Social media is a great way to connect with people all around the world. But it can also be a resource for connecting with your fellow teachers. In this 3-Minute Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 presenter and trainer Monica Burns shares her tips for finding teachers to connect with on Twitter.
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In the brief video above, Monica discusses search terms you can use to find teachers you may want to follow. A search term example she gives is, “Google Certified Teachers.” She also discusses how you can decide if you want to follow them based on the content of their page. If their content looks like it will be of value to you, go ahead and follow them. Remember, you can unfollow someone at anytime. You can also look into who they are following for even more resources.
Building up your network has many benefits. Teachers are always finding creative ways to engage their students and use technology in the classroom. You never know what great ideas you might stumble across as you connect with your fellow teachers.
Another amazing resource for connecting with your fellow teachers is SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community. Click here to check it out.
What are some resources you use to connect with other teachers? Who do you recommend your colleagues follow? Let us know in the comments below.
How to Connect with Other Teachers
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About Our “How to Connect with Other Teachers” Presenter: Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author: Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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