Here's my schedule for the day here at San Domenico at iTeach 2013. Should be fun!
I'm spending the next two days at the iTeach 2013 conference at San Domenico in Marin. Here are some of my colleagues from CES--we're settling in with our coffee for a big day of learning about best practices for iPads on our campus. Stay tuned today to learn more!
This is one of a series of posts about what I'll be up to this summer. -- PMK Last October, I attended a mind-blowing Parents Education Network event at the Exploratorium. Some of my colleagues from the Schools and I attended Shelley Haven's talk on using existing technology to better support all students' learning in … Continue reading Summer Adventures: iPads for LDs
This is the first in a series of posts about what I'll be up to this summer. -- PMK This summer, I've got a few things planned for professional development. The great myth of being a teacher is that we have the summers off. True: I don't have to haul myself up Steiner Street on … Continue reading Summer Adventures: San Domenico iTeach 2013
The high school faculties are on campus today for an inservice while all of our students are away enjoying the sunshine. (We'll do the same later, I'm sure.) We're spending the morning sharing knowledge about Google apps and iPad best practices. It's an exciting way to learn: rather than bringing in an outside speaker, Mr. … Continue reading Teacher Inservice: What we do when you’re not here
As I've mentioned before, I'm devoted to technology, but I'm lost without my paper planner. On our visits to SDS and MCDS, most of my colleagues tapped away on their iPads to take notes while I scribbled away in my planner. Most of the notes are organized, like during our classroom visits ("6th Grade Math: … Continue reading A Day of Apps: What new tools could we try?
I can't say enough good things about our afternoon at Marin Country Day School. MCDS is a compound of low-slung older buildings and ultra-modern buildings outfitted with solar panels and LEED certified steel-and-glass walls. Deer roam across the soccer fields, and chickens wander through the two gardens that provide vegetables for daily school lunches. It's … Continue reading Marin Country Day School: If it was any more idyllic, I’d swear it was a Disney movie
Several things struck Ms. Sena, Ms. McIntire, and me as we wound our way onto the grounds of the compound at San Domenico. First, there was the banner promoting Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week ("That sounds nice!"), and then another banner across a walkway as we neared the middle school: FIRST iPad School in Marin! … Continue reading San Domenico: A well-oiled, thoughtfully run system
On Tuesday, February 5th, I traveled with ten of my colleagues from our four-school community to Marin for a daylong adventures in one-to-one iPad programs. We visited two schools: San Domenico School, a K-12 school that has one of our region's leading 1:1 programs, and Marin Country Day School, a K-8 school that is just … Continue reading Notes from Marin 1:1 Adventure
I'm traveling to San Dominico and Marin Country Day School today with other members of the four-school Technology Advisory Committee. We're learning more about how these schools are using technology on their campuses so we can bring those insights to our own community. Stay tuned for updates for the rest of the week and I'll … Continue reading Live blogging: Marin 1:1 Adventure