Friday, November 12, 2010

PCG #7 Obstacles and Opportunities

I had a peculiar experience with the seventh professional cluster group: Three of our professional development sessions took place before our in-service day.  Two took place afterwards.

The theme for each session was also the same: Obstacles and Opportunities.  However, the pre and post in-service groups took differing approaches.  Prior to in-service, the discussion centered on various ideas, frustrations, and anxieties which sere getting in the way of our development of challenge projects.  After the in-service, the focus concerned the kinds of training and  and logistical support that were desirable for nurturing these projects. Thanks to a very productive in-service day, we had shifted into a problem solving mode. In fact, the latter two sessions helped generate the themes for the next two or three PCGs: "The Teacher's Role in CBL" and "CBL Assessment".  Here are the slides used for the majority of the meetings:

In all five sessions I recommended one of my very favorite cloud applications-- Dropbox which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization" (Wikipedia).  I use three computers each day.  It's wonderful having access to the same files on the desktop of all three computers without the hassle of emailing them to myself or transferring them with external drives.

Have a nice weekend.

1 comment:

blaise said...

Larry, thank you so much for showing us dropbox! It was just what I was looking for!

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