The Best of the Community on Twitter

I love the fact that teachers are sharing what’s going on in their classrooms with the Community via Twitter. When I sift through the @DiscoveryEd mentions in my TweetDeck, the images are fantastic. With this much sharing among each other, are teachers sharing with parents? I can count on one hand the number of pictures and videos I’ve received from my children’s teachers sharing what’s going on in their classes. When I do, it helps stir conversations with my kids about school and it’s great. Most of the teachers in my school put together a weekly newsletter and post a few things on their class website. That’s all great, but the saying is, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” Why aren’t teachers sharing more pictures and video with families? I have a feeling there are several factors. One is time. There’s never enough time, and for many teachers, remembering to snap pictures of experiments, lessons, or other joyous things occurring in the classrooms is challenging. Another could be the lack of skills knowledge and skills to record, edit, and post video.

Most of the teachers in my school put together a weekly newsletter and post a few updates on their class website. That’s all great, but the saying is, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” Why aren’t teachers sharing more pictures and video with families? I have a feeling there are several factors. One is time. There’s never enough time, and for many teachers, remembering to snap pictures of experiments, lessons, or other joyous things occurring in the classrooms is challenging. Another could be the lack of skills knowledge and skills to record, edit, and post video. That’s where my friend Dean Shareski can help. Dean put together a great video in the Take 5 series that will introduce you to some basic ideas of using video and images to share your school and its stories. Please take a look, it’s less than 5 minutes long and I know that 5 minutes spent with Dean will be a memorable 5 minutes.

See what the Community has been sharing in the tweets below. Don’t forget to follow these educators as well
















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