Tuesday Jun 15, 2010

This Week in (p)Review

This week saw the first of summer vacation.  I enlisted in two PD's that addressed some of my other teacher interests beside technology. implementing and revising our current PBIS model.  Last year I was thrown into the role of PBIS Lead and embraced the idea, but now I want to really make a difference in our entire school community through a collaborative effort.  The first training was RTI (response to intervention) with a guest speaker who utilized a PowerPoint to engage us with information (how original).  While we were sitting in the auditorium, I showed my principal the beauty of collaborating with Google Docs.  It was quite wseful in the meeting to be able to take notes, comment, and collab while being in the meeting.  I have also  been contemplating the options for our final project.  I will be teaching a Web 2.0 PD on July 6, 7, and 8. I'm not just going to hand a syllabus and go over some websites.  I plan on utilizing all the tools prior to holding class.  I wonder if this would qualify as a final project.  I will be using digital media, part of the component relies on creating wikis, podcasts, and I will be using various tools to increase interactivity.  I just found a great resource tonight, museumbox.  Basically you create a project using various medium that's placed into varying "boxes."  You open the boxes and get to the content, interactive and engaging.

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