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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 starting work with TES which has a lot of great free online services for teachers which I will log about later. But for now we just set up our first meeting using Doodle. Have you ever tried to set up a meeting and yo...
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Everything You Need to Know About Iowa Results
Between the WashPost and NYTimes two results' pages you will have everything you need to know about the Iowa caucuses.  First off Trump's lack of a ground game and the fact that his voters are less likely to have a college degree and therefore vote, showed ...
Between the WashPost and NYTimes two results' pages you will have everything you need to know about the Iowa caucuses. First off Trump's lack of a ground game and the fact that his voters are less likely to have a college de...
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Legacy of the Iowa Caucuses
When you discuss the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow with your students, you might want to look back on previous results .  
When you discuss the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow with your students, you might want to look back on previous results.
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The Iowa Caucus in Legos
Thanks to Brian Wittington on the Facebook AP US Government page for the great two minute clip above on how the Iowa caucus works.  
Thanks to Brian Wittington on the Facebook AP US Government page for the great two minute clip above on how the Iowa caucus works.
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I just found out about Talk Radio from a post on a Facebook page I follow called Teachers Throwing Out Grades. First off know that there are many Facebook pages that can help educators, be they teachers or administrators. ...
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Difference Between Substantive and Procedural Due Process
I was just asked the difference between procedural and substantive due process which is fair game for both AP US Government and AP Comparative.  The video above answers it in less than a minute and gives and example as well. 
I was just asked the difference between procedural and substantive due process which is fair game for both AP US Government and AP Comparative. The video above answers it in less than a minute and gives and example as well.
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Brexit from the EU
The term being used for the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is "Brexit" which now Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the nation will have a referendum on before June. Euroskeptics know that polls show the pendulum has swung towards leav...
The term being used for the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is "Brexit" which now Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the nation will have a referendum on before June. Euroskeptics know that polls show the...
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Every Political Ad from 2016 and Ongoing
This site has every political advertisement so far from the 2016 campaign and breaks it down by candidate, super PAC, etc.  Really quite amazing. 
This site has every political advertisement so far from the 2016 campaign and breaks it down by candidate, super PAC, etc. Really quite amazing.
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Converting Advanced Placement Free Response Questions (FRQ) scores to a percent out of a 100 is a pain. So my colleagues, Rich Hoppock and Dan Maxwell, came up with this converter. To use it download it and then re-upload i...
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Underground Railroad
Here is a new site on the Underground Railroad.  It has a timeline, overview, narratives and more. 
Here is a new site on the Underground Railroad. It has a timeline, overview, narratives and more.
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Prime Minister's Question Time
Thanks to Rich Hoppock for this one.  The Prime Minister of Great Britain has to go before the House of Commons and answer their questions.  It is great to watch and fair game on the AP Comparative exam, especially if you throw in terms such as House of Com...
Thanks to Rich Hoppock for this one. The Prime Minister of Great Britain has to go before the House of Commons and answer their questions. It is great to watch and fair game on the AP Comparative exam, especially if you thr...
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When my kids were little they used to get on my wife's laptop and accidentally close her webpages. While we solved this by giving them Chromebooks there are free ways to fix this problem as well. First off if you close a tab ...
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eLearning Coordinator
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  • Fairfax County, VA
    eLearning Coordinator, present
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Alexandria, VA
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Leesburg, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Paris, France - Tehran, Iran - McLean, VA - Brussels, Belgium
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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.
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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
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