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Staying "Fresh & Rejuvenated"

I have been around the beautiful state of Wisconsin for most of July presenting a variety of keynote presentations and hands-on technology integrations workshops- and it has been fabulous and quite an educational journey. Yes it takes a lot of work, a lot of patience at times, and a high energy level- but I truly enjoy what I do! I always learn so much from the educators and administrators I interact with- and am so thankful to be involved with these positive and engaging learning exchanges to gain more knowledge from each other!

At times some of my attendees ask how do I stay current and on the cutting edge with all the latest and greatest technology and within my profession. Well.... it takes a lot of effort, dedicated time and commitment to reading and reflecting on my own learning experiences, and asking a multitude of questions to facilitate discussions with my PLN's to gain insight and background knowledge on key areas.

To support my ongoing efforts "to stay fresh and …

Transforming Instruction with "i" Mobile Technology

Happy July 5th Everyone!

Still enjoying the wonderful weekend of the 4th, and catching up with new friends I met in DC at NECC '09 and virtually through Twitter. My latest meet-up includes a great MidWesterner named Scott Smeech from Plano, IL. Scott was part of the Birds of Feather Leadership Forum at NECC and has been sharing and showcasing the power of mobile technology and how it is transforming instruction. Scott has developed an interactive web presence through the portal of Ning located at iear.org. IEAR is all about taking a closer look at the educational value of ITouch / IPhone / IPods in the classroom. I highly recommend becoming a member of this PLN!

Through Scott's multiple web presences- you can feel and see his passion for integrating intuitive educational technology tools with administrators, educators and students to support their 21st teaching and learning environments. I especially like Scott's blog www.smeech.net where Scott is always pushing the enve…