In the following post, we roundup our top tweets this week as part of Guildway’s weekly series. Educational technology tools such as Schoology, Evernote, and Periscope, are featured in the list. In addition, there are other Guildway blog posts that you might be interested in such as the tools to help you out with your productivity or to increase student engagement, recommended mind mapping tools for teachers, and the best Google Chrome add-ons for math teachers.
If you are also planning to create your first teacher blog, one of the key decisions you will have to make is choosing between a free platform or pay for your own. Many people choose to use WordPress to create their website. To avoid confusion, we explained the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Please check out the rest of the blog posts below.
Here are this week’s top Twitter posts:
- End of the Week Roundup of Top Tweets
- 11 Tools That Made Teaching Easier This Year
- Productivity Recipe: Combine Schoology and Evernote [Video]
- I Tested 5 Mind Mapping Tools And Failed Miserably
- Create A Blog: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
- How Has Google Classroom Improved In The Past Year?
- Why Every Teacher Needs To Be Excited About Periscope
- Best Google Chrome Add-ons For Math Teachers in 2018
- Google Meet: Here Is What Teachers Need To Know
- How Learning Objectives Can Actually Make Your Class Fun
The second part of this series is we are featuring five education influencers and five of our followers. We have also selected one tweet from each profile. If you are looking for people in the education field who are worth following on Twitter, kindly check the featured influencers for this week in the list below. Furthermore, we are acknowledging another five of our followers for following us.
Eleni Kyritsis (@misskyritsis)
“Using Google Tour Creator in the Classroom https://elenikyritsis.com/2018/07/22/using-google-tour-creator-in-the-classroom/”
Kim Sutton (@kmsttn)
“I love seeing what is on @ExpWithGoogle, even more now that there is a collection called #creatability which explores how creative tools can be made more accessible for everyone. Check it out here: https://t.co/pHHNtO3SbN”
Bethany Hill (@bethhill2829)
“Lots of kids come to school with their invisible backpacks, weighted with struggles.
Stress, worry, fear, anxiety, trauma, lack of physical needs, loneliness, anger, sadness, & hopelessness can make them so heavy; too heavy for learning to happen.
Notice & love them instead.”
Travis Jordan (@Supt_Jordan)
“We must empathize, encourage, and empower our students every single day. We must make it known to them that they matter. We must make it known to them that they are loved. Their stories are more important than their scores.”
Christopher Weiss (@ChrisWeissCT)
“12 Google Slides resources that will make your day via @ShakeUpLearning https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/12-google-slides-resources-that-will-make-your-day/”
Suzy Pepper Rollins (@myedexpert)
“How to support gifted & high achieving students in reaching higher? Sometimes, they are adept at playing the game of school…getting the work in the bin. Podcast by @the_gifted_guy science projects by @ProjectEngin and writing ideas by @AngelaStockman http://ow.ly/B9Vt30mr9ON”
Bonnie Nieves (@biologygoddess)
“Mission 2: We do “good news Monday” in my classroom. Students share something from the weekend while their peers practice the skill of listening. There’s much to learn from one another, we take time to value each person as an individual.”
Karla (Mulholland) Hess (@21st_teacher)
“1 of the question at Back to School Night was how much students should be on their devices/ internet safety. 1 great resource I use is the resource page from @GoogleForEdu’s program Be Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en/resources”
Smith Digital Design (@SmithEdTech)
Link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/SmithEdTech/status/1048261998675410946
“An amazing 7th grader constructed and coded a cardboard Google Home using the Google #AIY kit and a #RaspberryPi.”
Andres Joubert (@JoubertAndres)
“From ideation, to planning, to making; @ParkMaitland design thinking students have been hard at work preparing for @OrlMakerFaire! Check out our first ever student-led & created booths at http://www.makerfaireorlando.com/maker/park-maitland-school/ So proud of our makers!”