Tag Archives: professional_development

Too much PD?

Is there a thing as too much professional development? Be prepared for an excessive number of comparisons to professional development. If a comedian only told one series of jokes, the audience would stop laughing  and stop paying attention. If an … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Reflection

There is so much that happened this year, so I apologize in advance. Most of my reflective posts are for me. Writing it helps me focus the reflection. However, there are some generally good suggestions that others can benefit from.

Changes to my Digital Toolbox:
Increased use of … Evernote, Fotobabble, Pixntell, Explain Everything, Educreations, Zondle, Socrative, Infuse Learning, Duolingo, Skitch, Copy, Animoto, i-nigma, and GoogleVoice.
Decreased use of … Voicethread, MakeBeliefsComix, StudyStack, Diigo, Say it Mail it, Moodle, and ActivInspire. Continue reading

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In-Service Inspiration

Yesterday was an In-Service day. Although it is not my favorite way to spend a day, I did find value in what my department created. We were re-introduced to the revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Random side note: I love … Continue reading

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Summer Semester

Tomorrow is the beginning and the end. My summer graduate classes start so the do-nothing relaxing summer portion of my summer is officially over. Both classes should focus on technology and design. The design portion of the classes is going … Continue reading

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PD: Free is Good

Nothing is worse (or almost nothing is worse) than sitting through a boring professional development session where the guest speaker is paid a lot of money but their message affects relatively few teachers. It is especially tragic when there are … Continue reading

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A to Z of ITC in FL

This SlideShare presentation was created by someone in my PLN: Amanda Salt. It is a simple, visual, and great resource for thinking how to implement technology in Foreign Language.

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LRS Course

Promethean Planet offers an online course for Learner Response Systems – ActivExpression, ActiVote, ActivSlate, & ActivEngage. There are very well done tutorials that break down each step of the process. I looked at the sections on ActivExpression (which I recently … Continue reading

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