Some interesting fruit!

This morning I had the opportunity to work with secondary teachers of my school in a session about professional learning, blogs and Twitter. I don’t know if my sentiments or feelings were shared by all in the group, but I left the session feeling quite invigorated. We spend so much of our time focusing on student learning and doing the best we can to make sure that our students succeed, that we often neglect our own learning.

Having recently moved over to Google apps across the school, I spent the session leading teachers through Google Reader and subscribing to RSS feeds from blogs. Scott McCleod’s Castle organisation has a fantastic page of links to teacher blogs and we used this as a diving in point for blogs related specifically to classroom practice and curriculum.

On a survey of the staff, I was interested to see that only a handful of the 60 teachers maintained their own blog and nobody used twitter.

I’m looking forward to continuing to bring these tools to the attention of the teachers at my school and expect to see some interesting fruit.