▸ Social media - a way to connect for
PD, research, resources and simple
▸ An opportunity to meet other
inspirational and dedicated cutting-
▸ An opportunity to continue learning
in a variety of ways
WE NEED TO TAKE AGENCY IN
RESEARCHING AND SHARING
KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND
STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THAT
THESE PUPILS HAVE THE TEACHING
AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT
THEY ARE ENTITLED TO WHILST NOT
COMPROMISING THEIR “CULTURAL
IDENTITY, SELF-ESTEEM AND SENSE
OF PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY”
LARRY FERLAZZO▸ Excellent resources and ideas for teachers
▸ Classroom practices from someone in the
YOU TO JOIN,
VOXER - GROUPS
▸ Voxer - allows you to create and join
groups to share text, voice and
photos. Great for older students or
for sharing with a group of people
about certain topics.
SNAPCHAT - STORY
▸ Use pictures to tell stories - help to
share ideas and information with
▸ Share with a group a story of
learning and development.
▸ #ELLCHAT - information and ideas
for ELL teachers. Every Monday
9:00PM EDT - 6:00PM PT
▸ Participants engage in discussion
around specific topics related to
▸ #edchats are a great way to find
information and to find connections
▸ You can find all types of chats for all
aspects of education.
▸ The online calendar can be found at
TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM
▸1. Create a classroom twitter account that Ss can follow to discuss different topics.
▸2. Create a class #hashtag to facilitate conversations with students.
▸3. Share your twitter account with parents so they can get in on the conversations.
▸4. Ask questions and share responses
▸5. Share resources with students.
▸6. Extend the conversation beyond the classroom.
▸7. Invite experts or others to join conversations.
▸8. Have discussion about specific topics. With the DM feature, you can also create a group with
students to have a discussion with longer interactions.
▸9. Focus on specific vocabulary or language development and monitor/share/model with students.
▸10. Have some fun.
▸ Tweetdeck - a twitterclient for desktops/laptops -
works both as a stand alone and via online in a
▸ Hootesuite - service client to connect all your social
media accounts with browser extensions and iOS &
Android apps. https://hootsuite.com
▸ Participate Learning is a new site that helps you to
curate, collate, and share twitter chats and
▸ Twitterrific is an iPad app that works well with twitter.
▸ Pearltrees - a great option for curating information
from the web - my twitter pearl -
A NETWORK IS
Everyday is a professional development day.
As educators, our own learning needs to continue
everyday. If you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing.