Twitter in the Classroom

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Throughout this semester I have been able to use Twitter for one of my elementary education courses. In this class our professor has demonstrate how Twitter is a powerful tool for teachers. In just a few short months we have been able to access all kinds of professional development knowledge from an unlimited number of sources. All semester I have been wishing it would be a requirement for all of college courses. I have found it a quick and easy way to pass on information to fellow educators.

I have also been reading some articles about how to implement using twitter in an elementary classroom.  This is the link to my favorite article about simple ways to use twitter in the classroom.

How are you using social media for professional development or in your classroom? What are your thoughts on it? 

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Top Ten Books featuring Autism

Top Ten Books featuring Autism Spectrum Disorders by Carrie Cox

 

A few days ago I came across this link on twitter. Carrie Cox did a wonderful job with this list. For every book on the list she has a picture and description to go with it. Autism is a big interest for me so I was automatically interested in reading many of them. I started looking them up on amazon and the public library website. I was happy to find that the library had the book Rules by Cynthia Lord. This book was the one I was most looking forward to reading. I have started reading this book and will post about my reaction to it a little later.