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Thursday, July 30, 2009

DE PD Trainers Extraordinaire!

West Coast, East Coast and Midwest Discovery Educator Gurus came together to become Certified trainers. Granted, it doesn't appear we are working hard at the moment, but for THREE days we worked hard and played hard. Running this ship is tough work, but Jannita can handle us! I worked with rock stars and was treated like one!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Missouri's First Google Network for Educators Class was held on July 16th at CSD, hosted by Missouri's only Google Certified Teachers-Bill Bass, Stephanie Madlinger and me! It was attended by 23 stellar educators in the area and we explored some great google educator tools and had some really robust conversations about applying these applications in the classrooms! Lisa Thumann's group, enjoying their second day of their own Google Workshop at Reutger's University attempted to demonstrate the Gmail Video Chat with us with some success! I looove sharing anything Google at ANY time!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Conversations at Character Education . . . .

Today at my Presentation "Blogging Builds Character"...we had some great discussions about the use of blogging for learning and understanding in the K12 classroom. Some of my participants had NOT seen a blog in the classroom, while others shared their experiences. Becky (a brave lady) actually started the blog she has been wanting to start - right in front of our eyes and demonstrated how EASY it is to do!

Thank you for everyone's good thoughts and ideas today. Come September, I'm sure there will be some great Character Educaton blogs beginning to unfold and who knows where that will take them!