Tech-Less to Techie – Part 4: Teacher Connections
My dear friend Katie has done a WONDERFUL job sharing her love of implementing technology in to the classroom over the last few weeks! This is the last entry in her blog series and she is sharing some of her FAVORITE teacher connections. They say parenthood takes a village, but so does teaching! How wonderful we can all connect through technology to share the different skills we each have! You can read other entries here – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
Thank you so much for following my blog posts the last few weeks. I surely have enjoyed getting to share my adventures from Tech-Less to Techie with everyone and I hope somewhere along the way you’ve gotten some good ideas to try in your classroom.
I think the biggest thing I’ve learned this year about using technology in the classroom is to make your teaching public. Be willing to share your teaching with others and learn from others and grow in your craft. Making my teaching public was the biggest step for me this year. Putting my teaching practices and ideas out on the internet for the world to see, judge, love, hate. It was hard. But technology is something I am passionate about and I’m passionate about learning and growing, so I took the leap and shared with the world.
For me Instagram has been the easiest social media outlet to connect with other teachers and also share my teaching ideas. With Instagram and hash tag craziness I quickly became connected with teachers all over the country and even some teachers in New Zealand and Australia. I love getting a glimpse into other teachers’ classrooms and the ideas they are sharing. It gets my mind thinking of new ways I can teach concepts to my students. I am constantly finding new ways to expand my teaching and creating new ways to engage my students.
Teachers are some of the most creative, friendly, and open people you will find. They love to share and grow. Whether you use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Blogging etc… dare to connect and see where those connections take you! Follow me on Instagram!
Here are some of my favorite “Teacher Connections!”
Simply Special Ed – Alyssa is a certified Severe Special Education Teacher in MA. She has TONS of resources on her website. She has a store on TpT but also offers some free resources on her site! Check out her Facebook and Instagram to follow along and be inspired!
Especially Education – Michaela is a 4th year SPED teacher in TX! She teachers a K-2 self contained classroom and has plenty of resources on her Facebook and Instagram. She recently wrote a post about Snowmen at Night – one of my favorite books!
Adventures in Kinder and Beyond – Carrie is a 20 year teaching VETERAN, so you *know* she knows what is up when it comes to the classroom. She teaches kindergarten currently, but she has the advanced class so she is constantly differentiating to meet their needs (first grade AND second grade at times!). Follow her on Facebook and Instagram!
Technically It’s Kinder – Brittany is a NC Kindergarten teacher! She has TONS of ideas for utilizing technology in the classroom and it is so neat to see her kids in action in the classroom. Follow her along on Instagram!
Tech & Teachability – Jessica is a Digital Arts Instructor at a school in LA! How cool does that job sound?! Their classrooms also have two teachers – uh, hello – I need that! Check her out on Facebook & Instagram – she is a wealth of knowledge!
Teach Outside the Box – Brooke is a K-2 gifted teacher in OK. She specializes in literacy and STEM! Her resources are all so unique and her feed is neat to follow! Check out her Instagram and Facebook! Her twist on STEM resources will change your classroom for the better.
Who are your favorite “Teacher Connections”? I would love to have some more to add to my list!