Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Connect. Connect. Connect. My visit with a class of soon to be teachers at The University of Georgia. (Go Dawgs!)

Great ideas for connecting:

Discovery Educator Network (DEN). A high-quality community of generous educators. 
Sign up for a free trial. 
When you are hired in a Georgia School you'll get a full account. 
Check out the Science and Social Studies Tech Books and the Student platform.


Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE). Highly competitive application process. Check them out on iTunes U. Part of their assignment is to make and share great content. 

Edcamp Atlanta.

ISTE- In Atlanta in 2014. (happens once every 15 years or so). Sign up to volunteer!!

Make a blog. Follow blogs.

Sony Education Ambassadors

Google Certified Teachers / Google Teacher Academy

Hashtags to follow-
#ntchat (new teachers)
#densi2013 (each year a new chat)
#denchat - Thursdays at 8pm

People to follow

Bonus Tips: Use IFTTT to manage all of your social media. 

Our City Schools of Decatur 1:1 iPad project at The 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gifts for the Librarian in your Life...on Etsy

Have you searched through the Etsy gifts and seen the awesome book-related items for sale?
If not- what are you waiting for?
I love the Etsy vendors who sell nerdy items-- for example, go to and search for "Book Geek" or "Book Nerd ".   Heaven right here on earth if you ask me!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

iPad Peek

This nifty little website allows you to view a website as it would appear on an iPad.
It has loads of advertisements, so you may want to use it as a teacher tool- but I like to see what things will look like when my students use websites on their iPads!

sample entry into ipadpeek--