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Dan McDowell
Works at Grossmont Union High School District
Attended San Diego State University
Lives in El Cajon, CA
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Dan, maybe I am wrong, but you can only make manually on Android, right? And you can edit on iOS.
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Easy Accents Update:
I have just made a major update to the Easy Accents add-on that should make it easier to use.  Based on user feedback there was a lot of clicking in the current add-on.

With the new version once you click on an accent the add-on will re-focus back to your document and also move the cursor in front of the inserted accent allowing you to continue typing without re-clicking on your document.  This is especially useful for touch screen devices as you can type and then touch the accent you want and continue to type.

The new version should be available now.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-accents/njbfdnnpglelehliilonpfcbckcdhnid?utm_source=permalink
This Add-on allows users to easily insert accents for different languages directly from a sidebar in their Google Doc.
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This is why I am advocating for the C740! #Acer #Chromebook #C740
Benchmarks on the new Acer C740 Chromebook suggests it is the best performing budget consumer Chromebook available thanks to its Intel Broadwell CPU.
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Registration is open for CUE Rock Star La Jolla, June 23-25. Join some great ed-tech leaders from around San Diego, and me too, in 3 days of learning and fun! See you there!
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From English to hsilgnE... Using flipped instruction + YouTube to teach reading and writing #CCSS 
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Flipped instruction is everywhere these days... but how does that translate into the English classroom?  When I first learned about flipped instruction, I assumed that it was a natural fit for cont...
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San Diego Googlers - Join us for the Old Town Photowalk! Take some time to explore Old Town and connect with fellow educators.
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Hi Everyone - My district is moving towards 1:1 and one of the big hang-ups is what will happen if a student damages or loses a machine. What are the practices out there? I've heard about insurance plans, but haven't found the right info yet. Help? Thank you! Feel free to email me at danmcdowell@gmail.com
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We are self insured. It is a nominal fee which covers lost or damaged devices. The money we collect is used to purchase replacement parts and devices. 
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Help us build the first ever Web Tools Madness Bracket - submit your web tool / digital strategy to our bracket. Visit the link for more info. The bracket will be available mid-March!

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Anyone having issues with Chromebooks logging in?
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Yes, same exact time
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Education
  • San Diego State University
    MA in Educational Technology, 2001 - 1994
  • University of California, San Diego
    BA in History, Minor in Art/Photography, 1990 - 1994
  • Valhalla HS
    1986 - 1990
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A former teacher who now serves as an ed tech administrator. Changing the world one Google Doc at a time.
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Director of Instructional Technology, Google Certified Teacher (SoCal 2007), Former Teacher, Ed Tech Consultant, Google Education Group Leader, etc.
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Director of Instructional Technology
Employment
  • Grossmont Union High School District
    Director of Instructional Technology, 2013 - present
  • San Diego
    EdTech Consulting, 1996 - present
  • SDSU
    Lecturer, 2006 - present
  • PBS / Affiliate Stations
    Curriculum Developor, 2007 - 2012
  • West Hills High School
    Teacher, 1996 - 2013
    Social Studies and Photography Teacher
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El Cajon, CA
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