Author: MaryAnn Moore
Content reblogged with permission from https://exploremtbos.wordpress.com
I can say without reservation that my participation in the Math Twitter Blogosphere has had the most positive impact in my teaching career. So much so, that I'm always surprised when other teachers don't know about it and I'm always trying to share the good gospel of the MTBoS. Are you interested in communicating with other math teachers online? If so, then please join me this month in Exploring the Math Twitter Blogosphere:
"The Math Twitter Blogosphere (a tongue twister we fondly shorten to “MTBoS”) is an informal network of math teachers who have found community together on the internet through Twitter and blogs. Over time, this diverse group has grown in number and in scope of activities. We’ve built resources, curricula, websites, and co-authored a book. We run online workshop sessions, problem-solving groups, and a weekly “department meeting” via webinar. Our online connections have even spilled over into “real life”—we have an annual conference called Twitter Math Camp.
We are passionate math teachers who take pride in freely sharing our best math teaching ideas.
Starting April 18, we will be leading all interested parties (and party-people) on an exploration of the MTBoS community. By joining us for the month-long adventure, you can meet fellow teachers who use the internet to grow professionally. You can learn how to carve out your own little part of the internet. You can peruse some of the many resources made and shared by the MTBoS. You can even get started with a Twitter account or blog reader of your own!
On four consecutive Saturdays—April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9—a “mission” will be posted to this website. Each one will help you to get started in an aspect of the MTBoS community. You’ll be able to mingle with other participants in the comments to the posts on this website, as well as on other sites and on Twitter. We promise that you’ll find success with your forays into the MTBoS—no matter how unfamiliar you may be with social media—and that you’ll have lots of fun along the way."