Professional Development


Professional Development

This group is intended for people who provide technology PD to teachers. I think there are a lot of resources and ideas about best practice that we can share.

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Comment by Dorothy Hastings on December 18, 2014 at 1:57am

Any planning for Christmas? Find five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development. Read First School’s latest blog to find out!

Comment by Mr. Peterson on August 12, 2014 at 6:57pm

Check out Hungry Teacher's lesson featured on Ted-Ed with over 200,000 views. If you like, there is more where that came from.


Comment by Mr. Peterson on August 11, 2014 at 3:48pm
Shark Week is finally here! Check out one of the slides from Hungry Teacher's,"I think we need a bigger BOAT!!!" mixed with a little Desmos.
Help share these lessons.
Comment by David Mahaley on April 23, 2014 at 11:14am

We have opened up registration and call to present for the 3rd annual Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference 2014!  If you are doing great things with the iPad in the classroom submit a proposal.  We are looking for expert experience from all curricular areas and age groups.

Comment by Rose Arnell on April 6, 2014 at 1:58pm

My apologies...expertise. :)

Comment by Rose Arnell on April 6, 2014 at 1:57pm

Teacher Needs Support. I am working on my graduate research study and need perspectives from 10 K-12 teachers on what drives them to learn and engage in virtual communities like C 2.0. Please consider participating as your input and expertize would contribute greatly to the research. Click here for more information. 

Comment by Mr. Peterson on October 20, 2013 at 7:12pm

Our seminar class went well on Wednesday. The students loved Dan Meyer's 'Taco Truck'. I did see that Hungry Teacher released Paper "Planes". Hold on tight and prepare to “take off”. Mathematical Domains: Geometry, Measurement and Data. Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth. 

Some of the other teachers in our school have found the 'The Frankenstein Project'. Check out, Spider Frankenstein.

Comment by Mr. Peterson on September 23, 2013 at 7:07pm

Here is an idea for a flipped topic, PIZZA. I have my students call their favorite pizza place and do a little research on their own (diameter and price). They will need to figure out the price per square inch of the pizza. I will partner this topic with Hungry Teacher's lesson, "Any Way You Slice It" (brand new). Wait until you see how challenging that lesson is. If interested, go to

Let me know what you think. Saw these guys at a conference in Denver.

Comment by Keith Tompkins on April 29, 2012 at 9:40am

We have now branched out in response to educators needs and now offer free and open access to our Groups4Schools Community. All inclusive resources to work and learn in Groups, no need to look elsewhere for one off tools. Archived feeds, filing and all the resources you need to connect, create, share, communicate and collaborate in one place.

From one educator to others we hope you will drop by, join or create a group and take advantage of our community to work and learn virtually.

Visit Groups4Schools click on the Community, visit our portal splash page then send us an email for password access, again open, free and private groups.

Comment by Keith Tompkins on December 31, 2011 at 9:30am

We've all been looking for those all encompassing online virtual toolsets to connect students so they can create, edit, share, communicate and collaborate. We're working with a vendor in Boston who has a great toolset, free access but we built out a "private branded community" with them for our biotech high school students use. Working in groups on projects now allows us to connect all team members, all school projects and all schools with each other including their teachers, mentors and the organizers. Want to know more please contact me...see our front door access


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