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Ken Halla
Works at Fairfax County, VA
Attended George Washington University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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ACDC Economics and Ideas for Flipping An Economics Class
I am a big fan of Jacob Clifford.  His new series with Crash Course is getting a lot of views, but it is not as useful to your teaching as his ACDC videos are.  If you are looking to use his flipped class resources,  here are his micro and macro videos.   I...
I am a big fan of Jacob Clifford.  His new series with Crash Course is getting a lot of views, but it is not as useful to your teaching as his ACDC videos are.  If you are looking to use his flipped class resources,  here are...
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What Shape Will Your Classroom Be In This Year?
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying a new idea.  I am using a much ...
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying...
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What Shape Will Your Classroom Be This Year?
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying a new idea.  I am using a much ...
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying...
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Live Stock Market Ticker for Your Classes
Not to be too consumed by the stock market, but if you wanted to look at it with your students, you could go to CNN Money and see live updates of the various indices including the current winners and losers, key commodities, etc. 
Not to be too consumed by the stock market, but if you wanted to look at it with your students, you could go to CNN Money and see live updates of the various indices including the current winners and losers, key commodities, ...
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Catching Cheating Using Google Drive
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive below is a very quick video showing...
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive bel...
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Unemployment, Trump and Teaching Economics
If you follow Donald Trump, you know he just claimed that unemployment is 42%.  While a huge exaggeration, he is correct in stating that not everyone is counted in the unemployment numbers as this article that you might want to share with your students poin...
If you follow Donald Trump, you know he just claimed that unemployment is 42%.  While a huge exaggeration, he is correct in stating that not everyone is counted in the unemployment numbers as this article that you might want ...
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What Shape Will Your Classroom Be In This Year?
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying a new idea.  I am using a much ...
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher.  The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom.  This year, though, I am trying...
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China' Connection to the World in Graphics and Words
This NYTimes article graphica lly shows China's connections to the world's economy if you are trying to explain it to your students.  
This NYTimes article graphically shows China's connections to the world's economy if you are trying to explain it to your students.  
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Catching Cheating Using Google Drive
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive below is a very quick video showing...
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive bel...
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Catching Cheating Using Google Drive
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive below is a very quick video showing...
Now that Google Classroom is finally getting better than using Google Drive, I will tell you how to catch cheating in Google Classroom later in the fall, but for now if your students turn in assignments using Google Drive bel...
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Welker's Economics in Plain English Blog
One thing I like better about IB Economics is that it makes you connect everything to the real world.  While I teach AP Econ (and regular) I try to do the same.  One way you might want assistance with this is Jason Welker's Blog which has a couple of connec...
One thing I like better about IB Economics is that it makes you connect everything to the real world.  While I teach AP Econ (and regular) I try to do the same.  One way you might want assistance with this is Jason Welker's B...
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  • Fairfax County, VA
    Department Chair, 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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Teacher, Education 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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