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Michael Walter
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Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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I'm looking for a way to record audio, and link to it online. I am thinking about having students record book reports and linking them to a book via a QR code in the back of the book. 
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ooohh! Thanks, that looks great. I'll test it out today and see. 
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Really interested to see what will come of this. Also, I realized I have no idea how the volunteer firefighter system works. 
About 20 members of the Spaniard's Bay volunteer fire department resigned en masse Tuesday night during an emotionally charged council meeting. The resignations came amid a controversy involving the lone female member of the brigade.
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I have no idea how the volunteer firefighter system works.

Poorly, it would appear. My uncle is both a mayor and a volunteer fire chief, and I've toyed with the idea of volunteering myself, so I'm pretty disappointed by this.
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Apple goes multi-user with iOS 9.3: schools-only.

And adds a few other features into the mix.


http://arstechnica.com/apple/2016/01/ios-9-3-brings-multi-user-mode-to-ipads-along-with-more-features-and-fixes/
Multi-user mode is targeted toward schools, first beta is out today.
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Ha-ha, I know. I wonder if it is even done as well. 
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Do we need more roads/lanes in Torbay Rd & Stavanger Dr area to address #nltraffic issues? Tell us what you think at http://engagestjohns.ca/torbay-road-area-study
The Torbay Road North Commercial Area is a busy retail and business hub. Torbay Road itself acts as a gateway into St. John's and many people live in the adjacent residential communities. As development has proceeded there have been increasing transportation demands on the roads in this area. The City has launched this project to study transportation issues.If you travel in the Torbay Road, Stavanger Drive, or Aberdeen Avenue areas we need to hea...
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Some good ones I haven't read yet.
Isaac Asimov was a science fiction author best known for writing books such as The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science and The Bicentennial Man as well... #asimovbooks #books #isaacasimov
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Spreaker.com, the popular podcast host and provider of mobile podcasting apps, has released a new professional podcasting app for mobile and desktop. Spreaker Studio has the potential to revolutionize how you record podcasts, but does it fulfil this promise? Spreaker: Beyond Apps The Spreaker service – much like Soundcloud and Audioboom – has so far…
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In the last few years, Makerspaces have become a popular venue for people to explore and create. A Makerspace is a space with various tools and materials, with the purpose for individuals to tinker, explore, and …
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Did a mess of stuff while teaching English in Japan, not sure if any of it
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We underinvested in cities and technology, now housing is all that’s keeping us afloat
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Scary times actually.  But what will happen now is a shift back to Manufacturing, making Ontario and Quebec the economic powerhouses again.   

Too bad NL sold out our rail system for 800M back then.  If they had of upgraded it to the standard guage tracks then we could have manufacturing anywhere in the province and not just near ports.
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Android N, a big VR program, Google Glass, and lots more are in store for Alphabet.
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For those of you working with primary students, you'll enjoy our first (in a series!) of blog posts from Google Certified Innovator, Rolland Chidiac. He's sharing specific examples of how he's "Gone Google" with his students--starting with a collaborative Google Docs unit with second graders.

Read more: http://www.imagineeasy.com/blog/going-google-primary-docs/
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The mother of twin teenage daughters with specialized medical needs says it's perplexing that the health system pays for the medical aids of one, but not the other.
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Once you've created a makerspace, create some excitement around it by engaging students with possibilities, supporting colleagues in exploring it, and innovatively using the space.
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I teach learning resources and technology at an elementary school. Fancy words for a librarian.
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I am a learning resources and technology teacher in St. John's. NL, Canada.  Fancy name for a librarian and computer teacher.
Education
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Education, 1998 - 2004
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Education, 2010 - 2013
    Master's of Education
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February 15
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Canada forgot to plan for its future by leaning on oil and the loonie
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We underinvested in cities and technology, now housing is all that’s keeping us afloat

VOCM.com | Long Form Census Coming Back
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The Council of Canadian's Ken Kavanaugh, who was critical of the elimination of the long form census, says he's pleased the more detailed fo

Microsoft in Education - Microsoft in Education
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Welcome to the Microsoft Educator Community! We are excited to welcome you to our community of over 1.5 million educators world-wide. Within

2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year
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Android N, a big VR program, Google Glass, and lots more are in store for Alphabet.

10 Of The Best Isaac Asimov Books
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Preface by Eric Flint. I'm certain this wasn't the first science fiction story I ever read, because I still remember those vividly. Three no

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer - Raspberry Pi
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Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed

Families shouldn't have to 'beg, borrow and steal' to buy medical aids, ...
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The mother of twin teenage daughters with specialized medical needs says it's perplexing that the health system pays for the medical aids of

Is Spreaker Studio the Podcasting Tool of the Future?
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Spreaker.com, the popular podcast host and provider of mobile podcasting apps, has released a new professional podcasting app for mobile and

School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz
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Once you've created a makerspace, create some excitement around it by engaging students with possibilities, supporting colleagues in explori

The Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015
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The end of 2015 marks the completion of this blog's first year of existence, and what a year to start with: we can't remember the last 12-mo

The Chromebit turns any old monitor or TV into a computer for $85
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Asus and Google have finally started selling the Chromebit, a candybar-sized Chrome OS computer that retails for a measly 85 bucks. You can

The Statistical Dominance of Dr. Seuss
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The data shows that Dr. Seuss continues to rule over bestsellers lists. We explore his rise to prominence and persistent appeal.

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Thirty thousand years ago, a woolly mammoth in Siberia shed a giant virus. It soon became encased in ice and, for tens of thousands…

This new study should give universal pre-K advocates pause
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Not every kid in Tennessee got pre-K. But those who did were worse off.

Chicken study reveals evolution can happen much faster than thought | Un...
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A new study of chickens overturns the popular assumption that evolution is only visible over long time scales.

Green Screen Project - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer
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STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer

Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days
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Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health

More parents, students saying 'no' to homework
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Amy Clipston had a request that was a new one for her daughter's first-grade teacher. Many parents had marched in to demand that their child

Pretty much the same as all the other grocery store/liquor store combos. That being said, their beer selection doesn't seem as good as I hoped. Or at least when I am there it is perpetually short on the tasty craft beer I am looking for.
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The bar is a bit of a dive, but the kind of purposeful dive that is fun to hit on a Friday or Saturday night. Has several physical issues that resulted in some gross leaks last time I was there. Do a great screech in though.
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Great location for intimate shows. The way the room is set up makes it easy to see a show and never feel like you have a bad seat. There is a bar that serves liqour as well. Architecture in the building is interesting as well.
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Princess auto is like what you actually thought Canadian Tire would be like, before it got all the non hardware home stuff. They have a large variety of mechanical tools and pumps, and all kinds of things the average human won't know how to operate or use. But if you are the kind of person who needs a giant air compressor in your garage, this is the place to look for it. Also has a crazy surplus section that is full of odds and ends for cheap. Worth your time to poke around in there.
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Delicious baked goods. They make several varieties of bread, cookies, bread dough, pies, scones, pretty much anything you can think of with gluten in it. And it is all delicious. Their white bakers bread is very dense and tasty.
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Pretty good. Have some stuff that you won't find on other menus of chain restaurants. My favorite is the spicy perogi pizza which uses a sour cream base instead of tomato, and has layers of spicy potato covered in green onions and bacon... Oh god, I am salivating typing this. It is pretty great, and I haven't seen it anywhere else. Some of their best menu items are like that.
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