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Demetri Lales
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Edtech Function Review: Glean, The Video Lesson #Library that Tracks Viewership. Great for Flipped Classrooms!

Check out this #edtech review for Glean, a website with an online library of #math and #science video lessons. It's ideal for #teachers with blended or #flippedclassrooms. Would you use Glean in your classroom?
I will be reviewing Glean, a website with an online library of math and science video lessons. What interested me most about Glean was their Insight functionality which is able to track if students...
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S.T.E.A.M. Learning: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Edtech Resources

Recently there have been a movement to include #artistic learning concepts in #STEM education. The hope that it will encourage more creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. In this post I share an #edtech website or app for each #STEAM subject.
In honor of the STEAM learning philosophy every month or so I will share a collection of edtech resources, one for each of the STEAM subjects. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering...
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This can be very useful our a great time waster.
Wildcards Can Be Used in Google Suggest

I somehow never knew, until today at #LocalUp  that you could use the _ symbol to get wildcard results in Google Suggest. Hat tip to +Mary Bowling for the find!
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This #library is so beautiful and creative, definitely a must see!
When you grow up in Kansas City and move away, you get used to people making Wizard of Oz jokes and assuming you drove a tractor to school pretty quickly. Though it took leaving to make me fully realize it, … Continued
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I need this for a Sub-Zero costume. They should make one in blue.
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This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack. I'd definitely buy it!

#tech #awesometech #Kickstarter
There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.
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Learn How to Speak & Read Spanish with these Edtech Resources

In this article I share some #Spanish language #edtech websites & apps. These resources teach Spanish through #cat pictures, adaptive learning, and real world videos. If you know of any other language #learning websites and apps please share them by commenting below!

Hasta la próxima, seguir aprendiendo todos!
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Today I share with you all a few Spanish Language Learning Edtech Apps. These resources are ideal for learning enough words and phrases in Spanish to carry a basic conversation.
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The Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning Including Edtech Resources

With #Valentine's day approaching I decided to focus my latest #edtech collection on websites & apps that have social & #emotional learning. It's a subject that isn't talked about a lot but may have great academic #learning benefits.
Today I'm sharing some edtech resources that promote emotional learning.
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Better Writing Through Social #Learning

In my latest post I share #edtech resources where students can practice #writing, share their written work with others, and give feedback on each other's work. Great for teachers looking for tools so students can practice their writing together!
Today I'm sharing edtech websites and apps that can help students improve their writing. 
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Hospital Maker Spaces. Further proving that meaningful learning can happen anywhere.

#STEM #MakerSpace #learning
Many young patients resort to tv to pass the time during long hospital stays. A mobile maker project aims to ignite creativity, while helping kids solve problems they face during their visits.
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DIY Learning

Want to learn how to build or create useful items that you can utilize in your everyday life? Are you a do-it-yourself (DIY) type of person? Then check out some of these online tools that can teach you how!

#edtech #STEM #DIY #artsandcrafts
Want to learn how to build or create useful items that you can utilize in your everyday life? Are you a do-it-yourself (DIY) type of person? Then check out some of these online tools that can teach...
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The holiday season has officially started for me. 
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    Project Coordinator, 2009 - 2011
    Led several large scale organizational projects for the Teachers College library. I completed a 10 year reorganizational project of the library's historical research collection. Managed a team of 25 staff members to reclassify and reorganize 200,000 educational books. I prepared library inventory procedures, trained, supervised, and evaluated my team. Was responsible for reporting to the Library Administrator regularly on the progress of projects. At the same time I managed office operations, supplies, and project resources. Along with project managing, I was also responsible for maintaining the library's catalog database. This includes updating the college's e-journal subscriptions and adding e-books.
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    Handled over 1,000 customer calls every week. Assisted and educated customers with any questions about their service or billing as well as selling new services that they would enjoy. Earned high marks on quality assistance and customer satisfaction surveys for helping customers quickly and within the company's standards.
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    During my time working in this office I helped physically organize all files of accounts, employee information, and vendor information. I also organized the monthly invoices digitally through QuickBooks. I calculated the company's expenses to complete the Union Report every month. Was responsible for managing the payroll for employees.
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Lifelong Learner, Old School Gamer, & All Around Geeky Guy

I have a huge interest in educational technology (edtech), and I'm looking to connect with other professionals in the space. For five years I have worked in Teachers College Columbia University working on several projects and edtech products to help the teacher community.

The one aspect of my work I enjoyed the most was writing reviews for edtech products on New Learning Times. I will continue uncovering new edtech products and reviewing them on my own blog.

I was born and raised in the greatest city of the world, New York City. Needing a change of scenery I made the move to the suburbs of New Jersey with my wife. Enjoying the geekier things in life I spend my free time playing videos games, reading comics, watching superhero shows and movies, and testing out new tech.

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  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 2004 - 2008
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    Mathematics Education, 2013 - present
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Past Ed-tech Work

Before starting this blog I used to write a lot of reviews for educational games, software, and apps. All my past reviews are on an educatio

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Edward Snowden at TED: 'There Are More Revelations to Come'

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Blend Lands $2.7M In Seed Funding Led By NEA | TechCrunch

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Assassin's Creed Black Flag - Leather Messenger Bag

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Making Sense of Data - Course

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The High Cost Of Acting Happy

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Would you want Google Glass in class?

Google Glass gives students new, exciting opportunities for learning -- but it could be a while before it's in a school near you.

Libraries Going Bookless - Unevenly Distributed

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Found: Girl in 1981 Lego Ad Is Now an Alt-Medicine Doctor in Seattle

In January, a 1981 Lego ad made the rounds on Reddit. The story behind the ad is even more compelling.