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Keith Sorensen
Worked at William Fremd High School
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Chicago
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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
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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A STANDARDS-ALIGNED GRADEBOOK PROVIDES RICH, MEANINGFUL INSIGHT INTO STUDENTS’ PROGRESS +Schoology  #FASBG     #StandardsBasedGrading   http://twoblackbirds.com/?p=252 
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(Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and effects added automatically via Google Auto Awesome)
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Uruguay just adopted Schoology as its official LMS for the entire country. +Schoology is now used by 7.5 million students in over 200 countries. 
Typically, edtech tools that go “viral” have two characteristics: they’re offered directly to consumers, and they’re completely free (for now): Just ask Remind and ClassDojo.Schoology, however, is bucking this trend with its learning management system (LMS)--a tool that to many might appear to be to
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As students work on a teacher-made Classkick assignment on their iPads, teachers see every students' work progressing all at once. Students can privately raise hands, teachers give individualized, real-time student feedback, and so much more.  Best of all, students can help each other anonymously. http://www.getclasskick.com/
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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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Four easy rules for creating or using videos in the classroom.
 
Do you use video in your classroom?

Keep these 4 tips in mind to make your videos more effectively engage your students

http://blog.aeseducation.com/2014/08/student-engagement-strategies-power-video/
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November 13 PD: Schoology, Mastery Manager, and Subtext
We offered a variety of  professional development sessions each period for all eight periods on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The four 30-minute sessions I taught were: Schoology - Self Paced Lessons Schoology - Grading Rubrics Mastery Manager - Grading Rubr...
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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.
Education
  • 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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