This week's TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD is dedicated to the beauty of learning from others. As educators, we often thrive off of new learning to enhance our work with students. Today, continued professional growth has taken on an entirely different meaning. Gathering new ideas and information from other educators is more than just talking things through with a colleague or bringing back something from a conference of sorts.
Social media is very much a part of our world today. True confession, I didn't have a Twitter account before I started here in Bloomingdale. However, as an Instructional Technology Coach (especially with a Superintendent who LOVES Twitter), I thought it'd be a great idea to hop on board. Now, I cannot imagine my professional life without it. Daily, I am inspired by other educators as I continue to learn and grow.
Mrs. Fonk, Kindergarten Teacher Extraordinaire, messaged me with a tweet yesterday that I totally missed! Not only was she able to learn from another connected educator, but she also corralled me into the learning. Professional Learning Networks are P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L! Thanks Mrs. Fonk & Mr. Szajner for the new learning & inspiration!
OH YEA, what was that new learning, you ask? Well, check out this FANTASTIC, very kid-friendly Virtual Manipulative site! Mathigon Polypad for the WIN!