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Phil Wagner
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One of my favorite teams at +Google, their interactions with technology always strike me as magical.

Also if you are an educator, Google Tone is a great way to get everyone on the same page (web page that is :) without having to send an email.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-tone/nnckehldicaciogcbchegobnafnjkcne?hl=en
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Google's matching 50% of DonorsChoose projects for students with special needs. A few dollars goes a long way in a classroom!
Donate today to help make education more inclusive #ForEveryKid
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Such a great program and I love seeing the focus on bringing more women into technical careers. Check it out for free before it goes to theaters.
 
We need YOU to stand up for code girls everywhere. Watch the CODEGIRL documentary on YouTube for free today through November 5 and help us #RallyForCODEGIRL goo.gl/CnrSS0 
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Here's a good video introducing the big concepts in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
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That's a really cool idea of how to explain AI not the daunting task of machine learning 
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Every once in a while you find a book where you end up highlighting all of the pages. This was one of those books for me. Not sugar coated nor a cover up, it covers the tough questions he has received from people he's met in his travels and struggled with himself.

He reminds us throughout the book that God is for the underdog and against the unmerciful (especially when they are supposed to be God's ambassadors on Earth).

If you have ever wondered about the skeletons in God's closet (Hell, Judgement, and Holy War) check this book out. You will find out that God is everything Jesus says He is and that we can love and trust Him.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Skeletons-Gods-Closet-Surprise-Judgment/dp/0529100819
<p><b>How can a loving God send people to hell? Isn’t it arrogant to believe Jesus is the only way to God? What is up with holy war in the Old Testament?</b></p><p>Many of us ...
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Feel free to substitute "science" for your own topic.

Active learning is winning support from university administrators, who are facing demands for accountability: students and parents want to know why they should pay soaring tuition rates when so many lectures are now freely available online.
Active problem-solving confers a deeper understanding of science than does a standard lecture. But some university lecturers are reluctant to change tack.
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I met Carl Wieman not long after he won the prize. He was fascinating to listen to, and so is Eric Mazur.  They both did some similar work on the importance of helping break down faulty mental models and constructing effective models.
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Dear fellow bibliophiles, Amazon has 25% of any book until Monday!

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TIL that Xmas was not a secularization of Christmas but a legitimate abbreviation based on the first letter of Jesus in Greek Chi or X.

So keep the Christ in Christmas but feel free to use the X.
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
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Before telling me how bad Common Core is read this. It's different than what we learned but in a good way. Would you rather have kids memorize (leads to anxiety, dislike of math, and results in forgetting anyway) or understand?
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+Ryan Fickes well when i said flouride i meant the one tht is added to our water and you knew that so to go into such an explanation says that your are thinking you are more intelligent than i. that is o.k.  i still stand that the link said: now..i think i can "steaI"... so if that is the way one is taught that to a child is saying  you don't have enough steal it. so the child comes home and says i steal then imagine. not dealing in facts and i know the school system they do not teach things easily. so why would you think that this would be any different. to use such phrases as steal is teaching values that do not exist. sounds kind of like something only a gov like ours would do. besides the fact that we rank what 39th in education in the world so the past algorithm here suggests that this is only another failure of our educational system. now that sounds like a truth and i do understand truth--our gov does not deal in that either. the whole thing made no sense to me so how are you going to teach me? i do not do good w/patterns myself never have not even in school. it will be just like everything else in our system that is a failure and that suggests the whole system of gov.
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Saw this on my way to the movies last weekend. I love Physics humor!
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What if it's fading into violet?
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For all the history educators out there!
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Designer and Maker
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  • 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.
Education
  • San Diego State University
    Masters in Education Technology, 2011 - 2013
  • Colorado Christian University
    Physics and Secondary Education, 2004 - 2006
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