Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Leading Education: 10 Powerful Twitter Posts from 2015

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Educators are a powerful force on Twitter. The learning and sharing is outstanding. Here's a look back at 10 powerful tweets from 2015. These thought leaders always challenge and inspire.

1. Todd Whitaker flips boring professional development on its ear. When educators learn, it should also inspire more engagement and excitement about teaching and learning.

2. An earlier image described what kids should do with technology, but how does that apply to leaders? It's not about the tools, but how the tools support enduring goals of connecting, leading, and learning.

3. Beth creates and shares many beautiful and inspiring images. We should always be reminded of the power of our words on students. We should always aim to encourage and lift up.

4. This encouraging Tweet from Sylvia Duckworth honors the journey of each individual towards tech greatness. I really enjoy the creativity and visual brilliance of Sylvia's sketchnotes. Great ideas!

5. Every teacher can relate to this meme. If only our students could understand. We all enjoy Twitter humor to brighten the day.

6. 2015 was a big year for Google Classroom, and Alice Keeler is a guru on the subject. Her blog is packed with tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google in the classroom.

7. This post had a simple but profound message. What do students want to hear from teachers? Great advice for making interactions with students more meaningful. 

8. Tech and teaching rock star Vicki Davis shared this image. It's a great menu of options for students to reflect on learning.

9. This chart shared by Derek McCoy extends the classic KWL chart to take thinking deeper.

10. Warning: Shameless plug alert. Yes, I included one of my Tweets in this list. I'm not sure the origin of this brilliant and widely-shared image, but it captured my imagination. Adaptable learning IS the skill of the future.

Bonus: If you want to make some noise on Twitter, just tweet that school is closed. My daughter Emma would love to have that power.

Question: Which of these Tweets is your favorite? Or, do you have an awesome Tweet of your own to share? Leave a comment or share on Twitter and Facebook

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