Meeting with people you've only interacted with on Twitter takes conversations to a whole new level. Last night I took part in a Vancouver area educators Tweet-Up along with a couple of colleagues and four others. We had an established comfort level to build on, we knew each other's interests in education and technology and some of the barriers we deal with on a daily basis.
As we enjoyed some refreshments and good pub food we shared ideas, resources, philosophies and discussed the possibilities for future meetings and joint projects. It was a great evening of laughter and some undirected Friday night Pro D. Thanks @davidwees for organizing this event.
Resources I bookmarked this week:
Guest blogger Melissa Smith on Differentiated Professional Development on Wes Fryer's blog offer's some great online suggestions for Pro D. opportunities.
Google Docs tip sheet and resource guide. More Google Docs resources can be found in Delicious.
Free easy and useful creation tools from New York Times The Learning Network.
Where Good Ideas Come From a 4 minute video that would be useful for starting conversations around teaching methods and classroom structure.
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