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Karen Justl
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The Challenge of Change is Not You
“The hardest challenge you will face is not changing
yourself, but convincing or empowering your colleagues to embrace change.” –
Eric Sheninger If you are reading this blog, trying out new ideas,
implementing innovative strategies, or attending meaningful ...
“The hardest challenge you will face is not changing yourself, but convincing or empowering your colleagues to embrace change.” – Eric Sheninger If you are reading this blog, trying out new ideas, implementing innovative s...
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Bitsbox is a startup headquartered in Boulder, Colorado that teaches Javascript/HTML5 to children. Kids practice writing Javascript into a free virtual tablet online in order to create their own apps, and they receive a subscription box in the mail with new apps to code each month. Computer Science Education Week's signature event is Hour of Code, where...
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Northbrook High School Teacher Chosen as a Finalist for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Jonathan Claydon, a calculus and pre-calculus teacher at Northbrook High School, is one of only 5 Texas math instructors chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST award ...
Jonathan Claydon, a calculus and pre-calculus teacher at Northbrook High School, is one of only 5 Texas math instructors chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST award is the highest recognition a math or ...
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Experience the World in your Classroom with Google!
I had the great fortune to visit the Google for Education booth at ISTE 2015 on Tuesday in time to experience Rich Kiker's presentation. In case you don't know, he is a Google Master! While he didn't share everything here, his website complete with  Symbalo...
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ISTE 2015 - Reflecting and actions!
As I flew home from ISTE 2015, I began to wonder how I could possibly share everything I had heard and experienced over the three days I was there. I saw many exciting examples of ways teachers are developing literacy skills, personalizing learning, encoura...
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Where did the year go?
It's hard to believe that I last posted on this blog back in October. A lot has happened since then. Here are some brief highlights of my journey: To begin, I did follow a student at one of our high schools for an entire day in November. See previous post. ...
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T-2-4 Success Week 2015
Campuses around Spring Branch ISD will be celebrating T-2-4  Success Week during the week of November 16-20.  From researching different majors and careers to learning what schools have to offer that make them special, students will have a range of conversa...
Campuses around Spring Branch ISD will be celebrating T-2-4 Success Week during the week of November 16-20. From researching different majors and careers to learning what schools have to offer that make them special, students will have a range of conversations, activities and exposure to the ...
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A great tool for a great tool! Explain Everything for the Chromebook!
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Connecting to Build Literacy
More from ISTE 2015! With our district focus on literacy, I was excited to find a number of online opportunities in the poster sessions for our students to connect and be a part of global community of learners. I plan to offer this information at the Elemen...
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Summer reading for inspiration!
Wait! Summer is already half over! I can't believe I haven't already shared some books I'm really diggin' these days. If you're looking for some inspiration to motivate you and prompt you try some new strategies in your schools/classrooms, then give one or ...
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Fun way to use Sheets! Might students use "art" to create tools for their games? To share content? 
  A fun use of spreadsheets is to create Pixel art. Students can draw and represent objects by coloring cells in the spreadsheet. This is not only a fun activity, but a good excuse to get stud...
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  • University of Houston
    Architecture, 1975 - 1980
  • University of Houston
    Education, 1991 - 1993
  • University of St. Thomas
    Educational Leadership, 2005 - 2007
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Facilitator for Educational Technology
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  • Spring Branch ISD
    Facilitator for Educational Technology, 2009 - present
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