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Margaret Powers
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Passionate educator & tech entrepreneur working as a Consultant & Dir. STEAM Innovation. Focus: design thinking, tinkering & global edu
Passionate educator & tech entrepreneur working as a Consultant & Dir. STEAM Innovation. Focus: design thinking, tinkering & global edu

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Excited to have participated in my first official #BreakoutEDU game! I'm looking forward to another day of learning and discovery tomorrow. #MTV16 #GoogleEI
The first group of Certified Innovators to breakout! #GoogleEI #BreakoutEDU #MTV16
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What’s one idea you’d share with The First Lady to support students on their college journey? Add your idea to the Ideate phase of our collaboration! #bettermakeroom http://ideo.to/college
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We think love means acceptance. We're all in this together! Design a heart #CodedWithLove and share your message. https://goo.gl/sP2ty1
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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a really powerful collaboration happening right now on the Teachers Guild platform ( http://ideo.to/college - a website for educators around the globe to engage in design thinking challenges & tackle the big problems in education).

The current collaboration is focused on "How might we create programs, processes, and tools to provide ongoing support to all students on their journey to and through college?"

Michelle Obama's Reach Higher campaign, the College Advising Corps, and a number of other organizations have partnered with the Guild to make sure that the ideas teachers come up with can be prototyped and implemented to help students.

Counselors and educators have been sharing some amazing empathy interviews and personal stories on the site (here's a great one: https://collaborate.teachersguild.org/challenge/reach-higher-better-make-room-teachers-guild-college-journey-collaboration/discover/kari-esol-teacher).

I would love for this community to check out the site and jump in to share your insights around this challenge, specifically how it connects to students in independent schools. We need all the help we can get to better understand students' needs! 

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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a really powerful collaboration happening right now on the Teachers Guild platform ( http://ideo.to/college - a website for educators around the globe to engage in design thinking challenges & tackle the biggest problems in education).

The current collaboration is focused on "How might we create programs, processes, and tools to provide ongoing support to all students on their journey to and through college?"

Michelle Obama's Reach Higher campaign, the College Advising Corps, and a number of other organizations have partnered with the Guild to make sure that the ideas teachers come up with can be prototyped and implemented to help students.

Counselors and educators have been sharing some amazing empathy interviews and personal stories on the site (here's one of my favorites: https://collaborate.teachersguild.org/challenge/reach-higher-better-make-room-teachers-guild-college-journey-collaboration/discover/cristian-is-going-to-college).

I would love for this community to check out the site and jump in to share your insights around this challenge. We need all the help we can get better understand students' needs! 

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Welcome to X, the moonshot factory!

Starting today, this is the place for all the latest updates on X projects and teams. Our new website, www.solveforx.com, has even more pictures, videos, and behind-the-scenes peeks at X.

“Hey!” You might say. “Aren’t you Google[x]? What happened to the Google? And the brackets?”

Well, Google[x] is now simply X, a part of Alphabet. Though we have a new name, our mission hasn’t changed: invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place for millions, or even billions, of people.

Our projects are designed to have the riskiness and ambition of early stage research and the focus and speed of a startup—+Project Loon, +Makani, and +Google Self-Driving Car Project are a few examples of what we’re up to. Our goal is to develop and de-risk these early stage ideas and turn them into proven technologies that make a real impact in the world—and create successful businesses along the way.

You'll also find information on this page about We Solve For X, our global community. We Solve for X (previously known as Solve for X) aims to bring together moonshot thinkers from all over the world to collaborate with each other on new ideas that have the potential to solve big global problems facing humanity.

Stay tuned—we’ll post updates here from time to time as projects move from the seemingly impossible to this-looks-like-it-just-might-work.
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Give your students an assignment the whole family will enjoy this Thanksgiving

We're working with StoryCorps to bring you these fun and meaningful lesson plans for your students over the Thanksgiving break: goo.gl/28xKEB

Follow the steps below to become a part of #TheGreatListen 2015! https://storycorps.me/
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Is there any way to embed an album/collection from the new Google Photos site as a slideshow in other sites (e.g., Edublogs, Weebly, etc)? 

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Great tips for #GAFE schools and teachers! 
Problem sets, office hours, group projects, and early morning alarms...it’s that time of year again. Ring in a Happy New (school) Year with help from Google Tips → g.co/tips/edu #GoogleEdu
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I'm looking for some PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes outside the US to be global partner classes with my school for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Together, the classes can share about what they are learning, co-create projects (e.g., ebooks, movies, etc), and discover more about the cultures the students are part of in each class. 

Let me know if you are interested! 
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