Thursday, October 6, 2011

Appy Hour

Today was our first Appy Hour. This was an event I heard colleague Carl Hooker from Eanes ISD complete with his staff.

Our group met at a local Sonic for some windy weather and throngs of middle school kids picking up snacks. There were five of us for most of it. We had four others who dropped in and out during the course of the event.

But we sure packed a list of recommended apps to share!

Quite a selection in our list - see our list link below.

Someone asked the group "how do you have time to find all these?"

Answer: Appy Hour. The event itself is to share apps and recommend finding apps.

I have to say I like this method of staff development that exists beyond our institutions of education. I want to explore this more by having professional learning take place in buildings or open areas not really associated with professionalism.

We had a good and very informal time talking and sharing. Some of us were strangers but we all left with the common bond that we had shared about the tools and games we enjoy using on all our devices.

And yes, we all lifted our stryofoam cups in a toast to Steve Jobs.

Our "menu" of Apps if you want to check them out.

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