Monday, June 27, 2011

Getting Started with Blogging - Session 1 (Cape Group One)

Welcome to Blogging.  I am excited to introduce you to several Web 2.0 tools to hopefully, engage students with 21st Century learning.  I hope you enjoy this learning adventure this week.

Please post a comment and tell me a little about yourself.

Today's Agenda
1. Create a Google Account
2. Create a Blog
3. Use Twitter
4. Explore Web 2.0 Tools

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wrapping up the school year

It's hard to believe another school year has come to an end.  I am sad my principal is leaving to work in another school district.  When you work for an exceptional leader for a number of years the anticipation of a new principal can be unsettling.  Our district has decided to go with an interim principal and re-post the position in the fall.  I am remaining optimistic.

I am now shifting gears by getting ready for my summer professional development classes.  I am looking forward to teaching on the Cape next week.  I was fortunate to teach there last summer and excited that so many of the teachers in my class spread the word to their colleagues.  I found it so rewarding to hear from students throughout the year.  I will be teaching at a number of school this summer and back at Northeastern University in July.  Follow along in the blog and learn with us.

I am also feeling sad I will be missing the #ISTE11 Conference this year, especially now that everyone is tweeting about it. I am thrilled that two of my graduate students will be attending for the first time.
If your not attending the annual ISTE Conference like me, you can still experience and participate by joining the ISTE Unplugged sessions.  These sessions are organized by Steve Hargadon, ISTE Unplugged is a series of presentations that happen at ISTE and are streamed live through Elluminate. You can watch and participate through the Elluminate stream for free.  I attended these sessions during the last two ISTE conferences and found them to be very valuable.  

So let the summer begin!