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Jeff Utecht
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Attended Washington State Unversity
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Google's email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn't a given that it would reach the public at all
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Paul Buchheit, went to HS with me. Never knew him though. He also coined Google's phrase "Don't be evil." Go Webster! 
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Now you can get to your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how they appear in your Google bar. Just drag and drop to rearrange the apps and bring your favorite products to the top.

You can also easily add Google products that aren’t part of the Google bar, like Google Keep and Google Scholar. Learn more:

We're rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren't seeing it yet.
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Each year on the opening day of baseball season I write a blog post about my life and baseball. This is the 7th year I have done so and each year I look forward to reliving these memories. 
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Me too we need his bat! +Jennifer Gilbert
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Google Drive, and the apps in it--Docs, Sheets, and Slides--are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It's free, makes collaboration easy, and pretty much anyone can use it. But if you're used to something more traditional, like Microsoft Office, you may be hesitant to use it. Here's how to make Google Drive work more like the desktop suites you're used to.
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If you know some teachers that might be interested in this please share +Brett MacRury 
Hi everyone.

I'm a high school science (IB ESS) teacher in Vietnam looking to investigate ecological footprints and environmental worldviews in different parts of our wonderful world.  I have developed a (basic) website that I am hoping to use to gather information from students at schools from all over.

You'll find an assignment outline and list of interview questions on the "About the Initiative" page once you're on the site.  I hope you'll take a look and consider getting involved.  Also, it is not restricted to high school students.  Anyone and everyone are welcome if they can interview their community and put together a video of their findings.

Thanks for your time.


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Back from Spring Training and ready for opening day! Love watching baseball with my biggest fans. Mom, Dad and Wife.
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New today -- edit images right inside Google Slides and Drawings. Happy cropping, masking, and bordering!
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Just blogged...think there is real potential here!
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Educator, Presenter, Consultant
  • Ed Tech Consultant
    Educator, Presenter, Consultant, 2007 - present
  • COETAIL Program
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
  • Ninja Program
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • State University of New York, NY
    Adjunct Professor, 2010 - present
  • International School Bangkok
    Tech. Learning Coordinator, 2008 - 2012
  • Central Valley School District
    4th Grade Teacher, 1999 - 2000
  • Aberdeen School District
    4th Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • International Schools Group, Saudi Arabia
    6th & 5th Grade Teacher, 2002 - 2005
  • Shanghai American School, China
    Elem. Tech. Teacher, 2005 - 2008
  • Inc. Seattle, WA
    Educational Ambassador, 2008 - 2009
  • Plymouth State Univerisity, NH
    Adjunct Professor, 2008 - 2010
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Bangkok, Thailand - Shanghia, China - Yanbu, Saudi Arabia - Aberdeen, WA - Spokane, WA
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Jeff Utecht is an international educator and educational technology consultant. He has worked internationally since 2005, prior to that he worked in Washington State. 

Currently Jeff is working as the High School Technology and Learning Coordinator for the International School Bangkok. Additionally, Jeff is collaborating with EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools) as a technology consultant. 

Jeff was a main coordinator for the Learning 2.0 Educational Technology Conference in Asia 2007 - 2010. He has consulted with international schools in and around the Asia region. 

Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog,

To learn more about Jeff, visit
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