Yesterday I spent the entire day in the most awesome PD -- 9 hours of amazing presentations that have me invigorated for the new school year. I encourage you to try Edmodo -- not just with your students but for yourself and the community of sharing it offers. I have come to find that teachers are the most generous group of people on the planet -- they embrace sharing: ideas, resources, and time. There is a community group for everything in education and then some.
In a few days the archives of the presentations will be up and I highly recommend checking them out -- totally worth it! From assessment ideas to connecting with students on a new level--but most importantly, bringing the passion for your students' stories and making them the star of the show. As the dynamic Steve Dembo of Discovery Education said in his Keynote closing, "Make your classroom activities a story worth reading, not a bullet point!"