Professional Development

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

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…

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. ​ 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…