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Heather G

Harrison Park School

I am absolutely on fire for sharing the incredible tool technology can be to support all learners.

Idea

PD Site to Push Higher Level Thinking Skills Using Technology

I was thinking about ways to even further the discussion, feedback and questions in connection to the videos and work samples on the PD Site. I have been using Voxer to further discussions with fellow educators this year along with books studies and believe that having multiple platforms may be beneficial.

Idea

PD Site to Push Higher Level Thinking Skills using Technology

I attended the Teach to Lead Summit in Boston and proposed an idea about creating a website for professional development. I am in the middle of creating videos to post on my created website. I am envisioning quick 7 minute videos to show teachers exactly what it looks like to integrate technology into a classroom, what app to use and what CCSS it aligns with. Attached is the first attempt to create the site for what it may look like. It is a work in progress- needs better video quality etc. but this is roughly what it will look like

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Experience

I attended the Teach to Lead Summit in Boston a...

I attended the Teach to Lead Summit in Boston and proposed an idea about creating a website for professional development. I am in the middle of creating videos to post on my created website. I am envisioning quick 7 minute videos to show teachers exactly what it looks like to integrate technology into a classroom, what app to use and what CCSS it aligns with. Attached is the first attempt to create the site for what it may look like. It is a work in progress- needs better video quality etc. but this is roughly what it will look like.

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Experience

I think short video clips no longer than 10 min...

I think short video clips no longer than 10 minutes are best. All contained in one location would be best.

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Suggestion

Coach In My Pocket- PLN

As a teacher of 21 years in an urban setting I know how crucial collaboration for this profession is. Educators leave after a year or two, experience burn out or just become bitter. This year I discovered Voxer -my game changer! It is a free app which allows individuals to converse via audio. Voxer frees one from the limits of 140 characters. You can freely explain your thoughts while hearing the intonation & personality of the speakers. I first joined #Satchat with 240 educators across the nation. I have created a Specialized Instructors group, Michigan Educators group & am starting a group for staff in my school. The possibilities of using a tool like this for Professional Learning Networks are endless. This allows discussions across the nation, districts, schools & staff at a time of convenience. Educators have shared pictures, links, text messages & audio messages resulting in incredible professional development. Whenever I have questions or need feedback, I ask the "coach in my pocket".

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