This is just a quick update on curation tools. I participated in a webinar on Saturday which featured Brad Spirrison from Participate Learning. This is, at least to me, a relatively new tool and I was surprised to hear Brad say that his group has been working on this for years. They started out as Appolicious. This is a link to the Livebinder of the resources shared.
So- what is it? It's a resource tool and a curation tool. I haven't explored all the resource collections - but it is growing and encompasses all grades/disciplines. These resources are being pulled together by educators, folks who have actually used them in their classrooms.
The curation tool is the piece I have tried and can recommend. I know that most of you do not currently see Twitter as an educator's best resource... but honestly, it can be. It takes a lot of time and energy to follow the right people, the ones that push your thinking or have common interests- which is where Participate Learning can help.
Twitter chats have exploded over the last few years and can be challenging to make time for and to follow, but can deliver just what you need- a group of people who share your interests, whether that is grade 4, or modern languages, history, or science- there's a chat for you. Participate Learning can make it easy to follow these chats and save the resources shared- whether you have time to actively participate in the chat or not.
We are moving toward a more individualized structure for professional development. You have the power to create your own PLCs within the school, within the district and within the world of connected educators. Twitter is just one more tool in your toolkit to connect you with the world. Whether you teach English to seniors, work with struggling students or teach second grade, there's a twitter chat for you.
Look at all of the chats you could learn from... and these are just today's chats
It changes every day!
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