2. Best Practices

Modern technology helps educators and administrators connect with colleagues on a host of issues to improve instruction, enhance the student experience, and transform their schools.

As educators prepare for a new school year, what are some best practices they can implement in the classroom? Greg Schwanbeck, a high school physics and astronomy teacher, lists in The Huffington Post 18 tips for new teachers, including: “Never pass up a chance for a Friday afternoon beer with colleagues. These opportunities will be both educational and cathartic.”

What do you think of these suggestions? See what other educators are saying on Twitter about best practices in K-12.

3. Mobile Technology

Mobile technology deployment in the classroom has become very popular (and costly) in recent years. However, educators and district leaders are always interested in learning from their peers ways to maximize tech tools and efficiency.

Journalist Katrina Schwartz has five strategies on leveraging student-owned devices in any classroom.

Follow this timely discussion on Twitter here.

(Next page: Twitter conversations around the Common Core and social media use for professional development)

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