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Measuring “Appy Hour” Plan

My measurement plan for “Appy Hour” has went through sort of an evolution throughout the past few weeks.  With help from my collegues, I have narrowed my focus on what I want to measure at this point.  At first, I

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And the literature says…

When I was looking at the literature that I have accessed over the past 10 months, I had to focus in on ones that actually addressed issues that I am focusing in on with my “Appy Hour” idea.  Although there

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Measuring “Appy Hour”

The idea of “Appy Hour” came to me one night when I was looking on Twitter.  I saw someone mention something similar and I though to myself “Yes!  Professional development in technology can be the worst!”  It was then I

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Thinking “Big”

This has been a time for me that I really needed.  A time to dive into the literature and really see what is going on out in the world.  It has made many of my ideas have some substance and

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Appy Hour has changed for the better

I have been doing a lot of reading in my last class about what is going on nationally and globally in Educational Technology. I have come up with a few additions to my original Appy Hour idea and have put

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Professional Development in Technology Integration

The last few weeks, I have been pouring over research and case studies worldwide involving professional development and technology integration.  This ties in to my Appy Hour idea by showing me what is working and what needs to be adjusted.

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Self-Differentiated Leadership

Being a good leader is something that I have not really struggled with most of my life. Or at least I thought that until I read Friedman’s work. I can now see how often I have fallen into the traps

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4 DX and Appy Hour

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Vital behaviors and six sources of influence

Vital behaviors and six sources of influenceoverwhelming number of people who volunteered. Wearing jeans on any day but Friday in our district is considered the best reward ever.   There is really nothing that teachers in our building will not do

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Appy Hour – Why should we attend?

Why – We need to prepare our students for jobs that might not even exist yet. How – By exposing our students to a wide variety of apps and programs, we are teaching them, and ourselves along side of them,

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