Through Twitter I discovered Edutopia. It is a website dedicated to “what works in education.” There are tons of blog posts, articles, videos, pictures and classroom guides. You can even search by grade level for important information and updates relevant to your grade! I like this… and it sure makes for easy, interesting reading!
While browsing the website, I realized that there are tons of blogs linked to the website. Educators from all over have their blogs liked, and their main blog topics are posted under around ten different categories. This makes searching for whatever interests you quick and easy. For instance, blogger Ramona Persaud posted an article about keeping your brain busy and active during the summer vacation months. How perfect for this time of year!
My favorite article that I stumbled across though has to be the article about the 8 apps teachers should download for the classroom. It is all about teaching from your iPhone. Growing up, we were not allowed to have phones in school at all, so it is crazy for me to think of phones as a learning tool! One of the apps the article mentions is DocScan HD. It makes staying organized easy. All the teacher has to do is snap a picture of a meeting agenda, handouts, or student work, and DocScan HD turns your pictures into PDF and JPG files. You can even share these files to your Dropbox to make accessing them even easier (with an upgrade). I still don’t entirely understand how Dropbox works, but I’m thinking it’s probably time for me to find out!
I don’t see how I would have ever heard of Edutopia had I not been browsing education topics Twitter… I wonder what I’ll discover next!