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by An Estuary

PLATFORMS / Android, Web Browser, iOS Devices, Mobile Learning, Tablets

Tool that helps teachers organize PD projects while building a professional learning network


An Estuary is a collection of social tools intended to enhance educators’ professional development experience. The tools-- Sanderling and Hedgehog  --are the brainchild of long-time Baltimore education innovators, Shelley Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth.

Sanderling is a social platform that allows teachers to collect, capture, and store multiple sources of data from all over their classroom--from student interactions with one another to videos of direct teacher instruction. Teachers can then share their artifacts with other teachers in their network or with their mentors so they can reflect on the whole picture together.

Hedgehog functions more as a blended learning environment for teachers seeking professional development credit. As an added service to connecting with user-generated content on Sanderling, it allows educators to go one step further and seek out professional development and certification courses that contribute to professional learning requirements in their school or district.


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School Type: Elementary School, 1:1 Devices, Blended Learning

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