I had a conversation with someone the other day about how many teachers use online tools and social networks to get ideas. Just curious which tool you use the most. Also, if you have additional thoughts post to the comments below.
I did not choose other but I do use different education blogs a lot to get ideas. It is great because many of them post FREE lesson ideas or samples. Most of the teacher blogs I follow are on Facebook but I almost feel like teacher blogs could be a whole separate category...
Do you have any favorite teacher blogs that you can share? You're right blogs could provide a separate category by grade-level, subject and focus alone. I also forgot to include podcasts here. I have listened to the one I mentioned earlier TeachThought podcast, but the Bedley Brothers podcast has some riveting interviews with innovative teachers and education leaders as well as provocative discussion around educational topics.
My favorite blog/website I follow is called KindergartenWorks. I find this blog really helpful to me since it is all about Kindergarten which is the grade a teach.:) Most of the time I have to get creative to figure out how to take great ideas and make them achievable for Kindergarten. The great part about this blog and she has already done that thinking for me.
I search topics I'm interested in using Pinterest. I take ideas from many different posts and create what I need/want for my situation.
I am sure I am not the only person who uses more than one of the tools/networks listed. A lot depends on the time I have to invest. I use Pinterest to save ideas but get lots of ideas from various newsletters and blogs to which I subscribe. Twitter is also extremely useful when I can keep up. Favorite blogs include Free Technology for Teachers, Shake Up Learning, GDCF Ninjas, and Class Tech Tips.
This is a great topic. I try to use Pinterest to save the resources I find in all the other ways
I use TPT and follow several math teacher blogs for inspiration.
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