Monday, December 28, 2009

Keyboarding & Typing Resources

Keyboarding & Typing Resources

Recently several people in our district have been asking when we teach typing and keyboarding skills to our students.  This concern was reinforced by our recent Technology Surveys completed by parents & community members, teachers, and administrators. 

Currently, the only formal/traditional typing classes are taught by the Business Department at GHS.  We have a draft Technology Skills Matrix, which suggests that students be able to meet a very basic & rudimentary typing standard which we set ourselves.  A number of teachers are using online resources to supplement their current curriculum to help achieve this local standard. 

Other Resources In Use In District #205:

Other Ideas for Keyboarding/Typing Skills:

Many have suggested that more teachers be hired to address these needs in the elementary schools.  However, funding to sustain such an effort simply does not exist.  While we will continue to ask for these resources, we must ask classroom teachers to fill this gap in the interim.  Please feel free to use these resources to help support your students' use of technology throughout their elementary, middle, and high school experiences!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Music Resources, Social Studies Resources, CSI, and Other Ideas

Churchill Junior High School: Here's a project that is unique to our district - Book Review Podcasts!  Find the animated video book reviews at the bottom of the page - they're awesome!

Mind Maps: Bubbl.us is a neat tool to help teachers and students create and manipulate mind maps and graphic organizers online.  This would work great with a SMART Board!  Many thanks to Matt Warnsing at Nielson Elementary School for the tip.

Here are some great Music Education resources I've run across recently:

Amy Burns' Elementary Music Tech Blog - with a link to her 100 Best Music Ed Blogs!

Soundsabound - royalty-free music designed specifically for educational uses. 

  • Please remember: "Royalty-Free" DOES NOT mean "Copyright-free."  You should still cite the artist's work when using this or any royalty-free resources (music, photo, video, etc.), especially if you plan to publish them in any form.  Posting on a web site or blog is publishing when people outside your classroom can view or access it!


National Public Radio's Jazz and Blues Page - need I say more?

Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids has some very cute interactive resources for elementary kids, as well as a lesson plan library for teachers!

iNudge is an online music generator that lets kids create sounds and rhythms.

Other Interesting Links:

CSI & Tech WITH 3RD GRADERS! Look at what 3rd graders can do with just a camera and an Internet connection during a great "teachable moment." 

Consumer Education: Visit the FTC's Virtual Mall to help teach kids to be better consumers.

Teach History With These Comic Collections - This blog post at Instructify, by Bill Ferris, highlights collections from The Ohio State University  and The University of Nebraska.  Here are some other Political Cartoon sites I've used in my American History classrooms, in a past life...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Differentiate Instruction & Other Links

Ready to participate in the Illinois Internet Safety Contest?  Listen to the podcast at right for more details! Internet Safety

Many Thanks to all who have participated in the District 205 Technology Surveys!  If you have not already done so, please click here to find the appropriate link.

SMART Board Lessons for all! Witchita Public Schools has developed a vast library of SMART Board Lesson Resources organized by grade clusters, many of which include Senteo/Response question sets!  Many thanks to Leanne Hinton of King Elementary School for pointing us toward this site.

Here are some links to help you differentiate instruction in your classroom!

The Differentiator is a slick little web site that will help you write differentiated objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy for students in your classroom. Click the "Need Help" link in the upper right-hand corner for a quick tutorial video on how the site works.

Enhance Learning By Differentiating Instruction - great web site with an overview of differentiated instruction theory and methods.

Differentiated Instruction from CAST - the Center for Applied Special Technogy

Mix It Up - a great web site by Jan Leonard of Two Rivers Professional Development Center

Help 4 Teachers by Dr. Kathie Nunley

Rubric Generators: A checklist is NOT a rubric!  Rubrics have descriptors of student performance and characteristics of student work.  They are extremely valuable for students, but teachers tend to avoid them because they can be a bit time-consuming to create.  No more excuses! Here are two sites that can help make rubric creation simple:

The Human Footprint: Here's a great video - The Human Footprint, by National Geographic, hosted by SnagFlims

Music EdTech Resources:  Music Teachers - here are a few nice sites to help you integrate technology into a Music Ed class

  • Noteflight - online composing, publishing and sharing of your work!

  • Myna Online Audio Editor from Aviary allows you and your students to remix audio files into unique works of art.

  • Audacity allows you to record voice and/or sound, layer tracks, and export to mp3 or WAV formats. (My personal fave for recording podcasts!)

  • Amy Burns’ Elementary Music Tech Blog - with a link to her 100 Best Music Ed Blogs!

  • Soundsabound – royalty-free music designed specifically for educational uses. 

    • Please remember: “Royalty-Free” DOES NOT mean “Copyright-free.”  You should still cite the artist’s work when using this or any royalty-free resources (music, photo, video, etc.)



  • National Public Radio’s Jazz and Blues Page – need I say more?

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids has some very cute interactive resources for elementary kids, as well as a lesson plan library for teachers!

  • iNudge is an online music generator that lets kids create sounds and rhythms.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December!

Welcome back! If you have not already started planning ways that your class can participate in the Illinois Internet Safety Contest, please take a moment to listen to the podcast at left. Give me a call or an email for ideas on how you can participate!

Winter Holidays: many Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for these quick lists of links and activities to help kids learn about the many winter holidays coming up:

Research Supports SMART Boards!  And not jsut any research - Robert Marzano (author of Classroom Instruction That Works, etc.) has recently released a report on how Interactive Whiteboards (like SMART Boards and others) actually help improve student achievement in the hands of effective teachers.  Read the Research, or Read this quick Summary from Lori's Latest Links

FLIP Video in YOUR Classroom: Do you recall that we have a case of 15 FLIP Video cameras that you can check out for use with your classroom activities?  We also have a few that we can loan out individually for special projects and activities!  Here's a great wiki on how to use FLIP Video Camcorders in almost any classroom.  This site shows a slide presentation of more than 40 different ideas you can adapt to use FLIP video camcorders with content within your classroom.  Give me a call or send me an email and I'll hook you up!

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Monday, December 7.  Here is a list of the best sites for learning About Pearl Harbor, from Larry Ferlazzo.  The National Park Service has a web site dedicated to the USS Arizona Preservation Project, as well as the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.    You can also learn more about United States Naval history and view a specialPearl Harbor photo gallery at the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

Latitude & Longitude:  GPS (or ANY technology, for that matter) might be nice, but it's not a replacement for basic skills.  Have a look at Larry Felazzo's Best Sites for Teaching About Latitude & Longitude. Let your inner geographer come out and play!

Power Point Games: Here are some great Power Point review game ideas that you can use with your SMART Board or projector.

Monday, November 23, 2009

November 24

Monarchs In Space! Have a look at what our Gale 4th graders are doing by watching this news report from KWQC-TV 6 (Davenport, IA).



Click here to learn more about Monarchs in Space.

Online Keyboarding & Typing Resources: Our recent Parent Technology Survey indicated that a number of our District parents would like to see their students learning how to type at ever-earlier ages.  While we cannot expect every teacher to rush out and get a Business Teacher's certificate or Typing endorsement, there are lots of resources available to kids for free that could go a long way toward filling this need.  Here's a great post from Instructify listing a number of different online typing/keyboarding tutorial sites.  Keep in mind, though, that this is not intended to take the place of good instruction in appropriate techniques and habits by a qualified and professional educator, though!

Creating SMART Holiday Lessons: Here's a great post at Techers Love SMART Boards to help you integrate your SMART Board into holiday activities.

SMART Boards = Smarter Kids? Here's an article from SchoolCIO reporting on phenomenal jump in standardized test scores resulting from the district-wide implementation of SMART Boards in one North Carolina school district.  Have you hugged your SMART Board today? 

Library/Media Specialists: Here are 14 ways that Library/Media Specialists can teach about/with social media from Tech & Learning magazine.

Virtual Field Trips: Check out Leanne Hinton's blog project, Field Trip Fridays With Mrs. Hinton.  Leanne teaches 2nd Grade at King Elementary School.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Technology in the Classroom: Here is a fantastic video by Brian Mull, in which Alan November discusses the need to shift from teacher-centered to student-centered learning in America's schools, with wonderful examples of how to get the job done.



Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom by Alan November from Brian Mull on Vimeo.

Where do you find all this stuff?  Like most good teachers, I steal it, of course.  Well, not exactly - I've run across a number of great educational blogs.  (Look down the side of this page until you come to my "Blogroll" widget.)  On any blog or web site that I want to follow, I look for a little icon that says "RSS Feed," or something similar.  Once I click on it I'm asked if you want to subscribe - which I do, because it's free & I'm cheap.  Then I check either my Outlook folder entitled RSS feeds or I look under my Favorites in Internet Explorer and click the tab marked "Feeds" - both tend to have the same info.  When something new has been posted, the entry becomes bold.

Try it out by subscribing to this blog - the little orange RSS feed icon is all the way at the bottom of the page.  It's sort of like having the paperboy deliver the news to me instead of having to drive in to the coffee shop or library to read the paper!  I check my feeds a couple times each week, & when I find something interesting, I post here for you! - Like this...

Differentiate!  MixItUp is a great web site for those of us wanting to differentiate instruction, with a little help from Jan Leonard, consultant from Two Rivers Professional Development Center!

National Young Readers Day & Week: For ideas on getting involved and promoting reading & literacy in the classroom & at home, visit their web site.

SMART Board Tips: How's that SMART Board working?  Here's a few tips to keep things running well -

  • Orient: Press both of the buttons on the pen tray at the same time to bring up the orient screen.  Use your finger or a pen to tap the yellow dot in the center of the red crosshairs in sequence as they "light up".  If you'd like, you can drag to the center of the crosshair & release instead: the Board senses the release of pressure as much as the touch itself.

  • Check Your Filter: Most of the Epson projectors that we've installed have a small black plasitc filter beside the lens.  Simply slide this out and blow on it to clean the dust out once every couple of weeks.

  • A/V Mute & Freeze: When you press the buttons on the remote marked "A/V Mute" or "Freeze," the bulb is still burning, even though you don't see an image on the screen!  Only use A/V Mute or Freeze if you don't want kids to see what you're typing at your workstation, and only for brief periods of time, like 5-10 minutes or so!  If you're not using your projector for one class period or 30 minutes, whichever is less, TURN YOUR PROJECTOR OFF INSTEADEach bulb should last at least two years, and each one really does cost about $300 a piece!

  • Remember, you can download and install SMART Notebook and Response (formerly Senteo) Software at home to help you develop lesson activities.  Zap me an email (from your galesburg205.org account only, please) for instructions and the Product Key!  YOU DO NOT NEED THE DRIVERS AT HOME, just the basic software.


Summarizing the Classics: Remember Cliff Notes - those little booklets you'd read instead of reading the actual book? 60 Second Recap is a site for middle and high school English/Literature classes that contains video summaries of classic literature.  However, these clips are not intended to take the place of reading the classics (neither were Cliff Notes) - instead, they're more like teaser trailers to stimulate intereste and brief explanations of various literary elements, like Theme, Symbolism, Motif, etc., that can sometimes be difficult for kids to grasp.  There are several brief (uhh... about a minute each, I'd guess... ) clips that go along with each book - how could you explain all the Symbols in Animal Farm in sixty seconds, after all?  These would be great multi-media discussion starters for Lit classes, or nice supporting material for kids to lean on if they're needing a little extra assistance.  And, in Club Recap, students can film and submit their own recaps to share with others!  New class project, anyone?

Don't forget to FLIP!  Remember, we have a number of FLIP 60-minute video cameras that can be checked out for classroom use!

Nuts about Numbers? Check out Number Nut - great site for elementary and middle grades Math skills.  (Might work nicely for special needs students at all grade levels as well!)  Its large print makes it a great site for use with that SMART Board!  Many thanks to Matt Warnsing at Nielson School for this link!

Word Magnets is a great little site/resource for any classroom.  It lets you enter (copy/paste or type) vocabulary words to make little virtual refrigerator magnets, which you can then arrange onto the background of your choice.  This would be a great way to integrate a SMART Board into your daily activities.  The downside: there's no way to save your work, at least not that I had found in my quick perusal of the site.  (PS: SMART Notebook software has a number of similar features in the Lesson Activity Toolkit that WILL allow you to save your activity for later use.CLick the Galery tab on the side, then search for "Category Sort,"  "Image Arrange," "Keyword Match," "Sentence Arrange," Vortex Sort," etc.)  However, if you want something that will look a little different to help capture kids attention, this site might be worth a try.

Foldables: Carol DeFreese has created a site filled with Fantastic Flexible Foldables, most of which would be appropriate for Mathematics and Geometry classes.

Sites for Kids, from "Kids": Kids Numbers and Kids Spell are nice sites that might offer students more assistance in elementary Math and Spelling.  They are ad supported, but they contain lots of great games for the little ones!

Let Kids Be Authors:  Elementary students might enjoy creating their own story books at Learn Direct.  Kids can type in their names and customize the words and illustrations in one of two pre-written stories, then save it as a PDF file.  They're even listed as co-authors on the title page!  Elsewhere on the site are games to play and other resources to help younger kids improve their reading and coprehension skills.

Free eBooks: Here's another nice way to integrate your SMART Board into daily lessons: Big Universe  You can access many of their eBook titles for free, as well as hundreds others if you want their subscriptions service.  The other neat part: kids can use the site to create their own eBooks and share with others!

Make a Digital Story Book: Storybird allows your students to create illustrated virtual story books that they can view and interact with online.  This would be a great way to publish student poems, short stories, etc.  The downside: you're stuck with their formats, etc.  However, this would also be a great way for your students to create a product they could interact with using your SMART Board.

The Hajj: The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca made by Muslims.  The Hajj this year begins on November 25th.  Here are Larry Ferlazzo's Best Sites for Teaching Children About The Hajj.

PBS Design Squad: Here's a great site for kids who are interested in science, engineering, and physics at the middle or high school level.  PBS's Design Squad is a periodic television show in which students are challenged by creating something that helps solve a real-life problem.  Great for a science class or after school Science Olympiad, physics or robotics club, etc., also!  The site allows you to watch clips or full episodes, and includes extensive teacher support resources and lesson plans!

World War II History for Elementary School Students: Check out the BBC's Primary History WWII History site for students in elementary History/Social Studies classes covering the time period.  (May also be appropriate for special needs or LEP/ESL students, too, even at older grade levels.)  The BBC has a wealth of interactive sites like this one that work great with SMART Boards.  Plus, our Midwestern kids love the narrators' English accents...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Have You Been Shmooping?

No Shmoop for You?  We've got to change that!  Visit SHMOOP for lesson activities for all grade levels in Poetry, Literature, US History, Civics, Music, Reading.... Whew!  You're sure to find something to Shmoop up your classroom with just a few Shmoopy clicks!

Larry Ferlazzo's Best Sites forLearning About Veterans' Day - To quote Stan Lee: 'Nuff Said

Ready for Conferences?  Read the 10 Things Parents Don't Tell Teachers 

Visited the Illinois State Museum Recently?  Their web site has lots of ready-made lesson plans with tech support to enrich your lessons!

H1N1 (Swine) Flu Links: This New York Times Video is slightly dated, but gives an excellent explanation of what's going on.  The BBC Q & A page has a nice text listing of similar information.  Have a look at the CBS News Interactive "Fighting the Flu" for a nice clickable tour of information.  BrainPop on Swine Flu is a great site filled with videos and activities to help children learn about and prevent the Flu, and even has some good old fashioned paper-and-pencil activities for your kids!

Daylight Saving Time Explained, on Free Technology for Teachers, by the CBS News Sunday Morning Fast Draw Team.  Sorry about the ads - Media... can't live with em, can't live without em...

NaNoWriMo - November is National Novel Writers Month! Read more about it in this blog post by Bill Ferris

FFA Rocks!  Check out the fun at the National FFA Channel on SchoolTube - vids from the recent National Convention and more!  Keynot speaker is hilarious!

More Video Lesson Plans - The Annenberg Media Teacher Resources site had lots of info and ready-made lesson plans, many including short video clips for support.  And guess what - many are closed-captioned, too!  Just look for the "VOD" icon!

Monday, October 26, 2009

October 27

Tips from Microsoft:  Computer seem to be running slower than you'd like.  Try some of these tips on Working Faster on Slow Connections.  Email got you down?  Read through these simple 7 Steps to Organize Your Inbox.  Personally, I use the flags on nearly all of my follow up tasks - these are very valuable tips!

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 20

Autumn LeavesGreetings all!  Thanks for the feedback from our recent Institute Day!  Generally, the comments were very positive - quite a surprise when working with data!  While we can't please all of the people all of the time, we do read those evaluations and will try to keep your comments in mind as we schedule activities for you next year. 

Tech Curriculum and Internet Safety Resources: Did you know that all schools are required to teach internet safety to children?  Here's Galesburg's collection of Internet Safety Resources to will help you satisfy this mandate.

Robotics in Education: Did you know that District #205 has travelling Robotics Kits? Last spring, we purchased 4 Lego MindStorms NXT Robotics kits for you to use with your physics, science, Industrial Technology, or computer programming classes or clubs. Send an email to me and I'll hook you up with them.  Here is a great listing of Robotics resources from Larry Ferlazzo.

Digital Photography Kits: The District also has a number of still cameras and FLIP video cameras for you to check out and use with your classes.  Again, send me an email and I'll put you on the schedule!

Looking for a way to jazz up your web site, blog, wiki, or even worksheets or handouts?  ToonDoo will allow you to create a one-to three-panel cartoon strip which you can then embed into your site or electronic document!  Keep in mind that all of your cartoon creations can be kept private or shared with the world.  While this could be a neat way to entice reluctant writers in your classroom, create a political cartoon, or use in a student article in a school newspaper, some of the public cartoons that are shared on the site may use language that is less-than-appropriate for many classrooms. (I found 2 in my quick perusal of "Most Viewed Cartoons" that used a few 4-letter words that, accoding to my personal interpretation of the First Amendment, would NOT be protected in MY classroom!)  However, if you share my artistic disability, this might be a nice teacher-only tool for you to use!

Missing the Sun as Fall rolls on?  If you're studying the sun and planets, check out The Sun In Motion.  This would be AWESOME on a SMART Board!

Cabin Fever?  Virtual Field Trips are the instant cure!  Here is a list of 5 awesome virtual field trips, from iLearn Technology, that you can incorporate into your classroom activites!

SMART Halloween resources: Here are some great  resources, fromthe Teachers Love SMART Boards blog, for use with all those SMART Boards for Halloween.  It also includes a link to a Halloween Clip Art Gallery.  Obviously, these would be a bit more appropriate for P-5 or so, but some of the sound files, etc., might be fun to help make a secondary classroom a bit more ghoulish, too.  See last week's post for an extensive listing from Larry Ferlazzo, including historical context for Halloween, etc.

Dia de los Muertos: The Smithsonian's Latino Center has a great web site to help students learn about more about Mexico's "Day of the Dead."

Halloween History: The History Channel on Halloween.  Great site for delving into the history of the celebration.  Might be a bit creepy for the itty-bitties, but good stuff for the middle & high school age kids who are interested...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Resources for all levels, plus "You Don't Need an iPod"

Did you know that You Don't Need an iPod to listen to a podcast?  That's what Uncle Seth tells me... (Since we can't watch the YouTube links from school computers, Visit Here and click on the free download link to listen all you want.

Columbus Day Resources from Larry Ferlazzo

Columbus' Darker Side, from MSN.com

Columbus Day Video, from the HistoryChannel & MSN.com

Halloween Resources, again from Larry Ferlazzo

Tsunami Resources - ABC news report, plus an interactive site explaining how a tsunami is formedCNN on tsunamis.

KERPOOF is a great site to introduce kids to do-it-yourself movie making - from Disney!

Drivers Education Resources.  Here comes Larry Ferlazzo again...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Don't Hold Back

Great article on dealing with roadblocks, from Tech & Learning Magazine: http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/23582

Vocabulary Videos for Language Arts, Reading, and ESL/ELL:  the Word Ahead web site offers an extensive library of audio/visual, flash-card style definitions & pronuciations.  And, if you have your own web site or blog - you can embed a widget that allows kids to search & view from your site!



Explore a Pyramid with a Robot!  National Geographic has developed a neat site that allows students to use a virtual robot to explore a pyramid.  Appeals to the Indiana Jones inside all of us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Did You Know (4.0)? and Mindset Lists

Over the past several years, Karl Fisch has gotten a lot of press for his work with others (XPLANE, The Economist, Laura Bestler, and earlier Scott McLeod, Jeff Brenman, and Sony/BMG Music) for his "Did You Know? (Shift Happens)" videos.  See the latest version (4.0) at TeacherTube, or view past iterations at the Shift Happens wiki.

Also, for the past 12 years Beloit College (WI) surveys incoming freshmen and publishes an annual Mindset List.  This list attempts to explain how each year's student cohort starts the year with a unique set of experiences that sets them apart from others and from the faculty who teach them.  While our P-12 population may be younger, it certainly helps us gain perspective and set the tone for a new school year.  After you click the link, make sure to use the drop-down menu near the top center of the window to view past lists, too!

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 15, 2009

Here's a quick update on some great web sites I've run across this week

Getting Started with MS Office 07: So you're just starting to get the hang of Office 07, or maybe you are self-taught and wonder if you're missing anything.  Perhaps you want to teach your students how to use MSO07 - here's a great place to begin.  Simple, self-paced, easy to understand, project-based tutorials for the current versions of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

Top 10 Most Useful Secret Ninja Tips for MS Office: Just what it says - this article covers super useful hints, like using Format Painter, Using Presenter View in Power Point, etc.

Best Teacher Resources for Online Student Safety and Leagal Issues: From Larry Felazzo, ELL/ESL and Ed Tech guru extraordinairre - 'Nuff said...

Lit2Go: The Florida EdTech Clearinghouse has developed an extensive library of virtual tools, including full text, audio ("read alouds"), and interactive books.  These are great resources for Reading and Language Arts teachers pre-K through 12, searchable by title, author, or subject.

The Virtual Museum of Iraq: I think this may be my all-time favorite web site ever.  Fellow history-nuts, you won't want to miss this!  GREAT for use with ancient or world history classes.

The American Presidency: From the Smithsonian, this site gives a comprehensive and detailed look at how individual Presidents have shaped the role of the office, as well as American History as a whole.  Includes detailed lesson plans, broken out by elementary, middle, and high school levels!

5 Great Online Tools for Art Teachers, and 5 great tools for Math Teachers:  by Bill Ferris from Instructify

Women's Adventures in Science: Great site to help inspire the young women of America to pursue studies in the science and engineering fields.

CSI in the Classroom: Rice University has partnered with CBS to develop interest in forensic investigation through this website, using the popular television show as a hook.

The Classics for Kids: Classical Music for K-5 Students: from Cincinnati Public Radio.  Includes games, podcasts, and other resources to help teach kids about classical music.  Also includes some great lesson plans!

Calculation Nation - Great web site from National Council of Teachers of mathematics, including interactive games that help reinforce math concpets K-12.

Take a (Virtual) Hike: The National Park Service has developed some exceptional resources featuring OUR exceptional resources - our National Parks.  Take an interactive "eHike" or virtual tours, or view photo galleries, multimedia presentations, and even live web cams featuring our natural wonders.  Great for a US Geography class!

Moving Forward - Education Blogs by Subject:  EXTENSIVE listing of blogs with articles for everyone, from administration and ag ed to special ed and world languages.

And, if you haven't read the email sent around earlier, here are more items of interest:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome!

Greetings All!  Thanks for visiting!

The idea for this blog it to create an easy way for you to gain access to teaching resources without receiving a bunch of emails.  I'll gather things I run across throughout the week, gather them all together, and post them here each Tuesday.  Visit often, and feel free to email me with items you run across - I'll post them here next week! - Matt

Friday, January 30, 2009

WELCOME to our Blog!

This is a WebLog, or 'blog.'  For more info about blogs, visit (http://ietc2008.blogspot.com/ ) or (http://blogsavvy.net/ ).  For a simple explanation, watch this video from The Common Craft Show.


 


 At this site, you'll find some answers to frequently asked questions about integrating technology into our curriculum.  You'll also find information about upcoming professional development activities within our district and nearby.  Feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions or comments!

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