We first noticed Monica Burns when we subscribed to ClassTechTips.com and followed her daily tips and news about cool edTech tools. Like any good groupies we’ve been following her ever since. Monica is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, blogger, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. As such she also gets to work with teachers on integrating technology in exciting ways.
She took time out of her doctoral studies to chat with Jules at our cloud-based TechnoTeachers Headquarters. We think you’ll be interested in what she has to say about social media and her favorite pieces of work. Have a listen.
TT: Why did you initially decide to become a teacher?
MB: I’ve always loved working with children and felt a calling to the profession. The idea of helping to build informed, curious, and capable citizens was a big part of my decision to pursue a career in education. Growing up I had fantastic teacher role models, including my mother, who supported my own journey.
TT: How did you move from being a classroom teacher to being a consultant / writer?
MB: After speaking at various local and national events and beginning my blog ClassTechTips.com, I was presented with a variety of consulting and writing opportunities. The way my work is structured now I am still able to spend time in classrooms working with students as part of the professional development I offer to schools.
TT: How have you gained your following on social media do you think? Top tips?
MB: I think that my following on social media has grown because I try to share actionable tips and ideas for teachers. One thing that is important to me is making time to reply to tweets and answer questions.
TT: Why do you think it is important to grow as a teacher / share your ideas with others?
MB: Sharing ideas with others is an important part of the education profession. Teachers are always learning and value the advice and guidance of like-minded educators.
TT: Which are the top 3-5 pieces of work you'd like us to share in this blog and why?
MB: I’d love to share my blog ClassTechTips.com, where I post daily tips and favorite EdTech products for teachers. It would also be great to share a link to my profile page on Edutopia and a link to information on upcoming events.
Thank you, Monica Burns. Do you subscribe to ClassTechTips.com? Or has Monica informed your teaching through any other channel? Let us know!
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