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December 2017: Twitter for educators

December 2017: Twitter for educators

I am a big social media user. I have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+. However, the social media account I use most is Twitter, the microblogging tool. In Twitter, I share my own discoveries and learn from others every day. It is a huge source of professional development for me. Twitter is

Connecting the Chats #TxEdTuesdays #DESTEMchat #DEIgnite

Everyday educators are using Twitter to connect with new people for new ideas. Using hashtags, retweets, video, and links, ideas are shared and conversations sparked. Often these connections are made during Twitter chats. These chats follow a common hashtag and welcome people to jump in adding their thoughts and ideas. When the smartest person in

Take 5: Finding Your One Percent

Join Steve Dembo, Director of Learning Communities and Social Media Strategy for Discovery Education, as he explores ways to identify your top 1%. There are stories being told about your schools in the social spaces, whether you’re the one doing the telling or not.  Do you know who’s telling the story of your schools?  Jackie

The Best of TBD…..

It’s always great to see a blog post with the words “Best of” in it, right? When I see a post like that, it grabs my attention. Whether it’s The Best Apps for Storytelling, Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, or The Best Ways to Waste Time on the Internet, these sites are sure to

9 Days Remaining – Create a PLN

How on earth will you improve your teaching style, resources, connections to other educators, find out what is current in your field or even contribute to others if you do not have a PLN (professional learning network)? Do you read at least 2 journals in your field? Have you attended a workshop about your curriculum

How Do You Share?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ways I receive information from my network and the format of that information.  I’ve noticed it comes in a variety of formats and have thoughts about this variety and why people choose to share the way they do.  I wondered if I have a preference of one

11 Twitter Tips for Educators

I recently saw a post sharing 100 Twitter Tips for Teachers.  It’s a great list, but for me, it’s too big.  I looked through the list and pulled some that I thought were especially important.  Below are my 11 Twitter Tips for Educators, narrowed down from TeachThoughts 100, with some of their notes mixed in with

DE Support is now on Twitter!

  There’s no denying it: social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have become so ingrained into how we consume information, so much so that it’s difficult to remember a time without these websites. For many years, Twitter has been used to great effect in disseminating information and allowing like-minded individuals to congregate and discuss

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