Teaching Channel

A community of classroom-teaching videos, this website provides teachers with an opportunity to learn from peers. Educators can share lesson ideas and find support in an active Q&A forum. Rather than take time away from the school day to observe other teachers in action, this innovative online tool allows educators to observe actual classroom teaching anytime. The Teams platform offers a more personalized version of the public model and enables individual schools to share videos within a small group setting.

Twitter

Twitter is an incredible resource for professional development. Although not focused primarily on teachers or education, Twitter makes it easy for educators to build and expand their personal learning networks. Education-focused chats are a great way to engage; they’re searchable by hashtags such as #edchat, #ellchat, and #sschat. By following other teachers and thought leaders, it’s easy to find new resources and support among peers.

About the Author:

As the associate managing editor of education content for Common Sense Education, Emily M. works closely with the editorial team to project-manage editorial processes, including analytics reporting and content management. She also creates content for Common Sense Education’s Digital Classroom blog and What’s New pages. Before joining Common Sense, she was the campaign and advancement manager at California College of the Arts, where she focused on raising money for student scholarships. Emily holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.