End of the Week Roundup of Top Twitter Posts

Good morning! As part of our weekly series that highlights our top Twitter posts, this week educational tools such as Schoology, Backup and Sync, Google Keep and Google Forms have made the cut. If you are interested in discovering how you can use these tools to improve the delivery of your lessons, to increase your ability to differentiate your instruction, to keep your classes organized, and to make your students’ learning process fun and easy, then check this week’s list below. In addition, one of our posts will help you learn how to use the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model as a guide in designing a strategy for using technology in your classroom. And if you are curious about how you can add game elements to your class, we have resources for you. It will certainly help you increase student engagement and learning.

Here are this week’s most popular posts:

Now for the second part, we have a compiled a list of education influencers that you should be following on Twitter. Furthermore, we would like to acknowledge our dear followers for liking and retweeting our posts. If you have time, please check the following Twitter profiles:

Influencers

Nicholas Provenzano‏ (@thenerdyteacher)
“My students have decided to create a Maker show in our Makerspace. If you have the time, check it out, leave a comment, give it a thumbs up, or share it around. They want to share the cool things students do in the space. thenerdyteacher.com/2018/04/the-kn… #MakerEd

Deborah Kenny‏ (@DeborahKennyHVA)
Article Shared: How to Level the College Playing Field

Tom Sherrington (@teacherhead)
Blog Post: The Learning Rainforest: A model for great teaching and learning.

Steve Dembo‏ (@teach42)
“Kids aren’t empowered by technology, they’re empowered by doing powerful things. And to do that, we need teachers who are empowered to establish an environment for that to flourish. @smartinez  #ice18

Milton Ramirez‏ (@tonnet)
Article Shared: A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning

Followers

Jason Ward‏ (@jasonrwardtech)
“Asked a group of HS juniors obsessively building a massive base in Minecraft, “Why do you play this game? What makes it interesting?” The responses: The creativity of building and the excitement of searching for rare resources. #gamification has the power to tap into this drive.”

Lisa Martin‏ (@MsMartinRVA)
“Love what loves you, but don’t hate what hates you. For hate is the burden to exhaust the stars in you. -RM Drake | @armani_monique knows how to senior quote!”

Jennifer Fairbanks‏ (@HHSmath)
“Hack: If I need an equation for a google slide, I type it in #desmos (super easy math language) and take a snapshot to use it.”

MassCUE‏ (@masscue)
“3…2…1…ACTION! Video Production in ANY Classroom! Online Workshop May 6, 2018 – May 27, 2018 https://buff.ly/2v5BsyB

Mr. Allain‏ (@Mr_Allain)
“Can’t wait to recommend “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by @ErikaLSanchez for our summer reading list. Her protagonist, Julia, is an actual teen. Some readers won’t like that, but Julia’s voice is real: confident and conflicted, edgy and gentle, coarse and poetic.”

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