The Value of Twitter for Professional Development

It has been a bit of a whirlwind since our day with George Couros…but I am happy to say that I have since become a twitter addict.  I believe that anything you read that has you reflect on your practices or inspires you to try something new is an invaluable resource.  Twitter is becoming one of those resources for me.  Once you find a few great people to follow (George being one), it leads you to many other people who have amazing ideas, resources and thought-provoking messages to share.  I definitely have abandoned my pinning addiction on Pinterest lately to explore twitter and I wanted to share a few interesting tweets that I have retweeted from people I am following.

6 C’s and a P – video from   @NewPedagogies

Profile of a 21st Century Teacher   @kmcevoy50

24 Games, Apps, and Websites Teachers Use in STEAM classrooms   @smarter_science

The Inquiry Process   @MindShiftKQED

I have retweeted these on my professional twitter account @jenn_regier.  Feel free to start following me and just a warning…you may become a twitter addict like me!

Leigh and I also presented our project last week at ECOO…Moving Beyond Apps:  Blogs as Digital Portfolios in the Primary Classroom.  It was an amazing opportunity to share with others and the big theme at ECOO this year was around Google apps, inquiry, and making learning visible to others.  The good news:  we are so on the right track!

One of the presenters that focused on inquiry had a fabulous resource to share about how he integrated inquiry into his junior classroom.  The website is www.inquiry-based.com.  Check it out if you would like to be inspired!  From this website, I was able to start following these two presenters on twitter which led me to this website that provides lesson plans for divisions and under the “video tab” a section about an approach to inquiry that provides video coverage about how to plan for inquiry, what it looks like, classroom setup, etc.  Here is the link to the site – OESSTA link

What do you think?  Do you have any other twitter friends or websites that you find valuable for professional reading that I should start following who have amazing ideas to share?  I would love to hear about it.

Jenn Regier

 

One thought on “The Value of Twitter for Professional Development

  1. heatremp

    I could completely say “ditto” to everything that you posted. The new world that Twitter has opened to me as well after becoming a ‘tweeter’ is absolutely amazing and, I too, have retweeted and found so many interesting articles and people. In fact, here I sit on a Sunday addicted to finding more and more about how I can be better in the classroom. I will definitely add you to my following list.

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