I have to admit – I don’t Tweet! But maybe I should. Is it just another way to waste time? Maybe not. Many of my peers use twitter on an regular basis as a quick way to learn and share new professional information. If you have been thinking you should at least check it out, here are some tips for getting started.
http://www.justintarte.com/2014/01/10-steps-for-educators-new-to-twitter.html – just for us beginners, here are some basics to get started and some suggestions of educators to follow.
http://www.justintarte.com/2014/01/10-ways-twitter-makes-me-better-educator.html – why would I even want to use twitter? Here are some reasons why twitter might just make us all better educators and it all starts with being connected to peers and leaders who will keep us focused and inspired.
http://www.slideshare.net/regob/twitter-for-teachers-a-professional-development-tool – this longer e-book goes into more detail (with pictures for us visual types) about getting started and getting the most out of our new twitter account.
The crew here at OPSRC is always searching for ways to help schools save on their expenses, an especially critical need right now.
I recently had a conversation with a teacher on professional development, and she commented that the training was good but "There was no food--not even a candy mint.” This might seem trivial to some, but in her mind, it meant she was not appreciated. Not that food really adds to a PD, but as we all know, it IS the little things that matter.
A run-through of all the opportunies available to our members!
If your school or district has a Facebook page, chances are you've encountered the dreaded negative comment. Unfortunately, allowing people to voice their displeasure with an issue is just part of the social media game. The benefits of using social media, though, far outweigh the negative.