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Drew Perkins
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Attended Michigan State University
Lived in Cassopolis, MI
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I'm having trouble with my Home and several Chromecast Audio devices since switching my router to a dual band (2.4/5ghz) model. I was getting pitiful speeds with a 2.4ghz router and the 5ghz model gets me what I'm supposed to get but now I'm having problems. I reset and reconnected all CC devices (and my Home device) with 5ghz disabled. At that point I could play music on all devices simultaneously (Whole House) and individually. Then later in the evening I lost that ability...my Home app said it was having trouble connecting to one of the CC Audio devices and when I asked Home to play music on "Whole House" it played music from my Home device but not others. This morning it looks like I'm back connected to all devices but obviously it's inconsistent. Any suggestions? I've changed the 5ghz password to be different from my 2.4ghz and only my laptop is using the 5ghz channel as far as I know.
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I would say it is something in your router. I have a dual band router and I have 3 Google Home's and two Chromecast Audio's. They all work like they should.
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See attached pic for info on a January 3 day PBL workshop in Lexington. 
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I'm excited to meet and talk with the producer of this documentary next week, the trailer definitely leads the mind to PBL.
The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
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This could be a great Entry Event for a WWII project.
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Kentucky employers, meet Ryan Sullivan. Ryan is a young Lexington entrepreneur who started his own lemonade stand business three years ago. He was 11 years old. Recently Ryan and his partner, Charlie Boone, banked $300 for a week's work. They had sales of $157 in one day alone.
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Hey #KYedchat, what should our next Commish look like? Add your voice and see what others think.
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FYI, I'll be facilitating a 2 Day PBL Workshop June 6th and 7th in Lexington sponsored by Montessori High School. See flyer for details if you're interested in registering. 
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Love Plex but am wondering why it doesn't allow for sync (download) to a MacBook like it does on my Android tablet? I can stream shows and movies but would like to be able to watch on my laptop (not just my tablet) on a plane. Am I missing something? 
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Thanks, that clarifies some things although it's still frustrating that I can't watch on my laptop when not connected. 
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Great idea and site focusing on student inquiry!
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While this is not PBL, it certainly is in the "constructivist" wheelhouse. September 19th in Louisville.
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Some good thinking about units, data and PBL from one of KY's own Terry Heick.
Data-Driven Teaching? The Unit Isn't Doing You Any Favors
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I'd love to hear some of the project ideas folks are planning for this semester. One from one of my workshop participants that I liked was repurposing surplus desks and computers to create fundraising games for scholarship funding. 
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partially, yes.  Our own administration shares tons of resources from the Buck Institute. I also used the Buck Institute with a PBL presentation I recently gave at an ECET2KY east conference.
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Director of Professional Development at TeachThough.com, musician, husband, father.
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  • Michigan State University
    Political Science, 1987 - 1990
  • Western Michigan University
    Teaching Certificate, 1994 - 1996
  • Walden University
    Masters - Integrating Technology into the Classroom
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  • Perkins Educational Consulting
    Independent Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Buck Institute for Education
    National Faculty, present
  • Collaborative for Teaching and Learning
    Educational Programs Specialist, 2014
  • Shelby County High School
    Teacher, 2001 - 2012
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Food is ok, not great...having lived in TX and NorCal this is just average Mexican food. Service is always great.
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