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…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 1

I often hear veteran teachers refer to their higher level students as the “Blue Birds”.  I guess that’s a reference to reading group names or something like that.  We all know that in addition to having those higher level learners in our classrooms, there are those higher level teachers in our…

Logging On…

Wordle found at Rockland Public Schools Instructional Technology Website. So I’m making my way into the blogosphere and out of my comfort zone.  Since becoming an elementary school teacher in 2006, I have discovered two passions: instructional technology and working with teachers.  Before moving into my dream job of Instructional…

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