Today I’m going to talk about blogs and twitter with you…
If I were in your place right now, and I would be rolling my eyes. Like so far they’d be in the back of my head.
I hear ya. You’re just weeks away from starting your first day in the classroom as a full time math teacher. You’re here at a professional development workshop trying to get all those concrete things you need to get started. And this kid who has only been teaching 5 years is here to spend 30 minutes talking to me about blogs and twitter? My eyes would be in the back of my head now too. But I promise you that my goal is not to waste your time.
So for these 27.5 minutes that I have left, I’m going to try to convince you that I have something that I can offer you that will be concretely useful. And if I’ve failed, I suppose that’s ½ an episode of a rerun of Buffy I prevented you from watching. Or 15 pages of 50 Shades of Grey I got in the way of you reading. But if I succeed, you’re going to have such good things at your fingertips.
USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A PEDAGOGICAL IMPERATIVE:THE MEASURABLE BENEFITS OF USING ONLINENETWORKS TO BOOST TEST SCORES AND TEACHER SATISFACTION SAM SHAH
the huge benefitit saves you time and makes you a betterteacher. period.this is stuff used by people in theclassroom. they are trying to break themold of EXPLAIN-SHOW-PRACTICE.and you’ll get exposed to some greatteaching ideas.
go tohttp://bit.ly/mathblogpostsand click on any of the links that appeal to you… spend about 5 minutes clicking & reading
For the remaining time, play around on the site below.You can see who we are, some cool things we’ve donetogether, and read about getting started with bloggingand twittering.If you want to learn to set up a google reader and add afew people to it, let me know and I can help you. http://bit.ly/mathblogpage