jump to navigation

What am I up to? A lot! March 3, 2010

Posted by timsparacino in Administration/Leadership, Global Learning Network, Resources & Information.
add a comment

What am I up to today?  A lot.

Along with writing this post, I am finalizing my preparations for two training sessions that I have tomorrow.

The first session will be during our monthly Director’s meeting and is basically geared toward administrators.  Last month, I took this group through a brief overview of using digital tools to create and cultivate a global learning network.

I talked about the development of my own learning network and previewed (with the help of a wiki and a Prezi) the tools that I use the most- Google Reader, Twitter, and Diigo.

My presentation sparked the creation of a study group of administrators that will convene each month after our Director’s meeting to preview, discuss, and work with technology tools that can help members of the group be more productive.

A tool will be selected, the group will investigate possible uses of that tool during the month, and the following month we will have a session to review our progress and decide on the next course of action.

I am really excited about this opportunity to showcase what the Instructional Technology Department is doing and how the tools we help teachers/students use can also be very beneficial for administrators.

The other session that I have tomorrow will be held after-school and it pertains to sharing internet resources.

I will demonstrate for teachers how beneficial it would be for them to:

  • Shorten long URL’s
  • Combine multiple URL’s so that they are under one “umbrella”
  • Create online “binders”

I’ve collected the tools that I will be demonstrating on this page of my Top Tech Tools wiki.

So, what am I up to?  A lot!

Back to Blogging March 2, 2010

Posted by timsparacino in Uncategorized.
add a comment

The frequency of my blogging has really fallen off this school year.  

My excuse is that this is my first year in a new position (Instructional Technology Coordinator) and I have been extremely busy managing our department, publishing monthly newsletters, creating materials, facilitating training sessions, and researching new developments in the field of educational technology.

However, today I have resolved to begin posting more frequently again.

Hopefully, you will find the ideas that I share and the resources that I spotlight to be useful in your instructional technology endeavors.