Expand your EdTech Community
As the world of tech is rapidly evolving, it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes, and come up with teaching ideas that use the most up to date and relevant technology. At BSD, we prioritise bringing teachers together as part of a community to learn from each other and share ideas.
One great idea bank is of course, Twitter. Craig Kemp, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation at Stamford American International School in Singapore, and a frequent education blogger, has crowdsourced and curated a list of 400 highly recommended educators to follow – he has an entire section on EdTech with 53 suggestions! Here’s a taster of the people included:
KEITH GEORGE @bigtechcoach
Keith George is the Educational Technology Specialist for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, Alabama State Department of Education and previously taught for 12 years. He believes that ‘The time is now for educators to become passionate about educational technology’ and writes a weekly newsletter, a blog and tweets relevant resources and news.
JENNIFER KING @JenniferNKing
Jennifer King is a Grade 8 Math and English teacher who is passionate about technology (specifically coding) and ‘cannot imagine teaching without the use of technology’. Her website gives an overview of what she is doing with her class and has a great tech toolkit.
ROB McELROY @EdTechMac
Rob McElroy is the Assistant Director at Young Hoon Elementary School in Korea. He is passionate about edtech, and using it to make his students lives better and easier. He puts together edtech sessions that can be found on his website.These introduce teachers to technologies from minidrones to coding, as well as Google Expeditions and VR.
The rest of Craig’s list can be found here. Get following and be inspired!