Wow, the first day back…what a day. Â I know that I’m tired, but that’s got to be nothing compared to those actually in the classroom. Â Lots of changes this year – staff and administrative. Â Things are looking quite good at Victory. Â I’ll be able to see more about Brighton when I get over there next week. Â Spent a bit of time troubleshooting today – everything from Promethean board settings to the new Gradebook. I actually had the opportunity to do a bit of training. Tthat was surprising, but made me really glad. Â I did 1 – on – 1 with Ms. Mapp-Jonathan. Â She’s working hard in that Early up room. Â Using eBooks on the first day! Â I did some Wiki training for our Lesson Plan repository wiki. Â Since the whole administrative team is new, they needed some quick instructions. Â The Encore team joined us and I think everyone got what they needed.
I wanted to take a moment to share a resource with you that I found while purging my inbox today. Â Here’s a checklist for teaching with technology. Â What I like about the checklist is the thought process that it leads you through as you look into trying new technologies. Â Let’s endeavor to make good choices on use of technology. Â We should look for authentic ways to use it. Â Not just creating projects to check the box labeled technology on our professional development requirements. Â If you have questions about the checklist or want to bounce an idea off me, let me know.
Promethean training will be held in Ms. Hamill’s room on Thursday after school. Â Feel free to join us if you need a refresher. Â Good to see you all back and in such great spirits.