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Attended St. Cloud State University
Lived in Hutchinson, MN
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Prepare your students for spring testing with CK-12 Foundation 's math and science practice apps. Coming soon to +Edmodo! 
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Some really nice hints when using Edmodo for assessments. 
Edmodo's quiz feature is a versatile tool that saves teachers time. Whether used for quick informational checks or unit tests, the quiz feature enables teachers to assign formative and summative assessments with ease.  I use ...
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Check out this video on YouTube: Anyone else think this is AMAZING!?
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I have been kicking around changing my focus from developing a student help desk to developing a student integration team. I don't really need help fixing computers but I do need help with video morning announcements, classroom websites, student websites, and anything else that gets student thinking and building things. Maybe my integration team builds this out too...
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I hear this question a lot - "We aren't a 1:1. What can I really do with just 1 iPad?
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Teachers who are a bit nervous about a 1:1 iPad implementation can get started by using the iPad camera to capture learning as it happens.
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Please don't assume you'll have these all addressed after your 1st or 2nd year. Alway, Always answer the Why first!
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
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Director of Instructional Technology at Becker. 
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Hello Everyone,
I wanted to share with this group a project I am working on for our staff in Becker - but could be used by anyone. Last Friday (Dec. 13) we had a 2-hour early release for PD. We used the time to hear from staff AND students regarding good ideas for integrating technology into their classrooms. This link is my attempt at providing staff with follow up resources regarding topics that were shown. It is still a work in progress, so more is coming.

In addition to technology resources, you'll find the unedited recordings of our staff and students presenting to our staff. There is also a PDF and ePub version of the Thanksgiving Book written on Book Creator (iPad app) by our 2 9-year old presenters. They are working on their next book about MLK - due out in January.

We are making plans to increase and enhance our student involvement in PD very soon.




https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/whats-cool-in-your-school/id780192496?mt=10
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I came across the Mouse Squad at ISTE 2013, I am wondering if you've seen any other models such at this?  It seems to combine content and badges for students.  Let me know if you have seen anything else like this? 

http://mousesquad.org/ 
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The rush to purchase iPads often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s so crucial to their success as educational tools. Technology alone is never the answer. Instead, iPad use needs to be integrated within a holistic approach to 21st-century education that encompasses a thorough and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required in our rapidly changing society and the educational processes that best help students acquire t...
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Thanks everyone for the chance to connect - I really appreciate the chance to listen and learn from such an amazing group!  Have a GREAT rest of the week/weekend!
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I loved the commitment to action and collaboration from the group! Thanks ALL for being a part of my PLN!
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Director of Instructional Technology
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  • Becker Public Schools
    Director of Instructional Technology, 2012 - present
  • St. Cloud Area Schools
    Technology Curriculum Integrationist, 2010 - 2012
  • St. Cloud State University
    Adjunct Professor - Sociology, 2006 - 2011
  • Minnewaska Area Schools
    Social Studies Teachers, 1996 - 2006
  • St. Cloud Area Schools
    Social Studies Teacher, 2006 - 2010
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I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools.  I really enjoy exploring new and exciting ways to connect emerging tools to learning for students and staff.  I am an iOS enthusiast who loves to work with iPads and iPod touches in any way.  

I am married with 2 children - overall, love to stay involved.
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  • St. Cloud State University
    Informational Media, 2009 - 2013
  • Concordia College, Moorhead
    Social Studies Education, 1992 - 1996
  • St. Cloud State University
    Social Responsibility, 2001 - 2005
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