Superior@gcourosMr. Couros is a good person for myself, as well as otherpre-service teachers in the Edmonton area, to followbecause of his standing within the educationalcommunity. Not only does he often post information thatcan be of great help and insight about teaching andtechnology, but he is also a good person to start buildinga relationship with. If someone were able to create aprofessional relationship with him, or someone in hisposition, through social media it could possibly helpthem when they apply for jobs in the future.
Organization @edtechtalk This is a valuable resource for me as a pre- service teacher because technology is changing rapidly and it is hard to keep up. Not only will following this page make that easier, it will also give me ideas on how to use technology in the classroom or, at the very least, connect me with people who would be able to help me
Organization @edutopia This is a good organization to follow because they often tweet and/or retweet resources that could be valuable to pre-service teachers such as myself; such as ways to “Engag[e] Students in Math.” They also offer pieces of inspiration which can be valuable to new and veteran teachers.
ContributionsThrough Twitter, I have managed to connect with other pre-service teachers aswell as superiors in the field whom which it is unlikely I would have connectedwith otherwise. By posting opinions on topics, such as cyber bullying andtechnology within the classroom, conversations and discussions were started.Not only was I able to connect with people who shared my viewpoint on certainsubjects, but I was also able to communicate with others who opposed it. Thisenabled me to see a different perspective of a situation and also made me seethat as the times are changing, society (with an emphasis on teachers) mustchange with it. Being scared of technology is only going to hinder an educator.The relationships, conversations and knowledge that can be caused because oftechnology are too valuable to the teacher and to their students for them not tobe as involved as possible.