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Phil Wagner
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The course content is now completely available to the public!
 
Google recently announced the launch of Computational Thinking for Educators (g.co/computationalthinking), a free, online course where educators can explore and learn more about what CT is and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas that they teach, whether it be computer science, humanities, math, or science.

This course will run from July 15 - Sept 30 and is designed to be completed at your own pace. It should take between 15-30 hours to complete. For more information or to register for this course, visit g.co/computationalthinking. 
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Want to be colleagues? My team is looking for an Instructional Designer. You'll work on exciting projects and design/develop the learning for Google engineers.
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Good to know. Stay safe everyone!
This Memorial Day weekend marks the start of another—hopefully safe—swimming season. In 2013, Mario Vittone dispelled a popular myth about how to tell when someone is struggling in the water. The original article is reprinted below. The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A...
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Yes!

I still remember when I told my mom as a young child that I wanted to be a math teacher and she said, "Well you need to make sure you know more math than your students". She didn't mean I knew 6th grade math as well as another 6th grader but that I understood math well enough to help them with any question they have (even if I don't know the answer).

I don't think I understood high school math until I studied Calculus years later and I hope educators of all ages will continue to learn math and otherwise so they can continue to inspire and challenge their students.
 
What happens whens students claim "I'm just not a math person"?  Here is my default reply.
In a physics class for elementary education majors, I often hear "I'm just not a math person". Here's why that's not true.
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Good Friday everyone! It is a strange to celebrate the day that someone died, but you see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6,8.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. In humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and remember all over again how great God's love is for you.
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thanks for the scriptures
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I was trying to do a GET request and could not get exactly the behavior I wanted. I try to use pure JavaScript when I can but I checked everything from the W3 spec to W3 schools (don't judge me) and nothing was working.

Finally I thought, I'll check jQuery. Of course they have a get() function and of course it does everything I need it to without any issue. Sigh jQuery, why are you so awesome?
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I'll be at #ISTE2015 speaking about Google's new Computational Thinking for Educators course hope to see you there!
About. The goal of this course is to help educators learn about computational thinking (CT), how it differs from computer science, and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. As a course participant, you will increase your awareness of CT, explore examples of CT integrated into ...
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Such a great story and the best part is you can help move this forward no matter what your experience. As she says, you just need to be available to the kids and "be amazed"
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The depth and breadth of the content is really well done. If you are at any stage of the process of making comics then there is definitely a resource, tutorial, and best of all community that can support you. Kudos to the +Making Comics team!
 
We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Upgrades include:

- Integration of a comprehensive crowdsourcing library aimed at cataloging all comic-making educational resources on the web.

- Underdog Community merge including articles, forums, and more.

- All MakingComics.com features designated home pages (Talking Comics, Gutter Talk Pod, Underdogs, etc.)

- Comprehensive outline of our plans as a nonprofit.

- Workflow for multiple levels of volunteer input.
MakingComics.com is the world's one stop repository for all things related to the comic-making experience.
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So many good points in this article. The world is fighting for your time and attention so you need to mindfully keep an eye on it. Do not check your email / social network during your most productive time (morning).

So get out of here and go do something brilliant :)
Duke professor and bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals research backed insights on how to be efficient with your time at work and at home.
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This is +Six13Sings​ best one on my opinion. Their videos are always good for teaching others about Jewish traditions like Hannukah and Passover. Now if they do a Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot I'm good.
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Thanks for passover'in this on, Phil!
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The person who does end up helping the boy reminds me that the last shall truly be first in the Kingdom of Heaven. Don't pass up the opportunity to help someone, even if you only have a little, it can help a lot.
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Designer and Maker
Employment
  • Google
    Instructional Designer, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Curriculum Fellow, 2011 - 2012
  • High Tech High Chula Vista
    Math, Science, and Robotics Educator, Speaker, EdTech Consultant, and Maker, 2008 - 2011
  • Beverly Hills High School
    Science and Robotics Educator, 2007 - 2008
  • Daniel C. Oakes High School
    Science Teacher, 2006 - 2007
  • Dunstan Middle School
    Science Teacher, 2006 - 2006
  • US Navy
    Electrician's Mate, 2000 - 2004
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Seattle, WA
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San Jose, CA - San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Goose Creek, SC - Aurora, CO - Lakewood, CO - Denver, CO - Vancouver, British Colombia Canada
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A Christian who is passionate about how we learn.
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Blog: www.brokenairplane.com
Twitter: @brokenairplane

The views I express are mine and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.
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Created the Physics Gizmo Android app to help students do science with only a phone.
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  • San Diego State University
    Masters in Education Technology, 2011 - 2013
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