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Thoughts on Education, Technology, & Life

The journal and portfolio of Zach Vander Veen.


The Outrage Cycle in Education

It happened during my third year of teaching. I taught American History. My students and I were covering the origins of the political theories that…
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Creating an Online Enrollment Framework

Districts have different criteria for student registration. They also have varying workflows and folk involved in the process. I wanted to create a framework for…
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Goals for 2019

Write. More. As usual. Aim for 500 words a day. They may be crap, but get the quantity down and grow the muscle. Stop the…
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Working in the Morning

Long Way from Where We Started

Back in 2012 I wrote a post called “Rumblings on Future Ideas of a District Portal.” The headaches of education software were readily apparent even…
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