A group of teachers that encompassed 3 different school districts, and represented a total of 8 different schools gathered together for dinner tonight, followed by a conversation about how to use technology in smart ways in our classrooms.
Amazing tools were shared and discussed:
- Thing Link
- Explain Everything
- Media Core
- Book trailers
So many wonderful tools, but I loved that we kept our conversation centered on the pedagogy of what we do each day. We talked about how to use each tool and shared examples, but we realized the tools are there to help our students, and we all make it our priority to keep our eye on the end goal of teaching children the skills of thinking, reading, writing, and communication skills.
As I approach the end of 32+ years of time in the classroom, I am still invigorated by this type of PD. It just never gets old. It replenishes and nourishes my professional self.
For more slices, head over to Two Writing Teachers blog. Have a great day!