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Thanks for sharing this, Kate. As an English teacher, I've always been a bit jealous of the MTBoS. Perhaps I'm missing out on a super interconnected web of English teachers. If so, I just haven't found it yet.
Mine was one of several on Friday billed in the "Leveraging Technology" strand. All the presenters appeared on a panel discussion at the end of the day. I give the NCTM program committee huge props for putting the strand toge...
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From what I can tell the math community does stand out. I include folks like +Frank Noschese in there because Physics is math not science, right? I digress.

Why? Some thoughts: As an English teacher, I don't teach many lessons. So my classroom blogging consists of a lot of "here's what we've been doing" as opposed to "here's this lesson to teach this concept, how could I improve it?" I do teach some lessons, but not as many as it seems Math teachers do.

I also think that unfortunately Twitter sucks up a lot of the mentally energy and brain time of teachers that are online. That leads to a lot of consumption of what others are doing. Obviously someone is creating what's being consumed but there's not the balance there could or should be. 
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Pictures from Wesley's 1st Birthday Party. The good ones were taken by +Seth Biesterfelt 
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Then, something changed. There were a few days with nice weather. I saw grass on the ground. I started thinking about baseball. And I remembered that even though my family is my life, I can still carve out a place for myself. My kids need to see me having hobbies. (Billy Hamilton / Jose Abreu)

The first step was a decision: I changed my mind about quitting the league. I was in and I'd be ready.

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He's on fire!
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#gopro   #autowesome   #henrycam

We love warm(er) weather!
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Spider man does too! Looking good!!!
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I've been slowly working through all my old photo folders and using Google+ Photos Auto Backup to send them all to Google+. 

The nice part will be having them all backed up for free (it uploads them at 2048px for free).

The best part is all the #autoawesome shots it's making for me. Here's Henry from four years ago.
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I love Google Storage!  I've been doing the same thing, but I have to admit, I am paying the $1.99 a month to have 100GB, so I don't have to sacrifice any quality.
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Not sure if I've ever shared this Auto Awesome year-in-review video, before, but I'm writing a blog post about Auto Awesome right now and I need a link to it :)
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Great stuff!
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A few friends picked up iPhones recently and one asked me about apps I like. I figured other people may find it useful, so here they are with my favorites and most used listed first.

I wrote up micro-reviews on the 31 apps I've deemed worthy of taking up space on my iPhone.

#iphone   #apps   #review  
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Henry tried to replicate the toy review videos he watches every day.

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Hobby Henry reviewed the Fisher Price Imaginext Rescue City Air Tower. Check out what comes with!
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So great. I don't know if I can afford to show my kids more reviews like this. They'll want to buy everything +Hobby Henry reviews.
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The first two months of our year, one second at a time.
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