This awesome self-assessment was created by some awesome people in the State of California was adapted from the Technology Skills Matrix for students. Essentially, the idea is that "if students are to know these skills in various areas of technology at different grade levels, teachers and administrators should be proficient as well. This assessment can be … Continue reading Common Core Technology Skills Self-Assessment
For those of you out there who listen to podcasts already - bravo! For those of you who don't... not to worry, you soon will! Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn more about your craft as an educator, and a way to get timely professional development while you are doing other things. Listen to … Continue reading 10 Educational Technology Podcasts You Can’t Miss
Most teachers spend their summers enjoying some time off, working a second job, or traveling the country to visit conferences and professional development opportunities on the dollars of their school. This summer, you can engage in some meaningful professional development right from the comfort of your couch for the low, low fee of absolutely nothing! … Continue reading 12 Free PD Courses You Should Take This Summer
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to present to some wonderful Texas educators at the Google Apps for Education Texas Summit. My presentation was all about harnessing the powers of the almighty Google search, and it was well received by the educators who were present. In the hopes of sharing the wealth, here is my presentation … Continue reading Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!
A few weeks ago I posted about Twitter hashtag chats, and how powerful they can be as ways to grow your professional learning network and develop as an educator. Last time I shared the seven that I frequent the most, and that I find most useful, but below you will find a complete schedule of … Continue reading Weekly Twitter Chat Schedule
Want to learn more about using Google Apps in your classroom or school? Well look no further than a Google Apps for Education summit, coming to a city near you soon. These summits are intensive 1-2 day conferences with a focus on using Google applications to promote student learning and achievement. The summits feature presenters … Continue reading Google Apps for Education Summits