I was assigned to the blog Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom by Steven Anderson. He is the Director of Instructional Technology in Winston-Salem, NC.
The first post I read was 5 Leadership Questions To Finish (And Start) The School Year With. It was a very interesting post that discussed how to be a productive teacher even at the end of the school year. You might be wondering how does a teacher stay productive at the end of the year? That is when everything is over, right? Wrong! The end of the school year is the perfect time to get some reflection time in. In this particular blog post the questions all covered technology. The questions presented in the post covered participation, effectiveness, planning, and many other topics. I thought this was a great way for teachers prepare themselves for the next year. By answering these questions they could come up with some new ideas, as well as create goals that they would like to accomplish.
Next, I read Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag. This was a great article that discussed what hashtags are, how to create a hashtag, and how to find stuff using a hashtag on Twitter. Before reading this article I knew very little about hashtags, except that you were suppose to use them. Now I have a better understanding of their purpose, as well as how to use them to find interesting stuff. The article even provided a link to a list of at least 100 education hashtags! From #edugreen all the way to #BlackEdu. This is a great resource for anyone in education. Visit Some Educational Hashtags to see what hashtags you should be following!