Going 1:1, Part 2: Teacher Challenges

The biggest challenge that I have heard teachers talk about is not having the time to not only learn the new technology, but to plan and implement it as well.  As educators, we all know that “teacher” is only one of many roles we play each day.  Besides the actual…

Going 1:1, Part 1: Lessons Learned

My first year as an Instructional Technology Specialist has been spent at an elementary school helping implement a 1:1 initiative with iPads.  In this series of posts, I’d like to share with you lessons I’ve learned, challenges the teachers have faced, and a few of my favorite lessons I’ve seen…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 3

We’ve all heard the abbreviation “PLN”, which stands for Personal Learning Network.  If we take each word separately, we can easily define a PLN as a network of people and resources used by an individual for the purposes of learning.  If we use the definition of a PLN provided by…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 2

Did you miss The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 1?  Read it HERE! In my last post, I introduced you to the idea of trying Twitter.  I suggested using www.search.twitter.com to see what people were tweeting about and how many resources are being shared.  I sincerely hope that after exploring…