Thursday, August 30, 2012


What an eventful and exciting summer of learning!

  • I had the opportunity to grow and learn at the International Society of Technology Education ( ISTE )conference in San Diego along with 18,000 others. I presented my research on iPads and attended a variety of workshops.

  • Received three grants for my research and iPad integration with my Service Learning Projects. The Presidential Grant, the Thomas More Grant for Catholic Studies and a donation from a RU Alumni to purchase iPads 2's for students taking the course I teach: Technology in the Classroom.

  • I ran a Tech Camp at Visitiation School where K-5 graders learned all about iPads, Cybersafety/Cyberbullying and a variety of desktop programs. We all had the best time creating videos (one example a student made from the program Animoto), learning how to stay safe online, playing games and following the Olympics. See the graphic designers in the picture above with their Tech Club Tshirts on. They created their own graphics!

  • Had the opportunity to help pass out new iPads to students at Cristo Rey High School. All students and teachers now each have their own iPad 2 to enhance teaching and learning! I am on their technology committee and partner with them for Service Learning Projects which provide free educational technology professional development.
I'm thankful to be part of the Rockhurst University institution as they encourage and support my continued growth of learning, leadership, and service.