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December 16, 2015 - Have a Wonderful Holiday!

MSD OF MV and NP Are You Ready?
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What is a TwitterBook Chat?

A TwitterBook Chat is a book study in the form of a Twitter chat where a group of Twitter users meet online at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain book using the hashtag #MVeLearn for each tweet contributed. A host or moderator will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from participants (using R1, R2…) and encourage interaction among the group. Chats typically last an hour. Our first official chat will revolve around the Introduction of the Teach Like A Pirate book. We will post the questions before the chat so you can have some answers ready to go. We will also have a couple of short Twitter Chats (TBA) before our first official TwitterBook Chat (January 27) so we can practice our Twitter skills.


This is guaranteed to be fun! We will provide all the help you need to be successful with your Twitter skills!


If you would like to participate in reading the book and joining the TwitterBook Chat, please use the form below to request a book. We will do our best to get it to you before you leave for Christmas break.

Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter for Professional Development - 2015 Tutorial

10 minute Professional Development! - More on SAMR!

PD in 10 minutes or less? You can't beat that! Let's take a closer look at the SAMR model. What is it? Can you identify the level(s) in a teacher's lesson?


  • Watch the 3 minute SAMR Model with App Examples to review the 4 levels. You'll find it below.
  • Next, click on this link to take a look at a 1 minute video on Culminating Presentations .
  • Finally, use the Google form below (10 minute PD) to choose the SAMR level being used in the video on culminating presentations and your reasons for selecting that level.


We'll start keeping track of those of you participating so you can earn PGP points for our 10 minute PD!

Permission granted for TIM video lesson granted by Dr. Kimberly M. Wheeler

Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT)

College of Education

University of South Florida

The SAMR Model with App Examples
Sherman, Danielle. "The SAMR Model with App Examples." YouTube. YouTube, 3 May 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og_S_E7UmPQ>.

Connecting the 4Cs Conference

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 at 8am to Wednesday, June 8th 2016 at 4pm

700 Harriett Street

Mount Vernon, IN

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