Jeff sits down with The Nerdy Teacher, Nick Provansano, Jerry “Cybraryman” Blumengarten and Christopher Hoovler to talk about free web resources and social media.
- How can teachers use social media to their advantage? (Google+, Twitter, Facebook)
- How should a teacher begin to get their feet wet in the digital world?
- Should teachers lead or follow the digital age?
- Free web resources: (Blogs, Web Sites, Portfolios…)
- Educational Technology
Websites and Apps Discussed:
About our Guests:
Nicholas Provenzano is an English Teacher and Technology Curriculum Specialist for Grosse Pointe Public Schools in Grosse Pointe, MI. He is also the creator of TheNerdyTeacher.com where he writes about educational issues and tools for teachers to use in their classroom. He contributes regularly to Edutopia.org and is a big fan of project based learning. You can follow him at @TheNerdyTeacher
I was a Middle School teacher who taught for 32 years in the New York City school system. I was a licensed Social Studies teacher who also taught Language Arts, Science, Math, Computers.. My last 12 years I served as teacher-librarian. I wrote curriculum for my school district, the NYC Board of Education and Open Doors a school-business partnership.
All About Cybrary Man http://www.cybraryman.com/cybrary_man.html
I have been writing educational materials for the utility industry for over 30 years.
My website is Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites
On Twitter I am a member of the #edchat team
Christopher Hoovler has been teaching instrumental music in Virginia for 14 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from James Madison University and his master’s degree in music education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Chris taught at the high school level for seven years and then took a brief step into the corporate world which only lasted six months before he realized teaching music was a life long passion. Chris re-entered the teaching profession in 2005 as a middle school band director and has not looked back. Accolades include numerous superior ratings at state assessment, as well as a three-time “Virginia Blue Ribbon School of Music” recipient, which is the highest honor in Virginia for a music program. Chris is known in his building as the “tech guy” and uses technology extensively in his classroom. Chris has also developed several apps for Apple’s iPad and iPhone including Teacher’s Assistant Pro.
Teacher’s Assistant Pro in iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teachers-assistant-pro-track/id391643755?mt=8