People to Follow
I started following on Twitter Jeff Charbonneau he was the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. He has an engaging twitter feed. My favorite thing about his twitter feed is that he posts quotes and interesting things about teaching. The things he posts about teaching make you think as a teacher if you do everything you can for your students or if you are doing everything that you can for yourself as their teacher.
The second teacher that I followed is Jon Harper, Jon is a host of a radio show and is a active education blogger. One thing that I really like about Jon's twitter feed is that he posts interesting relevant resources. One of the blog posts that he tweeted about was should we give students second chances.
The third twitter account that I followed was Dyane Smokorwski who was the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Dyane has an active twitter account where she tweets out multiple times a day relevant and interesting things about teaching. One of the resources that she tweeted about was GoNoodle, GoNoodle is a great resource that gets students moving and provides brain breaks for your students. I really like the tweet because it shows a resource that skype classroom is promoting.
The first twitter hashtag that I followed was Google for Education. What I saw was mainly for Google for Education was that it is many different education people tweeting to Google for Education. Having other educators post and add things means that this twitter feed is very diverse and interesting. On the flip side this can also be frustrating because you have to shift through a lot of tweets to find something relevant to me as an elementary school teacher. Also alot of the resources on this sections are based for Google centered school districts and being an Apple user it was hard to follow along and find some resources to use. One resource that I did find though was 5 google drive tips that everyone should know. This resource was a helpful reminder on things that I know but sometimes forget about when using google drive.
The second hashtag that I followed was #tlap which stands for Teach Like A Pirate based on the book by Dave Burgess. This twitter feed was fun to look through and read through. My favorite was the one below... it was a tweet from the author of the book Dave Burgess with a quote from his book. The quote is one to live by and it is humorous.
The next twitter feed that looked at was the hashtag #whatisschool this was another funny and engaging twitter feed, my favorite one that really struck home was a Calvin and Hobbs cartoon where Calvin told his teacher that she can teach him all she wants but she can't make him care for it. This really struck home because if our students are engaged and wanting to learn then they are going to close themselves off and not learn what you are teaching them.