I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. Since it’s inception, I think I have ‘tried’ it half a dozen times but never really stuck with it. Increasingly, I have found that conferences for educators are running Twitter feeds live as the presentation proceeds. At first I found this quite odd. I mean – aren’t you supposed to be paying attention to the speaker? Taking notes? But as I have become more used to it, I have reopened my account @katecutts and joined in. What drew me in was the sharing between the silent. Being at one with a group of other people. Being in the moment with them and learning from their observations. It’s like a multiplier of my learning.
Then today I read this blogpost from George Couros: What should a networked educational leader tweet about? It gives a great snapshot of the kinds of learning and professional networking that comes from tweeting.
Love to hear your thoughts on Twitter.
Always wish there was more time in the day to watch Ted Talks. Ken Robinson is a favourite:
Watch this short Prezi from December 2012 about professional development and e-portfolios.
I recently attended a workshop by George Couros discussing the National Professional Standards for Teachers and how we can continuously learn through the process of blogging.
Setting up an e-Portfolio was easy and fun.
You can view a clip about starting an e-Portfolio here:
This blog is a way for me to engage in Professional Learning as well as post material to the different categories which make up the 7 National Professional Standards for Teachers.
It should be pretty easy for me to keep track of all the things I have learnt in the one easy place. Perhaps I need a back-up plan? What if WordPress disappears off the internet? Should I still keep a paper file of everything?
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