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Keith Sorensen
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Schoology: Course Names, Course Codes, Section Names, and Section Codes
Setting up your courses for the beginning of the school year Whether you are setting up courses in Schoology for the very first time or you are copying last year's courses into the new school year to begin fresh, it is best to set up your courses properly f...
Setting up your courses for the beginning of the school year Whether you are setting up courses in Schoology for the very first time or you are copying last year's courses into the new school year to begin fresh, it is be...
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Send print jobs from your computer to the Xerox printer
Why print to the Xerox printer? Whenever you have a large printing job you might consider sending it to the Xerox printer. "Large printing job" is more than a class set or more than 100 pages - whichever is larger. Why walk all the way to Faculty Services t...
Why print to the Xerox printer? Whenever you have a large printing job you might consider sending it to the Xerox printer. "Large printing job" is more than a class set or more than 100 pages - whichever is larger. Why walk a...
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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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Fremd teachers, here are the directions to print to the Xerox printer in the Faculty Services office.
Why print to the Xerox printer? Whenever you have a large printing job you might consider sending it to the Xerox printer. "Large printing job" is more than a class set or more than 100 pages - whichever is larger. Why walk a...
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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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    EdM Administration, Planning and Social Policy, 1999 - 2000
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    MSEd Instructional Technology, 1996 - 2005
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BS Elementary Education, 1990 - 1995
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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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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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Teachers & Students As Entrepreneurial Learners
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When It Comes to Grading, We've Got it Backwards
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Got PLN? It's does an educator good!
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To Filter or Not To Filter...
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One month into our school year, and this year's 1:1 expansion brings us up to 65% of the students, and 100% of our faculty, having iPads. Li

How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps - Edudemic
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Trying to gamify your classroom may seem like a useful tactic. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your clas

Will School Printers Soon Be A Thing Of The Past? - Edudemic
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Students, teachers, and administrators are some of the biggest users of school printers I know of. I'm someone who tries to avoid printers a

HelloSign
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HelloSign is the easy and free way to sign documents. Need to get a document signed? HelloSign makes signature requests easy.

Giving Up My iPads for Chromebooks
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I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and I asked to pilot 1:1 Chromebooks for the next school year. Truthfully, it wasn't an easy choice to make

Midwest Google Summit
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The second annual Midwest Google Apps Summit is a two day, hands on conference that focuses on integrating Google Apps for Education in K-12

Directions and Site Map | Music Midtown 2012
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Music Midtown 2012 will be taking place at the same location as the 2011 festival, on two stages in the 10th Street Meadow at Piedmont Park.

New Pilot Program Enhances Curriculum with Hand-Held Devices
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As the world continues to advance, District 211 is determined to prepare students for their [...]

Subscribe to news sites using your cell phone
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One of the best changes in technology in the last two years involves improvements made to our cell phones. The cell phone has become the cen

I've gone here three times on a Monday for their rib special and 2 of those 3 times they were out. Their food is outstanding and I won't give a restaurant one star over this, but it is hard to recommend a bbq place that runs out of ribs more than half the time.
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There's about 20 cars waiting to be cleaned, but instead of cleaning them they offered a minivan thay smelled awful and had 1/8 tank of gas. He said to just bring it back empty. How do you do that?! Took three tries to finally get another car but no discount from the price I paid.
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You are all saints in disguise. Thank you for a great time!!!
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I've had lingering pain due to a serious injury followed by spinal fusion surgery ten years ago. I resisted going to a chiropractor for years because I didn't believe it would help. The nerve pain that shoots down the right side of my body has been gone for over a month after just my first visit to Dr. Robinson's office, and with regular visits since then I have a much better quality of life. I highly recommend Robinson Family Chiropractic - especially for the skeptics like I used to be. They're extremely friendly, too.
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