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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues

twitter-k12-conversationsIf you were to search on Twitter to see what are some of the most urgent issues affecting educators, administrators, and IT specialists in K-12 education, what do you think you would find?

The same trends that dominate conversation in the physical world are also being discussed and debated online. Whether discussing the latest trends in STEM education, curriculum and assessments, best practices, or mobile technology, there are plenty of ed-tech conversations to follow on Twitter—and lots of good insight for K-12 leaders.

So once you’ve followed @eschoolnews, check out some of these other essential ed-tech influencers to stay up-to-date with the latest ed-tech news.

1. STEM

A key topic of discussion today is why the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) are important for students’ future economic competitiveness—and how to draw students into these fields.

Many teachers are on the lookout for more resources not only to help educate children in math and science, but to instill a sense of passion and joy in learning these often difficult subjects.

Malia Hollowell, a National Board Certified elementary teacher, offers 40 STEM activities for kids in the education website Playdough to Plato.

Taking to Twitter, Nicol Howard, a teacher at Monte Vista Elementary School, had this to say:

See what other educators and leaders think about this topic on Twitter here.

(Next page: More K-12 conversations to follow on Twitter)

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