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Picks of the week from across the Twitter-sphere

'Picks of the week' brings you our favourite educational discovers from the gold-mine that is Twitter. Whether you're looking to build your professional network, get some professional development ideas, discover resources and tips for your next class or promote your school community it's a pretty good bet you'll be able to do all four in just a few scrolls.

Have you submitted your remote learning, lockdown experiences yet? @teachmiddleeast are giving you the chance to win AED 1,000 Amazon vouchers. All you need to do is tell them what have you learned personally or professionally during the COVID-19 lockdown. Get your submissions in by 16th July for a chance to win - find out more here

As we reach the summer break lot’s of educators all over the world will be taking a very well deserved rest. For some however, the summer break will be spent getting ready for the adventure of teaching abroad. GESS Award winner, GESS Talks contributor and webinar guest speaker Kate Jones @87history was in the same position a few years ago but has never looked back since making the move to the UAE. Kate put together a great blog post packed full of helpful tips for anyone who is moving abroad to teach for the next academic year. You can check it out here

It was fantastic to welcome David Harkin, 7billionideas CEO as a keynote speaker at GESS Dubai 2020. If you enjoyed what you heard from David back in February, you will love the new 7 Billion Ideas Podcast. The latest episode, “Learning for Tomorrow” is out now and you can listen for free here

With a bit more free time over the summer break, it is the perfect time to get stuck into some good books. We loved coming across @MissAllenReads account and themed reading list ideas. Whether you get stuck into these books yourself over the summer, or save them for your students in the new term is up to you. Check out her ideas for Geography and History lovers below.

For Geography lovers: 


For History buffs: