Proudly Tweeting from @MeghanZigmond

Proudly Tweeting from @MeghanZigmond

I’m making a big move today.

I’m moving to a new Twitter handle, @MeghanZigmond. Like I said, big move right!?

Proudly tweeting from @MeghanZigmond

Here’s why …

1. George Couros pointed out something that was sitting right under my nose. In his words I’m about “WAY more than just tech.”  So, thanks for the push George.

2. I want my Twitter handle to reflect that I’m more than just tech. Heck, the name of my blog is “Zig Zagging: Through Education & Technology“. If you’ve been to any of my presentations you’ll also know that while I love to share tech tools and projects, I speak just as much about the learning process and great practices for teachers.

3. What better way to say “me” than my name? :)

So, here’s what you’ll get (in no particular order) when you follow me (@MeghanZigmond) on Twitter –

– creativity

– collaboration

– #growthmindset

– #visiblethinking

– inquiry

– passion for students and learning

– tech tips, tools and projects

– sketchnote fun

– literacy & book recommendations

– math tools

… and so much more!

So join me on Twitter and tweet me!

MZ Sig

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