Thing 19: Online Learning & DIY PD

With an easy but longer drive to and from work I am a big fan of podcasts. TechChickTips has been part of my Professional Learning Network for a while and I find that there is at least one tool I can immediately apply after each episode. I have added EdReach and EdTech Radio to my listening list.

I spent the bulk of my time in this activity exploring the resources available to me via ALA. I joined ALA this year and I am sorry to say that I have not taken the time to explore the resources available to me. I started with eCollab since that is something I have heard a lot of buzz about but not explored. After realizing that I could spend hours watching webcasts I created the following list of webcasts and scheduled to watch one a week. Not quite 20% time but it’s a start. 

OK, one a week will not be enough. I will have to balance my summer PD reading/watching to complete a few webcasts a week along with my hour of reading ever day.

I have also signed up for some PD offered by the database providers. Being signed up will give me the incentive to spend more time using these powerful tools.

 

 

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About Kim Nemeth

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a High School Library Media Specialist in beautiful Saratoga Springs New York. I am an avid reader and am addicted to learning. This blog was originally started as part of the Cool Tools for Schools project in 2012. Since then I have continued to participate in Cool Tools for Schools and add my thoughts here. I found this blog to be an excellent place to refer to when I needed an idea or had a tick mark in my head and needed a reminder. I would love comments and feedback on my posts. Enjoy!
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