We are exploring some options for our district’s future student technologies right now. We have a significant need to increase accessibility for our students, but I’m not sure what that means, exactly. Does it involve a 1:1 program? Perhaps buying large numbers of wireless laptop/tablets and carts? Labs? iPads? Chromebooks? Laptops? Oh, my! Lots of [...]
Entries Tagged as 'professional learning'
April 5, 2013 · No Comments · 1:1, 21st Century Skills, Educational technology, implementation, leadership, professional learning, Teaching and Learning
October 16, 2012 · No Comments · 21st Century Skills, collaboration, professional learning, Web Tools
For those who don’t wan’t to invest the full 9 minutes or so involved in listening to my latest podcast, here is my 5-step plan to growing a PLN using Twitter. Get started. Sign up and get set up to use Twitter with whatever tool you like best. That might be using the Twitter website, [...]
August 9, 2012 · 1 Comment · collaboration, Educational technology, Flipped Classroom, images/video, professional learning, Teaching and Learning
Unless one has managed to somehow avoid all professional conferences, publications, and conversations for the past year or so, we all have heard the buzz around the hot, new trend in classroom practice: flipped instruction. The concept first caught my eye in 2007, when I saw a news stories about Colorado educators Jonathan Bergmann and [...]
February 16, 2012 · 3 Comments · Educational technology, podcasting, professional learning, Teaching and Learning
One of the most under-utilized aspects of the evolution of today’s Internet resources within the education field is its ability to empower teachers, administrators, and parents to create highly personalized, up to date opportunities for professional learning.Fortunately, there are countless resources available today to educators who desire to grow in their knowledge and skills. Even more fortunately, these resources can be accessed for free and in forms that save precious instructional time, being available 24/7 to anyone with an Internet-connected device.