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Our Guest this week is Jason Fabbri of 19 Pencils. Jason is a seasoned Software Engineer and father of three from Roseville, California. After volunteering in his children's classrooms Jason realized that as hard as teachers work, they often seem to have difficulty discovering and managing web resources. Between the worn out web sites jotted on white boards and lost Post-It notes, too much time seemed to be wasted searching for the same things time and time again. There had to be a better way.


Jason developed 19Pencils to provide a free, easy way for teachers to quickly search, save and share resources not just with their students but with their colleagues as well. As members of the free service save and add new resources, those resources become easily discoverable by other teachers effectively broadening a teachers PLN with other teachers from around the world. And with optional free student accounts teachers can even determine the frequency and popularity of their web resources as students access them.

Over the past 16 or so years Jason has contributed to many products you may recognize such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Services, Adobe Creative Cloud and more. When Jason isn't thinking about how he can help to improve the lives of teachers he can be found spending time with his wife and three sons at their home near Sacramento, California."


If you are wondering why the name 19Pencils?, well you'll have to tune in!

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