Professional Development

These posts concern professional development opportunities either I have participated in or ran/organized/presented.

Certified BrainPOP Educator

I’m proud to announce I have successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified BrainPOP Educator. When I say proud, I mean PROUD! It was an intense 4-week program. I found out through Twitter that BrainPOP was accepting applications for…

Videos

First I must apologize, it’s been a rough couple of weeks, family wise, and I haven’t posted. No, I did not disappear or fall off the face of the planet. I will try to get back into a groove again.…

Stop-motion Animating

I’ve written two posts in the past on this topic (3/18/15 The Animation Chefs… & 1/28/16 A Proposed Challenge…) this past February my district had a PD Day where I was able to submit a session proposal on Green Screening…

“Badges? We DO need stinkin’ badges!”

I read a post from Alice Keeler, Google Drive Level Up Challenge, where she created an individualized, badge-awarding professional development tool using Google Sheets. I thought this was fantastic, though, I had one hesitation; I thought the concept of typing…

Facebook Inspired an Activity

If you are on Facebook, maybe you have seen this… It’s slowly making the rounds trying to get responses. Well, there are multiple ways of answering this problem and it could be interesting to see which method people employ. This…

ISTE 2015

There are events you attend which are filled with excitement; overwhelming with new ideas; and leave you with your head spinning. That’s how the International Society of Technology Educators’s conference was for me this past summer. Now I had the…

The Power of the PLN

I believe I was in a Twitter chat a couple of months ago where we discussed the use of iPads and apps in education.  Of course the conversation headed towards app smashing; the workflow of merging different apps to use…

Podcasts

Its taken me awhile to start listening to podcasts.  Mainly out of ignorance and using the excuse, lack of time.  But a colleague started to listen to them and recommended a couple to listen/subscribe to. Podcasts are like a radio…