As part of my ISTE certification course, I am studying instructional technology use and it’s resultant shifts in education. Part of the coursework involves evaluation of technology tools and justification of my findings. As you know, I have been a fan of the Microsoft Sway tool ever since I first discovered it. So I thought I could take the time now to explain why I think Sway is like a digital “Swiss army knife” in my instructional toolkit.
How Can I Help?
Sometimes something that I read or see just resonates for me. I am sure that happens to you as well. I was reading a post – The Seven Most Powerful Words in Education – and a few thoughts converged. Usually I just mention the ideas to a few folks in my immediate circle, but a good friend has encouraged me to start writing, so I’m going to try blogging again.
E2 Day 1
Today was a very exciting and motivating day. But then the first day of the Microsoft Global Education Exchange (E2) should be. I have two things to reflect on: this morning’s keynote session and networking opportunities.
I am going to Singapore?!?!
I am going to Singapore. I guess I should be used to the idea by now, but it just hit home. I sat in on a Microsoft “Know before you go” call this morning and saw MY avatar on the Team USA list. I am going to Singapore!! I’ve had quite the whirlwind of activity […]
Reflection on the AMLE Conference
My time at the AMLE conference was interesting. It’s been a long time since I went to a conference where the focus was not technology. A number of participants came with paper notebooks and no device. While the conference itself was very informative, I had some difficulty with the presentation styles of a number of […]
Reflections: ISTE Review process
Being an active part of and ISTE PLN has helped my professional learning in a number of ways. I am a proposal reviewer for our PLN again this year. I love the opportunity it’s a great way to learn about what is going on in edtech outside of my neck of the woods. Since I […]
Feedback Is Like Rain
I spoke to a friend of mine the other day. She is taking a class and got a poor grade. She was disappointed. I tried to be a good friend and allowed her to vent. The more she told me about the situation, the more agitated I got. You see, she was a victim of […]
Is Edmodo in trouble?
In this last week or two, a number of incidents have brought home that fact that I am really concerned about Edmodo. Not that I am anyone important, but I was the Edmodo administrator for my school division and am currently an Edmodo Certified Trainer. I’ve got a real stake in what they’ve got going […]
Microsoft: What’s Next?
Wow. That’s about all I can say. I’m still reeling from the Microsoft “Learn What’s Next” event. It was like every announcement just built up more and more about how the Microsoft ecosystem is going to change. They thought about kids and teachers at every level and wanted to make sure they are prepared for […]
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go to an edcamp! It was an awful wet and rainy day, but there were over 100 teachers at #EdcampNoVA. It was great to reconnect with professional friends and colleagues. I saw Karen Richardson, Heather Hurley, and Charles Randolph among others who I only see at conferences. Met […]