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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Does eLearning kill creativity? Brind on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn...

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.

 

About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

 

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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Prepare for blended or virtual  classrooms or training in e-learning settings.GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces

Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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"I have had many discussions with students about the protocols on interacting in online spaces in an academic or professional manner. Whether they be commenting on a blog or giving feedback in comments on a Google document or interacting in Edmodo or Google Classroom, students need to be modelled the ‘professional’ way to behave. Commenting within an academic context is in fact providing feedback and as such quite a complicated skill for a young student."

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This thoughtful blog on "academic digital etiquette" offers excellent advice for students learning to work in academic discussion environments.

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Marla Bucy's curator insight, April 22, 7:26 PM
This is the kind of information that I think students who must peer review each other's writing would find helpful: This blog entry provides useful adjectives without an overwhelming amount of instruction.
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Adjunct Faculty Pool - Web Design - The Art Institute

Adjunct Faculty Pool - Web Design - The Art Institute | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Art Institute Online Division is seeking adjunct faculty to join our pool of instructors with expertise in Web Design.

Individuals should have a minimum of a Masters of Art or Masters of Fine Art degree from an accredited university.
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Combine your design and e-learning skills with online teaching skills to open this interesting door to new possibilities. 

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Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students

Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

 

Assistant Professor Julie Zaloudek: “With Learning Glass, you can see the instructors’ passion for the content we’re teaching. The student has the perception that we’re looking at them, and we like that.”

 

The idea for Learning Glass came from Jamison Patrick, of the Stout Online instructional design team. He saw a video about Learning Glass by a San Diego State professor who created one.

Patrick and Mike Cropp at the UW-Stout Discovery Center Fab Lab designed and built their own Learning Glass last fall using quarter-inch thick tempered glass mounted on a stand. Learning Technology Services created the set for videotaping.

“This provides an opportunity to be more engaging to our students,” Patrick said. “It’s low-cost and the return on investment is high. The possibilities are endless with e-learning.”

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The creative engergy of well trained minds is just part of what makes online teaching and learning a vital field. Kudos to the Fab-Lab and the committed educators of Stout Online.

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UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online

UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online  E-learning is a growing field, but it can be difficult to land your first job as an online instructor. These resources will help you find and apply for jobs in e-learning and online teaching.
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Want a job teaching online? Learn how to SEARCH for one! These timely tips will get you started.

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Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education

Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Deb Haasch
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Great chart that provides a concise comparison of traditional vs. current and future leaning trends.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 27, 2014 5:54 PM

21st Century School still requires teaching and content. The key is that teaching is inviting students into learning and the content also is inviting. Inviting and hosting learning is hard work which calls on teaching as relational and invokes curricula as a complex conversations. When we set up either/or binaries like this chart, we perpetuate a modernist view of School and not education.

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This brief article shares a chart created by Dr Jackie Gerstein, which outlines some of the major differences between what education used to be and how it is now.  These differences are conspicuously noticed in 4 key areas : teacher and student roles, curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy.

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Maryellen Weimer: Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus

Maryellen Weimer: Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This isn’t a sunny tribute to the wonders of teaching. The place Walck finds herself is not one teachers can afford to spend a lot of time. But it is a place we need to visit.
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After many years of traditional classroom work, online teaching and learning became my 'bridge to the moon'.  I'm still building bridges, although like all of us, I still have my woodshed days.

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Blended Learning and Student Agency | NextGen Learning

Blended Learning and Student Agency | NextGen Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Student agency is one of the reasons why next gen learning looks and feels different from traditional instructional practices.

Despite the best of intentions, whole group instruction that is teacher-centered or curriculum-centered tends to ignore the agency of individual students to own their learning and direct their own path through it. When student agency is embraced, the instructional model shifts to a student-centered learning model.
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I like the term used in this article: "student agency".  I see it as self directed learning a dispostion that fuels well designed online learning experiences.  This blended learaning oriented piece shows the (chaotic and essential ) way to educating kids as learners in a 21st century environment. 

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Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges Research Webinar - 4/6 at 2pm EDT

Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges Research Webinar - 4/6 at 2pm EDT | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges
Wednesday, 4/6/16, 2pm EDT

This session will present findings from a survey of Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about professional development timing and topics, top instructional challenges, and perceived needs for additional professional development.
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This session reports findings from Wisconsin Virtual Schools.

 

All Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute webinars become available via their archive. If you miss the live date, you can still dig into the research.

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Diversify Your Online Teaching Workload: How Diversification Breeds Opportunity

Diversify Your Online Teaching Workload: How Diversification Breeds Opportunity | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In order to grow your academic career, you need to diversify your online teaching workload. One of the best ways to do this is to think more broadly. By saying yes to unique opportunities, you can open doors that you didn’t even realize existed. Diversifying your credentials shows your flexibility and willingness to adapt.
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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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Track Job Applications, Job Search Tracking - ApplyMate

Track Job Applications, Job Search Tracking - ApplyMate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ApplyMate.com is a free school and job application manager, tracking system and reminder tool.
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This simple database app can help you organize your online teaching job search.  Applying for online work requires persistence and and organization. This tool can help! 

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Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC

Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Because of mandated institutional engagement expectations, the discussion boards may take up the bulk of an online instructor’s time. To help alleviate discussion board burn-out, here are some strategies that can be used to promote student learning while reducing instructor workload:
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These "tricks of the trade" will help any online instructor manage their time while improving student learning.

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These "tricks of the trade" will help any online instructor manage their time while improving student learning.

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These "tricks of the trade" will help any online instructor manage their time while improving student learning.

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These "tricks of the trade" will help any online instructor manage their time while improving student learning.

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Edu Infographic: Key Challenges Of Implementing eLearning In Africa - Open Learning Tank

Edu Infographic: Key Challenges Of Implementing eLearning In Africa - Open Learning Tank | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Danai Nhando

Danai is a Human Rights Lawyer turned Education Technology Advocate.She is passionate about democratizing access to quality education in Africa through open educational solutions. Danai believes that eLearning advancement does not always require large amounts of resources and she offers professional advisory services to academic institutions on how to set up low cost high impact eLearning initiatives.

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As teachers we can change lives one student at a time. As online teachers our classroom is the world. Open Learning, Open Education, OER -  all great keywords describing change and new hope in education.

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From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article

From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Like Knutson, teachers who think about transitioning into the fast-growing world of ed tech bring important subject-matter expertise to the table. But that's not the only thing needed to succeed in StartupLand. We asked Knutson to share suggestions for how teachers can prepare for this kind of career change. Her tips:
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The Milken Family Foundation helped me launch my online career.  It's great to see what Milken Educators are up to!

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More A Pass Content Gateway Repository

More A Pass Content Gateway Repository | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our Repository of Content
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Sharp angles for instructional designers and online teachers who understand design thinking.
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Dr. Julie Zaloudek: UW-Stout Critical Theory Learning Glass Lecture 5

Dr. Julie Zaloudek Spring, 2016

 

In a mostly dark studio in Millennium Hall, Julie Zaloudek stood in front of an illuminated pane of glass about the size of a large television.

 

From a control room came the voice of Ed Jakober, of Learning Technology Services at University of Wisconsin-Stout. “Quiet in the studio. OK. Smile,” he said as he turned on a video camera.

Zaloudek began to lecture for her Dynamics of the Family class for online students majoring in human development and family studies.

 

Facing a camera that was positioned on the other side of the glass, she wrote on the glass with a brightly colored marker.

Typically, with the camera opposite her, what Zaloudek was writing would appear backward. When the video was finished, however, students would be able to read her writing.

 

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

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Learning Glass, a new tool for instructors at UW-Stout.

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Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout

Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The following are my thoughts as I traveled through the eight weeks in my first class toward the certificate. I learned so much during this time, and I am reminded of how much there is always waiting...
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Lisa Fitzgerald recently earned her E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout.  

 

Lisa's reflections show how a dedicated educator climbs a steep learning curve.  This is a page from her e-Portfolio, written during E-Learning for Educators, the first course in the certificate program.  

 

Lisa was a very skilled college instructor new to online teaching when she joined us.  By the end of the program, Lisa was teaching online for her school. 

 

Observing her online teaching technique and exploring her course design, I quickly realized she is a 'natural'. 

 

As you will see she is also a very reflective practitioner. 

 

 

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I’m so humbled that you shared these reflections, and I’m also so thankful to the program for having us keep an ePortfolio. I always want to remember how difficult that first week was so that I can empathize with my first-time online students.
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Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Abstract

The Blended Learning Toolkit supports the course redesign approach, and interest in its openly available clearinghouse of online tools, strategies, curricula, and other materials to support the adoption of blended learning continues to grow. When the resource originally launched in July 2011, 20 AASCU institutions used it, but now universities, colleges, and K–12 schools from around the world access the Blended Learning Toolkit.

This grantee profile from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provides at-a-glance information, course model design details, grant project activities, results and outcomes, participant impressions, next steps, and additional resources.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org
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Strong research based toolkit for blended learning.

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Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education

Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Lifeline is a federal program that provides low-income families $9.25 every month to help reduce the cost of phone service.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on March 31 to modernize the Lifeline program to include internet access for low-income families....for internet access at home so that students are better equipped to do well in school."

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Great program that helps make online and blended learning programs accessible to all. Hopefully, income will no longer be a barrier.

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Helping Kids find what they seek: Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

Helping Kids find what they seek: Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Curate and Create Learning Resources

If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource. People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal. Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.
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Knowing how to ask questions will help anyone find what they seek. Why not start young?

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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download

Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free to download, for both Windows and Mac users.

Via Aggeliki Nikolaou, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Powerful software for free. Open Resources!

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Thanks to Google, a new free photo-editing software joins the club
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LTDC Virtual Showcase 2016 | Learning Technology

LTDC Virtual Showcase 2016 | Learning Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Presenters of the educational sessions are culled from instructors and professional staff from across the University of Wisconsin system representing all 26 campuses and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
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The 2016 UW Learning Technology Development Council Virtual Showcase, an instructional technology conference, will be held online Tuesday-Wednesday, April 5-6, with Steve Covello and Richard Bryne as featured speakers.

 

Registration is free and open to everyone. Presenters of the educational sessions represent the 26 UW System campuses and UW-Extension.

 

For a complete list of education sessions, descriptions, and links to the virtual conference rooms click here

 

Date and Time: 4/5-6/2016 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM

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UW-Stout Program Accreditation

UW-Stout Program Accreditation | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Program Accreditation

UW-Stout degree programs are accredited by program-specific accrediting agencies as detailed on the Accreditation and External Program Evaluation page.
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UW-Stout is highly accredited. Always check the accrediation for any distance learning programs you consider.

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Online Adjunct Job Tips:  Advice from Online Professors

Online Adjunct Job Tips:  Advice from Online Professors | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
what are your best tips related to getting an online adjunct job, specifically?
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Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures

In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
By Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst

Think of the last time you told a coworker about an app, one you recommended that they download right away. Was it education related? Did it specifically target higher education users? We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that it didn’t, because—from where we sit—the “must-have” app for higher ed doesn’t exist yet.
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I've worked with more Learning Management Systems than most. I've touch everything on this list. Most of what I need is there, although more often than not some central authority hasn't flipped the switches I need to get to the tools I'd use.

 

As far as killer apps, mobile is essential.  If an LMS isn't fully functional on a tablet, it's a lame duck.

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I've worked with more Learning Management Systems than most. I've touch everything on this list. Most of what I need is there, although more often than not some central authority hasn't flipped the switches I need to get to the tools I'd use.

 

As far as killer apps, mobile is essential.  If an LMS isn't fully functional on a tablet, it's a lame duck.

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#YouCanLearnAnything

#YouCanLearnAnything | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Last Friday, I participated in a Leadership Learning Team meeting with other educators in our school board.  It was a great opportunity to think about the way we teach, and we were challenged to share this learning with others.
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Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.

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Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.

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Here's one teacher's story. I love the hashtag.