Virtual DJ Studio – Professional DJ and Karaoke Software, Audio and MP3 tools #free #resume

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If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can buy VDJ using RegNow.

You can also download a Free Trial with no obligation. You can try VDJ for free for 14 days and determine if it meets your needs. If at any time you wish to fully unlock your VDJ, simply purchase a license key. If you decide VDJ is not for you, there is no obligation and you can uninstall the program at any time.

Certified 100% Spyware Adware Free
Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

If you have a license to an older version, Click Here.

Feature-Filled DJ Karaoke Software

Virtual DJ Studio is not like all of the other DJ programs out there. While other programs limit you to two players with a Cross-Fader, Virtual DJ Studio provides you with an entire studio.

Exclusive app-based control and customer song requests make Virtual DJ Studio stand out above the rest! Click here for more details about this exclusive feature.

Virtual DJ Studio gives you a mixer-board interface. Each line offers things you would expect from a typical mixer — volume fader, mute, crossfader assignment, etc. Additionally, each line contains an MP3/WAV/Karaoke player, with all of the controls you might expect — including a Pitch/Tempo control. If you have two or more sound cards/audio devices, you can route any line to your secondary device, for headphone preview or beat-matching. Alternatively, you might use this feature to simply allow more control with your external mixer.

Playlist Support
You can load up a playlist full of music, set the Auto-Crossfade button, and simply let VDJ mix your music.

Full Karaoke Support

The days of hunting down a Karaoke CD, finding the right track, and having only one or two singers queue’d up are gone! With a Laptop, you can replace not only your CD players; you can eliminate the need for cases of CDs, and take up less space than you ever imagined!

Supported Karaoke Formats

You can either play an MP3 that has a corresponding .CDG file, or you can play directly from a ZIP file. VDJ does this directly, with no need to create temporary files (like most other programs do). VDJ is the only Karaoke system that lets you seek while directly playing a ZIP or MP3 file, without ever losing sync!

No other Karaoke package delivers this many features.

Singers List

Even though VDJ looks different from other Karaoke programs, it still contains a Singer’s List feature. When enabled, you can queue up any number of songs, along with the name of the person who wishes to sing it. From there, you can drag a song into a line in VDJ, or simply double-click to launch the file in the first line. VDJ will also display a list of singers/songs in the CDG window when no karaoke file is being played (for example, if your CDG window is connected to a second monitor, television, or multiple TVs, your patrons will know who’s up next, and when their song will be up).

Easy to Use

Don’t be intimidated by the number of buttons you see in the picture. If you have a knack for audio equipment, you will quickly pick up on VDJs use. VDJ comes with a complete Help file, including a Getting Started guide that will have you mixing MP3s in no time!

Headphone Support

VDJ allows you to use an extra sound card for CUEing, or Previewing, a sound file. You can use this feature to assist with beat-mixing (fading two songs together on-beat), or for simply previewing a song before playing it live. Many DJs use their laptop’s built-in sound for previewing (since the quality of the internal sound chip is often lacking), and an external USB audio device for their main mix. This configuration allows you the flexibility you are used to with dual CD decks and an external mixer; just like a real mixer, enabling the CUE button routes that line to the headphone output (eg, to your Secondary Sound Card ).

So how much will all of this cost?

Virtual DJ Studio is available for only $59.95 for a limited time. Unlike most other software, VDJ can be used on up to two separate PCs owned by the licensee. We recognize that many DJs have a desktop system as well as a mobile rig ; our license allows you to use VDJ on both systems (up to two computers) without fear of violating the license agreement, as long as both PCs are owned by the licensee (and are not used for commercial purposes at the same time).

If you are considering purchasing Virtual DJ Studio, we strongly encourage you to try out our free trial version first, so that you can make an informed decision. We do NOT want you to purchase our product only to find that it does not suit your particular needs. By taking advantage of our free 30-day trial, you are making sure that our product is everything you expect it to be. This avoids wasting both our time and yours, as well as keeping costs low (refunds cost money!)

Try before you buy is our motto. If the trial version provides what you need, you have a full 30 days to make a purchase decision. If not, nothing is lost and no harm is done (our software is guaranteed to be free of ad-ware, spyware, and viruses).

How do I get a copy?

Simply click this link and follow the installation instructions.


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FREELANG – Free Human Translation and Professional Translation #bohemian #clothing

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FREELANG – Free Human Translation

Our latest member

Love MALHOTRA, from India, joined our team of translators on 28 Sep 2016 and is our latest friendly volunteer. Thank you and welcome!

Love can help you translate from ENGLISH (US) to HINDI and other combinations.

How does it work?

Freelang’s free Translation Help Service enables you to contact a translator and get some help to translate something you don’t understand. Hundreds of volunteers have registered with us, in many languages, and you can submit your question to them (only short and non commercial texts). Just select a language and a translator. fill in our contact form, and the translator will reply by email. For more information please read the Users’ FAQ .

Professional Translation

If your request doesn’t meet the terms of use of our free service and you wish to call in a professional translator for a paid work, you can request a quotation by filling in our contact form.

Freelang Forums

Please feel free to participate in our forum if you have any question or if you just want to meet other friendly Freelang members. We can also help you identify a language, or have something translated in many languages.

Translators’ area

You are welcome to register with us and become a Freelang translator, a good way to keep practising your skills while helping other people. Click here to subscribe! Make sure you also read the Translators’ FAQ .

Manage your profile

If you are one of our translators, you can access your personal data with your login and password. You can then modify your profile, modify your languages, remove yourself temporarily from the list if you are too busy, or just unsubcribe.


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Free Blogger Templates Collection

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Templateism create some of the best free Blogger templates available.I love the features they add to their templates, while others churn out clones with just some color changes Templateism provide unique designs every time – Paul Crowe (spiceupyourblog.com)


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Virtual DJ Studio – Professional DJ and Karaoke Software, Audio and MP3 tools #read #books

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Virtual DJ Studio – Home

If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can buy VDJ using RegNow.

You can also download a Free Trial with no obligation. You can try VDJ for free for 14 days and determine if it meets your needs. If at any time you wish to fully unlock your VDJ, simply purchase a license key. If you decide VDJ is not for you, there is no obligation and you can uninstall the program at any time.

Certified 100% Spyware Adware Free
Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

If you have a license to an older version, Click Here.

Feature-Filled DJ Karaoke Software

Virtual DJ Studio is not like all of the other DJ programs out there. While other programs limit you to two players with a Cross-Fader, Virtual DJ Studio provides you with an entire studio.

Exclusive app-based control and customer song requests make Virtual DJ Studio stand out above the rest! Click here for more details about this exclusive feature.

Virtual DJ Studio gives you a mixer-board interface. Each line offers things you would expect from a typical mixer — volume fader, mute, crossfader assignment, etc. Additionally, each line contains an MP3/WAV/Karaoke player, with all of the controls you might expect — including a Pitch/Tempo control. If you have two or more sound cards/audio devices, you can route any line to your secondary device, for headphone preview or beat-matching. Alternatively, you might use this feature to simply allow more control with your external mixer.

Playlist Support
You can load up a playlist full of music, set the Auto-Crossfade button, and simply let VDJ mix your music.

Full Karaoke Support

The days of hunting down a Karaoke CD, finding the right track, and having only one or two singers queue’d up are gone! With a Laptop, you can replace not only your CD players; you can eliminate the need for cases of CDs, and take up less space than you ever imagined!

Supported Karaoke Formats

You can either play an MP3 that has a corresponding .CDG file, or you can play directly from a ZIP file. VDJ does this directly, with no need to create temporary files (like most other programs do). VDJ is the only Karaoke system that lets you seek while directly playing a ZIP or MP3 file, without ever losing sync!

No other Karaoke package delivers this many features.

Singers List

Even though VDJ looks different from other Karaoke programs, it still contains a Singer’s List feature. When enabled, you can queue up any number of songs, along with the name of the person who wishes to sing it. From there, you can drag a song into a line in VDJ, or simply double-click to launch the file in the first line. VDJ will also display a list of singers/songs in the CDG window when no karaoke file is being played (for example, if your CDG window is connected to a second monitor, television, or multiple TVs, your patrons will know who’s up next, and when their song will be up).

Easy to Use

Don’t be intimidated by the number of buttons you see in the picture. If you have a knack for audio equipment, you will quickly pick up on VDJs use. VDJ comes with a complete Help file, including a Getting Started guide that will have you mixing MP3s in no time!

Headphone Support

VDJ allows you to use an extra sound card for CUEing, or Previewing, a sound file. You can use this feature to assist with beat-mixing (fading two songs together on-beat), or for simply previewing a song before playing it live. Many DJs use their laptop’s built-in sound for previewing (since the quality of the internal sound chip is often lacking), and an external USB audio device for their main mix. This configuration allows you the flexibility you are used to with dual CD decks and an external mixer; just like a real mixer, enabling the CUE button routes that line to the headphone output (eg, to your Secondary Sound Card ).

So how much will all of this cost?

Virtual DJ Studio is available for only $59.95 for a limited time. Unlike most other software, VDJ can be used on up to two separate PCs owned by the licensee. We recognize that many DJs have a desktop system as well as a mobile rig ; our license allows you to use VDJ on both systems (up to two computers) without fear of violating the license agreement, as long as both PCs are owned by the licensee (and are not used for commercial purposes at the same time).

If you are considering purchasing Virtual DJ Studio, we strongly encourage you to try out our free trial version first, so that you can make an informed decision. We do NOT want you to purchase our product only to find that it does not suit your particular needs. By taking advantage of our free 30-day trial, you are making sure that our product is everything you expect it to be. This avoids wasting both our time and yours, as well as keeping costs low (refunds cost money!)

Try before you buy is our motto. If the trial version provides what you need, you have a full 30 days to make a purchase decision. If not, nothing is lost and no harm is done (our software is guaranteed to be free of ad-ware, spyware, and viruses).

How do I get a copy?

Simply click this link and follow the installation instructions.


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Professional Blogger Templates #screensavers #free

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Free Blogger Templates Collection

Templateism has relieved my headache by providing awesome and SEO optimized Blogger templates for my blogger websites. Now I don’t need to hire a designer! – Salman Baig (SEO Researcher)

I am extremely impressed by Faizan’s hard work and know him since 2012. I would surely recommend his services to anyone looking to kick start an online Business. I wish Faizan the best of life with all his future endeavors. Ameen. – Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai (MyBloggerTricks.com)

These Templates are not just ordinary Templates, they are far high quality Blogger Templates than rest of others. I have 10 blogs and on all of them I am using Templateism’s templates. – Ahsan Raza (Planet40.com)

I just want to thank you for such awesome support you have given me, I have never seen such quality site that cares so much about its users. – Annie Einna (Power user)

What can I say, except such an amazing collection of blogger templates. Templateism seems to be the best and fastest growing site regarding great blogger templates. Support team is outstanding with great care. – Ammar Ali (Allbloggingtips.com)

I have seen a lot of templates that had all the qualities that I needed and only Templateism had everything that I wanted, and at a really cheap price. – Kristin Tuva

Templateism? It is not what you think! It’s not just a small blogger template directory updated after a year! It is made by professionals.Wow looks and amazing design! I recommend Templateism! 5 out 5 stars! – Abdul Salam (BloggingWeek.com)

Templateism create some of the best free Blogger templates available.I love the features they add to their templates, while others churn out clones with just some color changes Templateism provide unique designs every time – Paul Crowe (spiceupyourblog.com)


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Get A Quote For Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity and Commercial Vehicle Insurance #employee #liability

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Insuredrisks.co.uk for Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity Insurance, Van Insurance

Running a business is a huge undertaking, and there are a number of obligations that you need to consider. One of the most important ones is ensuring that you’re fully prepared for any claims that could be made against you so you’re not held personally accountable, making liability insurance an essential consideration.

Why do you need liability insurance?

This form of insurance is there to provide valuable protection to you as well as your business in the event that a claim was to be made against you. You shouldn’t even consider trading until you’ve got this insurance in place, because having it there is vital if you want to be fully protected against anything that could happen.

But, having such a policy isn’t necessarily a legal requirement although it’s good business practice to have it, and some companies won’t even work with you unless you’ve got the necessary level of protection. There are a number of liability insurance options to consider depending on the needs of your business, and just a few of them are:

Public liability insurance. offers valuable protection against any unforeseen claims. If anyone were to be injured on your property or as a result of your work you’d be liable to severe penalties, making at a vital consideration to give you valuable peace of mind that everything is under control.

Employee liability insurance is often purchased as an addition to a current public liability insurance policy, offering additional cover in the event that an employee had an accident at work. It should always be considered by anyone that has any employees, because with it in place you won’t have to pay any legal fees or compensation out of your own pocket.

Professional indemnity insurance is slightly different in that it protects you against any claims from dissatisfied clients, for example if you mis-quoted them, printed false information that damaged their reputation, gave incorrect advice or if you infringed on their rights in some way. This is vital for many different professions, and again many companies won’t work with you until you have it in place.

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Home – Stan Beutler, ESQ #stan #beutler, #esq, #20 #north #main #street, #suite #312, #st.

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Member: American and Federal Bar Associations

You can begin the QDRO process when you are initiating your divorce or legal separation. Mr. Beutler can prepare your QDRO form before you file your divorce or separation documents with the court, after you have filed but before the divorce has become final, or after your divorce is completed. He will draft your QDRO to conform with the language in your divorce or legal separation documents.

“I am a union employee. Mr. Stan Beutler prepared QDROs for my annuity and pension plans. They were approved by the union and the court without a glitch and no hidden fees. Thank you for your excellent service.”

“I am a union employee. Mr. Stan Beutler prepared QDROs for my annuity and pension plans. They were approved by the union and the court without a glitch and no hidden fees. Thank you for your excellent service.”

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Bronx, NY

“I called several “experts” but Mr. Stan Beutler was the only person who could answer all of my QUADRO questions. I was impressed that he answered the telephone and emails himself, and he provided me with personal service through the entire process.”

“I called several “experts” but Mr. Stan Beutler was the only person who could answer all of my QUADRO questions. I was impressed that he answered the telephone and emails himself, and he provided me with personal service through the entire process.”

Elizabeth Connors

Scottsdale, AZ

“Judge Beutler clearly explained the options available to me under my former husband’s CalPERS retirement and the options available to him with my CalSTRS pension. He prepared both DROs for us which were processed by CalPERS and CalSTRS without any problems or modifications. He was very professional and personable.”

“Judge Beutler clearly explained the options available to me under my former husband’s CalPERS retirement and the options available to him with my CalSTRS pension. He prepared both DROs for us which were processed by CalPERS and CalSTRS without any problems or modifications. He was very professional and personable.”

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Marina Del Rey, CA

“Mr. Stan Beutler has drafted qualified domestic relations orders for our clients for several years now. He gives us personal service, and the QDROs are always correct.”

“Mr. Stan Beutler has drafted qualified domestic relations orders for our clients for several years now. He gives us personal service, and the QDROs are always correct.”

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“Thank you attorney Stan Beutler for preparing my military order, and postal service TSP and FERS QUADRO orders. You explained my options and the process in a way that I could understand. Most importantly, the orders were approved quickly without any changes.”

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School of Business and Economics: Atlantic International University: bachelor, master, doctoral degree programs by distance

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Atlantic International University is a unique alternative to the more than 6,700 traditional colleges and universities in the United States, we utilize a sustainable and andragogic approach to learning with an open curriculum design. At AIU you will build your own curriculum from courses that are appropriate for your personal and professional goals.

AIU offers a wide range of majors in areas including the Arts, Business, Science, Technology, Social, and Human studies. More than 120 degrees and programs are available for adult learners at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post doctorate level.

Distance Learning at AIU is enhanced by vast academic resources and innovative technologies build into the Virtual Campus: Hundreds of self-paced courses with video lectures and step by step lessons, thousands of optional assignments, 140,000 e-books, the Social Media & Networking platform allowing collaboration/chat/communications between students, and MYAIU develop students holistically in 11 areas beyond just academics.

AIU degree programs are designed for professional adults. After evaluating both academic records and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors, establishes the student’s Academic Status. The student’s Academic Status defines the number of Credit Hours the student must complete to fulfill the academic guidelines of the institution.

The programs offered at AIU allow for limited Academic or Life-experience. Academic or Life-experience credit is knowledge gained outside of the classroom through work or other professional endeavors. The policy for accepting such credit is limited to one third of the credit requirement for the program and documentation must be provided to confirm such experience.

AIU is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC Accreditation is an internationally renowned quality standard for colleges and universities. ASIC is a member of CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and an approved accreditation body by the Ministerial Department of the Home Office in the UK. AIU is not accredited by an agency recognized by the US secretary of education. Read more.

Our founding principles are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; per article 26, AIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right. The University has implemented a paradigm shifting educational model for its academic programs that have allowed it to move closer to this goal through the self-empowerment of its students, decentralization of the learning process, personalized open curriculum design, and a sustainable learning model.

Students and Faculty develop, produce and edit shows, documentaries and other media disseminated via AIUTV and AIU Radio. Creators have a profile page summarizing the show and themselves with a way for viewers to get in contact with them for further collaboration, networking, or other synergistic interactions.

Every hosted your own show? Have a mission or cause you would like to bring awareness to? Are you passionate about something? Any of these can be great topics to be featured on AIUTv ?>

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Olympus Handheld XRF Analyzers provide fast, non-destructive elemental analysis from Mg to U, from PPM to 100%. Used on location for immediate results, they help determine the next course of action, when and where it’s needed. Get HHXRF when time is of the essence or materials cannot be transported, damaged, or altered.

Vanta handheld XRF analyzers are some of the toughest devices Olympus has ever made. These rugged, powerful, and intuitive instruments provide rapid, accurate element analysis and alloy identifications to customers who demand laboratory-quality results in the field.

Combining a large area, high performance Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and a 4W advanced x-ray tube, the DELTA Premium is the ideal solution for ultra quick, analytically demanding applications such as trace levels and light elements in low alloy steel, soil, mining, and metallurgical samples.

Combining a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and a 4W optimized X-ray tube, the DELTA Professional provides superior performance in speed, LODs, and elemental range. It analyzes Mg and higher for Alloys and Mining. The DELTA Professional is the best value solution from Olympus for handheld XRF.

The DELTA Element is a cost-effective handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification (PMI), alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis.

Combining a SiPIN detector and a 4W optimized X-ray tube, the DELTA Classic Plus is a high tech, flexible analyzer for typical XRF analysis. It measures titanium (Ti) and higher for Alloys and Mining. The DELTA Classic Plus model provides quick ID, screening, sorting, and elemental and metals analysis.

This new accessory provides a simple hands-free method for testing small samples, standard size sample cups, and bagged samples. In the horizontal configuration, the DELTA screen is accessible to the user eliminating the need for a controlling PC.

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Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative #professional #development,teacher #collaboration

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Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

View a transcript of this video

Teacher: But then it’s just more labs.

Mark: If we’re learning at our highest potential as teachers, it’s only going to serve our students. When we learn, they learn. We’re a community of learners.

Pauline: Because we do teacher lab, we are constantly being driven by a desire to grow together, to collaborate, to communicate, and to be self-reflective.

Amy: They’re actually teaching me things sometimes. Let’s me know you’re really engaged.

Valerie: I want you to call me over. I’ll take a look at your work.

Mark: When teachers enhance their craft and improve their skills, then students will improve their level of learning and academic achievement. So teacher labs are a way we formally get teachers together to collaborate.

Thank you all for being here.

Teachers come together, cross discipline. It’s about a three hour session around one focus area.

This morning, we’re focusing on student engagement, specifically student talk.

Pauline: These kids have got to be engaged in meaningful discourse with each other.

Mark: It’s facilitated by our instructional specialist. She walks them through a protocol that’s very defined, with the ultimate purpose of teacher growth.

Pauline: Somebody volunteers to be a host teacher.

Valerie: Let’s think about how we get there.

Pauline: Valerie’s an eighth grade math teacher, and she wants to get some feedback to improve how students communicate when problem solving.

Valerie: My biggest goal for the year is trying to get that collaborative work, that collaborative problem solving–

We start off by identifying what student engagement looks like, both from the student side and from the teacher side.

Mark: Hopefully, we hear kids asking each other questions.

Teacher: That asking for help, without having negative feelings towards themselves or that they think their peers are looking at them differently, because they didn’t know.

Pauline: After the discussion, the host teacher speaks to the group about what the lesson is going to be about.

Valerie: So I’ve given you handouts that the kids will get.

I talked about the goals of the lesson, what I wanted teachers to look for and observe.

Focus in on how they interact with the task, how engaged they are. Hopefully they’ll be able to justify why the correct ways are correct.

Amy: By setting the stage, it kind of gets us thinking. Teacher lab is not just for the host. It is really for every teacher that attends.

Valerie: Estimates for the population of Brazil.

Pauline: We go to the host teacher’s room. They teach the lesson, and as observers, we will be making notes.

Valerie: Today, we’re going to look at population change. I want to start off with a video.

We talked about population growth. It’s intriguing to students and something that has some real implications.

How could governments estimate year to year population changes, without making a complete census?

It led into the math very nicely.

Student: One nine eight point seven eight.

Amy: I was looking for key words like, “Let me show you,” or “How can I help you?” or “Can you explain this better?”

Student: What do you add? What do you add? Oh, you rounded out to two point oh seven.

Valerie: After the teachers observe the lesson, we come back and Pauline facilitates in the post discussion, asking the host teacher to just quietly listen.

Pauline: The process is, we all go around and share with Valerie what we noticed.

It’s very celebratory. The first thing that teachers report back on are the wonderful, amazing things that they saw.

Teacher: I noticed a lot of math vocabulary when I heard them speaking.

Amy: There were mistakes, but they talked about them, and I don’t think they ever said, “You were wrong.”

Pauline: So let’s move on to questions.

Then they ask wonderings.

Mark: I wondered, how do we get kids to that level to say, “Oh, Eli, we haven’t heard from you in a little bit. What are you thinking?”

Amy: The red light strategy, I was just curious what that was.

Pauline: The host teacher makes notes on all the questions that everybody had, and then they can respond.

Valerie: We have a lot of great questions. The red light strategy is a strategy I got from a training over the summer.

Pauline: Everybody walks away with some new knowledge, some new gained perspective.

He made a student engagement teacher lab page. Just identify a strategy or an action that you want to take back to your classroom and employ.

Valerie: My big takeaway was that students need support learning how to justify their answers, explain their solutions.

Student: It doesn’t show you how it works.

Valerie: And they need some examples for that.

Read the solution. Think about if you have any questions before you get started.

Pauline: We’re really asking teachers to step outside of their comfort zone. We are creatures that live behind closed doors.

Valerie: Record those estimates.

Pauline: Normally, nobody ever comes in and sees it.

Student: What did you get for the change of birth?

Pauline: To experience being in somebody else’s classroom, it’s really powerful.

What I love about teacher labs is, we’ve all got something from it.

I think that speaks volumes to the work that you do in your classrooms, so thank you so much.

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Really enjoyed this. Can’t help but imagine how mixing in video observation could make this work even better. I’m sure scheduling observations and finding time to provide meaningful feedback can be a challenge. Video can help. Additionally, it would be great to build a resource library of exemplary work.

Posted 4/17/2017 1:31pm

Community Manager at Swivl, maker of Recap

Agreed. Time is a major constraint for PD. Video observations are a great way for teachers to take control of their own development. They can capture lessons to reflect on their own practice and share their videos to receive feedback remotely without being limited by work hours.

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