The App Smackdown is chock full of great apps and how they can be used in the classsroom. The table I sat at ha a poster that must have been made in a previous session. As I was listening to the presenters sharing their apps I was reflecting on the list in that poster labeled “Teaching Teachers Tech Faster” and the first item on that list was ‘the professional development they really need. I know there a million reasons we do PD like we do industrialized education, so my question is how can we give teachers the PD they need, while keeping their talents in mind? I’m going to be exploring this question and hopefully come up with some answers.
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Kay has been in public education since 1985. A classroom teacher for 20 years, Kay has taught 1st through 5th grades, was an early adopter of mobile technologies with Palms and continues to be a strong advocate of utilizing mobile tools in education. In 2005 Kay left public education to be the Education Director for the Challenger Learning Center of Kansas. There she discovered the power of project based learning and using a simulations to foster 21st century learning experiences. Currently Kay is the Innovative Teaching Coordinator for USD 353 in Wellington. She strives to be the bridge that connects digital natives to digital immigrants. She is DEN STAR LC educator, Intel Senior Trainer, certified in Online Safety-Cyber Bullying and Celebrate Kansas Voices workshops. View all posts by kaytibbs