Dianne Goes to the White House!

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On May 3, 2016, I had the honor of being invited to the White House for the annual celebration of the National Teacher of the Year, the State Teachers of the Year, and Great Educators from Across the Country. I was one of 300 or so of the “great educators” invited. As you can imagine, it was an amazing and humbling experience. Check out more about the event in the Sway embedded below or click HERE to view it in a new window.

Project Communication and Collaboration with Sway

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I had the honor of being a guest blogger once again on the Microsoft in Education blog.  This time I wrote about how the students and staff of Wissahickon Middle School are using Sway for project communication and collaboration.  As of today, the post was not only posted on the Microsoft in Education blog, but also their “Firehouse” blog, and today, the Microsoft in UK blog.  In addition, I’m feeling the social media love for the post as it has circulated around the Twitter and Facebook circles.

Check it out below!

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference

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On February 21-24, 2016, I attended the PETE & C Conference for the first time since 2010!  As usual, I put my best self forward and presented four sessions on Microsoft in Education.  Check out my presentations and resources hosted in a collection on Docs.com.


Hour of Code

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In honor of Computer Science Education Week next week, students in Wissahickon School District and across the globe will be participating in activities for the Hour of Code.

Below is a Sway that I put together to introduce the Hour of Code and to get students started on activities.  Our 8th graders will be completing two coding activities and then creating a presentation (via Sway or another medium) to reflect upon their experience and review the activities they completed.

If you like this Sway below, feel free to borrow it and share with others to spread the coding love!