Social Media Recap: 05/11/2012

Each week on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), we share many links for teachers and parents to browse. Each link relates to a current trend in education, tips for the classroom, educational discussions, and plenty of other interesting topics.

In case you missed any of these great links, here is a roundup for this past week.

Links from 05/5 – 05/11/2012:

Also, don’t forget about the posts from the Big Ideas Math blog this week!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend from the Big Ideas Math team!

Twitter for Teachers

If you would like to jump in to the Twitter universe and need help getting started, then read on for helpful links and great people to follow.

1) The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers

This one-stop link will cover everything you need to know, such as setting up your account, Twitter language, creative uses for teachers, and ways to enhance communication.

2) Top Twitter Hashtags for Teachers

Hashtags are used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. They help categorize messages according to topic. Click on one and a new list of tweets, all containing that hashtag, will be generated.

3) 30 Twitter Tips for Teachers

This is a great collection of brief but effective tips to make the most of your Twitter account.

4) Who to follow on Twitter:
@bigideasmath
– @web20classroom
– @techlearning
– @SkypeClassroom
– @NMHS_Principal
@NEAToday
@USATeducation
@edReformer
@teachtools
@NCTM
@Teachpaperless
@NMSI

Here are a few active education/technology Twitter accounts to get you started. Check out what they are posting and who they are talking to. Resources will abound!