Well....I am back, back after being gone for a week of travel and presenting in Bloemfontein, South Africa to present at the national SchoolNet SA Conference. I was thrilled to be asked back for the third time by good friends Gerald Roos and Janet Thomson from School Net.
It is always an adventurous journey to travel to South Africa, as there is no direct flight of how to get there- but the longest part of the journey is the flight from Atlanta, Georgio to Johannesburg, South Africa of 17 hours. The total air travel and airport exchanges take about 24-30 hours one way. So.... yes I am one tired girl today, but I have a few days to catch up on my sleep and acclimate back to the 7 hour time change.
Upon my arrival to the Bloemfontein, South Africa I was greeted by the most lovely Janet Thomson, Executive Director of SchoolNet, who assisted me with my transportation to the hotel we would be staying at, and to also preview the venue of the conference location. This year's conference wa…
It has been a whirlwind of a month already and it is only
June 3rd. It has been an amazing week working with my Intel family
in Phoenix, AZ. The experience to design, create and contribute to the greater
good of the future of education has filled my edtech bucket. I am so very
thankful and grateful to Vanessa Jones, Theresa Maves, Anne Batey, the entire Big Monocol team and Lars Lindstrom's video crew as a collaborative team we worked on an
incredible upcoming video segment to support a game-infused learning series of
online coursework. Cannot share any more at this time- but this content will be
a game-changer of how we deliver ongoing professional development in the
education world. Working with inspired educators and incredible talented
videographers has truly grounded me again this week, knowing that there are
individuals in the edtech industry that constantly give 200%, never complain
and contribute to a finalized product that will impact so many in so many
Well it has been way too long since my last blog post. My traveling and training schedule since this summer has been so jammed packed- but in a good way! I have had many teaching and learning adventures that I would like to share with all of you! As of July 1, 2013 I hired a new and amazing EdTech Consultant of Tim Nielsen.
Tim brings to our company a fresh, new and exciting outlook on mobile learning workshop perspectives and teaching offerings. Tim is coming from a local Wisconsin k-12 school district with a well-rounded and highly defined skill set of being a building tech integration coach, an elementary classroom teacher and a Master Teacher of the UW-L ME-PD program with a case study focus of the impact of mobile learning student learning centers in an elementary setting. Tim also has designed and facilitated several dynamic workshops for my company this past Spring, Summer and Fall focused on Google Apps, Chrome Apps and Extensions, 1:1 Chromebook Teaching and Learning Environ…