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"A strong spirit transcends rules"- Prince My past 8 days are a blue print on The Pareto Principle.  
 

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April 26 · Issue #34 · View online
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“A strong spirit transcends rules”- Prince
My past 8 days are a blue print on The Pareto Principle.  I call this the busy season. The Pareto Principle is commonly called the 80-20 rule.  80% of a company’s revenue can be attributed to 20% of their customers.  20% of customers account for 80% of all complaints. 
Consider the application within your 3rd period. 80% of all challenging behavior is attributed to 20% of the class. Of course, I’m an optimist. Try a positive application. 20% of your overall efforts may lead to 80% of your class output for the year.  
Hang in, stay strong, and focus that last 20%. This week Education Hunt provides your education pick me up. We’ve shifted through 80% of the junk out there,  always focusing on the essentials to help you dominate the resource game. 
Do us a favor, if you enjoy Education Hunt. Share out with a pal, help spread the word. The other 80% will thank you. 

Awesome Shield: The At-Home Code School for Future Inventors by Awesome Shield —Kickstarter
 Awesome Shield launched their KickStarter yesterday. Teaching kids to code with Arduino, the learning kit packs potential. Consider Awesome Shield Project Based Learning simplified. 
                                                                                   Videos, Code, and Hardware
Video tutorials on the Awesome Shield website provide step by step,  simplified instructions. Students practice their coding skills in the browser.  Projects increase in complexity as students progress. While learning students apply new skills on  hardware. 
                                                                                   Application of Knowledge
 Open the front door for your students’ curiosity. The kit delivers big time on  Application of knowledge. Go from a total novice to programming wiz. The sky’s the limit. No joke. There is a project writing code to power a Quadcopter Drone.  
Come and see for yourself.  Awesome Shield deserves room at the table if you are discussing new programs/resources for the 2016-2017 school year. A dead simple approach keeps learning fresh. Take a look, then go back their Kickstarter. There are a number of rewards available. For the people with some extra jingle in their pockets boost your good deeds quotient. Pick up the tab,  donate a class set to a school. 
 It’s worth mentioning, the team at Awesome Shield is excited to work with schools.  Anyone interested contact Chris  chris@awesomeshield.com. 

Back at it Again
A Google a Day
Google it. A Google a Day taps your desire to  seek information. “There’s no right way to solve it, but there’s only one right answer”. Google asks a question, you find the answer.
 It’s a decathlon for those who announce, “I’ll Google it”. 
“Because the company increased shareholder dividends for 25 years in a row, what S&P designation was granted the world’s largest distributor of toys?”
There isn’t a whistle marking the start; however the clock is ticking. Begin your search efforts, canvassing the interwebs. Locating the correct answer requires grit with equal parts determination.
Take the novice road if necessary. There is a Hint button if you’ve stumbled upon unknown parts. Just enough to poke you along without giving the answer away.
There is a gem inside of this Google Experiment. Three categories of search tips and tricks. You’ll notice some familiar faces in the group, type define before searching for Google to return the definition of the word. Check out the Tips and Tricks section to try out something new when you start A Google A Day.
Give it a go, share you high score on Twitter. Use #educatiohunt. 

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Summer is 5 minutes away and that hiking trip to Patagonia is calling your name. Maybe a trip for South Korea, taking in your share of video game competitions? You can now  feel free to move about the globe, not worrying about pesky things like, language. 
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