Monday, April 29, 2013

Thank a Teacher a Latte

Here is a clever way to show appreciation for those teachers around us...and those who have made a difference in our lives.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

RUA Cyber Detective? for students

Fun ways to learn and teach digital citizenship. click here

Classroom 2.0 LIVE show

I participated in an online seminar through Classroom 2.0.  Since receiving the assignment of participating in online chats, my eyes have been opened to how many chats there are.  The value is the "come as you are" approach, and the negatives, for me, include weeding through the extraneous activity and remembering to show up at just the right time, as the many time zones to confuse me. There are some technical glitches from every direction, but with both visual chatting going on as well as the audio activity, the gist of the topic can be covered.

The chat today highlighted new teachers, but then spun off into links for other chats and resources, and further explanation of how records of chats are preserved and found.  As I participate more, I'll become better at choosing and showing up for the chats most valuable to me.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Personal Learning Network

35 Ways

In my quest to expand my online resources, I am testing out Classroom 2.0 and Google+.
This is a great article that explains a PLN.

“The fact that these platforms let you categorize and talk about what your challenges are and sort of reach out to experts anywhere in the country who will be able to give you examples of what works with that type of student, it’s really breaking down that isolation in a really strong way,” 
~Bill Gates.

Another helpful article is: 
5 Reasons Teachers Should Create a PLN now!