This year, my district has provided us with one full day each month for Professional Development. They've also decided we would create PLCs (Professional Learning Communities). I want to take a few moments and reflect on what I've learned so far this school year. First, I am so grateful that we truly value professional collaboration … Continue reading PD days for PLC Development
Just over a month ago, I was asked to organize professional development about Google Docs. I've led people in learning about Google Docs before so no problem. I could do this. The next day while in the shower, I realized this wasn't the same type of learning as I had previously done. This would be three … Continue reading We’ve only just begun.
Two days of post planning is all that remains of the 2014-2015 school year for me. It always makes me reflect on the year as I clean out cabinets. This year has been a unique one for me. I can honestly say I've grown more professionally this year than any previous year in my career. … Continue reading Wrapping It Up
The old is new again with Voxer. Back is the Walkie-talkie. Thousands of people are discovering this wonderful world of connecting via voice. Voxer actually combines voice, text and pictures to give us a multi-sensory experience. With this new "old" technology comes a need to develop new best practices. Here is what I have … Continue reading Voxer — My Own Best Practices
Today I had the privilege to witness something different using Twitter. This time instead of a steady conversation, there was a training -- a real live training. The goal of this week's #NT2t Chat (New Teachers to Twitter) was to provide those new to Twitter an opportunity to learn about some useful tools that partner very … Continue reading Something Different from #NT2t
I am from Florida. I have lived here my entire life. I have a confession. I don't swim. Well, that's not entirely true. I can dog paddle but, don't ask me to save anyone. I can barely get myself across a backyard swimming pool. (But you're from Florida...) Yes, I'm from Florida and I don't … Continue reading I Think I Can Feel the Bottom…
I've been given an amazing opportunity. A blank slate. As we speak, a new computer lab is being installed at my school. I will be leading students through the world of IT for the first time on our campus. I am excited, nervous, and generally insecure about how to impart the knowledge it has taken … Continue reading A Whole New World