Note: If you’re reading this, you’re probably already more edtech savvy than most. So, take the time and share this post with a non-twitter-using colleague. Spread the word and help connect the teaching profession!
Our top two ideas for becoming a “connected educator?” Use Google Reader and Twitter. Both of these bring information directly to you and both exponentially expand your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Spending a few minutes a day with each provides individualized professional development that you can’t put a pricetag on. We know because we use both. And both have made us better teachers.
Thanks to attention-seeking celebrities and whining athletes, twitter is a bit off-putting to some. But if you look beyond the riff-raff, there is a community of educators tweeting away. All of them with the common goal of connecting, sharing, learning, and helping students.
Twitter is pretty easy to get started with. But just in case you need a little extra help, here’s a tutorial video we made: