4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media

There are so many reasons why I believe that it is imperative that educators and leaders in education be involved in social media, in one form or another. It really has been some of the best learning (if not the best) I have done in my almost 20-year education career!   There are many educatorsContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media”

End of Year Reflection

What a year this was. As you may have noticed, if you read this blog, it was a very busy year – so busy, I barely had time to blog. This is unfortunate because I really find that blogging helps me reflect on my thinking, on the things that are happening around me, and itContinue reading “End of Year Reflection”

PLN Starter for Elementary Teachers

Our school is one of the schools who received an Innovative Learning Designs Grant for this coming year.  This is Phase 2 of the District project.  You can learn a little about the Innovative Learning Design Project here. To help our teachers build their Personal Learning Network, I thought it would be a good ideaContinue reading “PLN Starter for Elementary Teachers”

Inspirational Kids

I started a new blog last night.  Kind of a spur of a moment thing, really, but I think it will be fun.  The blog was inspired by George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) who posted a wonderful video about an amazing little boy named Caine. The blog will focus on all the amazing kids weContinue reading “Inspirational Kids”

10 Reasons Why I Blog 9/10

10 Reasons Why I Blog 1. I blog as a way to making meaning.  Blogging helps me think about and process information.  I find it therapeutic to take in, reflect on, and then express my feelings and thoughts through my writing. Sometimes, during challenging times, this is difficult to do so in a diplomatic manner. ThisContinue reading “10 Reasons Why I Blog 9/10”

Top 10 in 10 Series: Celebrating my 100th Blog Post 3/10

There have been many people who have influenced and continue to influence me on the web. In fact, it is very difficult to limit this to 10!  I probably could have made my entire 100 list based on those who influence my thinking. I will limit it to 10 here though. If you don’t knowContinue reading “Top 10 in 10 Series: Celebrating my 100th Blog Post 3/10”

100th Blog Post Series

I have been working on my 100th blog post for the last week, between Spring Break activities and sleep. Last night I realized that there was no way that I could post my post the way it was – the length it was. It was way too long!  If I left it like this, thereContinue reading “100th Blog Post Series”

Obsession? or Passion?

For the last 8 months I have been focused on my learning, in an effort to help others, including myself and my colleagues, but, most importantly, the students in my school. During this time, I have been blogging regularly as a way to make meaning and build connections with many of the things  I haveContinue reading “Obsession? or Passion?”

David Warlick Preview

David Warlick (@dwarlick), author of blog 2 Cents Worth, is visiting our district tomorrow for the second time this year. In October, he talked to us during one of our Engaging the Digital Learner evening sessions.  His session was entitled, “Cracking the Code of 21st Century Learners”.  Indeed, something we need to do. Together. IContinue reading “David Warlick Preview”

Posterous!

Have you ever heard of Posterous? Until recently, I had not heard of Posterous.  Heidi Hass Gable (@HHG) introduced it briefly to my Study Group before Christmas. As a result, we decided to focus on Posterous at our Study Group meeting recently. I must say, I am so happy that Heidi introduced this tool toContinue reading “Posterous!”