ERIC Number: EJ1125444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
The Virtual Workroom: Using Social Media, Teachers Reach beyond School Walls to Learn and Grow
Carpenter, Jeffrey P.; Trust, Torrey; Krutka, Daniel G.
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n4 p24-28 Aug 2016
Rather than just teach students facts about history, high school social studies teacher Amy Presley searched for ways to create meaningful experiences they would remember forever. This article describes how she found a group of social studies educators using a Twitter hashtag as a way to share resources and improve her teaching skills. Energized by the community and ideas she encountered on Twitter, Presley shares how she began to seek out other opportunities to work online and offline with educators outside her school and district.
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teacher Collaboration, Social Studies, Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development, Teacher Surveys, Administrators, High Schools
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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