Sharing ideas is a critical part of all great teaching, and now the Library of Congress has a new tool for exchanging ideas with the nation’s K-12 teachers: @TeachingLC, its new Twitter feed for educators.
The Library’s Director of Educational Outreach, Lee Ann Potter, hailed the launch. “Teachers and librarians use Twitter to discover new ideas and inspiration, and we at the Library are happy to be joining the conversation. @TeachingLC will be a great venue for educators to learn from each other and to explore the primary sources and teaching resources offered by the Library of Congress.”
The new Twitter feed will highlight intriguing primary sources, showcase new tools for teachers, and spark discussion between the nation’s K-12 educators and Library experts.
“There is always something new to discover at the Library of Congress, and we’re looking forward to working with teachers to find new ways to fuel student learning and encourage their discoveries.”
The Library of Congress makes available millions of digitized artifacts from across world history and culture, all for free. Primary sources like these have tremendous power to capture students’ attention and to build their critical thinking and analysis skills.
To help teachers bring these primary sources to life in their classrooms, the Library offers free teaching tools and professional learning opportunities on its Web site for teachers, loc.gov/teachers.
We hope you’ll follow us and spread the word! Meanwhile, let us know what you’d like to hear about in @TeachingLC.