What if I told you I had the secret to becoming an even better teacher?  It’s this magical thing that will provide you with new, amazing ideas for free.  It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It holds the information to help your most struggling student and challenge your brightest learners.  It contains lesson ideas, projects, new ways of teaching, and great ideas for integrating technology.

Best of all? It doesn’t cost a cent. It’s free.  It’s available.

Want to know the secret?

It’s collaboration.  In your own school. It’s also available right now on Twitter. Facebook. Blogging. Online Communities. Social Media.   People you have never met share the same passion for improving education, for teaching, and for learning.  It’s not really a secret, but it’s often highly underrated.  You carry around an amazing network of teachers on your ipad, smart phone, or laptop.  You have a Personal Learning Network on the nightstand by your bed, in your hand while you lay on the beach, and in your chair while you wait for a dentist appointment.  That’s not just kind of powerful, it’s amazing.

Saturday, August 18, 2012, I will be tweeting as @ConnectedEd in celebration of the Connected Educator’s Month.  Follow me to learn how to get connected and collaborate with teachers around the world.  Please tweet me a question or drop by to say ‘hello!’