Professional Development

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

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…

Being Inspired

– Backstory – I recently read a post by Erin Flanagan where she offered a variety of strategies on how to utilize your iPad images.  I was inspired to beg, borrow, steal, tweak, etc.  After reaching out on Twitter and asking if…

Creating a Twitter Chat

Twitter chats can be a great way to gain many tried & true ideas in a short amount of time. Hashtags make it quite easy to follow a conversation online. In the past, I have participated in some established chats:…

SMART Video Bites

I completely forgot that I had this draft post sitting in my dashboard from the summer, whoops!   While, at the SMART Global Summit in Calgary, a challenge was offered to all the educators; create five Video Bites, short tutorials, with…

Learn by Doing in Higher Ed

Back in February, I was asked to join my colleague Stacey Lindes, at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), as a guest speaker for an undergraduate Elementary Mathematics Education class.  The topic was ‘How to Integrate the SMART Board’ and instead…

ThingLink Webinars

Lately I have been involved with ThingLink Webinars.  This is a great way for educators to hear from other educators how they have been using ThingLink.  It’s human nature to be problem solvers and tinkerers, but sometimes we need a…

#ettiPad eBook Contributions

Earlier this past month, I saw a tweet asking for contributions from teachers using iPads. So I thought I would try submitting a couple ideas. I have never contributed to an eBook before, but I would definitely do it again.…