Thinking about what it means to be future-ready…

Recently I was asked to answer questions for a colleague regarding technology and curriculum. At the same time I was participating in a chat where a participant Tweeted, “I don’t know what the future is so I only prepare my students for today.” While I know it is true that we cannot know the future,Continue reading “Thinking about what it means to be future-ready…”

Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2

A Curation Epiphany As I reflect upon the last week and the start of school in the district I am privileged to be a part of, it struck me how curating has become a method of improving not only my practice but supporting other educators in theirs.  In a day and time when there isContinue reading “Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2”

Content, Collaboration and Curation…

Social media has moved from truly a “social venue” to a way that educators, parents and professionals learn, collaborate, share and ultimately gather (curate) information.  Those who have made that “mindshift” from “social” to “learning” know that with a 140 character tweet, post or search for a “pin” on their topic they are a littleContinue reading “Content, Collaboration and Curation…”

Genius Hour… a process

In early May I jumped in with both feet and tried the “Twitter-trending” concept of “Genius Hour.” It was a learning process throughout the “pilot.” My students loved it and I can’t wait to share with others the concept of “Genius Hour.” There are a couple of things I learned in this process: 1. SurprisingContinue reading “Genius Hour… a process”

“From Creeping to Curating”

As I write this, I think about the list of items I have waiting in the wings to blog about. However, I am compelled to write about Twitter and an educator’s role to be connected in this 21st century world. I realize I have already written about Twitter ad nauseam, but a recurring concern pullsContinue reading ““From Creeping to Curating””

Learning “Twitter-ese”: Spreading the Twitter Message

Twitter 101 August 2012 I created my Twitter “handle” at a leadership academy for our district. I didn’t look at it for months other than to check up on my sports news (I am a closet sports fanatic… no one would know it with my blingy jewelry and fake nails and pedicure :)). Beyond thatContinue reading “Learning “Twitter-ese”: Spreading the Twitter Message”

Learning from our youth

As I get deeper and deeper into my depth and breadth of technology knowledge I am finding I am less inhibited to ask anyone for help.  My favorite resources are my own students, children and my colleagues kids.  Recently I was asked to do a YouTube video.  That may be no big deal to manyContinue reading “Learning from our youth”

Sharing my new-found passion for Twitter

Sharing my new-found passion for Twitter Through one of my fellow tweeters I was asked to share how Twitter has changed me as an educator.  Here is a video link I made for sharing with Quakerstown for a PD piece regarding developing a PLN.  

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