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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 researching ways to work with online students who are not faring well in their classes. This short video gives a nice summary of a "shepherding" method used to reach out to students using mentors (who sometimes can even...
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Have you ever wanted to show a portion of a video you find on YouTube rather than fumbling in class for the exact portion of it. If you watch the video above, you can do it in a matter of seconds and then keep the url which ...
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Electoral College Predictor by Blendspace
Today I am going to be getting to Austin to attend the South by Southwest Education conference.  I am going to be spending some of my time there with TES (more on them later).  They recently purchased Blendspace which allows teacher to use a variety of reso...
Today I am going to be getting to Austin to attend the South by Southwest Education conference. I am going to be spending some of my time there with TES (more on them later). They recently purchased Blendspace which allows ...
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Perhaps your students noticed the other day when Trump compared the Great Wall to the one he wants to build on our Mexican-US border. This might be a great way to mention (or more likely at this point in the year, re-mention...
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Presidential Delegate Counter
This site from Bloomberg keeps a count of all the delegates won by the presidential candidates as well as all of the ones that are coming up in future primaries and caucuses. 
This site from Bloomberg keeps a count of all the delegates won by the presidential candidates as well as all of the ones that are coming up in future primaries and caucuses.
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Take US Government Advertisement
I put this up last year and Paul Sargent has gotten even better.  If you are trying to sell your program right now, this is a great video to show. Look at my link for other great videos. 
I put this up last year and Paul Sargent has gotten even better. If you are trying to sell your program right now, this is a great video to show. Look at my link for other great videos.
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Fairfax County, VA's high school social studies specialist, Craig Perrier, is hosting a webinar on Teaching U.S. History in a Global Context.  Craig is a dynamic speaker and very invested in the topic so it will prove to be a useful discussion.  If you are ...
Fairfax County, VA's high school social studies specialist, Craig Perrier, is hosting a webinar on Teaching U.S. History in a Global Context. Craig is a dynamic speaker and very invested in the topic so it will prove to be a...
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We use Blackboard Collaborate for our online student sessions. The top video above shows how to use the most recent application of it. If you are still using the older version, the video below will be helpful to you.
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Today I am going to be getting to Austin to attend the South by Southwest Education conference. I am going to be spending some of my time there with TES (more on them later). They recently purchased Blendspace which allows ...
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Tomorrow I am helping a friend who is working with teachers at a school. So I am starting with the video above. One thing I would suggest is looking at this tutorial that I used this past summer. It starts with a rationale a...
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Twitter is a place I go almost daily to learn more about how to do my job, connect with other educators and make posts to help others. Watch the video above and it will tell you how to set up and use Twitter. Some of the big...
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Someone one once told me that when teachers have their own kids it makes for them being better educators. My penultimate principal happened to come into my life at the same time that my own children were starting to get lots...
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eLearning Coordinator
Employment
  • Fairfax County, VA
    eLearning Coordinator, present
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Alexandria, VA
Previously
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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