Digital PD: Professional Development on Your Time

πŸ•ŠοΈ Twitter tweets

Looking to use hashtags to their fullest? Whether you’re using your own personal hashtag like #WhatBinder or a common hashtag like #EdChat you need to know how to make the most out of your tweets.

Engaging Educators

With so many voices participating in the digital community, it can be difficult to know who to follow. If you’re looking to start growing your educator network, why you start by giving these folks a follow.

@MrBarltrop
Webmaster of WhatBinder.com and all-around good guy.

@MPascaris
Special Education educator with a focus on inclusive teaching.

@Comics_Teacher
Educator who knows that comic books make valuable teaching tools.

Twitter Chats

Twitter can often feel like you’re screaming into the void, and that nobody is listening. Twitter Chats help cut through the noise, connecting you with the people you want to know.

πŸ”– What are Twitter Chats?

If you’ve never heard the term, or don’t know what tools to use to best engage with them, this is your one stop shop to everything you need to know.

https://www.agorapulse.com/social-media-lab/twitter-chats

πŸ”– The Big Lists of Educational Twitter Chats

With hashtag, date, and time information, you can be sure to find an engaging conversation no matter what educational topic you’re interested in.

https://www.teachthought.com/technology/50-important-education-twitter-hashtags-with-meeting-times/

https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/education-hashtags-chatrooms/




πŸ’» Teacher Blogs

With so many educators supporting one another, it’s difficult to know where to best focus your time and effort. When you’re not browsing WhatBinder.com be sure to check out these other influential sites.

πŸ”– Cult of Pedagogy

The Gold Standard in Educational Websites

CultOfPedagogy.com

πŸ”– Madly Learning

Focused on Elementary Success.

MadlyLearning.com

πŸ”– Toronto Teacher Mom

A Local Educator worth following.

TorontoTeacherMom.com

πŸ”– MichaelPascaris.com

There is only one Michael Pascaris.

MichaelPascaris.com




🌐 Lynda.Com

Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning offers a number of professional courses. What many don’t know is they have an entire catalogue focused on education.

Toronto based individuals have FREE ACCESS to all the courses through the Toronto Public Library.




πŸ”– Teaching with Technology

Learn how to best include technology in your classroom to maximize student success.

https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Foundations-Teaching-Technology/360035-2.html

πŸ”– Teaching Complex Topics

Learn to scaffold and chunk complex issues into manageable segments for a full and rich learning experience.

https://www.lynda.com/Higher-Education-tutorials/How-Teach-Complex-Topics/452750-2.html

πŸ”– Teacher Techniques: Blended Learning

Create a blended learning environment to streamline the teaching and learning process for both teachers and students.

https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Blended-Learning-Fundamentals/424004-2.html

πŸ”– Social Media in the Classroom

Embrace technology by focusing it for educational purposes, increasing student Digital Literacy skills.

https://www.lynda.com/Education-Elearning-Classroom-Management-tutorials/Social-Media-Classroom/360034-2.html

πŸ”– Common Core: Exploring K-12 Standards

Refresh your knowledge of the American Common Core Standards, while learning how to best tailor your practice to highlight the key drivers behind their creation.

https://www.lynda.com/Business-tutorials/Common-Core-Exploring-K-12-Standards/144197-2.html

πŸ”– Teaching Techniques: Data Driven Instructions

For decisions to be meaningful, they must be data driven. Learn how to best focus your efforts, collect your data, and act on the results.

https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Teaching-Fundamentals-Data-Driven-Instruction/173755-2.html

πŸ”– Teaching Techniques: Project Based Learning

Through Project-Based Learning students engage with the materials, as learning is made personal and meaningful.

https://www.lynda.com/Education-Elearning-Classroom-Management-tutorials/Teaching-Fundamentals-Project-Based-Learning/364351-2.html

πŸ”– Office for Educators

Better learn the tools available at your fingertips, to streamline your practice while discovering hidden tips and tricks.

https://www.lynda.com/Office-tutorials/Office-Educators/141464-2.html

πŸ““ Aaron Quigley’s Videos

With a wealth of courses, Aaron’s focus on Education makes him a resource for all teachers.

https://www.lynda.com/Aaron-Quigley/1905756-1.html


πŸ’‘Want More? Have Ideas?

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