Professional Development

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

Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today

Last Saturday (05.21.16), I attended and facilitated a session at Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today on the campus of Rider University. It was a great opportunity to spend the day with some wonderful, like-minded educators (gratuitous name dropping begins in 5… 4… 3……

Edcamp Garden State

About a month ago (April 30th 2016) I attended Edcamp Garden State, which was a first for me. Now if you have read my blog, you would hopefully know that this wasn’t the first Edcamp I’ve ever attended. But this was,…

Experience Reality by Virtual Means

Sometimes our students cannot travel or experience different places, that’s where teachers need to try and offer ways of sharing those locations with them. Enter ThingLink 360°/VR Images and videos which enable an immersive experience are just starting to take…

Infographics

It always great to see professional development opportunities which I co-plan (Kim, Melissa, & I) and deliver taking flight in classrooms. Below is the Lunch N’ Learn topic from April. ‘Student Creation’ or ‘Show What You Know’ was our umbrella…

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…