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Sandy Kendell
Perpetual Learner | Educational Technology & Communications Specialist | Proponent of Thoughtful, Authentic Use of Technology in Education
Perpetual Learner | Educational Technology & Communications Specialist | Proponent of Thoughtful, Authentic Use of Technology in Education

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Coaching vs Mentoring: Helping Teachers Integrate Technology Effectively - #TCEA17
Coaching vs. Mentoring: Helping Teachers Integrate Technology Dr. Bruce Ellis Senior Director of Professional Development TCEA Resources : Presentation: Check out the Region 13 Instructional Coaching Conference June 26-28, 2017 The coa...

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Best Practices for Integrating Chromebooks into Your Classroom - #TCEA17
Best Practices for Integrating Chromebooks into Your Classroom Miguel Guhlin Director of Professional Development TCEA Resources:  - All of Miguel's TCEA 2017 Presentations  - Slid...

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Nurturing the Neglected C (Communication) - #TCEA17
Nurturing the Neglected C (Communication) Lisa Johnson Eanes ISD Check out Lisa's book Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students . Pinterest boards for Lisa's research on her book will be posted at www.pinterest....

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Student-Led Broadcasts with GSuite (GAFE) - #TCEA17
Student-Led Broadcasts with GSuite (GAFE) Kate Hebert & Brian Prewitt Richardson ISD Presentation Resources: Google Slides Presentation:

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Unleash Creativity with YouTube - #TCEA17
Unleash Creativity with YouTube TCEA 2017 Presentation Ann Witherspoon Instructional Technologist Midlothian ISD Presentation Resources: Link to Google Slide Show:

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We Were On a Break
So in my last post on this blog, just shy of two years ago, I let the world know that I was trying a new adventure in the world of school communications. I enjoyed my tenure as a communications specialist very much and had opportunities to do things I never...

Hey Everyone! I am currently the moderator of this community. My district is moving away from Office 365 to Google Apps, so I have not been very active here for a while.

I would like to transfer ownership/moderation of this community to someone who is interested in leading it forward. If no one is interested in taking the helm, then I will make the decision to delete since the community is not super active.

I will leave this post up for a week or so to see if there is anyone interested in taking over. Thanks to all who have participated!

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I like this photo. It was taken, if I'm not mistaken, while rehearsing a scene where Alan clipped me and Rupert round the back of a head with a book. We all, apparently, found this hard to do without laughing.
- Dan

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Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say "if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day".

People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.

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