For some, Facebook is a place to post what you did during your weekend, share cool videos you found on YouTube, give your thoughts on the weeks hot topics and a place post pictures of your weekly outings, friends and family. I am guilty of all of these things – most recently the latter, having just had a baby who I love to show off. I have however, shifted what I primarily use Facebook for, and oddly enough it is directly related to my daughter. As a teacher, I used summers to take classes and attend workshops to keep my brain from turning to mush. Last summer I was lucky enough to attend DENNI (Discovery Education National Institute) in San Francisco. I met awesome Discovery Educators and learned something from each of them. This summer, I had a baby, and although it has been quite a learning experience, I wasn’t able to take classes or attend any workshops – except for the virtual kind – thank goodness for DE and their great webinars (click here for a list) and virtual conferences (click here for the Tech or Treat schedule) – my brain hasn’t gone to mush. I spent much of my summer living vicariously through my friends while they attended the Summer Institute (check out their cool resources here) by viewing their Facebook status updates.
My Discovery Education Friends aren’t the only thing that I like on Facebook – Next time you are on Facebook, check out some of my favorite pages:
And Just for Fun –
I am sure you’ll learn something new from each of these pages. If you are looking for a Discovery Education Friend – look me up…hopefully I’ll be able to share something that you’ll “Like” (other than some really cute baby pictures.)
What do you “like” on Facebook?