I have been presenting at ISTE/NECC since 2008 and have done a variety of different presentations. This year I decided to do a BYOD (bring your own device) session where my team and I shared how we use our favorite tools when working in different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. After we each took a turn sharing, we asked the audience for their favorite tools or apps in each specific category. While I moderated, Michelle and Amanda took notes and updated a Weebly website we created for this presentation.
I really enjoyed this highly interactive style of presentation. It definitely took some pressure off of me to carry the entire preso, but more importantly it allowed for collaboration. The audience collaborated with us to form our website, and my team collaborated well to balance a bunch of responsibilities simultaneously.
Thanks to my team, and thanks to our audience for making this #ISTE12 presentation so enjoyable.
Richard Byrne just published a new eBook titled The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. I was extremely excited to participate with a chapter about online learning. Crossposted below:
There are many teachers who want to start using technology in their classrooms, but just aren’t sure where to start. That’s why I got together ten prominent ed tech bloggers, teachers, and school administrators to createThe Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. In this book there introductions to more than six dozen web tools for K-12 teachers. Additionally, you will find sections devoted to using Skype with students, ESL/ELL, blogging in elementary schools, social media for educators, teaching online, and using technology in alternative education settings.
There has been a lot of upset educators in our digital learning networks over the last couple weeks. With that in mind, I came up with the theme of Inspirational Blogs for this week’s edBLOG project. I called for suggestions and received so many that I’m going to run a couple week’s in a row of the same theme, except next week we will have an international feel.
For this week, the four blogs that peers from my personal learning network recommended the most were: Connected Principals started by George Couros which includes regular posts a group of administrators, Langwitches Blog by Silvia Tolisano which focuses on the magic of educating, Speaking of History by Eric Langhorst which is a classroom based blog used to share with kids and other educators, and Successful Teaching by Pat Hensley which looks at the art of teaching.
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