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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few inspirational educators on Twitter can help new teachers start their classroom careers off on the right foot. Data shows that many teachers leave the profession within their first three years of teaching, and most cite a lack of support, lack of mentoring, and feeling isolated as their top reasons for leaving. Using professional learning networks (PLNs), educators have at their fingertips a vast array of resources, including fellow educators willing to mentor new teachers....

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Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to…

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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.…

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5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect and stay in touch with teachers. Maintaining open channels of…

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App of the Week: Kids solve alphabet puzzles, learn phonics

This pre-k app is designed to teach your little sprout basic ABC phonics and letters.…

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App of the Week: Follow that shark!

OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology.…

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App of the Week: Browse the Earth’s visual history

What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our…

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6 ways to leverage social media in school

Though some educators are hesitant to embrace it, social media has taken education by storm. All it takes is one look online to see the proof: educators have…

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How Vine videos can improve the classroom experience

Instead of telling students to put their phones away, why not start using apps like Vine to enhance the classroom experience? With new ed-tech innovations entering the limelight…

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App of the Week: A new way to do video

CrowdFlik is the mobile video APP that allows you to share, view and edit mobile video footage captured by the crowd.…

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15 innovative Twitter accounts you should follow

Social media is fast becoming a great way for innovative educators to build professional learning networks, stay in touch, trade best practices, and more. Twitter is perhaps one of…

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