It has been a busy week since last Saturday. Several pieces I had been working on were posted online recently. Here is a round up of what was shared.
Book Review: Unmistakable Impact by Jim Knight (MiddleWeb, January 22, 2015)
I recommended this book, if for no other reason than the chapter on conducting workshops. That part of the text was very helpful for me, when I was preparing presentations at a recent technology convention.
Upcoming reviews for MiddleWeb include Blended by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker, and Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by Yong Zhao. Follow @MiddleWeb or subscribe to their site to receive the links to these reviews when published.
Is Facebook the New School Webpage? (EdTech – Focus on K-12, January 20, 2015)
I enjoyed profiling a teacher and my superintendent in this article. Several staff members in our district are using Facebook as a way to quickly communicate school news and student learning with families.
On my new site, I explored the topics of action research and literacy in the 21st century. I have found that posting summaries and analysis about relevant articles and studies forces me to read more deeply about these topics. The journals I subscribe to don’t just sit on my desk in the off-chance that I will have some free time to read them.
Bonus: The First Theory and Practice Podcast
I am excited to initiate my very first podcast related to my new site. I have three very knowledgable administrators joining me tonight to discuss principal professional development.
Better yet, anyone can watch the podcast as it is happening tonight. You can either go to this link, or watch it stream live below (I think; this is my first time trying this).