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 rejuvenated" I would like to share a wonderful resource on current trends in technology and informational resources through the Learn-gasm portal. The latest topic includes 25 Incredible Ted Talks for Educators- this is EXCITING!- all of the best professional development video resources of keynote presenters in one area. I refer often to the Learn-gasm site for up-to-date resources, a vast listing of web 2.0 blogs, leadership strands, and video segments to assist my research efforts to create a collection of best practices. I am also very thankful for Amber Johnson's efforts ( http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog) for notifying me when the Learn-gasm site has been updated with the brand new resources to assist and guide me in my professional development efforts! Thanks Amber!
When time allows check out the "25 Incredible Ted Talks for Educators" to stay "fresh and rejuvenated" all summer long!