Hello World. My name is Colette Cassinelli and I am a high school Librarian & New Media teacher at a private Catholic high school near Portland, Oregon. I have over 20 years of teaching experiences in grades K-12. In July of 2007, I completed my Master’s of Arts in Educational Technology at Pepperdine University.
My passion is learning new things. I love to read, travel, listen to music and talk! I share my wonderful life with my husband and two sons.
I am always on the lookout for great web resources and teaching ideas to use in my high school computers class or to share with my faculty during professional development workshops. I’m teaching a new multimedia/web design class this year so please share lessons or resources!
I am a Google Certified teacher and have presented at several conferences including the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC), Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), the Innovative Learning Conference in San Jose ,the National Catholic Education Association conference in Anaheim, the National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) in Washington DC – and the International Society of Technology in Education conference (ISTE) in Denver.
I began a collaborative wiki about how educators are using VoiceThread in their classroom at: http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com. Please visit the wiki and add your samples. My Google Apps for Education workshop information is located at http://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/. My “What is a PLN and Why do I need one presentation and website” is located at: https://sites.google.com/site/edtechpln/.
During my very first blog post, titled “Seeking the Answer” I share:
One of my favorite quotes is “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself ” (Lloyd Alexander). This blog represents my vision and quest for NOT discovering the answer – but probing the questions about the power of educational technology which hopefully will lead to newer and more fascinating questions to ponder.
I use this blog to share what I am doing in my classroom, to share new tools or projects that I am involved in or just reflect on my own learning. This is my self-discovery and I look forward to sharing it with you and learning from you along the way.
Please drop me a line at colette (dot) cassinelli (at) gmail (dot) com or colette (at) edtechvision (dot) org.
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- Skype & Gtalk: colette.cassinelli
Updated: July 2010
Note: This blog contains my own ideas and does not reflect any position or statement by my employer. While I often present workshops about VoiceThread and Google Apps for Education, I am not a paid consultant or employee.