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Cynthia Washburn
Works at St. Laurence Catholic School
Attended University of Houston
Lives in Katy, TX
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What in the name of all that's holy just happened to Google+? Can I express my seething hatred now? Yuck. 
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More like #autosuckage  :P
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Some good points here - I know that we all talk about this all the time, so it's like preaching to the choir. It's always good to be reminded that we should be enabling teaching and not keeping tools away from teachers and students when they need them.
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I can see that being a big part of the issue in public school, but I see the same reluctance to change in the private school sector and our job performance isn't tied to test scores. So, I have to think that there is still something else going on here. 

But I do agree that testing is a HUGE problem - not just for the reasons that you stated, which I think does a big disservice to our kids, but also because it means that our teachers are often reduced to teaching students how to respond and write correctly for a test and not how to write well or critically think. 
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I don't know if I neeeeeeeeed one, but I'd take it for free. 
Like the iPhone before it, everyone was talking about the Apple Watch long before it was announced by the company themselves. Shortly after going on sale, shipping dates for new orders slipped to June or later, as early adopters rushed to part with their cash — but is it worth it? I've spent a week playing with…
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Could be interesting and solve some issues in the classroom when teachers don't have a whole class set. Have to see how easy it is to manage.. 
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Something else that I just came across this morning... Inklewriter. http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/for-teachers

It looks like it could be an interesting creative writing/cross curricular project - sort of a high tech "choose your own adventure story", but this helps the kids keep track of the story threads so none of them get abandoned. I'm currently trying to get the 6th grade lang/lit teacher interested in doing this with me next year as long-term project that my keyboarding students can work on to both practice their keyboarding skills and get some writing time in. 
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Ugh... I totally want these, you want me to "apply" and shell out $1500 to beta test something for you? And fly to LA, NYC or SF to pick them up. So.... not happening. 
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Computer Applications Teacher
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  • St. Laurence Catholic School
    Teacher, 2006 - present
  • John Paul II Catholic School
    Teacher, 1998 - 2005
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Katy, TX
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Albuquerque, NM - Bremerton, WA - Parris Island, SC - Reynoldsburg, OH - Lakewood, OH - 29 Palms, CA
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Graduated from Del Norte High School in 1985, in Marine Corps from 1985-89, attended University of Houston from 1994 - 98. Currently teach computer applications to 1st-6th graders at St. Laurence Catholic School. 
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Married to Wayne Washburn since 1999
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  • University of Houston
    History, 1994 - 1998
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Cyndie Miller