Appreciate: Share the Wealth

twitter for school

I can’t believe this month is pretty much O-V-E-R!!!! It’s exciting because our new growth area is justttttt around the corner and I’m working on some pretty cool things outside of the classroom. I am also realizing how much I appreciate the people around me. Realizing this is important, because it’s prompted me to share the wealth! Wealth of knowledge, wealth of love, and the many areas of growth I’ve accomplished so far this school year.

 

I’m fulling embracing my growth and am going to share the wealth through a set of weekly emails about technology in the classroom, in a series called Techie Tuesday. My very first tip, not on a Tuesday though, involves FREE Professional Development and your PLN (Professional Learning Network) via Twitter! If you’re not familiar with Twitter, it’s perhaps the BEST thing I’ve done for my teaching career in the last 7 years. I have had the opportunity to connect with leaders, teachers, authors, and professionals via Twitter and it’s making me a more rounded individual and increasing my PLN (personal learning network). I am going to encourage you to do two things now, ready? Sign up for Twitter if you haven’t already and then join in on a twitter chat! Here’s some help.

sign up for twitter

 

Now, find a chat to join!!! I encourage you to search for the #gaed chat Thursday’s at 8pm! I’ll be there and here’s a cool infographic of plenty others.

twitter chats

 

Still confused? Join Twitter and just watch for awhile….it’s fun! You will be amazed the conversations you can have and the many people you can “meet”.

Here’s a video to get you started as well

I will be sharing my weekly tech tips through an email entitled Techie Tuesday!

Feel free to join via the link and share your own tech tips for teachers everywhere!






2 Responses to Appreciate: Share the Wealth

  1. Nikki says:

    I follow the #ellchat on Tuesday nights and edutopia. I will add some of these as well:)

    • 180daystohappy says:

      Nikki,
      I will say my two favorites are #tlap Monday’s at 9est, #teacherfriends (I forget the exact day and time), and #gaed (a local chat for teacher’s in my district) Thursday’s at 8est. Be sure to peep in and shoot me a tweet if you’re ever in one!

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