February 27, 2013

New Episode

I've been busy, busy, BUSY!

Much has been taking place and I haven't been able to upload a single post.
I have a new Twitter handle - @Boss_Librarian. You can view the feed on the right panel of this page. Here's the latest episode of 'Behind the Paws'. The students continue to get better and better. I'm so proud of them. Many thanks to my co-worker, Mr. Rose. The 'Boy Genius' created a smooth jazz intro for the show that sounds really good. Thank you Mr. Rose! Enjoy!

"Behind the Paws" S1 E5 from WPAHS Video Page on Vimeo.

February 7, 2013

Digital Learning Day @Phillips HS

Phillips High School participated in the 2nd annual 'Digital Learning Day' activities.  Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates students/teachers and shines a spotlight on successful practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country.   Students from the 'Behind the Paws' students news crew used Twitter to discuss and Tweet current events articles using the ABC and CNN iPad apps.  You can see some of the news articles that were discussed and Tweeted below:
Our very own crew member Tangela was responsible for Tweeting the attached pictures to the Digital Learning Day, #DLDT hashtag.  Both pictures were featured on the site as 'top photos'.

February 5, 2013

Digital Learning Day - Part II

     Digital Learning Day is almost upon us.  The "Behind the Paws" student news crew finally completed shooting all of the video needed to participate in this nationwide celebration.  Below is a video highlighting how Phillips High School utilizes digital learning everyday.  Special thanks to all of the teachers and students who allowed crew members to videotape them.   The skit at the end of the video is priceless, my co-workers have a REALLY good sense of humor.

February 3, 2013

CPS Tech Talk 2013

On Friday, February 1, 2013, Chicago Public Schools held 'Tech Talk', a energizing conference that highlights technology integration in K-12 education.  During the ceremony, I was one of eight educators that was awarded the 'Ones to Watch Award.'   This is a huge honor and I am very thankful for it.  Below are two presentations that I presented with LaVonna Williams and my co-worker Reginald Brown, Jr.   Check out the Tech Talk hashtag feed, #cpstt on Twitter to view related conversations from the day. 

Please enjoy the presentations and pictures below.