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Elana Leoni
Works at The George Lucas Educational Foundation / Edutopia
Attended California Polytechnic State University
Lives in Petaluma, CA
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Realized that I haven't posted in G+ in A WHILE. How are people finding this social space? Helpful? Dead? Be interested to hear any experiences (positive & negative). 
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Interesting. I've definitely seen a pick-up but not in real/authentic interaction (communities excepted) yet. +Edutopia we seem to be attracting a more global audience. Interesting times...I'll try and keep up with yet another space. Thanks all!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 
We are grateful for our Google+ community that inspires us every day. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Edutopia.
 
#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #Gratitude  
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Was lucky to hang out with this dude (+Craig Yen) at #edcampsonoma. Inspiring guy and great interview via +Jeffrey Bradbury.
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Psst..My new blog post just went live on +Edutopia. I'm hoping it inspires more edu folks to build up their PLN before the summer ends. Welcome any feedback :)
Ahh, summertime -- a time to relax and recharge. OK, well not really if you're an educator. In reality, educators are the most dedicated professionals I've met, and despite what the rest of the world
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This is just around the corner! If anyone is free on 8/1 in the Bay Area, the first ever EdcampMarin is happening. Come join us!
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Come enjoy a day with colleagues from California and beyond. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.

During the first hour (8:00-9:00), you will have time to meet other teachers over coffee. There will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles. Sessions begin at 9:00 am.

Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of the unconference is to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.

We will not be providing certificates for the professional development you receive. You will learn great teaching strategies, make new friends, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life.

More info: http://www.edcampmarin.org/

What is the Cost?
EdCamp Marin is free. There will be an epic food truck that will be on site for lunch.

What Should I Bring?
Bring a friend. Bring a laptop or iPad–you will want to view the session board online, tweet, take notes, and view websites discussed throughout the day.

How Do I Register?
Click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VPBR4LiwK2yynBTlHKicLipeeKFdIz_BHlYhlnWsywI/viewform) to reserve your space. Registration is free, but limited. Note: You MUST register using the Google Doc above. RSVPing to this Google+ Event is not an official RSVP.

Questions?
Send us an email to edcamp@marinschools.org or just tweet us @EdCampMarin.

See you there!
EdcampMarin
Thu, August 1, 2013, 11:30 AM
Ross School, 9 Lagunitas Rd., Ross, CA

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Glad I discovered this community from #SMX West today! Question: I work within an organization that has many many bloggers and authors that write for us. We'd love it if we can implement Google Authorship with all of them. Any convincing arguments/resources we can share/incentives we can offer to get them to jump on this opportunity? cc: +Amy Erin Borovoy 
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The greatest trepidation I have encountered is the fear of enabling employees to personally brand themselves. If a popular author develops a significant following, it could be perceived as a threat or a bargaining chip down the line.

The flip side perspective that I'd rather take is that if I had someone on staff that became so successful that they developed a personal fan base, the traffic, engagement and influence wind fall would make up for any down side many times over.

The likelihood of this happening is relatively slim however.  
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I tend to come back and watch this video every other month or so. It's so inspiring. If I had a math teacher like this, I think I might just want to be a mathematician! :)
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Me too! One of my favorites. 
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Good read from Wired about the many strengths of email.
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Must-follow list of educators. Great start for back to school.
 
Here are some of my favorites educators using Google+ and contributing to the network often. I hope this helps with building your PLN now that we are #backtoschool! I'm considering new additions if you have any suggestions!
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Making sure my Google+ friends see this cool mini-documentary the +Edutopia team did on remaking classroom spaces for learning. Hoping it inspires many to start taking control of their classroom spaces :)
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Great video MatThank you for sharing.  I would love to reorganize my classroom the way he did.  I will go to the edutopia website and gather ideas on how to de-clutter my room.  The sad part is that this reminds me that school is about to start in a few short weeks :( 
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If you're in the Bay area the week of August 10th, you don't want to miss EdcampSFBay. I'm helping organize it and it's one of my highlights for the year. Plus, it's free..so what do you have to lose?  :)
 
Come to the third annual edcampSFBay to be held in San Mateo, CA. Edcamps are free unconferences, where participants build the agenda the day of the event and choose sessions based on personal interest. 

For more information about edcampSFBay as well as registration information, please go to http://www.edcampsfbay.org/. We hope to see you there!
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Sat, August 10, 2013, 8:00 AM PDT
Hillsdale High School

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Love this post. I might just go through it over the weekend to prep for the oscars..well, that and to impress my film friends on my new film savvyness :)
 
New Five-Minute Film Fest on +Edutopia: Film Literacy and Teaching with Movies! (The Oscars are coming...)
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email marketing, social media, social media marketing, PPC social media campaigns, PPC ad campaigns, SEO, EdTech, online advertising, public relations & press, marketing strategy, strategic planning, quality assurance, employee management, Salesforce administrator, recruiting and interviewing, event managment, leadership, databases, entrepreneurship, Drupal, CSS, HTML, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Media Metrics, Web analytics
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  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation / Edutopia
    Social Media Marketing Manager, 20011 - present
  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation / Edutopia
    Social Media Marketing Coordinator, 2010 - 2011
  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation / Edutopia
    Online Membership Coordinator, 2008 - 2010
  • AngelPoints
    Marketing Manager, 2007 - 2008
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    Marketing & Admin. Assistant, 2005 - 2007
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Passionate about change in education. Love social media, tech, opensource, and craft beer.
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I spend way more time than the average bear on many many social networks :)
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  • California Polytechnic State University
    International Business / Small Business Management, 98 - 3
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