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Professional Development

I admit that it surprises me when I hear people question the concept of professional development time for educators. I am not a big fan of the term – “professional development” – but it is at least better than the old “training” which somehow connotes some kind of obedience training for me. From the news […]

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MassCUE – M.A.S.S. Fall 2011 Conference

In Massachusetts educators are looking forward to the MassCUE  M.A.S.S. conference next week, held at Patriot Place – Gillette Stadium. I love the new online, interactive program and mobile app. You can search for topics, speakers, and breakout session times. You can create your own schedule using the program and can take it with you […]

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Who are your colleagues?

The BLC 2011 conference was a couple of weeks ago already, and I find I am still processing. There were so many speakers who (happily) jostled my thinking that it is taking me a while to formulate some of my favorite take- aways. Marco Torres was one of the keynote speakers and his insights about […]

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Reflective Professional Writing

I like to start professional development workshops and seminars with activities designed to “Prime the Pump.” In the past, I have done workshops teaching people how to use video to jump start reflection and discussions. I’ve used “Broken Escalator” for people to have a humorous entry into the topic of unlearning helplessness, and the clip […]

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Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative Launch

I attended the session, Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative Launch. Description: Today’s rapidly expanding mobile market has more than 4 billion subscribers utilizing wireless technologies to communicate and collaborate. Implications are numerous for the education sector, and school leaders must be informed about the trends and potential of mobiles to transform teaching and learning. CoSN […]

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A Few Words from CoSN Conference

It is difficult to find time to blog while at the CoSN conference. There is so much to do and learn and there are so many peers from around the world to talk to and share ideas with. So, here are a few notes (most were tweets) from CoSN conference March 15, masquerading as a […]

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Fun PD Day at Google Cambridge HQ

A METAA-organized professional development day at Google Cambridge Headquarters was a great success today. We had a really good turnout of participants and the presentations were engaging, interesting, and full of information. Google presenters included Stephen Vinter, Jaime Casap, Dana Nguyen. A presentation about Google Books was also extremely interesting, but I can’t find the […]

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Webinar: Microsoft Live@edu Deployment Best Practices

from Microsoft: Microsoft Live@edu Deployment Options and Best Practices Office Hours Live Dec 14 10:00AM-11:30AM Pacific Time Join Microsoft Live@edu Solution Specialists for a how to session on deployment of Live@edu. During this session we will share best practices and case studies of deployments, plus you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have […]

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iPad Proposal

I have had several teachers ask if they could get money budgeted to buy iPads. In order to avoid buying any just for the bells and whistles and also to be able to advocate with appropriate funding sources, I created a one-page proposal. I would love some feedback on this proposal. Am I asking too […]

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Supporting Web 2.0

Supporting Web 2.0 usage in your school district may seem like an insurmountable task – something Hercules would walk away from. After all, there are SO MANY Web 2.0 applications that schools could use! At, the web applications index, there are 69 pages of web applications like the one below. With over 3000 apps […]

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