Admin Retreat Presentations

I had the opportunity to present and co-present at the Admin Retreat this year on two topics: Augmented Reality and Engineering and Design Thinking.

Admin Retreat
Here are the presentations below:

 

And the handouts that go with them:

Augmented Reality

Engineering and Design Thinking

Professional Development in your PJs!

Professional Development in PJs

***NOTE — This information is for Roanoke County Teachers ONLY!***

Want to earn Professional Development points from the comfort of your own home?  Want to learn more about the new ActivBoard software, ActiVotes, or ActivExpressions?  Great news!  Roanoke County has approved the following webinars on Promethean Planet for Professional Development points:

  •  MIGRATING TO ACTIVINSPIRE WEBINAR AND PREREQUISITE TUTORIAL (3 HOURS)
  • LEARNER RESPONSE SYSTEMS –ACTIVOTES WEBINAR AND PREREQUISITE TUTORIAL (3 HOURS)
  • LEARNER RESPONSE SYSTEMS – ACTIVEXPRESSION WEBINAR AND PRERQUISITE TUTORIAL (4 HOURS)

To view the upcoming Webinars, use this link.

If you’ve never participated in a Webinar before, it’s easy!  All you will need is a phone (to hear the presenter and ask questions yourself) and a computer.  After you register, you’ll be given step by step directions on how to participate.   Don’t forget to complete the prerequisite course ahead of time!

There are some things to remember:

  • You must have a Promethean Planet account.
  • Prior to participating in any webinar, you will need to complete online tutorials.  These tutorials are referred to as a “course” for each webinar.  At the end of each “course” there is an assessment to take. Once the assessment has been passed, youcan request a “transcript”.  This documentation is necessary in order to receive points for the webinar.  We will also need verification that you participated in the webinar.
  • A link to the prerequisites is included in the description of each webinar. You must be logged in to Promethean Planet to navigate to the prerequisites.
  •  The Level 1 skills webinar is not included for points because the prerequisite for it costs $29.95. 

This opportunity is a great way to learn more about ActivInspire and earn Professional Development points.  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

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Just One Thing

 Mike Fisher created which this presenation which answers the question, “What is just one thing teachers need to know about instructional technology?”  I love it, and it’s so true!! (Hint: Click on the play button and then use the forward arrow to move through the show.)

http://embed.myplick.com/player-thin.swf

Here’s the text:

You don’t have to be an expert…

to affect student achievement.
to motivate your students.
to establish a digital pedagogy.
to move from rote to refreshing.

You don’t have to be an expert…

to integrate technology in multiple ways. 
to be Effective

It could be this thing. 
Or this thing. 
Or any one of a multitude of technological things that will make a difference in your classroom and for your students!

You don’t have to be an expert…

if there is such a thing

You just have to be willing.