots taking our jobs, stop education assessed by tests that an AI could pass.
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Playing, making and tinkering are all sophisticated ways of learning. It's far past time we stop rushing our children to "learn" and provide them with the time, resources and expertise associated with real, deep learning. 
If we want children to be independent thinkers, we should give them the tools — and the challenges — to figure stuff out for themselves.
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It's not too late! Join us for some creativity, tinkering and making to learn. 
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One user has Google Photos in his Google Drive. Anyone else see a photos option in Drive settings? Read on... 
We'll never understand why Google made the decision to keep Photos separate from Drive, but one user allegedly has a new option in their Google Drive settings: Create a Google Photos folder. Could it be true?
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Casey's filmmaking is outstanding. Simple, yet powerful. 
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Hello! I know you've read my name so I'll get right to it. I am currently working as a 'technology coach' at the Upper Primary School at  Hong Kong International School. I have been a long time advocate of learning through making and with my position at HKIS, I have been able to put some of those beliefs, visions and dreams into action. I'm looking forward to connecting with more of you through this Maker Ed community and elsewhere. You can find me online here, at www.briancsmith.org and on Twitter @briancsmith. 
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  • Hong Kong International School
    ICT Facilitator, 2012 - present
  • Monroe #1 BOCES
    Instructional Technology Specialist, 2005 - 2012
  • Webster Central School District
    Teacher, 1996 - 2005
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  • Saint John Fisher College
    Math, Science & Technology, 2001 - 2003
  • State University of New York at Brockport
    Physical Education, 1991 - 1995
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