The first year we decided to take ESGI on the road to the SDE I Teach K! conference in Vegas we had an awesome time, but we wondered, “Was it beginner’s luck?” In 2015 we decided to “double down” and go back for a second year. We met more teachers, gave away more prizes and did double our fun from the first conference. This year we are headed back to fabulous Las Vegas with even bigger and better prizes in the bags. We know it’ll be outstanding. The third time’s the charm, right?!
Are you always on the hunt for new ideas to implement in the classroom? Want to keep up with the latest trends, news and happenings in education? Twitter can be an excellent tool to communicate with fellow educators and professionals in the field. If you're still wondering... "What is Twitter?" Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, and frequent messages. People write short updates, often called "tweets" of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search. Teachers are on Twitter every minute of every day. There are daily hashtag chats where educators from around the globe collaborate, share interesting tidbits, and make lifelong connections never before possible. But before you write off Twitter as just another social media "FAD," take a look at these top 5 ways Twitter can enrich the classroom.
ESGI is proud to announce our newest content partner and "Friend of ESGI," Kathy Crane! Kathy has been teaching Kindergarten for 23 years, and has taught both Preschool and Reading courses at the college level. She has published 13 books on reading, writing and math, and has worked as a freelance author for two other online education publishing companies. She earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education, and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. Welcome Kathy Crane!