As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness. However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead. I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended… Continue reading How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator
A year ago, I ended up in the role of Director of Technology after several years of being Academic Technology Coordinator. The role came to me sort of by circumstance, and bam! all tech came to my responsibility. I was so excited and nervous. I had been having lots of ideas flow through my head,… Continue reading First Reflections
I love technology and always have. Several years ago, making videos of school sporting events and showing them at our morning meetings led into a role of technology coordinator. My school knew they needed more educational technology, and since I had some skills they asked me to take on the role. Since that time, I… Continue reading Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me?
Too many tools…tool little…. time? knowledge? interest? It is astounding the number of technology related tools that exist and are on-goingly created for education. Prior to the holidays I attended the CAIS Too many Tools evening… http://caisct.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/cais-too-many-tools-event-a-great-success-here-are-the-notes/ It is a great forum for seeing a quick presentation on some tools fellow educators are using in… Continue reading Too many tools…too little….
A Snapshot of Personal Professional Development (PD) Saturday October 13, 2012 I sat drinking coffee in CT while listening to @coolcatteacher (Vicki Davis) present the keynote at Edscape in NJ organized by @NMHS_Principal (Eric Sheninger) Many a Saturday morning 7:30-8:30 am I am on Twitter participating in #satchat moderated by @bcurrie5 (Brad Currie) and @ScottRRocco (Scott… Continue reading A Snapshot of Personal Professional Development
“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech The First Try A couple weeks ago, my Director of Ed and I did a mini flip (previously posted about the mini… Continue reading Flipping or Flattening the Staff Meeting
I began blogging last year as a way to document my increasing role as a technology leader in my building. In my school I am the one in the know, but really I know that my knowledge is limited in the greater scope of things. How could I lead and not know all? But really,… Continue reading Importance of Connectedness