Sway: A Multipurpose Instructional Tool

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.  

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 […]

Reflections: EdcampNoVA

 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 […]