#AppShareLive – 13.02.16

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 14.33.54I’ve been wanting to blog/reflect on my own learning journey for some time but am that busy with the Digital Leader’s blog that I never get round to it; so, what better way than to have pages on here where I can write about my adventures so far…

Those who know me will conclude that I do nothing but plug the power of Twitter for FREE CPD and also its impact on collaborating with some pretty amazing people, who you’ll get to read about in my different posts. One such person is Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist, who hosts monthly #AppShareLive sessions, where educators live stream and share Apps which have had an impact on learning in their classrooms. Around a month ago, Mark asked me if I’d like to share an App and me being me said yes straight away! I know I’m becoming increasingly resilient and now need to start taking more risks and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

The app I decided to share was PicsArt, which is a FREE App! In Year 6, we used it when reading Lauren Child’s book ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad book’ as we wanted an app, which would enable us to edit and mask images and also allow the type and font structure to tell the story. The PicsArt app ticks these boxes and many more!

I’d put #AppShareLive out of my mind and last week felt a little nervous that not only did I have to try and remember how to AirShare my iPad onto my MacBook then onto Google Hangouts, but also share the impact of PicsArt! By Friday night you’d have thought I was facing am interview panel on Saturday and by Saturday morning my heart was racing rather rapidly! I was more nervous to be in the privileged company of Apple Distinguished Educators like: Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) Jon Neale (@JNealeUK) –
James Gibbons (James Gibbons)  and also along with: Joe Dale (@joedale) and Aysha Haq (@a_haq).

Anyway, I ‘waffled’ through my presentation… I should have gone through it a few more times, hindsight’s a great thing, and was extremely relieved when I’d finished! Mark’s great at support and challenge and pushing people out of their comfort zone, I’m glad he ‘pushed me’ and will hopefully take part in another one in the future.

If you want to catch up on #AppShareLive you can watch it here…