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If you would like to listen to the CIO of the GaDOE speak and meet some of the foremost Georgia leaders of instructional technology, sign up ASAP for the 2nd Annual Classroom Innovation and Personalized Learning Consortium this coming Thursday, July 21st.

This event is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Instructional Technology Advisory Committee and is hosted at one of my schools: North Oconee High School in Bogart, GA (about 10 minutes west of Athens, GA). It will start at 10:00 AM and go until 3:00 PM and will include a catered lunch.

I've learned that there are still a few spots left, so I wanted to share in this community to gather more outstanding Georgia educational rockstars! We already have some members in GEGGA presenting in the afternoon, and I am planning to invite any GEGGA folks out for an early morning CoffeeEDU beforehand.

Registration is closing extremely soon, so ask the Powers That Be to give you some professional leave, and I hope to see you there!
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2016 Classroom Innovation and Personalized Learning Consortium RegistrationJuly 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM Hosted by Oconee County Schools at North Oconee High School, 1081 Rocky Branch Rd, Bogart, GA 30622 Sponsored by the Georgia Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (GaITAC) and the Georgia Department of Education
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Happy Independence Day! Shout out to Georgia patriots Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton for signing the Declaration of Independence. See if you can find their names on this special copy digitized by Google's Cultural Institute!

HINT: On a laptop/desktop, click on the document and toggle the zoom that appears on the left (you can pinch and zoom on a mobile device). Then look PROUDLY at the small group of three standing alone to the left of all the other signatures! #GeorgiaPrideYall  
This is an exact, precise facsimile of one of America's greatest documents. It is one of two hundred copies commissioned by Secretary of State John Quincy ...
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+Carol Coleman It's been fun to zoom in and out on multiple devices to look at all the signatures and details.
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Hi, y'all! If anyone is interested, +Jaime Vandergrift and myself are holding an impromtu Hangout on Air in about an hour looking at the new Google Sites (Spoiler Alert: IT IS AMAZING!).

If you are randomly available and willing to put your face in the public sphere, let me know here, and I'll give you a temporary login for my district and invite you in. I always want to bring in my fellow GA educators first!
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+Cat Flippen Thanks again, Cat, for the opportunity to play around with new Sites! 
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Google has announced a MAJOR #GoogleSites UPDATE!

Celebrate appropriately! 🎉

Only +Google for Work domains are eligible for early adoption, which includes +Google for Education. Only super administrators in your domain can access and submit the form linked in the announcement below.

LINK: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.nz/?m=1
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EdCamp Athens is this Saturday!

And there are only a few spots remaining!

If anyone is looking for an incredible experience with great door prizes, rock star educators from across the state, and a lot of great local food (including a frozen custard sundae bar), register to attend and don't miss out!

The school (North Oconee High) is located just outside of Athens to make it more accessible to those coming from the Western side of Georgia via Highway 316/78.

I hope to see you there! 
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Check out all the commands you can use with Voice Typing in #GoogleDocs! Have fun playing and using this nifty new feature!
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ICYMI: Run a 2-minute security check on your non-GAFE google account today only and earn 2GB Drive space permanently. 
Google is giving away 2GB of Drive space today. In what's become an annual tradition, Google is again offering free Google Drive storage space to users who go through a brief account security...
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Happy 4th of July! Shout out to Georgia patriots Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton for signing the Declaration of Independence. Try to find their names on this special copy digitized by the +Google Cultural Institute!

HINT: On a laptop/desktop, click on the document and toggle the zoom that appears on the left (you can pinch and zoom on a mobile device). Then look PROUDLY at the small group of three standing alone to the left of all the other signatures!

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+Jaime Vandergrift and I are jumping into a Hangout on Air within the next 15 minutes to show off the new Google Sites!

Warning: If you are a Sites geek, you may want to be sitting down. :)
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So excited about this - I'm impatient, I want access now.

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It has finally happened!

Google has announced a MAJOR #GoogleSites UPDATE!

Only +Google for Work domains are eligible for early adoption, which includes +Google for Education. Only super administrators in your domain can access and submit the form linked in the announcement below.

Happy Tuesday, y'all! 🎉

LINK: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.nz/?m=1
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Thanks, +Cat Flippen !
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Edcamp Rome is coming up: Saturday, February 27th! Make the GORGEOUS drive to Rome and register ASAP before all the spaces are gone!

http://bit.ly/EdCampRome16

This is the second year for Edcamp Rome and will be a big event with great people, amazing sessions, and free breakfast and lunch.

We also have numerous fantastic door prizes from vendors such as Osmo, Makey Makey, Techsmith, and more (including two free registrations to the GAFE Southern Summit and one free registration to GaETC)!

Shout Out to hard-working coordinators and GEG members +Craig Ellison, +Terrie Ponder, +Lee Green, and +Ryan White!
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Finally getting around to updating some of these amazing events and starting with one of my favorites from 2015: EdCamp Rome!
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Catherine Horton Flippen
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Instructional Technology Specialist. ISTE Emerging Leader 2014. Doctoral Candidate. Google Certified Innovator. FLAGeorgia Teacher of the Year 2014. Games-Based Learning and Social Media in Education Researcher. Emergent Education Specialist. Futurist. All-around super geek.
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I am an Ed Tech doctoral candidate and an eleven-year educator with many roles, including including instructional technology specialist, educational consultant, faculty trainer, high school instructor, educational researcher, a Google Certified Innovator (Chicago '13), and conference presenter. 

I specialize in using and teaching effective digitized pedagogy. My research resides in emergent trends and technology in education specifically including social media and branding in educationgames-based learning, and adoption of emergent technology.

I was named an Emerging Leader 2014 for the International Society of Technology in Education and the Teacher of the Year 2014 by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia.

Currently, I am serving as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the phenomenal Oconee County School district outside of Athens, Georgia. I am passionate about change-making and leadership in education in the state of Georgia and the surrounding region. I consult for public and private school districts around the nation, but I enjoy focusing in the Southeast, and I champion the EdCamp movement in Georgia. 

Outside of my professional life, I am married a gadget guy in love with college athletics and enjoy playing with my two little lady geeks-in-training. I have a deep love for the state of Georgia and exploring trails, cities, rivers, and communities from the place I was born and raised. 

Please view my extensive digital footprint about.me/CatFlippen, visit my blog Ctrl+Alt+Teach, follow me on Twitter @CatFlippen, or browse any of the links on my profile to learn more.
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GEG Georgia Co-Leader ; Emerging Leader 2014, International Society of Technology in Education ; Teacher of the Year 2014, Foreign Language Association of Georgia ; Google Certified Teacher, Chicago 2013 ; Innovator of the Year (2012-2013), Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
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Instructional Technology Specialist and Consultant