Last day of school … time to shut down and enjoy a well-deserved break. After that initial sigh of relief, there lies tremendous potential. There are many ways to seize the moment and take the opportunity to refresh, rethink, and revitalize. There is one simple yet effective path/tool to achieve your summer time professional development goals … Twitter. Twitter is easy to set up (resource), follow people and topics, and share your ideas quickly and effectively. Here you can start by passively observing shared thoughts and information or get active and dive right in by composing your own tweets and get actively involved with Twitter chat.
Microsoft Innovative Experts have created a vibrant, growing, and welcoming presence within the Twitterverse. This community provides resources on a variety of Microsoft Tools, creative and innovative classroom hacks, and a supportive and helpful professional learning community. You would also receive timely information about unique learning and professional development opportunities such as the Microsoft Hack-A- Thon, Skype-A-Thon and Microsoft Innovative Expert applications. A world full of inspiration, resources, and support awaits and all in the comforts of your backyard or at the cottage or on a trip. So grab a lemonade (or other favourite summer-time beverage) and connect … you and your students will be glad you did. Enjoy your summer!
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Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 19 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.