Sunday, May 3, 2015

Don't Miss #aussieED on May 10.....We Will Be Discussing "New Libraries For Learning"

This summer I am going on a little adventure to Australia.  My first stop will be in Brisbane where I can't wait to meet so many dear friends finally in person.

My friend Brett, founder of #aussieED recently asked me to be part of one of their Sunday Twitter chats.  I was so excited!  It would be a wonderful way for me to get to know everyone even better before June.

This coming Sunday on May 10, I will be their special guest as we talk about New Libraries For Learning.

To prepare for #aussieED we are asking everyone to share a picture of your library too.  It will be fun to share and tell stories from our libraries.

I hope to see you all there.

Hey Grads! We Want To Hear What Graduation Means To You!

This is such an exciting year for many reasons..... summer is almost here, another school year is drawing to an end, we are making plans and for our older ones one chapter is closing as another opens in front of them.  

My friends at Flipgrid have created something very special for our graduates.   It is called the Flipgrid Graduation Voices 2015!   

By visiting this link, you can read all about the contest and find out how to add your voice to this wonderful project. 

Flipgrid is celebrating graduation by collecting student voices throughout the United States.  They want you to share....

For me, graduation means....in the 90 second video that Flipgrid will capture.  
Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to let your voice be heard, students could also win one of two Apple Watches.  

How great would that be for this next adventure within your life! 
I am very honored to be part of the judging team for the Graduation Voices 2015 contest, along with my dear friends Andy Plemmons and Alex Couros.  We will select the top video in each category.

We hope you submit your voice today by visiting the Graduation Voices 2015 site and using your voice to tell us what graduation means to you.
You can read the rules of the contest here too.

Enjoy this time of year everyone.  It is special for all of us.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Join Edchat Interactive & Myself On May 14 To Learn About Buncee & Other Great Ed Tech Tools For Literature!

As educators, we are always looking for new ideas to engage our learners in literature.  This is something that is important to all of us, no matter what we teach.

On May 14, I am going to share lots of ideas for using technology to engage students in literature in an Edchat Interactive event.   

Please view the eduBuncee invitation above for more information.
During this discussion, I will share how to easily use technology to engage students in all aspects of literature.  Hear how other educators are engaging their students, creating quick interactive lessons, and even having their students create their own creative literature projects.  

eduBuncee is one of the tools I will discuss to show how educators can design engaging student-centric lessons and assignments in reading and storytelling. 

You can register for this special Edchat Interactive event here.
I also want to share Edchat Interactive with all of you.

If you haven't participated in any of these discussions yet, please make sure you go to the Edchat Interactive site to read about this wonderful new organization and the awesome events they are bringing to all of us each month.

I hope you can join us on May 14.....There will be something for everyone!