Education

Posts in this category deal with general education musings of mine.

The Hidden Truth of the Unconference

Over the last few months, the members in my department and I have been discussing professional development. One key phrase has been, “People don’t know what they don’t know.” We have offered a couple of unconference-styled professional development days. Teachers…

Personal Wins!

I felt that I needed to brag a little. Actually, come to think of it, as educators, we don’t celebrate our personal wins that often. Case in point, I went into one class this week and was assisting a teacher…

App Resource Idea!

After using my new favorite tool, ThingLink, several times this summer (as you can/did read in a different post: ThingLink Teacher Challenge); I came up with an idea on how to use it with my iPad teachers. I am asked…

Remember Webquests? I do!

Webquests were internet adventures for students which consisted of having a webpage set up for students with resources needed to complete an activity. I have a grad course I’m teaching currently online where we explore creating a webquest using one…

ThingLink Video

ThingLink Video is a new web tool (sorry, no app yet) that allows a person to add ‘tags’ to a video. ThingLink has now made videos interactive. I can place tags anywhere within a video which I either upload or…

Third Grade Logo Project

Today I am starting a project with a couple of 3rd grade classes. Their task is to create a logo which represents themselves. I’ll be introducing this project with this Google presentation: We will be using a variety of apps…

Free Webinars on ThingLink

Update Here is an image for Tomorrow’s ThingLink Interactive Image Share: This past summer, I participated in a Teacher Challenge… but that’s for another post. ‚Äč Now ThingLink wants to promote all the wondrous work created through the challenge that…

My Experiences with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a wonderful tool! It allows a user to share links to other resources easily and visually. It is quite easy to setup and there are a ton of tutorial resources available. I have been using Symbaloo in three…

Half Day PD for Third Grade

I offered, last school year, an opportunity for third grade teachers to really get hands-on with how to incorporate iPads into their classroom. The grade level leader asked if I could create, with her, a half day training for her…