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Fall 2013 My PLN

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Sharon's Conference Adventures - A Place to Share Ideas

My iAm Project

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iAm Sharon Klahn - Sample Project

iAm Sharon Klahn
Technology Training Coordinator for Duneland School Corporation

iAm a Member of the Duneland School Corporation Family part of the IT Team
iAm a Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Educator, Reader, Gardener, Foodie
iAm a Life Long Learner Curious About New Technology and Electronic Gadgets
iAm a Nature Enthusiast, National Parks Fan, Beach Walker,  Skier, Kayaker, Yogi

My Work I spend the majority of my work day sharing new and innovative ways to integrate technology into the K-12 classroom. The remainder of my time is spent designing, coordinating and providing professional development opportunities for our DSC staff.  This school year has been exciting with the roll-out of an iPad for every K-6 teacher, an iPod Touch Cart in every elementary school and the increased use of Google Sites to communicate with parents at the secondary level and DSC Staff  to enhance online learning opportunities. 

My Education iAm a Purdue University graduate. I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science Information Systems and Computer Programming & a Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree with an emphasis on Educational Technology.  My  job is a perfect fit since I love the challenge of working with technology and the rewards of teaching.

My Favorite Technology - Projects Past, Present & Future
Going Green Week! Half Time iMovie Show & Going Green Week Google Site at WIS
Mr. Benefit Informational iMovie & Classroom Technology Check iMovie Trailer at CMS
Moon Over Manifest iMovie Student Book Trailers with the  iMovie App on iPad  at WIS
iAm Student Reflection iMovie Videos on the MacBooks at CMS 7th Grade English
iAm Looking Forward to Challenge Based Learning (CBL) Projects this Spring at CMS

My Summer PD

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8,000 Educators , 17 Conferences ,  1 Great State
Follow on Twitter at #INeLearn

Friday June 7, 2013 from 8:00-4:00
Center Grove High School - Greenwood, IN
Free!  - As of 4/3/13, all 500 tickets have SOLD OUT!

July 31 and August 1, 2013 
Valparaiso High School - Valparaiso, IN
$25 for 2 Days, $15 for 1 Day
Online registration coming soon.



posted Oct 31, 2012, 2:12 PM by   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 6:04 AM ]

Welcome to my Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Well.... its not really a PLN yet!  This Fall I had the opportunity to attend the Indiana Computers Educators (ICE) Conference in Indianapolis and was inspired by several speakers to create a place on the web to connect and communicate socially with others. I quickly realized that I needed a PLN to enhance my bank of Professional Development Resources for our Duneland School Corporation Staff. First, I created a Twitter Account and started following the interesting presenters at the conference. Twitter was a great place to start my PLN journey but not enough to satisfy my thirst for collecting and sharing information with my peers.  Next I started posting all the interesting PLN websites on my Twitter Account and Google Site. Now I'm ready to create my PLN!  I invite you to look at the resources I collected and hope you will contact me if you would like to start a PLN of your own. Enjoy! Sharon

 PLN Video from  John Spencer's  Eucation Rethink Website

Creating a PLN

John Spencer, the Keynote Speaker on Thursday, shared this video during his 
"We Don't Need Rockstar Teachers" presentation

Technology Does Not Fix Education

Building a PLN:
"Building Your Network - Using Social Media" presented by Brett Clark and Tim Wilhelmus Concurrent Session shared on the web using
Live Binders-Your 3-ring binder for the web - Tools for Building your Personal Learning Network author: Tim Wilhelmus presented by Michelle Green's "It's Alive! A Live Binder That Is" Concurrent Session
eduClipper is your educational digital clipboard. Clip Everything. Share Anything. Website from Tim Wilhelmus and Brett Clark
Welcome to Twitter. Find out what's happening, right now, with the people and organizations you care about.
Additional Interesting Information
ICE 2012 - Engaging Digital Learners Conference
Follow ICE on Twitter at #ICE2012
Go Green with Google Docs from Michelle Whitehead's  Concurrent Session
the 30 Day eLearning Challenge Blog from EVSC ICATS from Tim Wilhelmus and Brett Clark Concurrent Session 
2012's Top 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning "Top 25" from the American Associations of School Librarians presented by Vicki Buila 

YouTube Video

MIDEA Workshop, 25 iPad Tips & Tricks for Museum Educators

YouTube Video

My Login Links

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My Room

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A Web Site Design Lesson in The District Technology Training Center

Welcome to my room! The Duneland School Corporation District Technology Training Center is located at Chesterton Middle School D150. This is where I provide technology rich professional development for our DSC staff. 

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