Professional Development

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

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.…

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…

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…