Professional development

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Confronting Fear: “I’m scared to death” to “The best thing I’ve ever done”


Sometimes when you confront your fears and do something that makes you tell yourself, “Why the heck am I doing this…I’m scared to death,” ends up being the best thing you ever did. -A recent post I wrote to friends and family on a private social media network.   This message is something that resounds … Continue reading

Announcing New Adaptive Learning Group on LinkedIn


Educators here is a new Adaptive Learning Group I started on LinkedIn.  Please join, network and collaborate.  Every educator is welcome.  The group is open to any educator to join.  But, the sharing and conversations will remain a private closed group once you have joined.   Let’s cross content areas and expertise to learn from … Continue reading

1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie


What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Yes, they are no longer together.  But, they were one of the Twitter trend … Continue reading

EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century


Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by … Continue reading

To Twitterize or not to Twitterize…that is the question?


Twitter is a cultural phenomenon encompassing both personal and professional purposes.  I use Twitter professionally.  I just started using Twitter about 7 months ago.  I rebelled against using it for a few years.  I finally reluctantly joined after being persuaded by my husband that there were great benefits.  He said there were so many networking and … Continue reading

Social Media…bad for educators?! Not!…and Why?


Via Social Media in Education by James Hicks, The Tech Scoop Frown…social media for educators is bad!  Have you heard this time and time again? Roll of the eyes…social media has no place in education!  Have you heard this time and time again? Annoyed look…social media is a waste of time and it will take … Continue reading

Social Media the New Professional Development


I have learned more by using social media for professional purposes, professional development, than I have learned from most of my professional development trainings from the past years combined. Why? Should this be a concern?  Should this make us rethink how we offer professional development, and drive our attention and awareness of old-fashioned and out … Continue reading

Top 10 Glogs for Professional Development


I was asked by Glogster EDU if I would like to contribute to writing guest posts on their new blog.  Fresh from the press, here is my first guest post on their blog, “Top 10 Glogs for Professional Development.” Enjoy reading and make sure to follow their blog! Related articles Web 2.0 Interactive Posters for … Continue reading

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