Meet my two new professional friends. They could become yours too:
Pinterest allows me to browse images that link to great sites and resources. I can then collect the ones that interest me by Repinning to my own online Boards. I found resources, blogs, anchor charts, videos, professional book titles, library display ideas and much more, including recipes, style ideas, hair styles, books, room designs, various ways to tie scarves and other fun things, just for me! Also...added bonus...I have no bursting filing cabinets or large boxes in the basement!
Once you find a board with resources that appeal to you Follow the person who created the board or even just Follow that Board specifically. Whenever they post something it will show up on your Home Feed for you to check out or ignore, as you wish. Pretty soon you have great ideas coming to you from minds you admire on a regular basis.
We actually have a prolific Pinner on our staff. Here's a peek at Rhonda's page. This image shows just 8 of her 135 boards and a fraction of her almost 3000 pins! Thanks Rhonda!
On To Twitter:
This is by no means an overview on Twitter, just how I've paired it up with Pinterest. I still have a lot to learn about Twitter. Often the Pins you find interesting on Pinterest lead you to blogs that you might want to follow or receive updates from. Bloggers and Pinners often have corresponding Twitter accounts to share their updates. If you follow great minds, educators and blogs soon you will be inundated by ideas and resources.
It's a vicious circle of information on any topic you want....
If you are interested in greater exploration, all the above images are linked to the corresponding sites and I have compiled a small list of helpful resources for you below:
Pinning 101 from Pinterest
Pinterest Cheat Sheet for Educators
Twitter Basics from a Prolific Tweeter
Twitter Cheat Sheet for Educators
Just found http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/ by Dr. Kimberly Tyson while researching this. She's the Cheat Sheet creator. I'll certainly be following her Pinterest boards and her tweets!