21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Connecting, Tech Leadership, Tools

5 Classrooms Hearing News on the New Pope

              As news unfolded recently about the newly elected pope, people around the world were in close touch with the news. Whether via tweets, television, live stream, text or other means, the word traveled fast! This Washington Post article discusses some means of media access and how it has… Continue reading 5 Classrooms Hearing News on the New Pope

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Professional Development, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

5 Educational Sites for Learning about the Papal Election

As the Papal Conclave gets underway, the web is rich with sites and resources for teaching about the process.  Sorting through the sites for the most accurate and education ones can be quite a challenge. A number of good sites were shared recently in the weekly twitter chat #CatholicEDchat. In this post, I explore some… Continue reading 5 Educational Sites for Learning about the Papal Election

Connected Educators, Digital Citizenship, Social Media, Tech Leadership

Too Much Texting

It's likely that you have a smartphone. If not, most regular phones allow us to send text messages. We as a society have gradually gotten somewhat used to being available by text 24/7.  What if any conversations should we be having about Texting Etiquette? According to Shelly Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of… Continue reading Too Much Texting

Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Connecting, Social Media, Tech Leadership, Tools

Connected Educators A to Z – T is for Twitter

Twitter is a powerful tool for connecting with others. It is one social media tool that continues to intrigue us and connect us in new ways all the time. First just a whisper, twitter arrived on the scene in 2007. Twitter was mocked by some but embraced by others. I started using it in September… Continue reading Connected Educators A to Z – T is for Twitter

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