I am a lover of Twitter and an admirer of the sharing of ideas that occurs on a daily basis there. Social media in all of its forms can be a powerful tool when used properly. I often find myself shaking my head when I see the posts from my students in my Instagram feed though: like for a TBH, I look ugly today, I'm bored, selfie, and lots of musical.ly lipsyncing. The ridiculous internet challenges are the worst...cinnamon challenge, condom challenge, duct tape challenge-ugh. I want to like their posts, but It's hard to find one that is all that likable. I decided that I wanted to show them how social media can be used for good. This is also a story about how my ideas evolve into hyperdocs.
I am a lifelong learner and have had the privilege of also being called a teacher for eighteen years.
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