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FlockU- The Real World

In a world of the internet, social media and recently a new POTUS, millennials are a unique generation facing many challenges. This generation Y, has been labeled negatively as narcissistic, lazy and delusional. Yet, on the flip side they are also extremely genuine, value authenticity and highly motivated. It's no wonder this generation has caught the eye of almost every media outlet. One outlet that focuses solely on millennials and the college crowd is FlockU. FlockU is a daily college news site, "written, created and curated by students, for students". In a world of 5 living generations, the millennials create the largest, present day living and working generation. Their worldview matters and FlockU is a college new site designed specifically for them. The Real World is a mix of articles written by millennials that discuss their worldview from politics, best donations, letter of recommendation advice and navigating spring break. The struggle is real because this generation is Hundo P (hundred percent) in making our world a better place.

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David Zaslav and Discovery Education

Today, I want to talk about some other innovators in education- David Zaslav and Discovery Education. Since 2007, David Zaslav has been President and CEO of Discovery Communications. Among the many facets of Discovery Communications is Discovery Education. It is a 21st Century digital learning environment that adds high quality, dynamic, digital content that offers free resources for parents, teachers and students. The curriculum adheres to each state's standards and other curriculum standards through Global Solutions. Lesson plans are offered through Discovery Education Techbook™ Digital Textbooks, Streaming Plus Digital Media, Professional Development, Curricular Subscription Services and STEM Resources. Zaslav has contributed to Discovery Education, so that it now reaches 3 million teachers and over 30 million students. We believe that the recent acquisitions by David Zaslav and the increase in Discovery viewership expected according to Zaslav over the next few years, will help fund the Discovery Education program and continue to push the education boundaries. Have any of you explored Discovery Education?



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Car Monitoring

In my other life, I do a lot of classic car repair work on the weekends.  It's always tricky to find the right parts for the older Chevys and Corvettes.  I especially have been intrigued by a radiator source a buddy of mine uses.  He's trying Entropy Radiatior - so I've ordered a new retro radiator from them.  I'll keep you posted on how it fits into the Chevelle I'm working on.    

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Welcome back

We'd like to welcome back all those teachers who have been off on winter break lately.  Welcome back!  And, thanks for participating in our recent fundraiser.  We got our "real life" logistics handled from States Logistics - normally doing logistics in California and Arizona -  in much the same way smart boards store our virtual storage.

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For our realtor friends

I know many of you spend the summers working as realtors.  I've always found it helpful to be able to make referrals; it's good karma, it helps build others business, you'll usually get mutual referrals, etc.  There's a new tool that I've been trying out, that's been working great for that purpose.  It's call WhoHub, and it basically allows you as a realtor or connector, to set up a hub to share your best vendors.  Definitely worth checking out, and now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Summer Session

Now is the time of year where everyone's putting in new tech for the upcoming school year.  Let me know what you're looking for.

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SBRGVUG (SMART Board Revolution Global Virtual User Group)

August Meeting 

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http://k20connect.ou.edu/smartboardrevolution/.  At the time, click this link and you are in. Click "Enter as guest", or you can create a login if you want, but it isn't required.

 

A New Way to #SBRGVUG

Let's keep the conversations started in meetings going between meetings. Follow #SBRGVUG on Twitter for answers to questions, to ask other questions, meeting reminders, and other SB Revolution news.

 

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