The Trail to PD

It’s mentioned on this blog a couple of times.  The Ontario Teachers’ Federation is hosting another professional development event on Saturday, October 23 in Toronto.  This event will be presented by Computer Using Educators.  This offering is the Google Workshop for Educators.

I had a chance to look at those currently registered for the event yesterday and it looks like an awesome connection of Ontario Educators and many of them are regularly participating in educational discussions on Twitter.  Prior to the event, a tweetup will be held so that many of us can get an opportunity to meet each other face to face for the first time.

There has been some resources made to promote the event.  Right now, they are a collection of links.  This morning, I used Trailmeme to put a number of them together.  If you’re interested in what I’ve put together, follow this link and start walking!

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Beyond this example, Trailmeme has interesting potential for the classroom.  When the job is to follow a trail of web resources, why not step your students through the researching process?

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2 Replies to “The Trail to PD”

  1. Thanks for putting this together Doug! I would think that kids in the classroom would really enjoy this method of research. Almost like a treasure hunt!

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  2. Thanks for the post Doug, and I am glad you found it useful to document what seems to have been a very interesting event 🙂

    Learning/education is definitely one of the areas where we ourselves see great potential, and we are watching eagerly to see what teachers and students do with it.

    Do get in touch if you have questions or suggestions.

    Venkat

    (Trailmeme Project Manager)

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