Sunday, June 30, 2013

Teacher Expectations

I'll be working for five days in July with 30 teachers on some professional development in the area of student learning (and technology.) Many of the things I will be sharing and they will be learning will be unfamiliar in the sense of them using these tools in the classroom.

Part of the resources I'm creating for this event will be an eBook (teachers will be learning to create eBooks too). I'm working on a page describing teacher expectations, which, by the way, I have not shared in this format with my boss, though she may see this now, which is fine.

 I would like to see what you think in terms of whether or not I'm on target? Am I off base? Do I need to be more clear, etc.? What do you think?

You can find the draft here:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Five Days of Google Apps - Sylvan Getting Googley

Just wrapped up five straight days of professional development for 27 of our teachers (including coaches and a board member) on Google Apps for Education. We covered the basics (Docs, Slides, Sheets), Drive, Groups, Forms, YouTube, Screencasting, Chromebooks, Google +, Sites, Draw, Photo Management, Blogger (& threw in KidBlog even though it’s Wordpress), Google Analytics, Google scripts, the Google Ecosystem and Chrome Store, specifically Sumo Paint, a little loop editing in Audiotool as we were a little loopy by Friday afternoon!

Teachers were very spent by the end of the week, ...

I’d like to thank all the educators that have shared their Google resources online as I borrowed and stole as much I could, with a special shout-out to @ucdjoe :)

In the spirit of sharing, the following are the five Google Docs I used as agendas each day.

Sylvan Getting Googley - Monday
Sylvan Getting Googley - Friday