I’ve been feeling like I can’t catch up. Every time I think I’ve completed my list on Remember the Milk, I have five more items to add.
Bear in mind – I’m not complaining. The fact is that more educators than ever before are looking to learn how to improve teaching and learning using technology.
THIS IS FANTASTIC!
But there are only so many hours in the day and days in the week. Building personal and professional learning networks takes time.
It’s been a long week. It just started raining about 10 minutes ago. I have 25 minutes left to work until my children come home from school. But I wanted to end my day, and my week, thinking about three things that make my job so enjoyable and rewarding.
Betty Napoli from Galloway Township Public Schools sent me this diagram earlier this week. Betty was enrolled in my iPods in Education workshop this past summer. Her district has purchased 3 iPod Learning Labs with 60 iPod Classics and 60 Voice Recorders. She put together this plan based on her knowledge of the technology, what she gained from the workshop, and the discussion that she and I had with her colleagues after the session ended.
An administrator from a different district hired me to teach an after school series on using collaborative docs with her staff. She had never used Google Docs before, so when I typed up the session descriptions for her, I typed them in a – you guesssed it – Google Doc. She has a Google Account now and she has since edited the shared document.
And, finally, the last thing that I want to think about before I go into the weekend. A weekend that will be spent going to two birthday parties, shopping for ballet slippers and tap shoes, working on our Everyday Math books, trying to finish a grant I’m writing, spending time with my husband and two girls, maybe relaxing a bit is this.
I have a PLN that listens and responds. I share what I learn with them and they share with me.
I’ll be back tomorrow.