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Brian Yearling
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Working every day to make the educational experience more closely mirror the life we live beyond school.
Working every day to make the educational experience more closely mirror the life we live beyond school.

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Clarifying the Vision of the Waukesha One Theory of Action
Waukesha One is wrapping up its fourth year in our Wave One schools (the first iPads were introduced in these schools in Fall 2013).  Notable changes in teaching, learning and technology use are visible across our district since the devices were first intro...

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Keep It Easy: Linking to Google Classroom Assignments in Blackboard
Google Classroom simplifies so many tasks for teachers and students in a 1:1 classroom. It immediately saves teachers time and headaches in all that it does to support digital teaching and learning. Using Blackboard simplifies for parents, students, and tea...

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Growth Takes a Vision
My wife is an enthusiastic gardener. I am happily her helper! Each year, in April, the plans she has cultivated in her head start springing into action at our house. The pots are placed, the garden is tilled, seeds move from their position on the map to the...

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Analyze the Results: Spring 2017 Technology Profile Data Reports Available
The response to the Spring 2017 Staff Technology Survey was once again overwhelming with 758 staff members completing the survey.  Thank you! This data, which is available in the SDW Staff Tech Survey Data Center, is meaningful and useful in many ways, from...

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Participate in a Free Book Creator Webinar This Summer
The beauty of Book Creator, one of our core apps in the School District of Waukesha, is that it is dead simple to use.  The strength of Book Creator, though, is that it is so widely adaptable to a wide range of projects, uses, age and grade levels, and subj...

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Streamline Communications with Yet Another Mail Merge
One of the things that we love about Google Apps (Forms, Sheets, Docs, Gmail, etc.) is that it provides a platform of tools that can work together. Guest blogger Jean Wohlers from Hawthorne STEM shares one way that she uses these tools to streamline communi...

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Spotlight on Digital Conferring Notes
Teachers have forever jotted notes on student progress. Notes on paper, notes in planning books, notes in journals. And this have served us well -- they are a way to document what we are seeing at any given time so we can come back to the notes when working...

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VoiceThread Now Available to SDW Students and Staff
Looking for a way to hear every student's thought on a topic or idea, but having trouble getting every student to speak up? Maybe you are looking for a way of having student's express their thinking verbally outside of class, or as they work in small groups...

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View our Model Tech Classroom teacher blogs. These are stories from educators who are exploring the use of technology to move instruction toward Modification on the SAMR framework.

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Side-by-Side Browser Windows on Mac
Adding five seconds to your work time as you fumble around your Mac desktop looking for the right browser window may not seem like a major distraction, but over time those five seconds, accumulated many times a day/week can add up.  Your computer has tools ...
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