Over at sister publication Teacher Magazine, Elizabeth Rich has a great article up about how teachers can use social-networking technologies to connect and interact with colleagues, and get new ideas for curricula and activities.
I wrote generally about social networking for teachers last year, in this story. But Elizabeth’s story goes more in depth to the subject-specific implications—in this case, for English teachers. She profiles Laura Abercrombie, a Florida teacher who initially felt bewildered when she joined a social network looking for resources on how to teach Thoreau. But ultimately, Abercrombie came to embrace the online community and found the support far more extensive than what her brick-and-mortar school provided.
If you’re a teacher using social networking for professional purposes, why not post a message and let us know how it’s going?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.