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Keith Sorensen
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These are the four screws and two pins in my spine that in many ways saved my life 11 years ago this summer.
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I love Chromebooks, but the new Windows 10 computers are the same price but offer more features. There's no comparison!
 
Microsoft drops some fighting words in a Windows laptop vs. Chromebook comparison.

Microsoft today trotted out a press release about a new laptop program in a Texas school district. The company took some liberties in a paragraph comparing the two approaches. 

“Because of price concerns, the school district initially considered going with Google Chromebooks instead, only to discover that those device are difficult to manage, and that the management console costs actually make Chromebooks more expensive than Windows-based devices. That’s beside the fact that Chromebook only offer non-native Office applications that aren’t as robust as Office 365.”

"Difficult to manage?" That's going to get some reaction. "Not as robust" ... that should get some more.

http://www.winbeta.org/news/el-paso-independent-school-district-passes-chromebooks-chooses-windows-instead?linkId=14196836
Education is an area Microsoft is highly passionate about. The company strives improve the state of education using technology that actually works, technology that has proven itself in the field. T
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I understand your rationale but don't forget that there is a significant internal cost attached to that licensing for the applications and the CALs. Way back when I started with Chromebooks, more than three years ago, I too thought along your lines. I loved working with my Windows machines and with my MacBook Air. However, after about a year I began to stop using those devices. The last time I touched the Air was a year ago when I needed to retrieve a single file. I had to sit through two hours of updates before I could get at that file. Long updates are of course a fact of life on Win boxes. No, nowadays I'd find it difficult to work without my Chromebook!
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Complete the "Parent Contact" Requirement in Infinite Campus
By the end of each school year, teachers must report if they had at least one conversation with a parent of each child in their classes. These are the steps for teachers to report parent contact which is recorded in Infinite Campus. Log in to Infinite Campu...
By the end of each school year, teachers must report if they had at least one conversation with a parent of each child in their classes. These are the steps for teachers to report parent contact which is recorded in Infinite ...
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I don't know how you do it, Google, but your Auto-Awesome feature can't be beat! Thanks for making a dance-mix video of my cats in the backyard. I didn't ask for it out loud, but apparently you read my mind, Google.
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Using Standards-Referenced Feedback helps students take ownership of their learning by giving them specific feedback on their progress towards mastering each of the learning standards.
Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is a monumental shift in the way teachers grade. Instead of issuing a single letter grade based on a percentage of what the student got right and wrong, teachers instead rate a student's level of mastery of multiple standards. It's a complex process both in the way ...
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Why should parents sign up for Schoology?
Schoology is used by teachers to post their classroom materials online, provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects, and to pass out and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps ...
Schoology is used by teachers to post their classroom materials online, provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects, and to pass out and collect homework electronically. It helps stude...
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It's my first time going to a chiropractor and it turns out Dr. Robinson and I met in college but haven't seen each other in 25 years. Good to see you, Rick!
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Students allowed to work from home. Awesome!
 
Minnesota's District 16 planned first electronic learning day using Schoology | ABC Newspapers http://t.sch.gy/MWAck
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Using Outlook on an iPad is clean, fast, and productive. You can access your school email, calendar  and contacts within the same Outlook app, and it integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Office 365. 
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Six new and improved features in Infinite Campus
Some of the new features in Infinite Campus include the ability to record grades using an iPad, create a customized drag-and-drop seating chart, and providing color-coded grades to show overall class progress at a quick glance. These features are available ...
Some of the new features in Infinite Campus include the ability to record grades using an iPad, create a customized drag-and-drop seating chart, and providing color-coded grades to show overall class progress at a quick glanc...
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Here's a guide to help parents sign up for +Schoology to view grades, see upcoming assigments, and get class updates
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A STANDARDS-ALIGNED GRADEBOOK PROVIDES RICH, MEANINGFUL INSIGHT INTO STUDENTS’ PROGRESS +Schoology  #FASBG     #StandardsBasedGrading   http://twoblackbirds.com/?p=252 
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How do you separate formative from summative assessments?  Or do you only list the summatives? 
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Tecnology Integration Specialist
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  • William Fremd High School
    Technology Integration Specialist, 2009 - 2013
  • Hoffman Estates High School
    Technology Coordinator, 2007 - 2009
  • Wilmette Junior High School
    Tecnology Integration Specialist, 2004 - 2007
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
    Fifth Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2004
  • William Fremd High School
    Tecnology Integration Specialist, 2013
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Great big fan of baseball, Xbox, cajun food, and helping to change the future of schools through tech.
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  • Harvard University
    EdM Administration, Planning and Social Policy, 1999 - 2000
  • Northern Illinois University
    MSEd Instructional Technology, 1996 - 2005
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BS Elementary Education, 1990 - 1995
  • Concordia University Chicago
    MA School Leadership, 2012 - 2013
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