ORVSD Trainers at Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2012

Redmond Teachers at Chromebook Launch

One of my favorite spring edtech events is the Southern Oregon EdTech Summit. The SOU Ashland campus is gorgeous. (It’s especially so today — warm and sunny!) Virginia Petitt and her teams at Southern Oregon Education Service District and Southern Oregon University pull together a great day each year. I was excited to see new friends and old, like David Cosand, Ron Peck, Jeremy Macdonald. ORVSD Trainers were here to present on… Read More

EdCamp…a fun-filled day of professional development – Saturday, April 21

Central Oregon Tech

What is an EdCamp? It’s an “un-conference event” organized by groups of educators, specifically designed to create a participant-driven, fun-filled day of professional development. Educators can connect with like-minded individuals, collaborate ideas, brainstorm solutions to common education problems, have group discussions and receive information that can immediately be applied in the classroom. With Educational Technology a primary focus, this edcamp will include sessions about using technology in the classroom, but a technology… Read More


red boots title slide for C is for Control presentation

Cindy and Rachel are at NCCE this week. On Friday, Cindy Etherton, Dana Lovejoy, and Llynn Winn present Soup to Nuts: Teaching with Cloud Resources. It’s sure to be a great session on using Google Apps and similar tools. They’ll provide special tips for social studies and math, their own subjects. Rachel (me!) really enjoyed meeting tech directors from the all over the Northwest. We’re all struggling with similar issues and it was great… Read More

Great Online Course Design :: ITSC 2012

Great Course Design and Free, Accessible Resources: An Unlikely Love Story In this session, we will: 1) Examine how to best meet the needs of a variety of learners in your face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses by searching and FINDING engaging and helpful resources. Courses can be created for students at any grade level and are also useful for adult learners. 2) Use second and third generation web tools to help cement content… Read More