Social networks can be tough to navigate for anyone, but teachers, professors and administrators face a host of unique challenges. Managing personal profiles while figuring out where and how to network professionally is hard enough, but K-12 and university environments demand additional precautions and privacy concerns. Education Dive tries to stay on top of all the online opportunities and best practices that are out there for educators, and today we are happy to share a new directory with you that we have created to help you get a handle on your online endeavors.
The Education Dive Social Networks and Resources for Educators Directory collects a robust set of listings that we have assembled with help for managing your classroom or networking with colleagues around the world. Some of the services listed cater more to higher education than to K-12; some will be more useful to researchers than administrators. Thanks to the details we have filled out, though, you can explore our database and find a network that will suit your specific needs.
This comprehensive directory will continue to expand as we cover online education resources on a daily basis. If you have a favorite site or resource that you think we should add, simply reach out to us with the form we have included, and we will take a look. We might consider covering your suggestion in a future news feature.
Some of the services listed are free, and some charge monthly or one-time fees. We have done our best to gather those prices, though, so that you can figure out what works best for you.
Our directory, meanwhile, is 100% free to use any time, and it will connect you with the information you need whether you access it from your smartphone or desktop PC. When you take a look, you will find some brilliant choices for sharing multimedia examples of other teachers' work, finding jobs or communicating with academic researchers across the globe.
You will find that there is a lot to take in, but it's searchable and the list will grow. So come back periodically to see what we have found, and be sure to check out our news feed every day to see our ongoing coverage of the online issues that matter in schools.
Let us know what you think. And we hope you find a new tool that helps you gain an advantage on the job.
(Click here to check out Education Dive's Social Networks and Resources for Educators Directory for yourself.)