Wow! It’s awesome to be back in the thick of it! Today was the first F2F meeting of the Cohort 21 PD group, held at The York School (thanks for hosting Justin!). Being on the opposite side, so to speak, of the table, and helping the freshman class this year as they learned to navigate Twitter, Diigo, WordPress, etc, was great!
Today brought back the same level of passion and energy that I first experienced when I was new to this fantastic group, and I feel so lucky to be here. Teachers from around the CIS neighbourhood have gathered to collaborate, challenge, and inspire eachother.
Exciting tid-bits that I learned from today??
- ExitTix.com: great “Socrative”-like web tool for assessment… provides better feedback for students and teacher
- Diigo: I’m not utilizing this tool effectively. Next step: get my students to create groups, annotate, and evaluate web sources together
- It’s about Twitter, dummy!: I need to engage with the Twitter-sphere more actively and take advantage of the amazing resources that my fellow teachers are posting on a daily basis.
- Gratitude: thank you to Garth and Justin for letting me latch on to this speed-train! Loving it!!!!!
Thoughts for the future? What do I want to investigate for my Action Plan?? I’m thinking Project based learning… focus on Inquiry… looking to the middle school twitter world for inspiration.
Until Next Time!!!