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Margie Rogers
Works at Waynesville R-VI Schools
Lived in Salem, OH
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Is anyone using Glass in a K-2 educational setting? I'm working to get buy-in from our curriculum director, who is showing some interest. I see some application opportunities in our English as a Second Language classroom especially and am looking for examples I might share with our administrators. Thanks!
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We did some searching the web on content they were doing in class on animals. I was projecting it from my phone into the document camera. I'm the Director of Educational Technology, so I know all about the tech guy thing. ;-) Next I want to have the kids do interviews using it on their own. I just need to teach the rules of use before I start handing it off to 5 year olds. Lol. 
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Verrrry interesting! I do hope they fix Maps-- it was really confused when I used it up at the Lake of the Ozarks today, told me to turn left then make a Uturn, instead of just making a simple right. Is it too much to ask that it work on my 4S?
 
Hopefully Ive will do a better job with interface revisions than Facebook has...
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I think I want to move to Austin! Maybe some day service like this will be as ubiquitous as telephone wires once were!
 
We're excited to bring Gigabit Internet & TV to Austin! 

Some of the reasons we why love Austin: 
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Thanks for sharing this! I was able to grab it, and I love how easily it works!
 
Mosaic making app Mozaikr for the #iphone is free 2day http://ow.ly/hXzbw #adedu #photography #itunes
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Hello from Missouri!
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This past week, a Bretford cart was delivered to our school holding 30 shiny new iPads, thanks to our iSTEM grant. But...no protective covers of any kind. Does anyone know-- Is there a reasonably-priced set of covers that can still fit on the cart? We are a K-2 school, so I shudder at the vision of shattered screens. Any advice on training teachers so "accidents" don't happen until we get covers?
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Chris--really like the $20 price. Otter boxes are out of the question--no budget even for apps. I might be able to talk the checkbook peeps into $600, since that's about the cost of two broken iPads. Thanks for some great ideas, folks!
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A cool concept...makes me wish (for once!) that I had bigger feet! The smallest it can go is a size 8...
 
Recharge while you roam http://goo.gl/O38G2 #adventuresonfoot  
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What are the implications of this for teaching and learning? Will we be able to use this to amplify sound for students? Or will it remain merely social--i.e., for the learning outside of school? My brain is spinning--this could be in place before I retire, so how can we use this for learning in amazing new ways? Fascinating stuff!
 
How wearable computing will change everything (even for those not wearing computing!)

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.

Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining +Robert Scoble in the shower.

What you need to know is this: Wearable computing is the next evolution of consumer electronics. And it changes everything for everyone and not just the people actually wearing the computing. (It will even change Apple!)

Here's why: 

http://www.cultofmac.com/227050/how-wearable-computing-will-change-everything-including-apple/
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I shared Hopscotch with my school's ESL teacher and her second grade class, then she let them loose. Great conversations between kids with a variety of native languages--"how did you do this?", "show me..." One of the highlights of my year to watch them chatter excitedly about what they are learning!
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One of my favorite Google projects for learning...travel the world in your jammies! Love the Behind the Scenes video here...
 
Are you familiar with the World Wonders Project? It is part of the Google Cultural Institute. Explore some of the world heritage sites at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/culturalinstitute/worldwonders Here's a Behind The Scenes video.
#culture   #heritage   #travel  
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Is there room for one more here? I'm a Tech Integration Specialist at a K-2 school in Missouri. I was a classroom teacher for 16 years, librarian for 3, and have been a tech coach for 8 years. It breaks my heart to see how stressed our classroom teachers have become with the constant barrage of standardized assessments they are required to give. Back in my classroom days, we were given the curriculum, and pretty much open options on how to address that curriculum. Now I see teachers being pushed to "cover" the same material as other classrooms on the same days through pacing guides. The fine art of teaching is being lost in the process. I was never a cookie-cutter teacher, and try to do my best to show teachers how to teach creatively using our technology, but its a challenge since they feel so locked in. Hoping to get more ideas here. 
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Hi Margie, I know what you mean by stressed teachers. At our school we talk about our plates being full but I think we have gotten to the point of being bulimic. More and more demands and less meaningful learning happening. I am increasingly concerned that the use of the technology that we do have for testing will push out the last bits of creativity with technology that we have. 
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  • Waynesville R-VI Schools
    Technology Integration Specialist, 2003 - present
  • Dublin City Schools
    Classroom Teacher, Grades 3 & 5, 1986 - 1997
  • Socorro ISD
    Tech Pilot, 1997 - 2003
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Margie Ward
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Graduate of Ohio State, MEd from UTEP in Instructional Tech, and an MEd in Educational Admin from Missouri State.
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Salem, OH - El Paso, TX - Columbus, OH - Macedonia, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Fort Irwin, CA - Aberdeen, MD
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