Professional Development

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

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. ‚Äč 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…

2014 Global SEE Summit

SEE: SMART Exemplary Educators SMART Technologies offers a global summit in the summer available to members of the SEE Program. This year’s summit is offered July 20th-26th at their world headquarters in Calgary, Canada. They offer all expenses paid for…