Good morning SCH,
After a one week break, Daytime is back this week!!
Willow Grove Campus: Wednesday – Day 6, 10:00am – 11:00am
Cherokee Campus: Thursday – Day 7, 10:30am – 11:30am
So it’s our second day back from a nice little vacation and we’re a couple of weeks away from that half year point, even better…holiday break! Â I’ve been racking my brain to come up with something clever to write as Daytime without humor or wit is just, well, time……But how can I come with something entertaining on a rainy Tuesday afternoon where we’re all a bit depressed thanksgiving is over, moreover it’s a bit to early to begin thinking about the holiday break…..hmmmmmm, what to write….what to write………more thinking…………………………………
I didn’t want to do this because I’m not to happy about turning 30 today, but I guess I have to celebrate my 30th birthday through Daytime. Â What I really want to know is, who do I talk to about getting your birthday off from work?? Â Anyway, here are a few funny clips from The Office in the spirit of birthday humor. Â Does anybody else miss Michael? Â The show stinks this season!
Michael knows how to surprise folks on their bday!
Creed is the unsung hero of the show!
No cake on Stanley’s bday! Â Dwight’s kick is the best, haha.
BTW, those of you keeping up with the blog know how old I actually am…..
Now for the part of my blog that includes some sort of educational value. Â Check out this YouTube video clip of Sixth-grader Thomas Suarez, app maker extraordinaire, giving a Ted Talk! Â Just your average sixth grade programer using programming language “to get the basics down, such as Python, C, Java, etc.” and the apple iPhone software developers kit. Â Yes, I’ll say it again…he’s in sixth grade!!! Â Can you say 1:1 iPad program for younger students???!!!!!??? Â Thomas is certainly a proponent, be sure to play close attention around the 3 minute mark. Â This kid is awesome!
I wrote a blog earlier in the year about #flippedpd that discussed social media as a platform for professional development. Â Check out this article from Education Week that discussesÂ Why Educators Should Join Twitter. Â I’ve been a “tweeter” for a couple years, but have really started to use it as a tool for PD in the past year or so. Â Twitter along with Google Reader have changed the way I view PD. Â I’m certainly still keen on the idea of taking trips to the sunny west coast for PD, but in the meantime some of the tools are right at our fingertips.
I’m going to approach the DTs section a bit differently this week. Â Rather than adding a few helpful tools, here’s a link to a social mediast Jane Hart’sÂ Top 100 Tools for 2011. Â Here’s a snippet from article:
– The list is dominated once again by free, online social toolsÂ Â – and proprietary content development tools Â Â continue to decline.
– The top three tools â€“ Twitter, YouTube and Google Docs â€“ retain their positions from 2010.
– Other tools have moved up the list since 2010. This include Vimeo (up 41 places) and Yammer (up 37 places)
– There are 23 new tools on the list this year, the highest placed of which isÂ Google+, followed by TED and Scoop.it.
– Other tools have moved down the list, and some have moved off the list completely. Notably this includesÂ Firefox Â Â (which was actually the #1 tool in the first survey of tools in 2007)Â Â and Second Life.
As always, please feel free to add comments. Â Would love to hear some feedback and keep the conversation going. Â Have a great week!