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Ken Halla
Works at Fairfax County, VA
Attended George Washington University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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I am sharing some items with our teachers on our network drive. If you ever needed to know how to do it, it is above.
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Another question at the in-service was how to embed Remind texts (use to text one way reminders to students) into the announcement section of Blackboard. Above is a short video showing this. Have at it!
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One of the schools, Chantilly, is going one to one this year. As part of that the teachers will be redoing how they teach. One of the ways they are looking at is flipping. So I was asked to teach some presentations on it...
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TES Teach with Blendspace (Blendspace was recently bought by the British education company TES) is a cool way to present your lessons for your students or alternatively for your students to do the same for you. Below, for exa...
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If you were to read my book, Deeper Learning Through Technology: Using the Cloud to Individualize Instruction, I have an entire section on using Twitter to improve your teaching. But if you want to very quickly learn how to ...
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Here, in just seven minutes is everything you ever needed to know about Blackboard Collaborate which our teachers use to collaborate with our online students. This video goes rapidly through many of the tools and shows them ...
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You will probably have a time when you will need to stockpile YouTube videos to either share with others or so you can easily find them later to remind yourself how to do something. Above is a video explaining how to make suc...
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I just did a couple of classes for teachers. One of the questions was how do you sign up students for Remind. Above is a video detailing how this is done. Remind is used to text students and parents about homework, tests, a...
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So I love Hank and John Green's Crash Course, which is a series of subjects in the "flipped" class format. One of the things I used to ask my students, is why did the state legislature insist that they go to school. This vi...
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This is not the first time I have blogged about reading levels as you can see here. Most newspapers are written on elementary and middle school reading levels. It is important to assess texts for their levels of reading a...
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So with all the flack that Melania Trump has received for plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech, it is amazing that it wasn't run through a scan to check for copying as most teachers do automatically. But if ...
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I just received this tip from Caitlin Kimak saying that Amazon is now in the education business and has a search engine called Amazon Inspire for ways to help your classroom. You can use the video above to help you.
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Educator, Technologist, Father, Runner, Reader, Learner!
Introduction
I grew up around the world, am a long time runner, love technology, teaching, politics, history and reading.  I have three blogs that integrate technology and social studies content (US, world and government) and lead several large in-services a year on the topic.
Bragging rights
Married with three kids.
Education
  • George Washington University
    Political Science. Ph.D., 2009
  • Simmons College
    Teaching, M.A., 1991
  • Boston University
    International Relations, M.A., 1988
  • College of William and Mary
    International Relations, B.A., 1986
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
eLearning Coordinator
Employment
  • Fairfax County, VA
    eLearning Coordinator, present
Places
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Currently
Alexandria, VA
Previously
Leesburg, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Paris, France - Tehran, Iran - McLean, VA - Brussels, Belgium