Inspiration Software has launched a new blog entitled Thinkspiration, through which educators from around the world can connect and share their passion for learning strategies and education. Written by company co-founder and president Mona Westhaver, the blog is a forum for educators and educational experts at all levels of experience and focus to exchange ideas - sharing research, news, trends and lessons to help students achieve to their highest potential. Thinkspiration is accessed at www.inspiration.com/blog/
In addition to weekly posts from Westhaver, Thinkspiration features the "Inspired Calendar," which provides lesson plans and activities for using Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData with students around national and international holidays, celebrations, and events. Teachers can download these examples to use with their students and submit their own creative lessons for future Inspired Calendars. The blog will also feature poll questions and surveys for readers to share their opinions and points of view and learn what their colleagues are thinking.
Inspiration Software is leveraging the power of social media through this new blog, as well as a Facebook page and Twitter feed. By subscribing to Thinkspiration, "liking" Inspiration Software on Facebook, and following the company on Twitter, educators can chat directly with Inspiration Software's leaders and learn about the newest developments in learning strategies and education, according to the announcement. Plans for fall 2010 include Facebook contests, Twitter chats, and Twebinars, for educators to stimulate dialogue around teaching strategies and interventions that will improve student learning.
Source: Inspiration Software, www.inspiration.com