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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 27

“Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!”
~Steve Maraboli






Hero of the Day: “The Medical Mask Force of Abilene”



Medical Masks are absolutely essential for front line health care heroes.

Effie McClendon recognized this need and wanted to help. McClendon is the founding member of “The Medical Mask Force of Abilene.” McClendon says, “we’re figuring it out together” regarding the logistics of the community effort she began. The Medical Mask Force of Abilene began less than 10 days ago!





The group, organized on Facebook, has posted a tutorial for sewing the mask on their group site.


Accurate Air Solutions in Abilene donated N95 filters. The Medical Mask Force of Abilene are organizing and contacting several businesses, the local library, university Maker Lab in Abilene, Texas to help with cutting materials, cutting, packaging, and teaching others to sew! Those who sew range in age from 8 years to, well, older than that!

Keeping social distancing in mind, the group has three drop-off stations in medical establishments.

As one group member shared, “This project is replacing my worry with love and hope!”





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Best Hero of the Day! 3D Printing Company Materialise

Excerpt from the 3D Printing Industry blog post:

Materialise, a global provider of 3D printing services, has released files for a 3D printed hands-free door handle attachment to alleviate Coronavirus transmission via one of the most common mediums.

“Door handles are subjected to a lot of physical contact over the course of a day, especially in public spaces such as offices and hospitals. This makes them a hotspot for microbes to hitch a ride on our palms and fingertips. The 3D printable add-on allows users to carry out the lever action required to pop open most modern doors using their elbows.

The file for the door handle attachment is available to download for free. The assembly comes in two parts and will require four screws and four nuts to secure it.”

Source: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3d-printing-community-responds-to-covid-19-and-coronavirus-resources-169143/Materialise releases hands-free door handle attachment.



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Best Hero of the Day! Lisa Moody and Blessing Table

In Mobile, Alabama Lisa Moody, her husband, and her neighbors create a blessing table in their neighborhood during the coronavirus shut-down.


Story from WKRG.com at this link: https://www.wkrg.com/top-stories/neighbors-create-blessing-table-amid-coronavirus-crisis/



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Best Hero of the Day! Bryan Morin Federico’s Pizza

Bryan Morin, who runs Federico’s, a pizza restaurant in Belmar, New Jersey took out a $50,000 personal loan to keep his employees paid during the current crisis.

Read more at this link: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/03/this-nj-restauranteur-took-out-a-50k-credit-line-to-pay-his-employees-during-coronavirus-crisis-buy-his-pizza.html



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Gratitude from India for Helpers

A Friend in India shared this message in a group post, “The whole of India came on their balconies/windows at 5pm today to show gratitude to the healthcare workers and everyone who has been providing us assistance in this crisis…People were clapping, whistling,ringing bells, all sorts of things for good 20 mins or more…I had goosebumps and tears rolling down the whole time…Would like to say a big Thank you to all the healthcare workers,cops,staff at grocery and pharmacy stores and everyone else who’s putting their life at stake to keep us safe,Thank you so much!”

🙏   Thank you, Neha Ahen! 

Is something similar possible in your town/neighborhood? Today would have been Mr Rogers’ 92nd birthday. I’m thinking about our neighborhoods today and those who serve to keep those neighborhoods safe. Is there a way for us to follow India’s example?




View Link: https://4oops.edublogs.org/files/2020/03/IndiaGratitudeMarch22Teague.mp4


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 20

“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” ~Leonardo daVinci






Best Hero of the Day: Dr. Dennis Marquardt

Organizational Behavior professor Dr. Dennis Marquardt created this video to ease his students to learning online. Dr. Marquardt’s university, Abilene Christian University went to learning online to enable social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.


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Distance Learning and COVID-19 Resources for Teachers

Literate Word Cloud by A.C.

Literate Word Cloud

In response to the growing number of schools that are moving to distance learning because of the current Covid-19 epidemic, PBS LearningMedia has collected a number of useful online tools and resources for educators.  Also, we will be hosting a free Webinar on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time to address these issues. 

For more information or to register for the webinar, please visit the PBS Learning Media website.




Additional Resources


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 13

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experiences of others? ~Voltaire


Playing Teacher

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