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To Tweet, or Not to Tweet?

14 Oct

Okay, friends. I need your advice: Twitter, yes or no?

I have to admit that I am slightly perplexed by Twitter. Those of you who know me are probably not surprised by that, considering that I still own a flip phone, don’t text, use a paper map… You know, some might call me a luddite, but it’s not true! I’m just highly sensitive to time wasting, and I don’t want to be poking around on the internet while my kids are playing on the playground. Sigh.

Anyway, it seems a bit like Twitter is the place to be these days, especially for educators. What do you guys think? Time waster or fertile ground of discovery?

Thanks for your input 🙂


It’s Connected Educator Month

11 Oct

Connected Educator Month is kind of like an illustration of my general teaching philosophy. We all need to have the time and support to be out there participating in the conversations happening in education. There are so many great resources circulating around the internet right now; here are a few:

A great list from Edutopia with ideas for becoming a connected educator

A Pinterest board to help you build your professional educator network

Also from Edutopia, a roundup of resources related to Connected Educator Month 2013

Now that I have this blog, I mean, I must be pretty connected, right? Yeah, well, I’m getting there. Here’s my real question – I’m still not on Twitter. What do you think – to join, or not to join? Am I missing out? Clue me in here!

In what ways are you connecting with other educators? And, on that note, if you have a blog or any favorite blogs to read, feel free to leave the links in the comments.


Professional Development – Technology

6 Sep

Take a peek at this peer-led professional development community for educators: YouPD. I was poking around, looking for some information to help me with my Google Drive account and realized there’s some great stuff here. If you’re interested in technology especially and prefer watching videos to reading through instruction sheets, check this out.