Growing Your Personal Learning Network

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Summertime is here. It’s every teacher’s favorite season. In addition to having time to relax, summer is the perfect time for learning something new professionally – without the daily pressure of school work. A wonderful thing about the Internet is that makes it easy to learn new skills and connect with like-minded individuals. Many educators embrace this concept … read more »


Take 5: EdTech Temperature Check with Dr. Ruth Okoye

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Let’s take an ‘EdTech Temperature Check’ in five questions with Dr. Ruth Okoye. Dr. Ruth is a veteran urban educator, passionate EdTech Coach, and current Director of K12 Initiatives for The Source for Learning. I caught up with her in cyberspace (of course) as she was in the throes of finalizing resources for an ISTE … read more »


Create a Summer Science List

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Most schools and teachers prepare summer reading lists for students, but have you considered creating a summer science list? Summer is the perfect opportunity for students to explore science concepts through online videos, hands-on projects, and digital learning courses. Now is the time to consider options to share with your students for interesting science activities … read more »


Have You Heard? It’s Not About Perfect…

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I am always inspired when I read this quote by personal trainer, author, and TV personality, Jillian Michaels. By taking ‘perfection‘ out of the equation, the goal I am aiming for suddenly becomes doable for me. She is telling us that it will take work and that we need to stay focused, to be consistent, and … read more »


Let’s Talk About…Professional Learning

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In this podcast I talked about the differences between continuing education, professional development and professional learning.  After you listen to the podcast I would encourage you to shift to professional learning where you can determine what you learn and how it will change what happens in your classroom. Don’t depend on your school district as … read more »