Monday, June 8, 2009
Year in Review from the Trenches -- Making Headway
*I have integrated several new applications, sites, and tools into my personal and professional life. (Some listed at my new Presentations Site).
*Being named an Apple Distinguished Educator was the thrill of my career.
*I have been professionally enriched like never before from my Twitter and ADE networks (See Why Twitter).
*Facebook and this blog have generated , stimulating tech conversation with personal friends like @bridgers, Rick, aml, Katy. And Facebook has allowed me to begin lining up classroom visits from accomplished alumnae like Nadia and Monica.
*I launched three very stimulating collaborative projects: The Civil Rights/Liberties Wiki, the Congressional Simulation, and my favorite -- Blogs on Vlogs.
*I enjoyed delivering a number of in-service presentations (fully listed on my new presentations resumé). There is no better way to learn than through teaching others.
*In Resolved.... I announced the New Year's resolution to avoid checking a single "paper" at home for the entire school year. Resolution kept.
*Also Resolved.... was my determination to keep blogging. Forty-six posts since the resolution, I am still going strong.
*Rick Strobl and I have begun collaborating on Web Warriors, and the results have been gratifying.
But not all has been triumph in the trenches. Come back Wednesday for "Shell Shock".
"Success" Flickr Creative Commons photo by aloshbennett
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