Curating Digital Resources
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Monday, Sep. 28th, 3:15-4:15pm
Carquinez Middle School
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A Recap of Our Last Workshop
I am happy to say that everyone seemed really excited about working together to learn about technology and decided that they wanted to get together twice a month. I am inspired by the positive feedback. We will meet every other Monday-unless we decide later to revise it. Come when you can, but if you can't make it sometimes, that's okay too. The meetings will be from 3:15-4:15 and we will have a sign in sheet, since some people may want to turn in their hours to get the professional development stipend. I’m glad to work in a district that is so supportive of teacher-led PD towards technology integration.
We went over resources on the web page today including Thinglink, Pinterest, and Pocket http://www.middleschoolmind.com/professional-development.html#/ and talked about what people wanted to get out of their time spent in the workshops.
We talked about participating in “The Global Read Aloud” http://theglobalreadaloud.com/ which is basically a worldwide book club where classes connect with each other to talk about the same book either through Twitter, Skype, Google Hangout or a class blog. My group will be reading “Fish in a Tree” but there are 5 options in all depending on your grade level.
We also talked about having a session on creating your own classroom website through www.weebly.com which is what I used to make my site. You can add students for a class blog through Weebly as well.
I also talked a little bit about #MysterySkype. There is a great blog post that explains what it is and how to do it on Paul Solarz blog. In short, it is a global guessing game that reminds me a little of "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?".
It was decided that people would comment at the bottom of the flyer if they were attending or not. Based on the comments, I will send invites in Outlook to everyone who said they were coming, so that it will be on your work calendar that you are busy at that time.