Educator Blog #2

6 Nov

Teacher REBOOT CAMP!!!! Very creative name!!!

http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/

In just a few words this site describes its goal: Challenge ourselves to engage our students!

This site is packed full of sites, articles, presentations, and more to help teachers learn technology that is up and coming to grab the attention of our students.

The first post is about apps that are great for kids completely centered around Halloween.  They show how the apps are free and help encourage math, literacy, and problem-solving skills! Wow! And on the side bar, they had the following helpful links! Umm I don’t know what else they could have included really but there’s enough here to keep educators busy for years! By the time they master all this stuff, much newer technologies will have come out.

Oh and they also have these favorite posts:

I wanted to see the 35 development resources for over the summer. The site lists many FREE resources first and a 30 day technology challenge-a concept a day. This was a great idea to give to teachers over the summer who want to fine tune their skills and then start the new school year with ideas to wow their students. This is one way my staff and I could stay connected over the summer and share our learnings with each other.

The video below is of the blogs creator describing PLNs(Personal Learning Networks), however she refers to them as Passionate Learning Networks. She is giving an interview describing how she does what she does, how teachers can get started immediately in networking online with other educators, and even how to talk to administrators about getting started in their home schools. Getting administration on board can be difficult because new technologies may not even be supported in the county. It’s almost as if teachers need to venture outside of the box a little, get the students excited, get parens on board, and then have lots of people raving about it to the county to get any attention. This can be a risk but I do think some technologies that are allowed are a good place to start!

http://youtu.be/ptRDtW8OToY

This site is great because it has so many resources that it can help a beginner just get started and also helped the more advanced expand their repertoire of knowledge.

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One Response to “Educator Blog #2”

  1. Shelly Sanchez Terrell December 7, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Hi Michelle!

    Thank you for the kind words about the blog and sharing. Have a happy holiday!

    Shelly

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