COETAIL has definitely motivated my technological fervor. I have always tried to honor the work of my faculty, usually with words or slideshows of pics.
Last month, after my first successful attempt at video, I thought, why not video their good work and show it off? Here is a slightly less successful video, at least in design, but it does serve to upgrade the annual Success Slideshow and I will continue in this vein.
I looped the video and showed it while staff were entering the faculty meeting, getting food, and working on their initial self-reflective activity to begin the dialogue of the meeting.
What else are we doing to support the use of technology in our school?
Shared notebooks through Evernote’s Premium account. This has revolutionized our internal communication about individual students, in addition to my own note-taking and organizational skills.
Evernote is just one example of something I discovered through COETAIL by reading the blogs from my RSS Reader. My professional reading has leapt tremendously and the idea wheels are racing. More to come as we continue to use technology to support learning.