EdmodoCon! Simple K12! and Classroom 2.0 Live! I hit the professional development jackpot this week! I need to buy a lottery ticket because I'm feeling very lucky.
I fell in love with all the TeacherCast.net resources (thank you @JeffBradbury (congratulations on your upcoming TripleCast!)) during the Classroom 2.0 Live weekly show. A big thanks to Peggy George for the reminder about Google Calendars. I clicked on the Classroom 2.0 Live and the TeacherCast calendars and was able to add the show times to my work Google Calendar. Super easy! I couldn't be happier using my Google calendar to stay organized and share what I'm doing with people that need to know.
I've been enamored with Edmodo for K-8 for the past two years and appreciated seeing the terrific updates. Hopefully more updates coming for the iPad app though because they need it. During EdmodoCon, I especially enjoyed listening to Sheryl Sandburg, @SherylSandburg, "Lean In", @leaninorg. When I went into electrical engineering and computer science there weren't many women in my classes or at work after I graduated. It's sad that times haven't changed much and women aren't flocking to work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. I want so much for my daughter to be a leader in STEM and I know I have much to learn to help guide her and the many other children I can reach in my position.
And, finally Simple K12 sponsoring some super engaging 30-minute webinars. I was most excited about the Google iOS apps (Chris Casal, @Mr_Casal) and Lesson Planning with an iPad (Jayme Linton, @jaymelinton). Thanks to all the phenomenal educators that share the time and expertise. Also, thanks to the sponsors who pitch in to make things happen. If you're interested you can watch the recorded webinars at your convenience and in your PJ's if you want. Love PD in my PJ's.