Showing posts with label PLC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PLC. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Twitter Bingo - A Fun Way to Introduce Twitter to Teachers

I spent yesterday working with teachers in Canton, Connecticut. A Twitter Bingo board was one of the first things that I noticed when I walked into the room in which I gave my opening talk. I immediately snapped a picture of it and Tweeted it. Throughout the day that picture was liked and reTweeted dozens of times.

The Twitter bingo chart that I photographed was developed in part by Ruth Kidwell. Ruth later replied to a Tweet from a teacher who wanted to use the chart for introducing Twitter to his colleagues. Ruth's reply included a link to the Google Drawing in which the Twitter Bingo game was created.

It is one thing to talk to your colleagues about using Twitter for professional development, but it's another to get them to actually use it. Twitter Bingo provides people with a fun way to learn about how Twitter works.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Good Facebook Group for AP US History Teachers

Ken Hall, author of the US History Teachers Blog, sent me an email last night about a Facebook group that one of his colleagues has created for AP US History teachers. The group currently has more than 1,700 people sharing resources with each other. You do have to request access to join the group.

As I said to Ken last night, this AP US History Teachers Group another great example of teachers connecting online to help each other help their students. Anyone teaching AP US History should ask to join and explore the resources being shared in the group.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

MasteryConnect Partners With Solution Tree

Full Disclosure: Mastery Connect is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.

Mastery Connect provides a free community for educators to share and discuss their plans around Common Core standards. As a member of the community you can browse and download the materials shared by other educators. There are currently more than one hundred pages of shared materials. Of course, as a member of the community you can share your own materials. You can also follow and have threaded Twitter-style discussions with other members of the community. All materials found in Mastery Connect are tied to specific standards in the Common Core. Click here to join the community today.

This summer MasteryConnect partnered with Solution Tree and presented at Solution Tree's Professional Learning Communities at Work institutes. Solution Tree's Rick Dufour endorsed MasteryConnect's community in this video.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Developing an Online Personal Learning Network

These are the slides from the presentation about personal learning networks that I gave at NCTIES. Under the slides I have included a few of the points that stressed in the session.

  • Personal learning networks aren't about one social network platform. 
  • Personal learning networks take time to develop.
  • Personal learning networks can be as large or small as you want them to be. 
  • Your personal learning networks will change over time.
  • Everyone has something to share.