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Ken Halla
Works at Fairfax County, VA
Attended George Washington University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers proje...
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Countdown Timers
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers projected on the front of the classro...
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers proje...
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Absolute and Comparative Advantage
Today my students are working on comparative and absolute advantage. If any of them have problems, the video above is what I share with them - and what helped me when I was trying to grasp it a few years ago.
Today my students are working on comparative and absolute advantage. If any of them have problems, the video above is what I share with them - and what helped me when I was trying to grasp it a few years ago.
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Jamestown's New Mystery Box
As we know the colonists in Jamestown came after the Protestant Reformation , but just recently four new graves were found from the " starving time " and one included what it seems is a box put in Catholic burials.  It might be interesting for your students...
As we know the colonists in Jamestown came after the Protestant Reformation, but just recently four new graves were found from the "starving time" and one included what it seems is a box put in Catholic burials.  It might be ...
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Jason Welker's Blog
Jason Welker is both an IB and an AP economics teacher from the US who teaches in Switzerland. He has an amazing number of resources including his blog  (Economics in Plan English), videos  (see below for an example) and his webpage .  He also sells resourc...
Jason Welker is both an IB and an AP economics teacher from the US who teaches in Switzerland. He has an amazing number of resources including his blog (Economics in Plan English), videos (see below for an example) and his we...
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Remind to Text Students
Students live on their smartphones.  Use Remind to reach them.  The video above explains all of it in four minutes. 
Students live on their smartphones.  Use Remind to reach them.  The video above explains all of it in four minutes. 
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Countdown Timers
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers projected on the front of the classro...
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers proje...
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Countdown Clocks
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers projected on the front of the classro...
Richard Byrne and I were teaching our third of three technology for the Social Studies classroom today when a teacher asked me how I keep my students on task in a flipped room.  One trick I mentioned is countdown timers proje...
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Partisanship in Congress in Two Neat Diagrams
Just look at this image  from Vox  which shows polarization in Congress from 1949 to the present. Political scientists Poole and Roosenthal and the two given credit for the research on Congressional polarization.  In fact if you know how to do multivariate ...
Just look at this image from Vox which shows polarization in Congress from 1949 to the present. Political scientists Poole and Roosenthal and the two given credit for the research on Congressional polarization.  In fact if yo...
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Understanding Iran: Terrific Summary
This comes from George Coe and his World Religion blog . Why does the Iranian government continue to criticize the United States after signing the nuclear accord that would unfreeze their assets?

In short, it's because of centuries of European and American...
This comes from George Coe and his World Religion blog. Why does the Iranian government continue to criticize the United States after signing the nuclear accord that would unfreeze their assets? In short, it's because of cent...
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Remind to Text Students
Students live on their smartphones.  Use Remind to reach them.  The video above explains all of it in four minutes. 
Students live on their smartphones.  Use Remind to reach them.  The video above explains all of it in four minutes. 
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Freedom of Religion w Crash Course
This Crash Course video goes into free exercise, the establishment clause, Lemon v. Kurtzman and Engel Vitale, 
This Crash Course video goes into free exercise, the establishment clause, Lemon v. Kurtzman and Engel Vitale, 
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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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