I am a teacher (sounds strange saying that), that after completing my teacher training in further education, the wanting to learn and develop does not stop and will never stop! I have that urge to keep my skills in ICT/Computing going and I mean continuing for as long as possible. I ask how can I improve? not just my specialist subject knowledge but teaching skills too?
I have been on Twitter for a while but I never thought I would learn, develop and gather great information from other teachers. Twitter is a great tool to collaborate, especially with other educators. Teachers help each other and are always supportive of new and even those that have been in the education sector for years.
Twitter chats, blogs and sharing information
The Twitter chats collaborate teachers together are brilliant and truly worth joining in.
Some teachers have blogs that share information for others on the web. I didn’t even think I could do that!
Here are a few I have found really worth reading and following on Twitter so far:
- ICT Magic – information and great ideas for ICT/Computing in the classroom
- Vicki’s Ventures – Vicki writes fantastic blogs, she reflects on teaching as a profession and also writes amazing stories
- Mr Parkinson – a wide range of technology information to support the curriculum of ICT/Computing
- Simon Johnson – teaching and learning blog, Simon holds Twitter chats for teachers on a weekley basis. Simon encourages collaboration for all teachers, primary, secondary and even further education. Sharing is caring!
I recently started this website to support students and teachers in ICT/Computing. It’s a start and I just want to develop my website to use in the classroom. It’s far from finished but I just want my students to succeed, don’t we all? I am so pleased to be part of the community on Twitter, I continue to learn and develop through a supportive group of educators. My advice for new and experienced teachers to follow educators and find out when they hold Twitter chats. Join in and love learning!
We do need to remember that teachers are learners too!