Using Twitter to Expand your Learning Community


As teachers, we get several holidays during our school year.  Because of this, many other professions tease us about not working as hard as they do.  What many of those critics don’t know is that planning and learning in our profession never takes a holiday.  Educators are always planning or at least thinking about creative ways to get through to their students.  Planning great interactive lessons, a wonderful PBL project, or even just trying a new resource. Learning never takes a break in our profession.  During this “Holiday”, when you find yourself relaxing on the sofa with your iPad or other tablet, download Twitter. Create an account and expand your Digital Professional Learning Community. Twitter has quickly become one of the most valuable resources educators have in planning lessons.  These are not just technology integrated lessons but any type of lessons from teachers all over the country and even the world. Follow teachers from all levels of education, K-12 and beyond.  These are educators ready to share ideas and best practices with anyone willing to listen.

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About Jacob Luevano

Jacob is a Graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Elementary Education.Before becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist at Manor ISD, Jacob survived 10 years teaching Social Studies, Video Production, and Emerging Technology at a Middle School in Ysleta ISD. Jacob then worked 2 years at an Elementary School as a Campus Technologist where he helped pilot an iPad 1:1 program in several classrooms. He is now part of the iTeach Team in Manor initiating the iPad 1:1 program.

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