The Discovery Education Community has inspired educators for over 10 years. The relationships that educators have built have had lasting impressions not only on the teachers themselves, but those connections have impacted countless numbers of students. It’s fitting that the growth of the Community coincided with the social media boom. Educators never had it easier connecting with their most valuable resource…each other. I’ve been a part of this community for a while and have a had views of it from both sides. I can tell you this, the educators I’ve connected and learned with, and the Community Team itself, are some of the most giving people around. They are willing to share ideas, post pics and videos, and be helpful to others.
This is the second post in the Best of TBD blog series (read the first here) and it highlights some of the things Community members are doing in their classrooms and things they’re sharing on Twitter. I don’t have an official title for the series yet, but I’m learning towards The Best of the Community on Twitter. If you have another idea, please let me know by leaving a comment. When you’re using Discovery Education with students or teachers, take pictures, write a blog post, create a video recap and SHARE IT. Don’t keep the awesome things you’re doing to yourself. Others can benefit. On Twitter, tag
When you’re using Discovery Education with students or teachers, take pictures, write a blog post, create a video recap and SHARE IT. Don’t keep the awesome things you’re doing to yourself. Others can benefit. On Twitter, tag @DiscoveryEd so it can be featured in an upcoming post.
Before you peek at the tweets below, take a look at this blog post from Nicole Lakusta, a Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator with Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. In the post, she shares information about the Ambassador program at her school and what they did in their first session.
This first session concentrated on building a foundation for networking with each other while exposing or re-exposing the group to the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series. I have continually shared these instructional strategies via our weekly employee newsletter and really appreciate the overhaul in the past year that these SOS have gone through. The ability to incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective and practical ways is great, but the structure of the SOS is even better. Teachers and even substitute teachers can take these activities and use them immediately. In the video below you’ll hear our Ambassador crew speak about some of their favorites of ones that they’ll be trying and sharing over the next month.
Now it’s time to take a look at what’s been shared by Community members. Below are some of the best tweets I saw in the last week or so! If you’re not connected with these educators, click the follow button on the tweet and connect.
— Calusa Park (@blackbearsroar) January 26, 2016
— Collier Schools (@collierschools) January 26, 2016
— Donna Carr (@Mrs_Carr3) January 25, 2016
— Elizabeth Barnhill (@ewbarnhill) January 27, 2016
— Briana D’Avanzo (@Miss_DAvanzo) January 28, 2016
— Emily Swenson (@Em_Swenson) January 30, 2016