- Twitter is AMAZING for Professional Learning.
- The updates to Planbook.com are going to make my work life SO much better.
- I have to try NearPod in my library.
- I would love to create screen-casts as a reference for my students.
- Plickers and Zaption HAVE to be integrated into my curriculum.
So excited about all I learned at Feast 2015! And I got to spend much of my summer with these great people! I'm a lucky girl!
My take away list from Feast 2015:
I love Twitter for on demand Professional Development. Some of my favorite Twitter Chats are
#BFC530 and #TLAP. I often find myself spending the first 15 minutes after I wake up scrolling through Twitter to see what my peers are doing. I have learned so much from these people I do not know. Sending a special thank you- to everyone I follow!
Recently, I finished my second week of training at The Feast, a local week of PD for teachers on technology. One of my FAVORITE sessions to teach is on Planbook.com because teachers immediately see how it can transform their planning and teaching. I happened to Tweet to Feasters about the recent updates Planbook made that will make collaborating with other teachers so much easier, adding @planbookcom. The Tweet was seen my one of Planbook's developers who investigated what The Feast was by going to our website (thefeast.org) where he learned that this week of PD was taking place in Bloomington. He was living in Normal, our twin in the Twin Cities! Long story short, he got in touch with our Tech Director (and guru of the Feast) Jim Peterson, who set up a visit to our next week of The Feast! Who knows, maybe he will donate a couple of free subscriptions!
I <3 Twitter!1
I am so excited about working with a team to coordinate The Feast again this summer! The Feast is an almost 20 year tradition for many central Illinois teachers. This year our strands will be:
You are sure to find whatever technology inspiration you are looking for in this year's Feast!
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist! I work with students and teachers, coaching both in technology and sharing my passion for literature.