PRESTO: How to Build A PLN Using Twitter

In order to be cutting edge and stay relevant in any career field, you need a Personal Learning Network (PLN)! A PLN consists of individuals who you choose to take part in your professional development. These individuals share resources, exchange ideas with you, offer support, and collaborate with you. Twitter is one of the quickest […]

What Did They Tweet? Wk 1 Oct

My favorite tweets this week were all articles and posts, which struck an emotional chord with me. Therefore, I will not have beautiful videos to share with you like I usually do. If you prefer the more visual tweet links, then I invite you to check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did […]

What Did They Tweet? 9/22-9/28

Is this your first visit, then I invite you to check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did They Tweet?, in which I post some of my favorite educational tweets. If the mindmap is not coming out in the RSS reader, you can click on the image to go to the original mindmap. […]

What Did They Tweet? 9/14-9/17

My favorite tweets this week happen to include various multimedia I have embedded. I hope you enjoy the various videos, Glog, and Voicethread! I invite you to check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did They Tweet?. If the mindmap is not coming out in the RSS reader, you can click on the […]

Edtech: Capitol Hill's Buzz Word?

No More Textbooks Is educational technology Capitol Hill’s latest buzz word? Three current events appear to suggest that politicians are aiming to revolutionize the educational system through technology. Probably the most famous news item was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to reduce the California budget by replacing textbooks with e-books. Grumble, grumble you may… “This decision only […]

Summer Training Happened so Fast…

Photo adapted from Flickr by¬†kevindooley licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Lately, I have been reading about some exciting summer plans from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). The summer theme seems to be set in improving instructional techniques by learning to integrate technology effectively into the curriculum. Therefore, I will post a few of […]

Silly Teacher, Blogs are for Techies?

In my Master’s classes, I am the go-to girl for using technology in the classroom. In reality, I know a lot less than the bloggers I recommend on my blog roll. For this reason, I decided to become a blogger. I have noticed that several mainstream teachers need advice in using various technologies to help […]

Using Teaching Models for Tech Lessons

Photo adapted from Flickr by Katiebate licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike 2.0. Is integrating technology into your curriculum on your to-do list? This item should be on the top of the list. Technology provides educators with the tools to educate their English Language Learners and mainstream students at the same time. Often, time constraints prevent […]