Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

10 ways Twitter has added value…

1. Continuous learning with and from a global community of educators, via countless links to interesting posts and articles, tools and websites, conferences and workshops. thoughts and ideas.

2. Year 5 students at my school are learning about Aboriginal culture. Twitter led me to @jessica_dubois, as a result of which classes at our schools were able to interact via Skype last week. It was an incredible learning experience for both sides!

3. Ongoing connections with PYP educators like @jessievaz in Chile, @maggiswitz in Switzerland, @sherratsam in Thailand and @garethjacobson in Bangladesh (among others!), to whom I can turn for advice and ideas relating to learning in the PYP.

4. #Elemchat is a weekly Twitter chat for primary school teachers to discuss issues and share practice. It’s great to get different perspectives from all over the world and the connection with talented organisers @tcash in Morocco and @gret in Argentina is an added bonus.

5. Year 1 teachers at my school have recently started blogging and are keen to make global connections for their students. Via Twitter, I’ve found them a number of interested teachers and classes in Colombia, Switzerland, Canada, Indonesia, Chile and the US and inspired them further with the work of @grade1 to see what is possible.

6. Inquire Within, a collaborative blog about inquiry learning, has a range of contributors from twelve countries across six continents… all via Twitter. (Join us!)

7. Upper Primary teachers at my school were inspired by a Skype session on literacy and class blogging with @kathleen_morris and @kellyjordan82 a few months ago and the dynamic duo has agreed to do another session next term to inspire teachers in the lower grades too.

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Happy Reading! 🙂



4 comments on “10 ways Twitter has added value…

  1. S. Weingerd
    June 12, 2015

    Twiter? I’ll have to think about this one. 🙂


  2. Hailey
    November 23, 2013

    Props for this cool post.
    However, what I wanted to tell you really was that what I would love to do is get my hands on your book! After reading your sample chapter and following you on WATTPAD I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to see how this bada$$ story ends!! Anyways..Keep up the outstanding job and keep doing what you do. Ya know if I had a teacher like you when I was in a school maybe I’d a actually paid attention. LOL! 🙂


  3. LuciaM.
    October 22, 2013

    Wow that is a new take on Twitter that I haven’t thought about before. Thanks for openinf the doors to many more new ideas. Subscribed and a fan.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!


  4. Nicholas
    October 22, 2013

    Wow! This sure gives me something to think about. Now to figure out how to apply it in my own classes. Thanks for great post!


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