Gone in a flash….

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clock- unsplash.jpegThis day seemed to fly by, I have yet to decide if I was really working that hard, having that much fun or just not keeping track of time well. Each time I looked up it was like 2 more hours had passed…

What I learned today:

  • When a teammate surprises me by coming to visit and work my day goes better! Thanks Tami!  (Inspiration stems from collaboration for me)
  • Conversations, coaching, ideas are always better when there is more than one mind thinking it through… (in my opinion)
  • I need to learn more about the politics of education, like when is the best time to push the envelope.
  • Digital Promise coaches left some informative feedback for OKCPS and I look forward to seeing it put into action!
  • The baked potato soup was pretty good at lunch, I had expected better but it was still okay… We went to Slaughter’s Hall that I keep calling Slaughter House (Issues….)
  • I work with truly awesome people!! The fact we can “keep it real” is priceless.
  • Stress is not necessary when writing a blog post for our team, looking forward to it being pubished in the next day or two… I love Google Drawings!
  • Our ILI (Innovative Learning Institute) team is awesome and is coming together piece by piece.
  • “1:1 is not One Size Fits All” is going to be an awesome session at ILI!
  • Taking notes and using agendas is a skill I need to improve on.
  • Using my meetings as idea jump points is great, since now I am planning to work with Kenzie on student online trackers (Google Sheets) and Susan on online bootcamp packets (Pdfs & annotating w/Kami) next week!
  • I am lucky to get to work with leaders like my boss/administrator and my principal, great people, great conversations, and true professionals who care about our students and where education is going!
  • The Swiss Army rolling bag/briefcase I received today is ahhhhmazing!
  • My son has too much and is overly dependent on technology! I told him no iPad tonight at bed and he informed me that his mind/brain is lost without it. Then as I write this he is defending the learning aspects of YouTube Kidsand how important it is to him, and it is the best thing he has ever had ” in his whole entire life” “it helps me learn, science, math, reading, social studies, spelling, it helps me, laughing, having fun…” and it continues…
  • I really like and see the value in You Tube Kids, probably 10 times more valuable than regular You Tube for kids but just not tonight for my son….

I was 25 when I had my son, not incredibly young and I have a younger brother and sister but I had no idea the work my parents must have had to put in…. I need like some serious parenting PD….My son is too smart for his own good and mine if we are really being honest here….

  

 

 

 

 

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About April Gutafson

April Gustafson wants to live in a world where every person, young and old has one piece of technology to enhance their learning, collaborating, and understanding. She is a Google user and believer, taking every opportunity to show and share her Google love! When she’s not scouring the Earth for new Ed Tech tools or coaching awe-inspiring teachers, you can find her listening to an array of paranormal audiobooks or binge watching television shows with family. Discover her favorite tech tools, videos and links go to http://tinyurl.com/AGustafson or follow her on Twitter @April2383. Mother, teacher, learner, ed tech nerd and the rest just follows... Living, Laughing, Loving!

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