Yearly Archives: 2016

The Final Plan

The last 5 weeks, I have been working on a plan to modify an existing practice at my school we call “Curriculum Committees”.  I have taken what we currently have in place, which is a great way for teachers to

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Outline/Timeline – Professional Learning

This week we were asked to create an outline and timeline to show our professional learning idea and some of the details that we needed to think about when looking at creating our plan.  It was hard to come up

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Professional Learning Presentation

What a journey I have had in the last year.  My original innovation idea was “Appy Hour,” showing apps and how they are used in everyday living to increase the comfort level of them being used in the classroom.  Implementing

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Final reflection on Online Course

Online professional development is becoming more necessary to reach teachers on many campuses.  With the increase in paperwork and the demand for more and more data to support what is seen in the classroom, teachers need a more flexible way

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Appy Hour – the complete course

This week I finished uploading resources and coming up with all the finishing touches for my 5 week online version of “Appy Hour”.  I hope to send it out to the staff at my school this week and we will

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Work smarter, not harder

I can honestly say, this week, I did not work smarter.  I have loaded all my resources, only to choose to load them all again because I wanted to have proper references for each.  I have only done Weeks 1,

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Building An Online Course

Well, here we are at week 2 of my class on building online courses.  I have ventured into the unknown world of Schoology.  I have used it from the student end with both of my children, but not from the

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Plan for Online Appy Hour Class

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted here.  My last class involved a lot of work on an article I submitted to be published.  But now I am back and focusing on Appy Hour once again. I am creating an

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Not Another Boring PD

In my class on digital resources, I am being asked to submit an article for publication.  That has been a very scary process.  I cannot upload it to share as it will be “published” at that point, but I can

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Digital Resources

  My children cannot imagine a life without technology being at their fingertips.  Frankly, neither can I at this point.  I remember my daughter as a toddler figuring out how to rewind the TIVO to watch her favorite part of

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