Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Connecting, Tech Deployment and Sustainability

Connected Educators A to Z: G is for Grants and Funding

Many of today's resources available to connected educators are free. They are a gift that educators use to learn, grow and connect. Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and Skype to name just a few - are free! Connected learning support can incur expenses though. Money for things such as hardware, connectivity, software, assessment systems and professional development are… Continue reading Connected Educators A to Z: G is for Grants and Funding

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Nets-A, Online Learning, Presentations, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

7 Resources for Attending ISTE12 Virtually

For the first time in many years, I will not be attending one of my favorite conferences -  the ISTE conference. During that week, on the opposite coast, I'll be teaching a one week course in an Educational Leadership graduate program locally. In exploring ways to connect and learn along with passionate educators on the… Continue reading 7 Resources for Attending ISTE12 Virtually

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Digital Citizenship, Tech Leadership

High School Government Class Learning with Twitter

                  Listen to Podcast TwitterTuesdays Part 1 TwitterTuesdays Part 2   Today's technology allows us to communicate as never before in history. Communication is global, communication is real time, communication is accessible to everyone! In today's media, we have seen politics discussed using social media by large… Continue reading High School Government Class Learning with Twitter

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Nets-A, Presentations, Professional Development

Professional Learning and Social Networking

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. (Galileo Galilei) In order for educators to keep up with the latest and most effective classroom practices and technologies ongoing professional learning is essential. Professional development has always played an important role in education. However, professional development has an entirely… Continue reading Professional Learning and Social Networking

Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Nets-A, Online Learning, Professional Development, Tech Leadership, Virtual Academy

Online Options for Professional Learning

                It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow. Voltaire Ask an educator to describe a professional development or training day. Do the words engaging, collaborative, enlightening, empowering come up? They should. If your school or district is relying solely on sit down, one size fits… Continue reading Online Options for Professional Learning

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Nets-A, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership, Uncategorized

Social Media – A Listening Tool for Leaders

    Great leadership is a practice pondered by many. I believe that one of the most essential leadership practices is the ability to listen well. Today's technology offers leaders new tools for leading and communicating. Social Media is an excellent tool for the essential leadership practice of listening. Social media allows for engagement with… Continue reading Social Media – A Listening Tool for Leaders