Professional Development sites


This will provide a collection of ideas for personal professional development, particularly in areas of technology.

Conferences

Webinar opportunities

ISTE webinars series - a variety of topics that air at 3:00 p.m. central time on the dates indicated


General Online Sources - A good place to begin


One good place to begin if you want to learn more about things WEB 2.0 ( bookmarking, networking, podcasting,etc.) is the **Common Craft** **Show**. They have lots of short little homemade videos that explain , in simple terms,the concepts behind a lot of the new technologies available to ourselves and our students. We actually watched one on Wikis last year.

Another good source is to establish a **delicious**account that will allow you to bookmark sites and articles. The home page of delicious provides information on how to set up an account as well as how it works. ( An important note- there are sepecial steps to consider if you want to be able to access your account from multiple computers) I have created an account where I store primarily articles about **education and technology**that you may want to take a look at.

Another way to provide a constant stream of information about your subject area or anything else is to open a Google Reader Account. This works as an aggregator, meaning that it collects postings from sites that you find particularly interesting. The latest posting will be published on your IGoogle page so that you can decide if you want to read them now or later. Last spring, Google created a special site for **educators** that provides a variety of sources that had not been previously available. i have found this to be a great learning tool in terms of allowing me to create a personal learning network.