#TheGlobalEducator book @FVSofColorado

July 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Proud to be part of “The Global Educator” book by Julie Lindsay that was released by ISTE last week.  My school website published an article about it.  It is an honor to be a part of all the amazing educators highlighted in this book.  Book review to come soon.

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July 23, 2016 Leave a comment

My Learning at #GAFEsummit

July 21, 2016 Leave a comment

This week I attended my first GAFE summit in Colorado Springs.

Whenever educators get together there is so much to learn and so many resources shared.  The keynotes were all very informational.  The Demo Slam was fast-paced and exciting.  The side conversations were all filled with best practices.  During the sessions.  I learned about Google Research Tools, BreakoutEDU, the Right Question, B’dazzle Your Browser Like a Boss, On Demand Professional Development, and Making Social Studies Come to Life in the Secondary Classroom.

I also presented

Lots of tips and tricks from many amazing educators.  So glad I was able to attend and present at this awesome event.  Check out my tweets and retweets…..


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July 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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#ISTE2016 flew by #isteglobalpln #istelib #canthushthis

July 1, 2016 Leave a comment

I can’t believe how much I learned or tried to take in at ISTE this year.  I will try to capture the awesome-ness that is ISTE but this is just one Library Technology Educators view.  Please find others incredible experience through other websites.

I arrived a little late for ISTE Unplugged but the afternoon sessions were great. All resources are linked on the Wiki page. The smackdown session was quick paced and many ideas.  Find all resources Here.  Then I went to “Making Change when Not in Charge” which was attended by many great educators including Barbara Bray, Lisette Casey and Lisa Parisi.  After the session Barbara, Lisette and I continued the discussion over coffee, including personalized learning which Barbara has written two books about. The sessions I missed that I have already reviewed are Proficiency Based Learning, STEM and Makerspace, and BreakoutEDU (education game based on “escape the room”)

On Monday, my favorite session was “Creating a TedTalk Culture in your Classroom”  They talked about all the levels of getting involved with Ted. By using Ted EDU, to creating Ted Talks, to creating a TedClub and hosting a Tedx.

At the poster sessions:

  1. Student Blogging Challenge run by Tracy Watanabe and Sue Wyatt
  2. Julie Carey is working on Write Our World – which is preserving language and culture by asking students to write in native languages about their culture.
  3. Kiva Micro-lending site to teach students about social issues and finance
  4. Commit2Act through Taking it Global to motivate students to Act
  5. Personalized Learning – Inquiry Hub for Secondary Schools

At the playgrounds, cafe and lounges:

  1. Librarians’ Playground
  2. Future Ready Librarians – http://futureready.org/about-the-effort/librarians/
  3. Copyright Basics – Website and video
  4. Google Quizzes through Forms – https://webofnotes.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/self-marking-google-form/
  5. Meeting Angela Maiers and discussing YouMatter reminded me of her amazing Tedx speech from two years ago
  6. Learning in 4D by Matt McGuire

In the expo center, I learned about the following things:

  1. Modern Teacher –
  2. Mackin Transform Your School Library
  3. If you didn’t receive an invitation to Amazon Inspire Beta, here is the link:http://go.tenmarks.com/Mm0J1s0EKJ72L000T0xU043.

Since I presented many times, here are some resources:

  1. ISTE Global PLN Playground created a quick Resource Document
  2. How to use Twitter Tools for Global Collaboration
  3.  Mystery Skype In the Library

Just by looking around online I found these gems:

  1. Consuming, Curating and Creating in YouTube – presentation
  2. Genius Hour in the library – presentation
  3. How to Amplify Student Voice in PBL – website

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June 25, 2016 Leave a comment

What to do to get ready for #ISTE2016

June 1, 2016 2 comments
It is June and do you know what that means?  Get Ready for ISTE!!!
I know you may be relaxing, but I am so excited for ISTE. I love the conference but it can be overwhelming if you are not prepared.  Here are some tips:

I also suggest getting very familiar with the Program Search and Star all ones that you might want to see.  If it is a Poster Session, I usually don’t star it because I try to squeeze through the poster sessions whenever they are up.  I also star multiple things in order to get a backup on the sessions in case I don’t like them.

Can’t wait to see you at ISTE.

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