A great, but often overlooked, platform for connecting with other educators is Edmodo.
What is Edmodo?
Edmodo - edmodo.com - is a FREE 'Social Networking' environment for students, parents and teachers. It provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. In fact, many schools are ditching their VLEs in preference to Edmodo.
Teachers and students can post messages, discuss topics, assign and grade work. Edmodo also allows you to share digital content such as links, pictures, videos, documents etc. Edmodo is very similar, in layout and functionality, to Facebook. This makes it immediately appealing to students.
“Edmodo has changed my life as a teacher - really. Get a teacher account right now. Takes only a second!” - Joanna Van Raden (@joannavrteaches)
To get started with Edmodo, visit: http://www.edmodo.com/
Introducing the #connectEd Edmodo Challenge:
Challenge 22: Connect with an educator on Edmodo
Challenge 23: Join an Edmodo community
Challenge 24: Create or join a Professional Development group